News from Global Programs

This spring we are delighted to share several interesting stories regarding our amazing global community. From international students sharing their startup successes to a physics major making remarkable contributions at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, there is exciting activity happening across BU and overseas. We are encouraged that faculty-led travel to international destinations returned during spring break and that we are nearly back to pre-pandemic enrollment levels for our Study Abroad programs.


Just as the world has continued to open back up, we have continued to expand opportunities for studying, learning and interning abroad and away from campus. Take a look at our most recent program additions in Sydney and London as well as the story below with one of the first BU students to participate in our new Cape Town, South Africa program. We are also celebrating BU in LA’s 20th anniversary and received many touching tributes from alumni – enjoy their memories and submit your own if you were part of that program.


Additionally, we applaud the way the BU community came together during the 11th International Education Week to celebrate all things global and have a recap and photo collage below. Fittingly, the theme for our 11th Annual Photo Contest is Global Engagement. Participate in “People’s Choice” voting for the contest, which will run from April 3 -7.


We hope you enjoy the global activities and stories highlighted within.


Willis G. Wang
Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs

Caspian Chaharom at CERN
Global Research

Making Noteworthy Contributions at CERN Physics Research Lab


Undergrad Caspian Chaharom has exceptional study abroad experience in Geneva

Global Mobility

An Erasmus+ Collaboration with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice & Studying Climate Change Adaptation


Fruitful International Exchange Leads to More Students & Scholars Exchanged Over Next Three Years

Aidan Flannigan standing next to an elephant
Study Abroad Student Profile

Inside One of BU’s Newest Study Abroad Programs in Cape Town, South Africa


Student’s time in South Africa reaffirmed his interest in African politics, expanded his perspective

Students in traditional dress

IEW Brought the BU Community Together With Wide Range of Events Offered


Panels, cultural events, and research talks among more than 30 events hosted

International Students

Spotlight on International Students Who Served on ‘Talk About’ Event Panel with Innovate@BU


Insights shared on navigating cultural differences, communication, more

New Staff Profile

Meet Global Programs’ New Leaders Focused on Partnerships and Health, Safety, and Security


Lisa Stinnett Turker and Kevin Kugel fill key positions

large group of students at the Getty
Study Abroad

BULA Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Alumni & Staff Share Memories, Gratitude


Program continues to have large BU alumni support network


April 3 - 7

People’s Choice voting for the Global Programs Photo Contest

By April 7

Take the Belonging & Culture Survey