International Student Experience


As a large, inclusive, multidisciplinary university in a major international city, Boston University offers a multitude of experiences. Here you’ll find a community of people from all walks of life from all around the world. No matter your academic field, where you’re from, your cultural background, or your personal interests, you’ll find your place to fit right in.

Get answers.

It’s exciting to study in a different country, but you probably have a lot of questions: What is an American classroom like? Where will I live? How will I get around? What is Boston like? Will I be safe? What are my career opportunities? Get these answers and many more from Student Voices videos and at Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). You’ll also find more information and resources for international students at the International Students & Scholars Office page.

Join the Community.

So, welcome to Boston University! Bring your perspectives and leave with new ones. Because whether you’re coming to research disease, learn the art of negotiation, or perfect your musical skills, you’ll find there truly is something here for everyone.

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What you need to do your best.

BU offers a wealth of resources for graduate students. And they’re easy to sort through with our Resource Finder. You can connect with libraries, research projects, and English language programs. Find emotional support, exercise facilities, and student groups. Get help with healthcare, travel plans, and financial aid. And much, much more.

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