Research Opportunities

UROP (University Research Opportunities Program)

UROP’s mission is to nurture curiosity, to capture imagination, and to cultivate relationships between faculty and students beyond the classroom to shape independent, innovative, and collaborative leaders.

Directed Study

A Directed Study is a CAS course in which a student pursues independent research under the guidance of a CAS faculty member. A student may choose to undertake a Directed Study for the following reasons: 1) to pursue in depth an area covered more generally in a course, or 2) to explore a topic not normally covered in the curriculum. Students should consult with their supervising faculty member to design a clear, explicit plan for the completion of the directed study course including supervision, research materials, and assignments.

Internship Opportunities

Many Consulates in the Boston area offer internships. Scroll down to the bottom of the “Related Programs” page to find a Boston Consulate General that’s right for you.

Stipend Supported Internships from the Boston University Humanities Center offer students support and real-world experience.


After BU

TAPIF The Teaching Assistant Program in France

CIEE Teach English Abroad

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

For more opportunities abroad, you can reach out to the BU Fellowships Office