Learn from Anywhere (LfA): Summer Term 2021

BU Summer Term has always offered flexible options for summer study. This year, with the University’s Learn from Anywhere (LfA) hybrid teaching format, you will have even more choice. Depending on the course(s) you register for and the type of instruction that works best for your learning style, you may choose to take classes in person, from our Boston campus; through synchronous remote instruction by Zoom from wherever you happen to be; or, for certain select courses, in an asynchronous online format. No matter where you are this summer, we invite you to learn together with a vibrant community of students and the world-class faculty at BU.

Please read through the information on this page to find out more about your many options for summer study at BU; then visit our course listing to select from more than 700 offerings in 70 different subject areas. While most Summer Term courses are on the LfA format, some may have components that require either wholly remote attendance or wholly in-person attendance. The format of each course is indicated in its listing on our website and the BU Student Link. Refer to the FAQ below about how to identify the format of your chosen course(s), and keep in mind that course formats are subject to change. It’s a good idea to check back often for the latest updates, which we will continue to share on our website throughout the spring and summer.

After registering for courses, be sure to review the technology requirements listed below in “Preparing to attend LfA classes,” so you have everything you need to start your summer course.

Prior to the start of summer classes, you will be asked to update your LfA status on the Student Link. Your LfA status tells the University whether you are attending classes remotely or in person. Students attending in person are required to follow the health and safety protocols established by the University to keep our community safe. Read more about those protocols below, and update your status as often as needed to reflect how you are attending classes or where you are living this summer.

Understanding LfA


Check to see all the important summer dates.

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Browse our summer course listings.

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See the answers to our most commonly asked questions.

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