Other Summer Programs

A number of exciting Boston University programs exist in addition to Summer Term academic courses. During the summer months, these opportunities include everything from dance and recreation to intensive English language instruction to professional career education, programs in food and wine, youth programs, and study abroad. Make sure you take a few moments to read about these special programs—you might find just the summer experience you’re looking for.

BU Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Program (PERD)

The Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec) and Physical Education, Recreation & Dance offer a wide variety of summer recreational opportunities, including classes in aquatics, climbing, court sports, dance, emergency medical services, fitness, Pilates, sailing, and yoga. The department also offers one-on-one services such as personal training, tennis lessons, aerial dance and dance technique, and private Pilates lessons. Programs for children include full day camps and classes in dance, gymnastics, sports, swimming, and climbing.

A complete list of FitRec summer 2024 offerings, as well as information about how to register, is available at bu.edu/fitrec beginning in the spring. Contact FitRec at fitrec@bu.edu or 617-358-3740 for more information.

Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP)

BU’s Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP) empowers international students and professionals to succeed in their academic and professional lives through innovative programs designed to improve English language proficiency and global competency.

CELOP’s summer programs range from intensive and part-time English language programs to programs focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, pre-MBA, and legal English. High school students also have the opportunity to join CELOP’s EducationUSA Academy program, which is designed for students interested in applying to an American college or university.

Throughout the summer, CELOP students take advantage of all that Boston has to offer by joining activities on campus and around the city, virtually and in person—including cultural events, guest speaker lectures, workshops, and field trips. CELOP students have access to BU’s many facilities, including the Fitness & Recreation Center, Mugar Library, Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, Student Health Services, and more.

For more information, please visit bu.edu/celop. You may also contact CELOP at 617-353-4870 or celop@bu.edu.

BU Study Abroad

BU Study Abroad offers an exciting array of summer opportunities to accelerate your academic progress while living in some of the greatest cities across the globe. Study global governance in Geneva or studio art along the canals of Venice. Explore two of the most dynamic locations here in the US with internships in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. From language and culture programs in Paris or Madrid to internship programs in Dublin or Sydney–BU Study Abroad has a program for you. We invite you to begin building your global resume this summer.

For more information regarding the full range of summer programming abroad, please visit bu.edu/abroad, or email abroad@bu.edu.

School of Public Health (SPH)

The School of Public Health offers a variety of summer courses open to both nondegree students and degree candidates from schools and colleges across BU, ranging from one-week courses to courses that span the entire summer. BU degree candidates may register by submitting an SPH Add/Drop form (available on the SPH forms page) to sphreg@bu.edu. The course must be open and any prerequisites must be met. Nondegree students must be eligible to enoll in part-time coursework. Nondegree students are allowed to complete two courses in nondegree status at SPH. Students are invited to submit an online application with SPH when nondegree registration for summer 2024 opens on April 19, 2024. Nondegree registrations ends on May 17, 2024.

Visit the SPH website for more information, or email sphreg@bu.edu.

Summer Youth Programs

In addition to the five pre-college programs offered by Summer Term (Academic Immersion, High School Honors, Research in Science & Engineering, Summer Challenge, and Summer Preview), BU also offers many other youth and pre-college programs during the summer.

For more information on these programs, visit bu.edu/mysummer.

Center for Professional Education

The Center for Professional Education (CPE) offers noncredit certificate programs in different formats throughout the year. Programs provide both new and seasoned professionals the opportunity to update knowledge, improve current skills, master the latest techniques, and adopt best practices in their chosen fields. Instructors with distinguished careers and proven expertise ensure that students receive the hands-on, insider knowledge needed for continued success. Summer programs include Financial Planning, Genealogical Research, Paralegal Studies, Professional Fundraising, and Real Estate Studies.

To register or to learn more about these programs, please visit cpe.bu.edu, or call 617-353-4497.

Food & Wine Programs

Through a variety of seminars, tastings, demonstrations, and hands-on cooking classes for adults and children, BU’s Metropolitan College Food & Wine Programs put students face-to-face with some of the most talented chefs, wine experts, and food industry professionals in the industry. The Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center at BU offers a Wine Studies Program, with four levels of study and three levels of certification, led by instructors who include Masters of Wine and specialists in the wine trade.

For information about this and other programs, please visit bu.edu/foodandwine, or call 617-353-9852.

Evergreen Program

Evergreen enables learners age 58 and over to tap the rich vein of knowledge at one of the world’s top-ranked universities. Students engage in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge by auditing classes alongside matriculated students and/or by attending a variety of seminars led by BU faculty and noted experts in humanities, science, history, and the arts.

For further information, please visit bu.edu/evergreen, or call 617-358-1350.

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