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About Boston University International Programs

As the study abroad division of Boston University, the international programs office has sent more than 16,000 students from over 400 universities to study away from their own schools and countries for over 25 years.  BU was one of the first U.S. universities to feature a study abroad program.  All programs are also open to non-BU students, who get a BU transcript and transferable credits upon completion.

The programs combine classes (taught by adjunct BU professors) and practical work experience in a wide variety of fields.  In most, students concentrate on core classes.  At the end of their time, they work in their host country or city, applying what they’ve learned in the core classes.  Some programs continue classes in the evenings.


Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors, and grad students.  Some programs only accept BU students.

Boston University International Programs

Joe Finkhouse
Boston University International Programs
Boston University International Programs
888 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 2215
Phone: (617) 353-9888


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Program Fee, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


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