Expand Your World

At Boston College, students and scholars are continuously engaged in broadening their learning and research and receive the support of four main offices on campus. These offices have a central role in challenging local perspectives through a critical global, inter-cultural lens.

  • The Office of International Programs (OIP) supports student exchanges and study abroad.
  • The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides assistance for the successful integration of international students and scholars on campus.
  • The Office for Institutional Diversity (OID) facilitate efforts to advance and sustain an organizational culture and climate that welcomes diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) facilitates international research cooperation.
International students in the classroom

Office of International Programs (OIP)

The mission of the Office of International Programs (OIP) is to prepare students for an increasingly interdependent and culturally diverse world. The office’s aim is for students to engage in intellectually rigorous and personally transformative experiences that play an integral role in the teaching and learning that take place on campus. 


Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)

The OISS provides advice, programs, and services to more than 2,600 international students (undergraduate, graduate, and exchange), faculty and research scholars from over 90 countries.


The Office for Institutional Diversity (OID)

The Office for Institutional Diversity facilitates and supports the University’s diversity and inclusion efforts. By aligning its work with the University’s mission and goals, its objective is to help Boston College live out the social justice imperatives inherent in its Catholic and Jesuit heritage, create a wholesome and supportive learning and working environment for all, and take full advantage of the various strengths and talents of its students, faculty, and staff.


Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP)

OSP provides service to members of the Boston College community involved in the application for and administration of sponsored projects, both domestic and internationally sponsored. In addition, the office supports the University's goal to increase the level of sponsored project funding.

BC in the World


BC Law: Sajid Shahriar ’16

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Faculty Seminar in Turkey


Student spotlight

Faculty and staff spotlight 


Professor Rafael Luciani

During a recent private audience with Pope Francis, School of Theology and Ministry Associate Professor of the Practice Rafael Luciani had the opportunity to present the pontiff with a couple of publications and talk about ways Boston College can help promote the pope’s message throughout the Church. More details here

Akua Sarr

Akua Sarr, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Part of this trip for me was an opportunity to take some time away from the routine and not simply learn about the politics, history, and culture of Nicaragua but to also take the time to reflect on some of the very issues that we ask of our students... Read more here