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Concerning the Nepalese Earthquake

Adding to the many voices from Boston College who have shared similar sentiments, the Office of International Programs expresses its deepest condolences to the people of Nepal for the lives lost in the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks that struck Kathmandu and surrounding areas. We send our best wishes to the civil authorities and emergency personnel as they continue rescue efforts and assistance to those affected by this tragedy of great proportions.

For a number of years, Boston College has maintained a valuable partnership with the Center for Buddhist Studies in Kathmandu, where we have also administered a University semester and academic year program. Fortunately, there are no BC students on the program in Kathmandu this semester and we have confirmed that our on-site coordinator, Fr. Sharkey, SJ, is out of harm's way.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with our colleagues at the Center for Buddhist Studies, host families, and others affiliated with the program as updates are still slow to arrive.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.



  • BC to Explore Study, Research in Turkey: A group of eight faculty will travel to the Republic of Turkey next month to meet with academic, political, cultural and religious leaders as part of an Office of International Programs initiative to expand research and study opportunities for faculty and students in less frequently visited countries.

  • Looking to get more out of your study abroad experience? Consider enrolling in a new on-line course entitled "Reflections on Being Abroad,"  beginning in Fall 2015!

  • The Office of International Programs announces two new semester-length programs! The University of Bristol in Bristol, England, and Bogaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey, are now accepting applications for the fall semester of 2015!

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