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Teaching Abroad

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Ana Pelaez teaching class on Islamic Art in Madrid

With the goal of internationalizing Boston College, the Office of International Programs supports opportunities for faculty to teach abroad:

Summer Programs

Faculty interested in leading a summer program are encouraged to view the OIP’s website for more details about the process for proposing a new program, as well as tips for marketing, orienting students, preparing logistics, setting outcomes, and teaching in another cultural context.

Venice International University

Boston College is a member of Venice International University (VIU), a prestigious and truly international consortium of sixteen universities from around the world. The campus is located on the island of San Servolo in the Venice lagoon, where faculty and students come together to explore a number of themes including sustainable development, climate change, ageing, urban growth, global ethics, and cultural heritage.  As part of the consortium, Boston College sends one faculty member per semester to teach at VIU.

Prior to going to VIU, the BC faculty member assist with pre-departure activities. While at VIU, he or she teach two courses, which are made available to all students at VIU, and serves as a mentor for BC student by offering additional activities and space for intellectual dialogue.

All tenured BC faculty are eligible to apply. Requests for applications are sent out on a regular basis via the OIP. For more details, contact Dr. Nick Gozik.

Note: Additionally, please note that VIU can host conferences, seminars, and summer courses. BC’s membership in the consortium provides Boston College faculty and staff with access to the VIU facilities for a fee.

Teaching at a Partner Institution

With any of Boston College’s 60+ partnerships around the world, there is a possibility for faculty to teach, visit, and collaborate with faculty around research and scholarly discussions. Arrangements are made on an individual basis and depend on a match with both Boston College and the partner institution. For inquiries, contact Dr. Nick Gozik.