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Approved External Semester and Year Programs

office of international programs

Boston College has over 60 BC programs around the world. To accommodate those students who would like to study in a country or a city in which BC currently does not offer a program or need tailored programs for certain majors, the Office of International Programs has compiled the following list of approved external programs.

Please note that if Boston College has a contractual agreement with an institution abroad, BC students may attend that institution only through a BC program and not through direct enrollment or through another college, university or independent organization.

AFRICA & Middle East


SIT Study Abroad: Social Pluralism and Development


CIEE: University of Ghana, Accra - International Business and Culture

CIEE: University of Ghana, Legon - Arts and Sciences

SIT: Social Transformation and Cultural Transformation


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Rothberg International School

University of Haifa


AMIDEAST: Area & Arabic Language Studies in Jordan

CET: Intensive Arabic Language in Irbid

CIEE: Amman Diplomacy and Policy Studies

SIT: Health and Community Development


SIT Study Abroad: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management


AMIDEAST: Area & Arabic Language Studies in Rabat

CIEE: Language & Culture in Rabat


SIT Study Abroad: National Identity and the Arts

South Africa

SIT: Community Health and Social Policy, Durban


SIT Study Abroad: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

SIT Study Abroad: Zanzibar - Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management


SIT Study Abroad: Development Studies

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Alliance for Global Education: Xi'an and the Silk Road

The Alliance for Global Education: Contemporary Chinese Society and Language

The Alliance for Global Education: International Business in China, Shanghai

The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies, Beijing

China Studies Institute, Beijing

SIT: Language, Cultures, and Ethnic Minorities, Kunming


The Alliance for Global Education: Contemporary India, Development, Environment, Public Health, Pune

The Alliance for Global Education: The City, the River, the Sacred, Varanasi

Brown University in India

CIEE: University of Hyderabad - Arts and Sciences

SIT: Health and Human Rights, New Delhi

SIT: National Identity and the Arts, New Delhi

UW in India, Varanasi


Columbia University Kyoto Consortium


University of San Francisco: Casa Bayanihan


Loyola Chicago Semester-Long Program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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IES: University of Vienna


American University in Bulgaria

Czech Republic

CIEE: Charles University

NYU in Prague


API: Grenoble

IAU College: Aix-en-Provence

University of Minnesota: Montpellier


American Junior Year, Heidelberg University

Brown University in Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin: Berlin European Studies (BEST)

IES: Berlin

Great Britain

Advanced Studies in England, Bath

API: University of the Arts, London

Arcadia University: University of Wales, Swansea

Boston University: London Internship

IFSA Butler: University of Bristol

IFSA Butler: Cambridge University

IFSA Butler: St. Andrews University

IFSA Butler: University of Edinburgh

IFSA Butler: University of Sussex

Sarah Lawrence College: British American Drama Academy

University of Sussex


American College of Greece, Athens

Arcadia University: The Arcadia Center in Athens 

College Year in Athens


API Budapest 


Boston University: Dublin Internship Program

IFSA Butler: University of Limerick


Arcadia University, Rome

John Felice Rome Center, Loyola University, Rome

American University of Rome

The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome

Syracuse University, Florence

Fairfield University, Florence


CIEE: Lisbon


AIFS: St. Petersburg

American Councils for International Education, Russia

Bard-Smolny College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, St. Petersburg


API: University of Cádiz

API: University of Salamanca

API: University of Seville

CIEE: University of Alcala

CIEE: University of Alicante

St. Louis University in Madrid


Boston University: Geneva Internship Program

Kent State University in Geneva

SIT Study Abroad: Global Health and Development Policy

SIT Study Abroad: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy


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Latin America & Caribbean

Multiple Countries

SEA Semester: Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

SIT Study Abroad: Program in the Southern Cone


SIT Study Abroad: Culture, Development, and Social Justice

SIT Study Abroad: Amazonian Ecology & Natural Resource Management

Costa Rica

CIEE: Monteverde

International Center for Development Studies (ICDS),San Jose


IES: Galapagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS)


Borderlinks Program

CIEE: Guanajuato

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Zacatecas Campus


SIT Study Abroad: Revolution, Transformation, and Civil Society

Fairfield University: Universidad Centroamericana, Managua


SIT Study Abroad: Development and Conservation

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IFSA Butler: University of Sydney

French Polynesia

SEA Semester: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems

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the ocean

SEA Semester: Ocean Exploration
SEA Semester: Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean

SEA Semester: Oceans & Climate
SEA Semester: Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems
SEA Semester: Energy & the Ocean Environment
SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

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Semester programs in The United States

American University: Washington Semester Program
Georgetown University: Study and Intern in Washington, DC

Syracuse University: GET Immersion Experience


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