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Study Abroad

international studies program

Studying abroad can be a wonderful complement to the International Studies Program, and students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the many programs offered through Boston College. Majors and minors in the program have studied in more than thirty countries, participating in programs during the academic year and the summer.

If you are planning to study abroad, make an appointment to talk with Ms. Patricia McLaughlin before planning courses. Courses taken abroad must be pre-approved by ISP; please do not take the risk of not receiving credit by waiting until you return from abroad to have courses approved.

ISP has created a database of student evaluations for study abroad programs, available at the link below. This database is alphabetized by country. Students who filled out the survey may be contacted with additional questions.

IS Study Abroad Database (password protected - e-mail for password)

The following list gives an indication of the variety of study abroad programs available to International Studies students. For more information on these programs and our Department Advising Guide for International Studies students, visit Academic Course Planning | International Programs | Boston College.


Africa and Middle East

Jordan Amman University of Jordan (external)

South Africa Cape Town University of Cape Town

Uganda Kampala SIT in Uganda (external)


Asia and Australia

China Beijing University of International Business and Economics (external)

China Beijing China Studies Institute

Japan Tokyo Sophia University

Australia Melbourne University of Melbourne



Austria Vienna IES Vienna (external)

Denmark Copenhagen KĂžbenhavns Universitet

France Paris Sciences Po

Great Britain London London School of Economics and Political Science

Great Britain London Queen Mary, University of London

Ireland Dublin Trinity College

Italy Parma University of Parma

The Netherlands Amsterdam University of Amsterdam

Poland Krakow Jagiellonian University

Spain Madrid Universidad Carlos III

Spain Madrid SLU Madrid (external)

Spain Seville CIEE Seville (external)

Switzerland Geneva BU in Geneva (external)


Latin America

Argentina Buenos Aires Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Brazil Rio de Janeiro PUL - RIO

Chile Valparaiso SIT in Chile (external)

Costa Rica - School for Field Studies (external)

Ecuador Quito Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Peru - NGO internship in Peru (external)


Visit the Office of International Programs for more information.

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