BC faculty-led programs and internships

Each year, approximately 300 students participate in Boston College faculty-led summer programs and internships abroad. Students who are considering external summer programs are encouraged to contact their academic dean's office if they have questions regarding transfer of credit or need assistance with paperwork. 

Common Questions

Why summer?

If you are looking to fit an international experience alongside academic year commitments on campus, want to fulfill requirements to make room for other courses, or simply can't wait to go, summer programs and internships are a great opportunity for you.

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Am I eligible?

BC summer programs and internships are open to all students, as well as external students matriculated at an accredited institution of higher education. There is no GPA requirement. Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. Students under 18 must include a parental/guardian signature on all final confirmation forms. Hurry, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until space is available.

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Can I afford it?

BC financial aid is not available in the summer. However, there are funding opportunities for summer programs. We offer advising and support for students applying for need-based and prestigious awards, and a variety of BC scholarships, and grants.

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Is it safe?

The safety and welfare of our students abroad is our first and foremost priority. Country-specific information about health and safety is provided to students throughout the advising process and at pre-departure orientation. Protocols and coverage are in place to ensure the health and safety of students abroad.

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Will I fit in?

We strongly believe that education abroad should not be reserved for a select few. Every BC student has the option of going abroad - regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, finances, on-campus commitment or area of study. This commitment is rooted in the belief that all students' experiences overseas are enhanced through a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds.

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Will I get credit?

Study abroad is an integrated part of the BC undergraduate experience. Summer programs count toward BC graduation requirements (maximum of 2 summer programs per student) and can fulfill major/minor and core requirements. Grades appear on transcripts and are factored into students' GPA as regular BC courses.

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Meet the faculty

Hear from BC faculty leading summer programs abroad in 2022

By the Numbers


of students identify as AHANA

Summer 2019


students awarded McGillycuddy-Logue Grants

Summer 2019


internship placements

Summer 2019


programs offered

Summer 2019