Boston College Ireland (BCI) serves the community of Boston College students, alumni, faculty and friends in a variety of important ways.
During the academic year, Boston College Ireland hosts students participating in weekly Irish Studies classes while supporting a cultural program that enables students to optimize their time spent in Ireland.
Over the summer BCI offers a number of programs drawn from a wide range of disciplines. Programs have focused on the fields of business, law, literature, sport, biology and chemistry. In addition to classroom enrichment summer students are afforded the opportunity to engage in a diverse and rich cultural experience as they travel throughout Ireland.
Boston College Ireland also hosts an eight-week summer internship program, which is the most extensive overseas internship offered by BC. It presents students with the experience of employment in sectors such as business, government, sport, non-profit, education and culture. Throughout their stay, students are guided by BCI staff and enjoy a broad calendar of social and cultural events.
Academically, Boston College Ireland remains closely aligned with the University's Irish Studies Program and has become a leader in the provision of large-scale public history programs. In recent years, Boston College has completed the GAA Oral History Project, the Irish Sporting Heritage Project and a real-time online exhibition exploring the experience of the Irish in Gallipoli. BCI is a key partner with the Irish Government in delivering online content relative to the Decade of Centenaries, which marks the tumultuous events of a century ago in Ireland. Century Ireland is available online through 2023.