Expand your world; expand your mind.

The best learning happens when we escape our comfort zones, seek out unfamiliar environments, and open ourselves up to different ways of thinking. At Boston College, we encourage students, faculty, and staff to broaden their world views by experiencing new cultures and countries. And we welcome visiting scholars and professors to bring fresh voices and perspectives to our campus discourse.

The World at BC

The World is at your fingertips on BC's campus!

BC in the World

Learn more abut Boston College's engagement out in the world.

Global Gateway

What do I need to do before engaging internationally?

Promoting Global Engagement

The collaborative efforts of dedicated offices at Boston College expand the global understanding and engagement of students—be they “on the move” or remaining on campus for the duration of their studies.


International Admissions

Boston College, a university located in the Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill, is home to 1,751 international students. Boston College's 9,300 undergraduates come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, leading to a vibrant and enriching campus atmosphere.

Office of Global Education

The mission of the Office of Global Education is to engage students in intellectually rigorous and personally transformative experiences that play an integral role in the teaching and learning that take place on campus.

Office of International Students and Scholars

The OISS provides advice, programs, and services to more than 2,600 international students (undergraduate, graduate, and exchange), faculty, and research scholars from over 90 countries.

University Advancement

The Office of University Advancement is proud to partner with dedicated campus colleagues and a global network of volunteers in engaging our loyal community of BC Alumni, Parents and Friends.

Language Laboratory

The Boston College Language Laboratory is committed to promoting and facilitating the acquisition and enhancement of language skills and cultural competency by providing the University community efficient access to an expanding collection of multimedia resources and instructional technology.

McMullen Museum of Art

The McMullen Museum aims to cultivate learning, celebrate artistic excellence, explore the visual traditions of diverse cultures, and inspire transdisciplinary faculty and student research based on the visual arts. The McMullen offers exhibition-related programs and resources for diverse audiences of all ages on campus, in the Greater Boston area, and beyond.

Office for Institutional Diversity

OID facilitates and supports the University’s diversity and inclusion efforts. By aligning its work with the University’s mission and goals, its objective is to help Boston College live out the social justice imperatives inherent in its Catholic and Jesuit heritage, create a wholesome and supportive learning and working environment for all, and take full advantage of the various strengths and talents of its students, faculty, and staff.

Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center

The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center supports the undergraduate community—with a particular focus on AHANA (people of African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American descent), multicultural, multiracial, and OTE students—in navigating college life and fulfilling their potential.

Volunteer and Service Learning Center

The Volunteer and Service Learning Center is the primary portal for all service activity offered at Boston College, with a strong commitment to the Greater Boston community. We support the education and formation of our students by promoting conscientious service in the context of Catholic social teaching and contemporary Jesuit education.

BC Dining Services

Boston College Dining Services, whose employees represent 33 nations and speak over 14 languages, is proud to celebrate diversity and promote cultural heritage. It offers international dishes among its meal options and hosts regular showcase dinners with food from various countries and cultures. BC Dining partners with vendors and businesses that promote sustainability, fair trade, and job creation in developing countries.