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.
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.
Office of International Students and Scholars
Office of International Programs
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more