Approved External Semester and Year Programs
office of international programs
Boston College has over 60 BC programs around the world. To accommodate those students who would like to study in a country or a city in which BC currently does not offer a program or need tailored programs for certain majors, the Office of International Programs has compiled the following list of approved external programs.
Please note that if Boston College has a contractual agreement with an institution abroad, BC students may attend that institution only through a BC program and not through direct enrollment or through another college, university or independent organization.
Petitions for Non-Approved Programs: With over 70 BC programs and nearly 100 approved external programs students are expected to first consider a BC or external approved program. If a student cannot find a BC or approved external program that meets their academic needs, he or she may petition the OIP to approve a program not currently listed. Students must have a strong academic rationale for choosing a program currently not approved. Students are required to meet with the OIP advisor for their chosen region (see “Contact Us”) prior to submitting a petition, to discuss the case and obtain access to the petition documents. Petitions are approved on a case-by-case basis. If granted approval, the program is administered as an approved external program.
“I learned quickly that the success of my time abroad was going to be determined by my own actions… I was motivated to be my own person and create my own experience."
“Travel is made more meaningful by a diversity of opinions.”
“Don’t get discouraged easily. You will have trying times, yet those experiences are what make you grow and push you to see the world through a different perspective.”