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Approved External Semester and Year Programs

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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.



IES: Abroad Vienna - European Society & Culture


American University in Bulgaria

Czech Republic

CIEE: Central European Studies in Prague, Czech Republic

NYU in Prague


API in Grenoble, France - Grenoble Ecole de Management, International Business & Business Studies

API in Grenoble, France, Universite Stendhal - Grenoble III (CUEF), Intensive Language Studies

API in Grenoble, France, Universite Stendhal - Grenoble III (CUEF), Language & Culture

IAU College: Aix-en-Provence

University of Minnesota: Montpellier


American Junior Year, Heidelberg University

Brown University in Berlin

IES: Berlin - Language & Area Studies

IES: Berlin - Metropolitan Studies

Great Britain

Advanced Studies in England, Bath

API in London, England - UAL Camberwell College of Art

API in London, England - UAL Central Saint Martins

API in London, England - UAL Chelsea College of Art

API in London, England - UAL Wimbledon College of Art

API in London, England - UAL, London College of Fashion Semester

Boston University: London Internship

IFSA Butler: Cambridge University

IFSA Butler: Cardiff University

IFSA Butler: St. Andrews University

IFSA Butler: University of Edinburgh

IFSA Butler: University of Sussex

Sarah Lawrence College: British American Drama Academy


Arcadia in Greece

College Year in Athens


API Budapest

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Budapest Semesters in Mathematic Education


Boston University: Dublin Internship Program

IFSA Butler: University of Limerick


American University of Rome

Arcadia University, Rome

CET Siena

The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome

John Felice Rome Center, Loyola University, Rome

Studio Arts College International (SACI) in Florence

Syracuse University, Florence


CIEE: Lisbon


AIFS: St. Petersburg

American Councils for International Education, Russia

Bard-Smolny College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, St. Petersburg

Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education  


API in Cádiz, Spain - University of Cádiz, Multidisciplinary Integrated Studies

API in Salamanca, Spain - University of Salamanca, International Studies and Business

API in Seville, Spain - Pablo de Olavide University, Spanish Language, Business & Applied/Social Sciences

CIEE: University of Alicante


The Swedish Program

DIS Stockholm


Boston University: Geneva Internship Program

Kent State University in Geneva

SIT Study Abroad: Global Health and Development Policy

SIT Study Abroad: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy