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Summer Programs Abroad

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BC SUMMER PROGRAMS

Each year, approximately 300 students participate in Boston College faculty-led summer programs across the globe. Program offerings change annually and recent offerings included programs in numerous cities throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa on subjects ranging from politics and oil in Kuwait to creative writing in Mussoorie, India to service learning in Santiago, Chile.

Summer Programs are open to all BC students and external students enrolled in other accredited institutions of higher education. Programs count toward BC graduation requirements (maximum of two summer programs per student) and can fulfill major/minor and core requirements. Grades appear on transcripts and are factored into students' GPA as regular BC courses. For additional information on summer programs, please navigate the Resources column on the right.

EXTERNAL SUMMER PROGRAMS

Students interested in any non-BC summer program will not work with the Office of International Programs but should instead apply directly to the desired program. Students must contact their respective deans to gain BC course credit for any external programs.

2017 Summer Photo Contest 

South Africa

“Protesters from the University of Cape Town recently vandalized this student center in District Six, a neighborhood famous for its history as a thriving interracial community before people of color were forcibly removed when it was declared a whites-only area under apartheid.” 

"Walking on clouds in the Miroir d'eau in front of the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux, France"

1st Place: Mackenzie Hulme

"Walking on clouds in the Miroir d'eau in front of the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux, France"

1st Place: Mackenzie Hulme

"Walking on clouds in the Miroir d'eau in front of the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux, France"

France

"The march of the skeletons in the Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy in Paris, France."

"BC students explore the scenic Mount Aspiring National Park near Wanaka, New Zealand"

 

2nd Place: John Kenney

"BC students explore the scenic Mount Aspiring National Park near Wanaka, New Zealand"

 
Spain

“Red, white, and bougie at the bull fight in Madrid!”

2016 Summer Blog Contest

Read an excerpt from Carolina's winning blog:

“In New York, you are taught to approach everything with suspicion. Hot dog and pretzel stands, famously featured in romantic comedies, are never frequented by weathered New Yorkers. Strawberries and bananas purchased from a rickety fruit stand must be washed twice before the first bite. But in Paris, you approach markets with an unrestrained willingness.”

 

The Office of International Programs reserves the right to update, change, or cancel any BC Summer program without notice due to unexpected events abroad, curriculum, or enrollment issues.