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May 25, 2024

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At the Office of International Programs, our mission is to prepare students for citizenship, service, and leadership in a global society.

Almost 40 percent of BC undergraduates have an international experience by the time they graduate. We are proud of our comprehensive network of more than 60 academic partnerships in over 30 countries worldwide. Each year more than 1,000 students from all fields of study and with varied foreign language backgrounds participate in tailored programs during the academic year and in our faculty-lead summer programs abroad. Students can enroll in BC programs or approved external programs. Our staff is dedicated to helping each participant find the right program.

OIP also hosts over 150 international exchange students annually from our partner universities around the world.

If you are a student or a prospective student at BC and have initial questions about study abroad, we can show you how to begin the process. If you know already where you would like to study abroad, have a look at our programs.

For parents we have prepared answers to some frequently asked questions.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Go to Boston College Study Abroad to see future deadlines/advising periods.

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Past Review Life Changing Expereince iXperience Lisbon – Summer Courses and Internships in Full Stack Coding, or Management Consulting

"I learned alot about other culture from going to this program"

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Past Review Amazing AMIDEAST: Amman - Area & Arabic Language Studies

"Improved language skills "

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Past Review Study Abroad At Act American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Coming abroad was definitely worthwhile. It exposed some of my inherent biases and arrogance when interacting with a different culture and showed me the ways that I can improve myself when I go home. "

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Past Review Amazing Experience Arcadia: Wellington - Victoria University of Wellington

"I had an amazing time in New Zealand and overall I think it was the best study abroad program possible. "

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Past Review Study Abroad In Austria: The Best Experience Of My Lifetime! IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"I learned so much about my host culture and about myself. I faced new challenges that really helped me to grow as a person. "

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Past Review Rigorous Program To Significantly Enhance Your Chinese Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Hangzhou

"My Chinese enhanced significantly, as well as my knowledge and understanding of the Chinese culture."

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Past Review Exploring Veterinary Medecine Through The Adventure Of Costa Rica Broadreach: Costa Rica - Veterinary Medicine College Summer Program

"I gained so much from the academic portion from hands on learning to in the classroom lectures. I can honestly say I retained more from my trip abroad then I do in a normal school year. It was so practical and hands on the learning felt natural. Other than academics, I learned how to carry myself while with peers and in a new cu..."

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Past Review Arguably The Best Experience Of My Life!! University College London (UCL): London - UCL Summer School

"Aside from the module, it was great being able to explore a new city with people from all over the world!"

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Past Review Unforgettable The American University of Rome: Rome - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned a lot about myself. You are with people so much but you really learn how to be alone and support yourself. I had never been far from home and now feel older and more mature. The whole experience is definitely worthwhile-- you will make amazing memories and meet so many great people. No one will ever understand your exp..."

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Past Review You Will Never Want To Leave American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I gained a new perspective and experienced a new culture. Definitely worth it"

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Past Review A Thrilling And Culturally Immersive Experience! The Beijing Center: Semester and Full Year Abroad

"I gained so much confidence, the ability to be adaptable, and fantastic cultural awareness. It was definitely worthwhile. "

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Past Review Exploring The World The American University of Rome: Rome - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I loved my experience abroad. I had a great time at AUR. The classes were interesting and engaging, the housing was a lot better than I anticipated, my roommates were great, and the opportunities were endless. I traveled throughout Italy and Europe and learned so much about myself and the world."

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Past Review The Most Incredible Four Months Of My Life The Beijing Center: Semester and Full Year Abroad

"Extremely worthwhile. I gained an insight into one of the most amazing cultures in the world. I learned so much about their history, culture, tradition and value. I know I will definitely be back"

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Past Review A Great Semester In Vienna IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"Going abroad enabled me to become a more independent person and enabled me to experience and immerse myself in a new culture. I am so happy that I studied abroad in Vienna because it was an amazing city and had many different cultural offerings. "

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Past Review Everything A Musician Could Ask For IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"I gained a solid group of girlfriends that I believe I will be friends with for the rest of my life. I also improved greatly as a musician, and received invaluable career advice from my private lesson teacher that has encouraged me to consider pursuing a Master's in music performance. The experience helped me become more indepen..."

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Past Review The Perfect Semester Abroad! IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"My time in Vienna was an incredible experience. IES helped me find a balance between academics, exploration, and travel that made my time in Vienna exactly what I wanted. Unlike some other abroad programs, IES values a rigorous academic schedule that allows you to get the most out of the city by learning about it's past while yo..."

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Past Review Freiburg, Germany IES Abroad: Freiburg - Environmental Studies & Sustainability

"My abroad experience was fantastic. I made friends with my German roommates in our student apartment. Class scheduling allowed me to travel on most weekends. The workload in classes was fair and I was able to increase my German speaking, writing, reading and understanding skills. The administration was knowledgeable and efficien..."

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Past Review My Unforgettable Semester In Vienna With Ies Abroad IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"I was able to meet new people and learn about new cultures. I was able to travel to watch a football match in London, ski the alps, skydive in Italy, cook local Viennese cuisine, and go to mass at Stephansdom Cathedral. I gained independence and confidence and loved my time abroad!"

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Past Review Best Decision I Have Ever Made Georgetown University: Washington, DC - Semester in Washington DC Program

"I think my semester at Georgetown was extremely worthwhile. As a student interested in the American political system, what can be better than living in DC surrounded by other college students who love politics, being taught by teachers who specialize in American politics and can introduce you to the stars of the political syste..."

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Past Review Building And Rebuilding My Confidence In Arabic AMIDEAST: Amman - Intensive Arabic, Summer

"I gained real use of the language and found myself able to communicate with locals on the street better than I could have ever imagined prior. I was so happy finally be able to really use Arabic."

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Past Review A Spectacular Tour Of Europe And The Islamic World Institute for American Universities (IAU): January Term Traveling Seminars

"Learned how to integrate quickly and think on the go. "

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Past Review Best Three Months Of My Life! American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"My time in Greece was 100% worthwhile! It was an adventure, and I gained a new perspective on things. After completely emerging myself in a completely different culture from my own and being accepted with open arms, I learned the importance of understanding people on a deeper level and seeing how cultural differences affect how ..."

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Past Review The Best Time Of My Life So Great, I Went Back A Second Time!!! American College of Thessaloniki (ACT): Thessaloniki - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned how important and exciting it is to interact with people from all over the world with different backgrounds and experiences. I learned how exhilarating it is to explore a new culture. Every day is a new adventure, and I gained that attitude when I came back to the States."

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Past Review Best 4 Months Of My Life! The American University of Rome: Rome - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned so much about myself as an individual-- traveling, experiencing a new culture, and meeting new friends"

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Past Review The Best Abroad Experience I Could Have Asked For! The American University of Rome: Rome - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"During my time at AUR I learned how to be an international citizen. I began to value other cultures more than ever before and I adopted parts of other people's lifestyles that I had never been exposed to before. I learned how to interact with all different types of people and I began to value social adaptability more and more. I..."

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