Immerse yourself in one of the world’s most lyrical cities and delve deep into the rich world of Irish literature, history, art, and society. The BU Programs at Dublin City University (DCU) and at University College Dublin (UCD) ensure you’ll walk away with a true appreciation for and understanding of the “real” Ireland. The courses in each program feature local professors. Courses ensure students gain a solid background in Irish culture and society and/or a thorough understanding of modern Ireland. Past class excursions have featured trips to the infamous Kilmainham Gaol, Northern Ireland, and the lovely Glendalough. Housing is apartment-style near the BU administrative offices, the DCU library, bookstore, and athletic facilities, with shopping, and a park nearby. Each person is assigned to a double bedroom unit, which is equipped with Internet access, a television, a study desk, and its own bathroom. The suites feature kitchenettes and seating areas.
This program is offered for those students who are looking to enhance their Spanish language skills while working abroad in one of Europe’s most important vibrant commercial centers. Students with sufficient language skills take three courses along with an internship, which ranges between 15 and 20 hours per week.
The Boston University Shanghai Internship Program offers a semester of study and internship experience, in the vibrant and booming metropolis of Shanghai. Chinese language courses are offered at all levels and no prior coursework in Chinese is required. Students with no previous background in Chinese enroll in the eight-credit “Beginning Intensive Chinese” course. This program gives students the opportunity to experience the professional culture of China and apply their coursework in language and culture on a day-to-day basis. Internship placements vary according to students’ interests, backgrounds, previous work experience, and language ability. The program provides opportunities in a wide range of disciplines, so students from all majors are encouraged to apply.