The rewards of studying engineering in Madrid are many: exposure to another culture in preparation for technical careers in the global economy, access to elite research facilities in an advanced international environment, and observation of Spanish research institutions, industries, and technical museums through guided field trips. Ideally suited for second-semester sophomores in engineering, the program comprises courses taught in English by Spanish faculty at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Instituto Internacional en España. No prior language study is required.
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.
The Geneva Internship program combines coursework at the BU Geneva Academic Center with professional work experience in or near Geneva.