By combining the study of Spanish language with English-taught courses focused on Spanish and European art, history, politics and culture — the Madrid Spanish and European Studies Program provides students with little or no background in Spanish the opportunity to experience life in a dynamic European city while engaged in coursework that will fit well into their curricula and requirements. Courses are taught in English by Spanish and European faculty at the Instituto Internacional en España. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.
The Geneva Internship program combines coursework at the BU Geneva Academic Center with professional work experience in or near Geneva.
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.