The Boston University Shanghai Chinese Language & Culture Program offers a semester of study in the vibrant and booming metropolis of Shanghai. Hosted at Fudan University, and working in collaboration with Fudan’s School of Social Development and Public Policy, this program is designed to allow beginning students of the Chinese language and East Asian studies to intensively study Chinese, while also doing coursework in English on traditional and contemporary Chinese culture.
The Geneva Internship program combines coursework at the BU Geneva Academic Center with professional work experience in or near Geneva.
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The Padua Italian and European Studies Program offers a semester of study in the historic and lively university town of Padua (Padova) Italy, located 20 miles west of Venice. Designed for students with no previous background in Italian, the program combines a beginning Italian language course with elective coursework in English in a variety of fields. All courses are taught by local faculty either at the BU Padua Academic Center or at the University of Padua. Excursions within Padua and to neighboring sites complement the curriculum for a truly immersive experience in this historically and artistically rich Italian region. Upon successful completion of a semester, students earn 16 Boston University credits.