The semester-long program offers coursework in graphic design or painting in a city whose museums, walkways, and canals form a truly unique classroom. Unlike other art programs in Italy, in which American students only work and study with other Americans, BU in Venice is based on interaction with the Italian community of students, teachers, and artists as well as working with Boston University professors. Students profit from BU’s new center near Campo Santa Margherita, which includes studio space, classrooms, and administrative offices.
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.