How do I get into BU study abroad program?

My dream is to study abroad either for a short semester course or for the rest of my college years. To start off, I am a second year in a good college in the US. My scope of interest is on the best countries to study abroad. This is based on my belief that such countries have the best quality of higher education and a great international experience.

I have heard so much about BU study abroad. How do I successfully apply for their programs? Do they have study abroad funding assistance?

Dana Keller

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Melissa Norris on March 12, 2018

Boston University Study Abroad offers diverse opportunities abroad for students in over 100 universities across the US. So, I would say it is quite trustworthy with an excellent reputation. You can pursue academic courses such as language, culture, art, science or business related studies. On the other hand you can choose to intern in an organization abroad. This will not only give you valuable skills but also place you well above your peers.

With their programs, you can choose to study abroad in the best countries across all continents. Some of these countries include England, France, Australia, Switzerland, Germany and Italy.

Their study abroad programs fall under the Boston University Global Programs. Before you apply, you first need to find a program that is suitable for you.

The following aspects are shown:

  • The time of the year: it may start in the summer, fall or spring. Also includes the length of time it runs.
  • Its description that is; internship or study course.
  • The subject area it covers.
  • Who is eligible for the program.

Note that not all programs are available to non-Boston University students. If you are in a different college look for a program that doesn’t have restriction and is available to all. Once you select the program you are interested in, you can now move on to the application process. Each program has a different deadline. To apply you must:

  • Have finished at least one semester in a recognized degree program in the US.
  • Be of excellent academic performance.
  • Not have any criminal record.

You will be required to fulfill the following:

  • Fill the provided applicant’s questionnaire.
  • Attach your transcripts, resume and a recommendation from an academic advisor from your college.
  • Advisor Support of Participation Form.
  • Pay a $55 fixed application fee. This facilitation fee is non-refundable.

Only submit for review, your completed application with all the requirements met for review. The review board does not consider incomplete applications. The maximum time you can wait for a response is a month via email.

Boston University offers scholarships and grants for their students to fund abroad studies. These options are need based and eligible for accepted summer abroad program applicants. Awards vary with up to $3000 of financial aid to students in overseas programs. However, you may also pay for your program using federal student loans. Several other recommended private scholarships by Boston University. You may find them on their site.

Brian Warner7 months ago

This is a good guide with elaborate information. To add to this, I will say that before you consider the first step to studying abroad, you need to properly plan. Some considerations you should make before application are:

The focus area of study: you can consult an academic counselor if you are unsure which program best suits your career path.

Your financial position: you need to assess your finances and plan how you intend to fund your study abroad. Remember most of these programs are very expensive.

Travel documentation: you’ll need to have a passport as well as any requested other travel documents.

Program accommodation arrangements: you’re traveling to a foreign country and you don’t know anyone there. It is therefore important to assess how your desired program intends to house you for the duration of your stay.

Additional support services: these may include services such as emergency health care.


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