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BU Study Abroad - London Internship Program
About Boston University
Boston University prides itself on having study abroad and internship opportunities in more than 30 cities on six continents. Boston University was one of the first universities to send students abroad to many different continents, and since then it has retained its focus on International education. Through Boston University students are able to study a vast range of subjects in many different countries.
Study Abroad Guide:
You're just 12 steps away from studying abroad!
- Go on (www.bu.edu/abroad) and choose the destination of your dreams! Browse through the website by destination, focus, language, internship, semester, or degree level. With over 30 cities to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect fit.
- Make sure you meet the prerequisites for the program. Have you taken the minimum language requirement? Do you have enough background knowledge on the subject to take higher level/more specific courses during your time abroad?
- See if the program you chose interferes with your ability to graduate in 4 years. For many majors at BU it gives you a lenient schedule that allows you to take a semester abroad, take classes that do not count towards your major, and still graduate on time. However, if you find that hard to do there are always programs that are specific to certain majors so you can take your major-related credits abroad. For example, if you are in the School of Management, you can get SMG credits at the Copenhagen Business School, Seoul National University, as well as many others.
- Meet with one of the advisors in the study abroad office as well as your counselor from your home school.
- If you are seeking financial aid, apply here (http://www.bu.edu/abroad/apply-go/finances-and-financial-aid/financial-aid/)
- Apply now! You can apply easily through the BU Abroad website here (http://www.bu.edu/abroad/apply-go/admissions/apply-now/)
- Need help figuring out the application? Check out the step-by-step tutorial videos.
- If you don't already have a passport, create one ASAP. It is important to do this as soon as you can because you cannot get a visa issued to you without a passport! Keep in mind that the US passport agency usually takes 4-6 weeks of processing time.
- Attend the Pre departure meeting at BU (http://www.bu.edu/abroad/calendar/?topic=499). These are program specific so you will get to meet those who are going abroad with you, and get briefed on your upcoming study abroad semester.
- Fill our the pre-departure forms (http://www.bu.edu/abroad/apply-go/accepted-students/forms) You will need to fill out two sets f pre-departure forms before you go.
- Prepare your self mentally and physically. No need to amp up your workout schedule, but make sure you are physically well before going abroad. It is also good to prepare yourself mentally about going abroad especially if you have never been out of the country. Keep in mind that you will be overloaded with new experiences and new environment, and hold an open attitude towards it. It may help to read up on the country you're going to before you go.
- Now, get packing!