, the first institution of higher education to operate in the city of Boston, is today among the nation’s foremost universities, a leader in the liberal arts, scientific inquiry, and student formation. Boston College (BC) began as an undergraduate liberal arts college, but as its aspirations grew, it added graduate programs and professional schools fulfilling its charter as a university. BC builds upon its traditions. It seeks to be the national leader in the liberal arts; to fulfill its Jesuit, Catholic mission of faith and service; to continue to develop model programs to support students in their formation; and to seek solutions—as researchers, educators, leaders, and caregivers—that directly address the world’s most urgent problems.
Inspiration for Boston College’s academic and societal mission is drawn from the University’s distinctive religious and intellectual heritage. Boston College remains committed to leading its students on a comprehensive journey of discovery—one that integrates their intellectual, personal, ethical, and religious formation. As a Jesuit, Catholic University, Boston College is rooted in a world view that calls us to learn, to search for truth, and to live in service to others. To fulfill that mission, we welcome and embrace the contributions of a diverse student body from many faith traditions.
1. Sophomores encouraged to apply; must have at least 60 credits by program start date; seniors may not go in their graduating semester.
2. You must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Placement Availability and Likelihood:
Please be aware that spaces in this program may be limited, and the number of spaces available for AUS placements will vary from semester to semester. That means that sometimes, access to these spaces will be competitive based on your GPA, Essay, Reference Letters, and other considerations. IXO will try to accommodate your first choice placements wherever possible, but you should always list several programs in your application, in case space is not available in your first choice university.
Boston College cannot guarantee any specific courses so students should not plan on completing final classes they need to graduate.
Students may take 12-16 credits while abroad.
: Students are open to a wide range of General Education courses. For more information, please click here
There are no CAAD courses available for AUS students at BC.
There are no CEN courses available for AUS students at BC.
Boston College is AACSB accredited, however incoming study abroad students are limited to taking one major requirement from either economics or finance: one economics or one finance course during their study abroad semester at Boston College, as class spaces are very limited. Students are encouraged to take their general education (humanities, etc.), free electives and Business electives (MJR or MIN electives). For more information on the courses, please click here
Students must fill out the AUS course permission form to get their courses approved by the Associate Dean of their school and the Registrar. Upon approval, students would be provided with the grades required to transfer credits. Students must achieve the minimum grade as indicated on the form in order to receive course credit (requirements for credit transfer vary by program). Each study abroad case is subject to approval.
Length of Stay:
One or two semesters.
Program Fees and Costs:
As an exchange student, you will pay AUS tuition fees for the full course load (12-16 credits) in addition to Student Activities fees. Any additional costs including housing, lab fees, meal plans, books and insurance will be paid directly to the host university.
Students are required to live on campus. Boston College offers housing accommodation on campus for students who apply and pay required fees before the deadline. To view housing options click here
All exchange students must have valid health insurance coverage during their stay abroad. They can either purchase their own or from Boston College. Follow instruction given by host university.