Other BU Summer Programs

Other BU Summer Programs

A number of exciting Boston University programs exist in addition to Summer Term academic courses. Offered exclusively during the summer months, these opportunities include everything from dance and recreation to intensive language instruction in English to professional career development, programs in Food and Wine, youth programs, and study abroad. Make sure you take a few moments to read about these special programs—you might find just the summer experience you're looking for.

Boston University Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Program (PERD)

The Fitness & Recreation Center and Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Program offer a wide variety of summer recreational opportunities, including classes in Aquatics, Climbing, Court Sports, Dance, Emergency Medical Services, Fitness, Pilates, Rowing, Sailing, and Yoga. The department also offers one-on-one services such as Personal Training, Private Swim Lessons, Squash and Tennis Lessons, Golf lessons, Private Climbing, Aerial Dance and Dance Technique, and Private Pilates. Programs for children include full day camps and classes in dance, gymnastics, sports, swimming, and climbing.

Classes meet at a variety of dates and times on both weekdays and weekends, and are available to BU students, faculty, staff, alumni, FitRec members, and the general public. FitRec members receive discounted pricing for classes.

A complete list of FitRec Summer 2018 courses, as well as information about how to register will be available in March at bu.edu/fitrec. Contact FitRec at fitrec@bu.edu or 617-358-3740 for more information.

Center for English Language Programs (CELOP)

Boston University’s Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP) empowers international students and professionals to succeed in their academic and professional lives through innovative, high-quality teaching of English language and cultural competence.

CELOP offers programs throughout the summer, including 4, 6, and 12-week programs, in addition to a 2-week high school program. We have several program offerings with start dates in May, July, and August. Professional and pre-professional programs are also available in STEM, engineering, legal, and business English.

Throughout the summer, CELOP students take advantage of all that Boston has to offer. They join in activities, academic workshops, and social gatherings on campus and around Boston. CELOP students also have full access to Boston University’s many facilities and resources, including the Fitness & Recreation Center. As part of Boston University’s student body, CELOP students have access to academic and health services, the Student Union, and a wide variety of dining options. Students are eligible to apply to live in University dormitory housing or may choose to live off-campus. Visit bu.edu/celop to read about all our summer programs or contact us with questions at +1-617-353-4870 or by email at celop@bu.edu.

Boston University Study Abroad

Boston University Study Abroad offers an unmatched array of summer opportunities to accelerate your academic progress while living in cities across the globe. We provide language, culture, liberal arts, health sciences, and fine arts programs in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, China, England, France, Ghana, Italy, Morocco, Spain, and more, in addition to internship programs which combine coursework with a personalized internship placement for academic credit. Whether your ambition is to explore environmental policy in Venice, the European Union in Brussels, Argentine culture in Buenos Aires, global health in Accra, or computer science in San Francisco, we invite you to begin building your global résumé with BU Study Abroad this summer. For more information regarding programs, financial aid, or to apply online, please visit our website at bu.edu/abroad. You can also contact us at 617-353-9888 or at abroad@bu.edu.

School of Public Health (SPH)

The School of Public Health offers a variety of summer courses open to both non-degree students and degree candidates from schools and colleges across Boston University, ranging from one-week classes to classes that span the entire summer. BU degree candidates may register on the Student Link. Non-degree students must be eligible to enroll in part-time coursework and are invited to complete an online application with the School of Public Health when non-degree registration for Summer 2018 opens on April 2. Visit the SPH web site  for more information or email sphreg@bu.edu.

Summer Youth Programs

In addition to the five pre-college programs offered by Summer Term (Academic Immersion, High School Honors, Research in Science & Engineering, Summer Challenge, and Summer Preview), Boston University also offers many other youth and pre-college programs during the summer. For more information on these programs, visit bu.edu/mysummer.

Center for Professional Education

The Center for Professional Education (CPE) offers non-credit certificate programs in different formats: classroom, blended, and online, throughout the year. Programs provide both new and seasoned professionals the opportunity to update knowledge, improve current skills, master the latest techniques, and adopt best practices in their chosen fields. Academic professionals with distinguished careers and proven expertise ensure that students receive the hands-on, insider knowledge needed for continued success. Summer programs include Financial Planning, Genealogical Research, Interpreter (pre-screening testing for classes starting in September), Paralegal Studies, PMP Test Prep, Professional Fundraising, and Real Estate Studies. To register or to learn more about these programs, please visit bu.edu/professional or call 617-353-4497.

Programs in Food & Wine

Through a variety of seminars, tastings, demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes for adults and children, Boston University’s Metropolitan College Programs in Food & Wine put students face-to-face with some of the most talented chefs, wine experts, and food industry professionals in the industry. The Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center at Boston University offers a Wine Studies Program, with four levels of study, and three levels of certification, led by instructors who include Masters of Wine and specialists in the wine trade. For information about this and other programs, including Cooking Up Culture for children, please visit our website at bu.edu/foodandwine or call 617-353-9852.

Evergreen Program

Evergreen enables learners age 58 and over to tap the rich vein of knowledge at one of the world's top-ranked universities. Students engage in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge by auditing classes alongside matriculated students and/or by attending a variety of seminars led by BU faculty and noted experts in humanities, science, history, and the arts. For further information, please visit bu.edu/evergreen or call 617-358-1350.