There are plenty of ways to have international experiences and gain intercultural competencies that don't involve a formal academic or professional commitment. You are welcome to organise your own activity that allows you to travel overseas. Among the options open to you are volunteering, field trips, short courses (i.e. language or summer schools), conferences and independent projects.
In many cases, these activities are facilitated by external organisations that may not necessarily be endorsed by BU, so it is important that you do your research carefully to ensure you have a valuable experience with tangible outcomes.
For further advice
You can access our online drop-in sessions via Microsoft Teams (MS Teams). The sessions take place every Monday and Wednesday from 1:00pm-5:00pm and are open to all BU students wanting to learn more about study exchange and work overseas opportunities and funding support.
Want to drop-in? Either search "BU Study and Work Overseas Drop in" in MS Teams or access the sessions in MS Teams.