If you want to learn about another country’s language and culture, a summer school is a great option, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new way of life abroad.

Enhance your learning process by choosing one of the summer schools suggested below, or find your own. We encourage you to create your own opportunities - seeking out one that will suit your particular interests and needs.

Most of the international summer schools listed below have a tuition fee attached. However, there are some of our partner universities who waived the fee for our BU students. Please see the lists per world regions below.

Funding available for International Summer Programmes

If you decide to undertake an International Summer Programme you might be able to benefit from funding to contribute towards some of the costs of your activity.

If your summer programme takes place in the EEA and has a duration of at least 60 days, you may be able to benefit from BU Erasmus+ funding. Please note, the Erasmus+ funding will be able available for BU students for mobilities overseas until May 2023 only.

You may also be able to benefit from BU Turing Scheme funding which is available to all BU students undertaking mobilities globally with a duration between 2 weeks and 12 months. For information on funding for 2022/23 please visit the Turing Scheme page.

If you would like to know more information about the Erasmus+ funding or the Turing Scheme funding and the eligibility and quality assessment requirements, please visit the relevant webpages or email the team at: [email protected] for queries about the Erasmus+ funding and at: [email protected] for queries about the Turing Scheme funding.

Opportunities around the world

Any queries?

If you have any queries regarding international activities at BU, please email the Global Engagement Mobility Team at [email protected] or call 01202 968198.

You can also get in touch to recommend a summer school that you've attended to other BU students.

Drop-in sessions

The Global Engagement Mobility Team run drop-in sessions to discuss the global opportunities available to you alongside your studies and answer any questions you might have:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays during term time – Join the drop-in virtually between 1pm and 5pm on MS Teams. Either search ''BU Study and Work Overseas Drop in'' in MS Teams or use this link to access the sessions in MS Teams.
  • Outside term time – You can also arrange a meeting with the Global Engagement Mobility Team during the summer by emailing [email protected].

More information

There are a number of external organisations which offer international summer school opportunities to students. Please be aware that all of the opportunities listed have been provided in good faith. BU is not responsible for the content of the websites or any of the activities these organisations are running. Students are responsible for any financial costs which participation may incur.