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Study Abroad at Boston University
Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian. Boston was founded in 1630, it is also one of the oldest and most historic cities in the United States. Boston is a center for higher education, innovation and technology, as well as a center for the healthcare and bio-pharmaceutical industries in the Northeastern United States. Boston is home to more than 60 colleges and universities with over 250,000 students. The city also earns a reputation as “the intellectual capital of the United States” under the academic atmosphere.
Boston University traces its roots back to the establishment of the Newbury Biblical Institute in 1839, it is also the fourth largest private university in the United States. The university has about 10,000 faculty and staff members and over 30,000 students. BU is composed of undergraduate and graduate students from more than 130 countries. The percentage of international students is among the top of the national universities. BU has 17 degree-granting schools and colleges offering over 250 programs and an abundance of courses to inspire and challenge students.
Boston University is located in downtown Boston, and the main campus is near transport facilities. The Boston University Bridge crosses the Charles River. Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are 10 minutes by car. Boston University has a peaceful campus with a precise learning and research environment. There are many advanced facilities on campus, such as gymnasium, library, student activity center and so on. USIEA students on the Study Abroad program at Boston University are able to live in a student dormitory, which allows them to be part of the dynamic BU student community. They also have access to nearly all campus facilities and educational resources offered by BU. At BU, students have opportunities to participate in students’ activities, as well as a wide range of student clubs and societies.