Registration has begun for Boston University Summer Term 2010.

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Students may now register online for summer college courses and academic summer internships in Boston.

Registration is now open for college summer programs at Boston University Summer Term 2010. Students may register online for summer college courses quickly and easily. An extensive selection of undergraduate and graduate summer courses and special college programs are available during two six-week sessions: Summer 1 (May 18-June 25) and Summer 2 (June 28-August 6).

Summer Term offers nearly seven hundred summer college courses through numerous Boston University schools and colleges, including the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Communication, the School of Education, the College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College), the School of Hospitality Administration, the School of Management, Metropolitan College, the School of Social Work, and the School of Theology.

In addition to more than seventy course subjects, Summer Term features a diverse array of special academic programs--many available exclusively during the summer. These Boston University summer programs introduce students to new topics, reinforce practical skills, or provide intensive training in a particular area. For example, students can get to know Boston inside-out through the Boston Studies program, or develop essential business and accounting skills in a series of Business for Non-Business Majors courses. There are 16 foreign languages to study, including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, and Spanish--as well as new courses in Hausa, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Wolof. Students with first-semester Chinese can also Study & Travel in China. The eleven-week Screenwriting Institute--Intensive Professional Screenwriting Program provides hands-on experience alongside master practitioners. Journalism courses with renowned writer Lou Ureneck include Travel Writing and the Journalism of Place. During Summer Term, you can also immerse yourself in music, from Rhythms of the World: Brazilian Carnival Street Drumming and Podcasting for the Music Teacher to The Rolling Stones: Rock Exiles and Music of Johannes Brahms. Along with explorations of music genres, history, applied music, and music education, there are two levels of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training.

For those who are unable to attend classes on campus at Boston University, Summer Term offers some convenient alternatives. There are a number of distance education courses that can be completed entirely online, such as China, the Emerging Superpower; Culture and Cuisine: France; Education Policy in International Perspective; and an exciting opportunity to gain insight from former poet laureate Robert Pinsky in The Sounds of Poetry, an online course based on his Favorite Poem Project. Blended courses are also available during Summer Term. Known as eLive, these courses offer a flexible combination of in-class and online study. Students attend four classes on campus in Boston, and complete remaining coursework online. Summer eLive courses include Business Data Communications and Networks; Digital Forensics and Investigations; Information Technology Project Management; and Information Systems Analysis and Design.    

Visiting students can pair specialized coursework with professional experience in the Summer Study Internship Program, which provides a choice of nine tracks of study. For each track, students enroll in two four-credit courses during Summer 1, and then engage in an internship during Summer 2. Students also complete a two-credit Internship Course, for a total of ten Boston University credits--and invaluable career experience.

Summer Term also has a wide range of opportunities for academically motivated high school students. Rising seniors and exceptional juniors can earn 8 credits in Boston University courses through High School Honors, while rising seniors can engage in laboratory research with University faculty through the Research Internship in Science & Engineering. For rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, Summer Challenge offers a choice of 14 academic seminars; those entering their freshman or sophomore year can get a taste of college in a Summer Preview seminar. In addition, there are summer programs for high school students in media production, journalism, mathematics, theatre, music, and visual arts.

With Summer Term's open enrollment, students need only register in order to experience a challenging and exciting summer in Boston. Students may register online or download the forms by visiting the Summer Term website at For further information, please call the Summer Term office at 617-353-5124 or e-mail summer (at) bu (dot) edu.

About Boston University
Boston University is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of more than thirty thousand students in its 17 schools and colleges. Recently ranked 54th among the world's top 200 universities by Times Higher Education, the University offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts; a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, engineering, and professional areas; and state-of-the art facilities for teaching and research.


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