International Programs, Boston University
888 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Tel. (617) 353-9888. Fax (617) 353-5402.
Director: Amalia Pérez-Juez, Ph.D.
Office: 679.41.77.41

Boston University offers a spring semester study abroad program in Burgos, from late January to June, open to students from Boston University, as well as other institutions of higher learning. The Boston University program in Burgos provides an alternative to the larger program in Madrid for motivated and independent students who want to immerse themselves completely in Spanish culture and history. Students enrol directly at the University of Burgos and live in the student dormitory, participating in the daily life of the university in all of its facets and interacting with Spanish students in and out of the classroom. Students who study at the University of Burgos with Boston University receive 16 BU credits, and have the option of undertaking their own thesis-style project with the Research Tutorial, which they complete with guidance of the resident director and a UBU professor. Students must have completed a minimum of 5th-semester Spanish, or the equivalent to participate in this program. This small program, in which generally fewer than 10 students participate, includes many excursions: to La Rioja region, Camino de Santiago, Atapuerca, Madrid, Sevilla, and to other sites of interest in the area surrounding Burgos. The cost of the program includes tuition, housing, board, field trips, round-trip airfare from a designated U.S. city, limited cultural reimbursements, private tutoring, and emergency travel assistance coverage.