Each year more students include a global learning experience as part of their undergraduate education. To ensure that this experience is not an isolated event in their academic and personal lives, BU Global Programs, led by Willis Wang, Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, developed an online course that integrates the undergraduate study abroad experience into a preparatory and reflective framework.
Each year, BU’s School of Communications (COM) welcomes a growing number of accomplished graduate students from all over the world. Despite extraordinary GPAs, TOEFL scores and years of coursework in English, many of these students struggle to adjust to the sometimes-subtle expectations and demands of English language-centric classrooms, internships, and employment in the United States.
Most global health experiences are safe and effective, however without proper preparation and debriefing, problems can occur. This is a 3-part timeline-based course designed to help you prepare for a global health learning, work, or volunteer experience that is safe, culturally sensitive, and maximizes benefit to both you and the host population you’re visiting.