Boston & Beyond

University Scholars visit Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.

The University Scholars Program helps students make the global connections that are shaping our future.

The University Scholars program exposes Scholars to the most interesting ideas percolating at the University and within the city and the larger world. Boston is home to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Gardner Museum, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Huntington Theatre Company – and that is only a list of the cultural institutions within a half mile of campus. It is also home to world- renowned hospitals, universities, and research institutions. Especially during their first year, our focus is on helping our University Scholars take advantage of all the cultural and intellectual opportunities that living in such a vibrant city affords. Getting to know the city well is good training in becoming comfortable wherever the Scholars may eventually hang their hats.

Our expectation is that Scholars will make global impacts. In order that they develop the skills and vision necessary for that to happen, our University Scholars also go beyond Boston. University Scholars can also:

  • Take advantage of our Dialogues of Civilizations.
  • Devise customized, full-semester study-abroad experiences at one of the University’s respected international partner institutions
  • Participate in an International Year: the option to follow a study-abroad semester with an exciting global co-op experience in the same location. Each University Scholar is eligible to apply for the Presidential Global Scholarship, which grants up to $6,000 for a period of travel on an approved international co-op.