There are many opportunities for BCT students to spend a semester away from UMass – either elsewhere in the country or abroad. These opportunities provide our students with tremendous experiences for their personal life and career. The links below are good places to start your planning.

Domestic Exchange Program

You can spend a semester or a year at one of over 180 participating colleges and universities across the country. It is an educational opportunity you don’t want to miss! Follow this link for more information:

International Exchanges (via UMass’ International Programs Office)

The UMass IPO has various programs and provides assistance in getting documentation and setting up your semester abroad. Deadlines to apply for spring study abroad are usually early to mid-October. For fall study abroad, deadlines start in March but go as late as June. Students can start the process by creating an account via the IPO website: More information and contact information can be found here.

There are lots of different programs available and it is a good idea to talk to IPO as a first step. Below are some specific universities that we have become aware of and that offer courses relevant to BCT:

Financial Aid

Information about financial aid for studying abroad can be found here.

Other Resources

Past students in the BCT Program have gone to…

(click the pins to see what they thought of the experience)