Study Abroad Resources

Study Abroad Opportunities

Your Passport to Global Education

Greetings, fellow students! 

At Bunker Hill Community College, we believe in the transformative power of education and the profound impact it can have on shaping our perspectives. That's why we are thrilled to present our Study Abroad Program, unlocking doors to intellectual and cultural exploration in four enchanting countries: Costa Rica, Italy, Ghana, and Panama.

Why Study Abroad?

Studying abroad isn't just about textbooks and classrooms; it's an immersive journey that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of education. It's an experience that transcends the ordinary and opens up a world of possibilities. Here are some compelling reasons why you should consider packing your bags and joining our adventure

Our study abroad programs are crafted to blend academic rigor with real-world experiences. From cutting-edge research opportunities to unique course offerings, each country provides a distinct educational landscape that will broaden your intellectual horizons.

Involve in the biodiversity of Costa Rica, where every step is a lesson in ecology! 

Join us from May 20 to May 30 as we unravel the mysteries of Costa Rica's ecosystems. From lush rainforests to pristine beaches, this educational adventure promises a holistic understanding of ecology and biodiversity.

You will explore and compare cultural nuances, analyze the impact of human activities on natural ecosystems, study tropical ecosystems, assess conservation methods, and investigate the intersection of technology with ecosystem stability.

Where  you be able to identify, describe, and understand the adaptations of indigenous flora and fauna, raise awareness about endangered species, and acquire skills in biological field research and scientific field investigation.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting blend of art, culture, and innovation that defines Italy! 

Join us on a captivating journey from June 1 to June 13 as we embark on a unique academic expedition designed for students in English, specializing in Performing Arts, Communication, Visual Arts, and Social Sciences. This exclusive course is tailored to guide aspiring talents towards promising futures in Higher Education within the dynamic realms of creative industries.

This course is a must for anyone with a passion for storytelling and a desire to contribute to entertainment, marketing, or social change. If you have a great story idea and want to learn how to shape it into an immersive narrative experience, this is your opportunity

Discover Business in the Heart of Ghana 

Ghana, with its vibrant business landscape, serves as the perfect backdrop to explore the intricacies of international trade. Engage with local communities, witness real-world business scenarios, and broaden your understanding of the global economic landscape

Enter upon on an enriching educational voyage spanning June 16 to June 27, immersing students in a profound business experience in Ghana. Explore the fundamentals of introductory business, acquiring valuable insights into key areas including Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing.

This program is crafted for students who are enthusiastic about acquiring a thorough understanding of foundational business concepts within a global framework. If you're intrigued by the interconnected nature of global trade and its influence on business, seize this chance to engage in a rewarding learning adventure.

Submerge yourself in the vibrant culture of Panama, where sociology becomes a living experience! 

Journey with us from June 22 to June 30 as we delve into the Principles of Sociology. This course, not only a cornerstone for general education, serves as a vital component for students in Behavioral Science and Criminal Justice concentrations. Over the years, this unique program has embraced diverse methodologies, including Cultural Analysis through Media Content analysis, Museum Artifact analysis, Community Tour analysis, and various Place-based and Project-based Experiential learning approaches.

Panama City, with its rich cultural tapestry, provides a unique backdrop for this immersive sociological exploration. From the Museum of African American History (MAAH) to insightful community analyses, students will absorb the cultural fabric of this vibrant city.

This program is designed for students eager to integrate theoretical sociology into real-world experiences. Whether you're fulfilling general education requirements or concentrating in Behavioral Science and Criminal Justice, this opportunity allows you to expand your understanding of culture through firsthand experiences.

Ready to turn the page to a new chapter of your academic journey? Join us as we explore the world together! 

Passport Services

Information on obtaining and renewing passport is available on the U.S. Department of State website. The closest facility to process your passport application (including taking passport photographs) is located at the United States Post Office in the Charlestown Shopping Center, 23 Austin Street, Charlestown, MA 02129. Visit

Students Abroad

This website is a resource from the U.S. Department of State for students going abroad. It provides students with wealth of information on travel related issues. You may sign up for a travel alert and warning e-mail. Visit

Health Concerns

Center for Disease Control and Prevention should be your online source for the reliable health information. Visit to check if you require a vaccination or if there are any health concerns you should be aware of.

Mental Health

Leaving your familiar surroundings may add stress to your daily routine. If you have been treated for certain conditions (i.e. depression, anxiety disorder, etc.) please check with your health care provider and confirm that the study abroad experience is right for you.

Currency Conversion Site

Use   to check the conversion rate from USD into the currency at the destination.

Culture and Customs of the Destination

Guidebooks are an excellent resource to learn about the best the country has to offer before you reach the destination.

Visit one of them:

United States Embassies Abroad

Take with you the address and contact information for the nearest U.S. Embassy in your destination country. Visit the U.S. Embassy main website to find embassy locations worldwide.

Travel Registration

You can register with a U.S. Embassy abroad, where you provide contact information and other details, in cases of emergency.

Study Abroad Opportunities available to permanent residents and U.S. citizens


Study Abroad Program
The International Center, Charlestown Campus, Room E236

Maxime Mad-Toingue, International Student Advisor  |  617-228-2284

Doni Casula, Director, International Center  |  617-228-2461