International Programs

Students in Jamaica

These programs take students to study in many locations around the globe, as close as Puerto Rico and as far away as China. Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, is listed under International Programs because of our expertise in administering short-term travel and study programs.

Winter 2017

Puerto Rico

Caribbean Tropical Ecology in Puerto Rico
January 1 - 21, 2017

A three-week course designed to introduce students to the basics of Caribbean tropical ecology and evolution that will take place in the United States territory of Puerto Rico. The course will involve a mixture of classroom and field-based learning, and include excursions to all the major ecosystems of the Caribbean tropics.
» Read more about Caribbean Tropical Ecology in Puerto Rico


Focus on India: Global Industry & Competitive Analysis
January 5 - 16, 2017

This course examines techniques of industry and competitive analysis and ways of applying these techniques to gain a better understanding of industry trends and company strategies in sectors of significant importance to the regional economy.
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Comparative Study Tour: Perspectives on Educational Technology and Inclusion in Cuba
January 7 - 15, 2017

this study tour will allow participants to translate their local knowledge to an international setting
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Spring 2017


Environmental Studies Study Abroad: Science, Society, and Sustainability
March 11 - 19, 2017

Students will visit the country of Haiti and explore the environmental and social issues. Academic learning will be enhanced through participation in an on-going needs based service project which aims to improve the living conditions for families who live near the lake.
» Read more about Haiti Today: People, Culture, and Politics

Summer 2017


Maya Archaeology Field School in Belize
June 19 - July 13, 2017

The project area and field camp are located in a tropical rainforest within the Program for Belize Conservation Area - a protected reserve for flora, fauna, and archaeological remains.
» Read more about Maya Archeology Field School in Belize

Siena, Italy

Food and Culture: The Italian Experience
June 3 - 18, 2017

The course will be an intensive, full-immersion academic and cultural exploration centered on the theme of Food and Culture in the perfectly preserved, magical medieval city of Siena.
» Read more about Food and Culture: The Italian Experience

Check back often for new and exciting offerings.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Goode-Sollis at or 617.287.6995.

Previously Offered

About Our Programs

Each summer and winter the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) offer students the chance to participate in international programs based all across the planet.

These three- to four-week long programs will expose you to an array of unique cultures, people, politics, histories, languages, arts, and archaeological treasures. Every program is accompanied by an experienced UMass Boston professor.


Please be advised that international programs are subject to change, slight or major, at any time due to circumstances beyond our control; this includes any and all fees, dates, itinerary, and program activities. We will do our best to inform all applicants of any changes in as timely a manner as possible.

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