The International Center at Bunker Hill Community College provides programs, services, and activities that address the unique needs of our growing international population. Established in 1999 to further BHCC's goal to expand Global Learning, the Center serves as the focal point for the College's international student population, offering friendly, helpful information and advice about life in Boston and at Bunker Hill Community College.
International Student Services
Serving as a "home away from home" for hundreds of students from more than 90 countries, the International Center provides a range of practical, academic, and personal services to help students adjust to student life in the United States. These services include orientation programs, academic counseling, and advice on such issues as immigration and visa regulations, school transfers, work permission, and travel to other countries.
Intercultural Programs and Activities
The International Center coordinates cultural and educational programs designed to unite the entire BHCC community around common concerns and areas of interest. Frequently featuring prominent international guests of the Center, these programs also draw upon the vast international and multicultural experiences of BHCC faculty, staff, and students.
World Studies Emphasis Certification
The World Studies Emphasis Certification is an additional credential that students can obtain to demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to live in a globally interdependent world. Students can obtain the certificate without any additional coursework through careful selection of general education and associate in arts degree requirement to fulfill their degree requirements. Students are required to complete five courses in three distinct areas from the World Studies Emphasis menu of courses.
Faculty and Curriculum Development Programs
The International Center coordinates a federally funded competitive scholarship program that enables faculty to participate in international professional development programs abroad. The Center also supports faculty in developing new international courses or updating their existing courses to include a global perspective.