Emerson Life

Around the World

We believe producing inspired work requires a global perspective, which is why the Emerson experience isn’t limited to one city or even one country. From media arts to political communication to creative writing, the disciplines we study transcend national borders and cultural limitations. We invite you to explore our global programs and opportunities. You’ll get the chance to step outside your comfort zone, meet new people, and become immersed in different cultures—all in the pursuit of becoming your own creative force.

Featured Global Programs

Kasteel Well, the Netherlands

Undergraduates have the chance to spend a semester in our 14th-century castle in the Netherlands, living, learning, and traveling as they explore the history, culture, and art of Europe.

Paris, France

Through a groundbreaking new partnership with Paris College of Art (PCA), students may now apply for an opportunity to study the art of film in the City of Light itself. Our new innovative, intercontinental joint BFA degree program in Film Art spans locations in Paris, the Netherlands, and Boston.

Lugano, Switzerland

Through Emerson’s partnership with Franklin University Switzerland, students have the unique opportunity to earn a global BA in International and Political Communication, or complete a “3+1 program,” earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree from both Franklin and Emerson in just four years.

Valencia, Spain

Emerson sophomores, juniors, and first-semester seniors can study at Berklee College of Music’s international campus in Valencia, Spain, for one semester, focusing on music business, performance, music technology, and liberal arts.

Washington, DC

Undergraduates of any major have the chance to spend a semester in our nation’s capital. In addition to taking on a part-time internship, participants will study the issues, processes, and decisions surrounding government, social advocacy, nonprofits, business, law and criminal justice agencies, environmental organizations, arts institutions, education, media, and more.

More Global Opportunities

Global Pathways Programs

Utilize summer or winter break to explore a different country, earn course credits, gain a global perspective, and apply your classroom learning to a real-world context through programs with topics such as screenwriting, public diplomacy, theater, art history, travel writing, film production, comedic studies, and digital marketing.

All Education Abroad & Domestic Programs

South Africa; Greece; Ghana; Spain; Ireland; Germany; Cuba; China; the UK; Colombia; Czech Republic; Mexico; Austria; Australia; Washington, DC; and virtually everywhere in between—see where Emerson can take you.