Orientation for Global BFA in Film Art Students

Welcome to your first summer in Boston! Student Transitions and Family Programs is excited to have you join us for a six-week stay before heading to Paris. During your time on the Boston campus, in addition to your classes, you will participate in an extended Orientation program. During this program, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Meet and learn from your fellow Global BFA cohort members;
  • Learn techniques and develop skills to help you succeed as a Global BFA student;
  • Meet staff who will serve as resources during your time as a Global BFA student;
  • Explore Boston and the surrounding areas; and
  • HAVE FUN! 

Summer 2021 Orientation Overview

Arrival | June 30, 2021

Students in the Global BFA Film Art program should plan to arrive on campus on Wednesday, June 30. More information will be sent to their personal Emerson email regarding arrival information. 

Orientation Kick-Off | June 30 through July 2, 2021

We will kick-off Orientation meetings on the evening of June 30 with virtual social opportunities that students are encouraged to join. July 1 to 2 will be filled with in-person and virtual opportunities to get to know the city and Emerson College. A detailed schedule will be shared with students as they get closer to arrival.

Boston Inside and Out & Peer Mentor Meetings | Summer 2021

In addition to orientation meetings, students will attend Boston Inside and Out Social Events & Peer Mentor Check-Ins. These will be shared at the beginning of Orientation. Classes will officially begin on Tuesday, July 6. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to email orientation [at] emerson.edu (subject: Global%20BFA%20Orientation%20) .


Orientation Week at Paris College of Art

Held in the beginning of the fall semester, orientation is a comprehensive, week-long introduction to life as a student at PCA. Through a series of lectures, museum visits, dinners, walking tours, and other activities, new students have the opportunity to discover the French capital and establish themselves as temporary residents. During orientation, students register for classes, open bank accounts and phone contracts, and most importantly, meet the staff, faculty and fellow students who form the school community.