Summer, Winter and Spring Break Programs
If you find yourself too busy to study abroad for a full semester, you can explore shorter study abroad opportunities. You should first check out the upcoming faculty-led programs, organized by Etown professors. Each one has specific focus, but is typically open to students of all majors. If you’re unable to find a faculty-led program that aligns with your interests and graduations requirements, then you can work with the Study Abroad Office to find a program through a study abroad provider or university. These programs are broken down by term below, including winter break, spring break, and summer program opportunities. Some programs even offer international internships and volunteer opportunities.
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Winter Break Programs
Are you daydreaming about going somewhere warm over winter break? Do you want to earn some extra credits between semesters? Then you may want to consider a winter break or January-term study abroad program. Here are several providers that offer winter programs. Before you get too far in your research, make sure you double-check program dates. Some programs may continue into late January, which will not work for Etown students, because you’ll need be back in time for the beginning of spring classes.
|Winter Break Programs|
|API Study Abroad||API offers several January Term programs, referred to as Short-Term programs, in Cuba, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.|
|Arcos Learning Abroad||Arcos Learning Abroad is dedicated to Spanish language learning and provides winter break programs in Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain.|
|Child Family Health International (CFHI)||CFHI's programs connect students with local health professionals and community leaders transforming perspectives about self, global health, and healing.|
|CIS Abroad||CIS Abroad offers January study abroad programs, including programs where you can travel to multiple countries!|
|International Studies Abroad (ISA)||ISA has January study abroad programs in various countries.|
|ISEP||ISEP offers two winter break programs: one in Seoul, South Korea and others in Milan, Italy.|
|School for Field Studies (SFS)||SFS offers 3-week, 3-credit winter programs in Chile, Costa Rica, Kenya, Panama and Turks and Caicos Islands. These hands-on programs explore topics such as wildlife conservation, marine ecology, and sustainable food systems.|
|USAC||USAC offers two January term programs: one in Seoul, South Korea and one in Alicante, Spain.|
Spring Break Programs
Want to study abroad, but can't fit it into your academic year, winter break or summer plans? Then consider a spring break program! In addition to the Etown faculty-led annual trip to Prague, Czech Republic during spring break, you can consider the following programs too.
Make the most of your summer by studying abroad! Summer programs are an excellent opportunity to advance your language skills, catch up on credits, add an international education experience to your resume, complete an internship or volunteer. Some study abroad providers offer a variety of summer programs, whereas others have one program. You can browse through all the options below to find the best fit for you. Don't forget that the steps to studying abroad apply to summer and winter study abroad students too!
|Multiple Country Options|
|Amizade||Amizade, a global service-learning nonprofit, pairs students with volunteer and study abroad opportunities around the world, including domestic opportunities in the US. Amizade's international program offerings include German, Arabic and Spanish language programs. Business and medical Spanish practicums are also available in their Valladolid, Spain location. An Italy and England program are also available.|
|Arcos Learning Abroad||Arcos Learning Abroad programs focus on Spanish language learning as well as history and culture exploration in Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain. Some programs offer internships and/or medical Spanish courses.|
|API Study Abroad||API Study Abroad offers summer programs in a very extensive list of countries, including internship opportunities abroad. API even has May Term programs, if you're looking to study abroad immediately after the spring semester ends and still have time for a summer job!|
CIS Abroad provides summer programs in more than 20 different countries, including internship opportunities in more than 20 fields.
|Critical Language Scholarships (CLS)||The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. This is an eight to ten week summer study abroad program focused on studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. This is a fully-fund program for students who receive the scholarship. Since it’s a scholarship, you’ll need to apply by the fall semester before the program.|
|International Studies Abroad (ISA)||ISA offers summer programs in more than 25 different countries around the world, including internship opportunities in more than 20 fields and service-learning opportunities in 15 fields.|
|ISEP||ISEP offers summer programs in a very extensive list of countries, including volunteering and internship opportunities abroad. ISEP even provides a list of affordable summer programs under $4,000 here!|
|School for Field Studies (SFS)||SFS programs specialize on environmental fieldwork and faculty-directed research in locations and ecosystems struggling with critical and current environmental issues. SFS has summer programs in Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Panama, Tanzania, and Turks and Caicos Islands.|
|USAC||USAC provides affordable, authentic study abroad experiences at a variety of locations across the world. USAC programs provide an opportunity to immerse in the culture, history, and academics of another country. Each program is designed to help you grow into an engaged citizen of the world – not only through academic experiences, but through field trips, internships, volunteering, and service learning.|
Suspended until Summer 2022.
Students can sign up to complete TEFL certification over the summer with CIS Abroad in 3 locations: Quito, Ecuador; Tokyo, Japan; and Chiang Mai, Thailand! Paid job placements are available in each location for students who want to stay on and work after completing their certification. *Pro tip: This is a great option for graduating students who are looking for a way to work abroad, as teaching placements may be available for graduates who complete the certification.
|API Study Abroad||San Jose, Costa Rica||Featuring a 36-hour supervised shadowing experience within the Costa Rican healthcare system, this May Term program is ideal for students in pre-health majors or tracks ranging from Nursing to Dentistry to Physical Therapy to Sports Medicine to Nutrition|
|Child Family Health International (CFHI)||Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Mexico, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda or US||CFHI's 40+ programs in 11 countries connect students with local health professionals and community leaders transforming perspectives about self, global health, and healing. Students can pick the length of their program, ranging from 2 - 16 week programming. They can also select the timing to best fit their summer schedule.|
|Queen's University - Bader International Study Centre||East Sussex, England||Queen's University offers an Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability program. The dates of this program align with the Bader International Study Centre's course schedule and therefore may conflict with the end date of our spring semester and/or start of our fall semester. If you're interested in these programs, please talk to the Study Abroad Advisor and your academic advisor about the dates.|
|Spanish for Health Professionals Programs|
|Amizade||Valladolid, Spain||Students on the six-week Intensive Valladolid Program have the ability to enroll in a Medical Spanish course, in addition to two other classes. The Medical Spanish course includes a practicum providing students with an opportunity to interact with local practitioners.|
|API||San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica||Students in this study abroad program will complete two courses and earn a total of six semester credits. The core course, entitled “Communication for Medical Professions,” is designed to help students to communicate more effectively with Spanish speakers requiring medical attention and to learn how cultural norms can influence interactions between medical professionals and their patients. Students will extensively study the Costa Rican healthcare system. In addition to the core course, students will complete a standard advanced Spanish grammar course. Students who have already completed advanced grammar courses at their home university are welcome to select a culture course from the Intensive Language and Culture Program.|
|Arcos Learning Abroad||Buenos Aires, Argentina||This program allows pre-med, nursing or other related fields interested in healthcare to learn about the differences in healthcare management between their home country and systems in Latin America, specifically Argentina. Students will develop their comprehension and communication skills in order to prepare themselves for real-life situations. Students will learn medical Spanish vocabulary, grammatical structures and general functions in order to familiarize themselves with specific social and health systems in Spanish. Students will have visits to public and private hospitals and clinics and opportunities for medical shadowing.|
|Arcos Learning Abroad||Oaxaca, Mexico||For the first 4 weeks of each 7 week session, students take Medical Spanish (Advanced level) and one other course (Spanish Language or Elective) of their choosing. The next 3 weeks all students take the course “Healthcare: Public Health in Mexico ” which combines in-class work with a medical shadowing experience at the Red Cross. The program is intended for students in a health sciences degree plan such as Nursing, Medicine or Pre-Med. Students must be at the Advanced Spanish level when enrolling in the Healthcare program. For those students who do not have an Advanced level prior to the summer, Sol suggests adding on a Summer I or II session to get your level up and then transition to the Summer IIIb Healthcare session.|
|Arcos Learning Abroad||Granada, Spain||This summer program gives students the opportunity of enrolling a Medical Spanish course, taught at Instituto Mediterraneo Sol (IMSOL), a Cervantes Institute.This course is designed for students at intermediate and advance Spanish proficiency.|
|CIS Abroad||San Jose, Costa Rica||Spend five weeks of your summer studying Spanish (at any level) and health care in a unique and hands-on learning environment. The Spanish for Health Professionals program in Costa Rica is ideal for students in the health sciences looking to widen their career options. Universidad Veritas offers health courses taught in English and a Spanish-language course focused on health-related vocabulary so you can learn to interact with Spanish-speaking patients.|
|ISEP||San Jose, Costa Rica||This six-week program gives students and health care professionals the necessary language proficiency to work and interact with Spanish speaking patients, their families, as well as future colleagues. The International Center for Development Studies (ICDS), in coordination with Hospital Clínica Bíblica and Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, offers students the opportunity to explore health care in a developing country while improving their Spanish speaking skills.|
|University and Dates||Location||Information|
||Norðurárdalur, Iceland||This three-week program focuses on Sustainable Leadership in the 21st Century and offers a variety of 4 credit courses. Bifrost's campus is surrounded by unspoiled nature, fully of adventures. The following tours are included on the program: The Golden Circle, boat trip, waterfalls, midnight sun, natural hot springs, trips to scenes of famous movies, bird watching, hiking and geothermal pools. As a partner university of Bifrost, all Etown students get a 25% discount on the overall program costs.|
|University and Dates||Location||Information|
Kansai Gaidai University
||Osaka, Japan||The Asian Studies Summer Program is a six-week program, which offers a well-rounded introduction to Japanese language and culture. By combining semi-intensive Japanese language classes with a series of lectures and field trips, students are able to gain a basic understanding of Japanese language and society. The program is designed to cover a wide range of topics from Japanese pop culture and current political issues to time-honored traditions and history through lectures and site visits. The Summer Program is offered for six weeks in June and July when the program for local students are in full operation. Thus, participants are able to have active interactions with local students. Please note, this program only offers beginner-level Japanese.|
||Tokyo, Japan||Want to quickly improve your Japanese language proficiency? Then you’ll want to check out KCP International’s eight week summer program. KCP is focused on language learning and cultural exploration.|
Suspended until Summer 2022
Are you interested at studying at a prestigious Japanese university for 2.5 months? If so, the you should look into Nihon University’s Japanese Language and Japan Studies Program.
|University and Dates||Location||Information|
Exeter College in the University of Oxford
||Oxford, England||This six-week summer program at Exeter College, Oxford is a unique opportunity to experience undergraduate instruction at the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Courses are offered in the arts and humanities, social science, math, engineering and science. Students take two courses during this summer program and/or complete an independent research project.|
||Newcastle upon Tyne, England||This “Maymester” is a three week program on the culture and heritage of the Northeast of England delivered through a series of lectures and seminars at our Newcastle campus and field trips to points of interest around the region. All students on this program will take a course titled 'Newcastle - History, Literature and Culture - Regionalism and Literature as a lens to explore British history and culture during the 19ths and early 20th centuries.' Students who complete this program, or Northumbria University's semester program, will be considered alumni and are therefore eligible for a 20% alumni discount, which can be used to reduce the tuition cost of future study at the University, such as returning for graduate school.|
London School of Economics and Political Science
||London, England||This three-week summer program allows students to take one course in accounting, business and management, British culture, economics, finance, international relations, law or research methods. Interested students can participate in more than one session.|
The Pembroke-King's Program at the University of Cambridge
Suspended until Summer 2022.
During this six-week summer program, you can take three courses in arts, business, economics, finance, humanities, management, math, science, and/or social sciences. You can also choose to conduct independent research with the guidance of a Cambridge supervisor.
|Queen's University - Bader International Study Centre||East Sussex, England||Queen's University offers three summer programs: Castle Summer+, Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability, and Field School in Medieval Theatre Studies. The dates of these programs align with the Bader International Study Centre's course schedule and therefore may conflict with the end date of our spring semester and/or start of our fall semester. If you're interested in these programs, please talk to the Study Abroad Advisor and your academic advisor about the dates.|
|University and Dates||Location||Information|
||Washington, DC, USA||Spend eight weeks completing an internship in our nation’s capital! You can earn 1-6 credits this summer, while completing an internship and colloquium in U.S. government, global business, international affairs or non-profit careers.|
The Washington Center
||Washington, DC, USA||Do you want to earn a full semester's worth of credits (15 credits) this summer? Then live, study and intern in DC this summer with The Washington Center! This program enables you to spend 2.5 months in DC, while completing a full-time internship, networking with local professionals, hearing from great speakers in your field, and enrolling in an evening class of your choice. Internships are available in arts, business, communications, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental studies, global studies, government, health, humanities, international relations, journalism, legal affairs, media, politics, science, trade and more!|
Interested in living out Etown's 'Educate for Service' motto abroad? Consider one of these international service programs!
|Service Learning Programs|
|Etown Center for Community and Civic Engagement||Etown's Center for Community and Civic Engagement regularly offers an international service trip during winter break. The location and service various each year. Visit their website for information about the next program.|
|Amizade||Amizade, a global service-learning nonprofit, pairs students with volunteer and study abroad opportunities around the world, including domestic opportunities in the US.|
|CIS Abroad||Serve alongside your host community to help address societal issues that are meaningful to them. Apply your knowledge and skills to projects that support your new community, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the challenges that others in diverse communities around the world face.|
|ISA||ISA Service-Learning merges the concepts of global citizenship and community-based learning by connecting students of all ages with service opportunities abroad. By partnering students with community-based organizations and following a structured, reflection-based curriculum, participants develop intercultural and leadership skills in a real-world context while learning how local experts are addressing issues with the available resources. Service-learning opportunities are available in following community sectors: Community Development, Education, Environment, Family and Youth Development, Health and Human Rights.|
|International Studies Abroad (ISA) - Veritas Christian Study Abroad||With Veritas Christian Study Abroad, all programs are designed to include mission experience and education , both in and out of the classroom. Service possibilities could include: campus ministry, children's ministry, refugee ministry, teaching English, leading worship, homeless ministry and intercity ministry.|