Summer and Winter 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 E-town 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. These programs are broken down by term below, including winter break and summer program opportunities. Some programs even offer international internships and volunteer opportunities. Scroll down to learn more!
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 three 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 E-town students, because you’ll need be back in time for the beginning of spring classes.
CISabroad offers January study abroad programs in Costa Rica, England, Italy, Japan and Spain. They also offer programs that travel to multiple countries!
ISA has January study abroad programs in Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Sol is dedicated to Spanish language learning and provides winter break programs in Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain.
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!
Study Abroad Providers with Multiple Country Options
BCA Study Abroad has summer programs in Austria, England, Ireland, Italy, Morocco and Spain. This includes German, Arabic and Spanish language programs. Business and medical Spanish practicums are available.
CISabroad provides summer programs in more than 20 different countries, including internship opportunities in more than 20 fields.
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 14 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, 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.
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.
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 & Caicos Islands.
Sol’s 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.
TEFL Programs: Teach English as a Foreign Language
Students can sign up to complete TEFL certification over the summer with CISabroad 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.
This program is designed for students with beginner or intermediate levels of French learning. This intensive four-week program places you in language classes based on your proficiency.
KCP International – 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.
Nihon University – Tokyo, Japan
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.
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.
Northumbria University – Newcastle upon Tyne, England
For summer 2019, Northumbria University is offering two different programs. The three-week summer program at Newcastle provides students the opportunity to take one course focused on either sport management and coaching or the geography or crime. The six week program enables the students to do the three week course in Newcastle followed by a further three week program at Alnwick Castle, studying British culture while living in a real life castle – Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Students who complete this program, or Northumbria University's semester program, will be considered as 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.
The Pembroke-King's Program at the University of Cambridge – Cambridge, England
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.
United States of America
American University - Washington, DC
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
Do you want to earn up to 12 credits this summer? Then live, study and work 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, attending the LEAD colloquium 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 and trade.