Summer Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad

CIEE offers summer study abroad programs for college students in 30+ destinations

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Shake Up Your Summer with Study Abroad!

Summer is the perfect time for a change of scenery. Your dreams – both personal and academic – can come true as you explore dozens of summer study abroad programs around the world. Our summer programs for college students allow you to intern in Dublin, learn Korean at Yonsei University, study the roots of apartheid in Cape Town, and so much more. Take that first step and GO!

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Short-Term Summer Programs

For those looking for a short-term program, our summer blocks and summer sessions are a great way to fit study abroad into your summer plans. Summer blocks run six (or up to 12) weeks, and you can either stay in one location the whole time or spend six weeks in one city and the next six in another. Summer sessions, on the other hand, run four to 12 weeks long. Students can enroll in one four-week session or stack two (or even three) consecutive sessions for a full summer of academics and cultural immersion. Even better, if you enroll in more than one four-week session, you'll get a 20% discount on all additional sessions!

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Long-Term Summer Programs

For students looking to spend a full summer immersing themselves in a new culture, a long-term eight-week program is an excellent choice. Whether you're looking for a program that aligns with your major or one that fast-forwards your language skills, we have tons to offer.

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Summer Global Internships

For those interested in gaining real-world work experience, our Summer Global Internships are the perfect way to develop professional skills in a cross-cultural environment. With both part-time commitments and full-time opportunities available in 17+ locations around the world, we offer more ways to get on your way. Choose from 10+ different industries – like business, politics, sustainability, and more – to spend part (or all) of your summer advancing your skills, expanding your global network, and preparing for your future career.


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Questions About Summer Study Abroad Programs

Summer study abroad programs vary in length depending on what summer program type you choose. In general, summer study abroad programs with CIEE can last anywhere from four to 12 weeks. If you’re wondering how long summer study abroad programs at CIEE are, checkout the information below: 


Put simply, yes! CIEE offers a range of summer study abroad programs in Europe in locations including Seville, Rome, Amsterdam, London, Dublin, Lisbon, and more! Topic-wise, CIEE summer programs in Europe range from areas of study like business, communications, cultural studies, language immersion, and more!

CIEE offers summer study abroad scholarships to students across three main areas: need-based, merit-based, and others. Summer scholarship amounts are primarily based on a students’ Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their FAFSA.  

Summer scholarships and grants include the Gilman Go Global Grant, GAIN Travel Grant, Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Grant, Frederick Douglass Summer Scholars, and more. 

For more information, visit our Summer Scholarships and Grants page. 

When deciding whether to study for a semester or summer, it’s important to consider your goals for studying abroad, as well as credits to ensure you stay on track academically.  

A semester program typically lasts 15-17 weeks or more, while summer programs can range from 4-12 weeks. Semester programs may provide more diverse course offerings, excursions, and language learning opportunities, while summer programs are more focused on particular subject areas and language immersion. Ultimately, it’s up to you!  

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Shake up your summer with study abroad!


  1. Receive summer scholarships and grants for summer or single blocks, including airfare assistance to and from CIEE program locations for PELL-eligible students 
  2. Want to stack the savings? Explore our stackable summer sessions and automatically get a 20% discount off each additional session when you enroll in two or more four-week sessions in 13 epic locations around the globe
  3. Can’t choose just one program? Mix and match your summer plans by selecting up to two consecutive six-week summer blocks in 16 incredible global cities, with federal financial aid never beyond reach
  4. Are you a STEM major? Earn a $500 CIEE STEM Scholarship toward any summer program when you demonstrate how your chosen program helps you reach your academic or professional goals
  5. Looking for an in-depth academic experience? Learn like you never have before in our specialty & intensive summer programs with outstanding, dynamic instructors who challenge and engage you! 

Ready to study abroad this summer?

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