Summer Study Abroad Programs for College Students
CIEE offers summer study programs for college students in 30+ destinations
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!
Check out our three types of summer program offerings below and live the summer of your dreams!
Four to 12 Weeks
Our four-week short-term summer sessions are thoughtfully designed so you can enroll in one, two, or three consecutive sessions for a full summer of academics and cultural immersion. Stay in the same location for all three sessions, or travel to others for an amazing adventure!
Explore our stackable summer sessions to plan the journey that's perfect for you.
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Six to 12 Weeks
Can't choose just one program? You can do it all with summer blocks! Spend six weeks (or up to 12) studying abroad in your choice of 16 incredible locations around the world. Stay in the same location the whole time, or travel to another for a customizable, adventurous summer abroad!
Either way, you have the flexibility and mobility to design the summer abroad of your dreams.
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Gain practical, hands-on training and earn academic credit on an eight-week summer internship. By gaining real-world work experience, you'll acquire professional skills, work in a cross-cultural environment, and develop valuable contacts for life after graduation.
View our part-time or full-time summer internship options to discover your best fit.
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Trending Summer Study Abroad Programs
Summer Ghanaian Studies
Earn credits studying culture and reproductive health in the extraordinary West African city of Legon.
Summer Korean Studies
Seoul, South Korea
Summer Global Internship
Summer Business + Culture
Spend summer exploring international business in the culture-filled capital of Catalonia.
Summer Tropical Ecology + Conservation
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Summer Arabic Language
Put your learning of Arabic on fast-forward in the heart of Amman’s traditional Eastern district.
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Indulge in Spain's remarkable culture where world-class landmarks, Spanish tapas, and rich history will delight you.
Explore the global powerhouse that is South Korea, and immerse yourself in K-Pop, ancient palaces, and more.
Dive into Japan's rich history, economic development, and blend of traditional and modern culture.
Discover all France has to offer, from its world-renowned fashion to its acclaimed cuisine, vibrant culture, and more.
Take your studies to the Czech Republic, where medieval castles, rich history, and natural beauty will excite you.
Study abroad in the trendy city of Berlin, home to Europe's largest economy and multinational companies.
Discover world-class landmarks, rolling hills, and medieval castles while immersing yourself in British culture.
Make lush, biodiverse, and rural Monteverde your Costa Rican classroom and study wildlife, flora, and fauna.
Study in Australia's multicultural coastal capital, Sydney, where natural wonders and biodiversity beckon you.
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Questions About Summer Study Abroad Programs
HOW LONG ARE SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS?Click to Open
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:
- SUMMER SESSIONS: FOUR TO 12 WEEKS
- SUMMER BLOCKS: SIX TO 12 WEEKS
- SUMMER INTERNSHIPS: EIGHT WEEKS
WHAT ARE THE BEST STUDY ABROAD SUMMER PROGRAMS?Click to Open
CIEE’s top five best study abroad summer programs include:
ARE THERE SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS IN EUROPE?Click to Open
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!
ARE THERE SUMMER STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS?Click to Open
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.
SHOULD I STUDY ABROAD FOR A SEMESTER OR SUMMER?Click to Open
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!
Shake up your summer with study abroad!
FROM CIEE, JUST FOR YOU:
- Receive summer scholarships and grants for summer or single blocks, including airfare assistance to and from CIEE program locations for PELL-eligible students,
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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!