Application Deadline: February 1st , 2019

See what our past study abroad student has to say about her Summer Abroad experience.

Attend programs offered abroad during the summer months for short, intensive programs focusing on a specific topic area. Choose from more than 16 destinations including Germany, France and China.

Quick facts
  • Offered during the summer
  • You take classes at the host university
    Transfer of credits not guaranteed
  • You have to verify with an advisor that these course credits transfer 

Current Programs

Australia – Queensland University

July 1 – 21, 2019
Level: Undergraduate or Graduate
Language of Instruction: English

Take part in the Summer program at Queensland University and choose from three programs offered during the summer period:

  • Global Talent Management
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
  • Event Marketing


China - Hong Kong Baptist University

July 2 - August 1, 2019
Level: Undergraduate
Language of instruction: English

Over 30 courses will be offered in the areas of Business, Communication, Economics, English, Film, Finance, History, Journalism, Marketing, Religion, Science and Sociology. (Max 6 credits)

China - Canada Learning Initiative in China

June – July, 2019
Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
Language of Instruction: English, Chinese

Canada Learning Initiative in China offers several heavily subsidized summer programs such as

  • Harbin Intensive Language Program, July 2-27, 2019 in Harbin
  • Chinese Archeology, June 19 – July 19, 2019 in Jinan
  • Doing Business in China and China’s Economic Development, July 2-27, 2019 in Tianjin
  • Entrepreneurship in China, June 14 – August 17, 2019 in Hangzhou
  • International Development: Education, May 27 - June 24, 2019 in Shanghai
  • Language, Art, and Culture Program, July 1 – July 31, 2019 in Jinan

All U of S students participating in CLIC summer programs will receive a monthly stipend, a scholarship to help pay for their flights, free accommodation in China and a free medical insurance.


Singapore - Nanyang Technological University

June – July, 2019
Level: Undergraduate or Graduate
Language of Instruction: English

GEM Trailblazer is tailored to prepare global talents to be future-ready for the Asian century. With more than 30 courses offered the programmes are designed to be rigorous yet exciting.

Czech Republic - Masaryk University

May – July, 2019 (various lengths)
Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
Language of Instruction: Englis

Masaryk University provides a long list of summer programs in Social Sciences, Language, Science, Law, Economics, European Culture, Business and much, much more!

Germany - Hessen International Summer University

July – August, 2019
Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
Language of Instruction: English and German

German programs in various disciplines including Political Studies, German Language, Engineering, German Culture, Business, Economics at various universities in the German state of Hessen including two of our partner institutions:


Germany – International Research Experience Program at Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt)

May 20 – August 9, 2019
Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
Language of Instruction: English and German

The International Research Experience Program (IREP) offers 86 research projects all within varying fields of the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Engineering. Credits vary per project.



Germany - TU Berlin Summer University

Term 1: June 10  – July 5, 2019
Term 2 A: July 1 – 19, 2019
Term 2 B: July 8 – 19, 2019
Term 3: July 22 – August 16, 2019
Term 4: August 19 – 30, 2019
Level: Graduate or Undergraduate
Language of Instruction: English and German

Founded in 2015, the TU Berlin Summer and Winter University offers innovative courses such as Satellite Design, Robotics, 3D Scanning and Printing, and Entrepreneurship – among others!


Finland - University of Helsinki

August 6 – 22, 2019
Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
Language of Instruction: English

Helsinki Summer School offers courses that cover a wide range of academic fields and multidisciplinary topics including Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

Iceland - Bifröst University

July 13 – August 3, 2019
Level: Undergraduate or Graduate
Language of Instruction: English

Bifröst University is located in the Nature paradise of Bifrost Village in West Iceland, right between a volcano and glacier. This year, only one course will be offered, “Sustainable Leadership in the 21st Century”. Students are accommodated in comfortable en-suite single rooms at the program’s beautiful campus on the shore of Lake Hreðarvatn. There are natural wonders in a walking distance and students rae surrounded by glaciers, volcanoes, midnight sun, waterfalls, and unspoiled nature.

Sweden – Jönköping University

June 3 – 28, 2019
Level: Undergraduate
Language of Instruction: English

Courses offered:

- Puchasing Logistics with a Global Perspective

- Global Perspective on Health and Welfare


Students will have the opportunity to obtain credits and participate in social and cultural activities to discover and learn about Sweden and the Swedish culture. In addition the programme includes visits to companies and to organizations related to the courses, examples of such are IKEA & Husqvarna in the area of logistics and Companion & Integrera Mera in the area of health and welfare. They will benefit from a term abroad during their summer break with the possibility to gain valuable international experience and credits.

France – MICEFA Summer Program

July 1 – 31, 2019
Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
Language of Instruction: French

Go to Paris and participate in MICEFA’s 4-week summer session in Language and Culture. This program offers courses in collaboration with the Institut Catholique de Paris as well as cultural activities throughout the month and housing at the historic Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris or with a homestay family.


United Kingdom – Birmingham International Summer School

July 15 – August 2, 2019
Level: Undergraduate or Graduate
Language of instruction: English

The Birmingham International Summer School has been designed to offer you an opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of another country and to study in one of the most diverse cities in the UK. The 2019 Summer School is ideal for students based overseas who would like to experience studying abroad for a short period.


United Kingdom – University of Liverpool

June – August, 2019
Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
Language of Instruction: English

The University of Liverpool International Summer School is located in the beautiful port city of Liverpool, we’re part of the fastest growing economy and have more galleries and green spaces than any other city outside of London. With its reputation for friendliness and its history as a centre for music and culture, we are sure that you will find Liverpool a place where you will receive a warm welcome, make friends and have life changing experiences.


  1. Apply here to determine if the summer program of your choice is a good academic fit for you.

  2. Meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss transfer credit

  3. If your application is approved, an Academic Advisor will confirm whether or not transfer credit will be granted

  4. Apply for funding

  5. Participate in a mandatory pre-departure session (risk & safety, destination specific information, resources for questions regarding immigration)

  6. Depart for your study abroad destination (ISSAC will remain in contact with you during your time abroad)

Contact Us

Drop by the International Student and Study Abroad Centre and speak to one of our International Education officers about our great selection of study-abroad opportunities, funding or travel safety.

Tuesday 1-4 pm
Wednesday 9 am-noon
Thursday 1-4 pm

No appointment required.