Deadline for applying to partner virtual offerings is March 1.

Some programs may have early deadlines see below for more details.

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

Attend virtual programs offered abroad during the summer months for short, intensive programs focusing on a specific topic area.

Quick facts
  • Offered during the summer
  • You take classes at the host university
  • Courses listed below have been approved for transfer credit
  • Credits may transfer differently depending on your unique circumstances, please consult with your academic advisor
  • Up to $500 of funding available to cover program costs

2021 Virtual Offerings

International Summer University

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Dates: July 4 - 31 2021

Language of Instruction: English and German

The Virtual International Summer University is a unique four-week programme designed to provide insights into cutting-edge German engineering technology, to improve international language skills as well as to discover and learn more about the German culture. It combines engineering courses, virtual company visits, intensive German language courses, cross-cultural competencies training for engineers and virtual social and cultural activities.

Transfer credits:

Intensive German Language + Cross-Cultural Competencies Training for Engineers = 3 c.u. (XLANG Jr.3/GERM Jr.3)

Summer University Online

Level of Study: Graduate and Undergraduate

Dates: July 5 - August 27 2021

Language of Instruction: English

Take courses of 2 or 3 weeks and earn ECTS credits towards your degree.

Our summer 2021 program runs over three terms, from July 5th to August 27th, 2021 with a range of courses and timeslots available. Choose from a wide range of innovative courses in python programming, entrepreneurship, engineering, design thinking and many more!

Transfer credit:

Introduction to Pythion Programming - CMPT Jr.3

Extended Reality: Design and Development - CMPT Sr.3

Data Science with Python - CMPT Sr.3

Machine Learning using Pythion: Theory and Application - CMPT 423 or 489

German for Beginners - XLANG Jr.3


VU Amsterdam Summer School

Level of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Dates: July 3 - July 31 2021

Language of Instruction: English

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers interactive small-scale courses at Bachelor and Master level. Join online for either one or two sessions in July 2021. Their two-week courses cover multiple themes and are offered by all nine faculties of the university. Bachelor, Master and PhD students as well as professionals are all welcome to apply. 

Transfer credit:

Introduction to Business COMM 101.3


The International Summer School 

Level of Study: Graduate and Undergraduate

Dates: June 8 - August 6 2021

Language of Instruction: English and Norweigian 

Study with the University of Oslo in Norway to experience their offering in the history, art, language and the social sciences. Get the unique Norweigian perspective by participating in these virtual opportunities.

Transfer credit:

ISSHF1143 – Art in Norway = ARTH Jr.6

ISSHF1530 – Norwegian History = XAR Jr.6 or HIST JR.6?

ISSHF2060 – Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries = WGST Sr.6

ISSHF2415 – Trends in Scandinavian Film and TV = XAR Sr.6

ISSN1320 – Norwegian Literature = XHUM Jr.6

ISSSV1753 – The Norwegian Welfare State = XAR JR.6

ISSSV1855 – International Politics = XAR Jr.6 or HIST JR.6

ISSN1115 – Nynorsk = XAR Jr.3

ISSN1110 – Norsk grammatikk i et fremmedspråksperspektiv = XAR JR.6

NORA0110IN – Intensive Elementary Norwegian, Level I = XLANG Jr.6

NORA0120IN – Intensive Intermediate Norwegian, Level II = XLANG Sr.6 + XLANG Jr.3

NORA0130IN – Intensivt mellomkurs i norsk, trinn III = XLANG SR.6 + XLANG SR.6

NORA0140IN – Intensivt kurs i norsk for viderekomne, trinn IV = XLANG SR.6 + XLANG Sr.3


GEM Trailblazer Summer Program

Level of Study: Graduate and Undergraduate

Dates: June 16 - July 31 2021

Language of Instruction: English

Study virtually at the Nanyang Technical University in Singapore. Many courses are offered in humities, social sciences, engineering, and business. Take a look at the below approved courses. 

Transfer credit: 

Art Across Borders - ARTH UNSP.3

Communications Design - Communications Design - ART JR. 3

AARC23C: Film Studies - ENG JR.3

Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining CMPT SR.3

International Summer School

Level of Study: Graduate and Undergraduate

Dates: June 13 - July 21 2021

Language of Instruction: English

The International Summer School offers you the opportunity to study online at the University of Liverpool this summer. Study with fellow students from all over the world, choosing to take a 3-week or 6-week online programme in June and July 2021. We offer credit-bearing 15 credit modules and 5 credit modules grouped into themed pathways, so you can focus in one academic area or use pathways to suit your needs. It's your choice.

Transfer credit: 

Courses can be combined to grant credits, depending on students’ choice. Consult with an advisor to discuss how these virtual courses might transfer back to your degree.


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

  2. Apply for funding to cover any program costs


Contact Us

For more information about different study abroad opportunities, funding or travel safety, please visit the International Student and Study Abroad Centre in Room 80, Lower Place Riel or email us.

Drop-in advising

 Join the International Student and Study Abroad Centre remotely and speak to one of our International Education officers about our great selection of study-abroad opportunities. Staff at the centre can also talk to you about available funding.

Wednesday 9 am-noon
Thursday 1-4 pm

No appointment required.