By Megan Kane, Marketing Coordinator
Do you find yourself daydreaming of studying abroad but you’re pinched for time? If you’re a super student who spends the semester juggling a part-time job, a full-time course load and anything else that’s thrown your way, a semester abroad can feel completely unattainable. However, there’s a little secret about study abroad you may not know about: summer study abroad programs!
Check out our top 10 recommendations for summer programs that are short, affordable, and that will give you an international experience without being away for a full semester.
International Business in Medellín, Colombia
For business-savvy students looking for a unique way to spend their summer, look no further than our short-term International Business program. During this two-week program, students will learn about international management and business in the context of Latin America’s emerging markets with guided visits to local companies.
Exposure-Based Health Care in San José, Costa Rica
Open to students at all levels of Spanish, Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish + Service-Learning is an excellent opportunity for students who are pursuing a medical career-track. The classroom setting will provide you with practical communication experience in Spanish focused on medical terminology. Once the class is complete, you will partner with a local community organization to learn more about the Costa Rican healthcare system.
Spanish Language Immersion and Service-Learning in Cusco, Peru
In Cusco, you can take advantage of back-to-back Language, Literature & Culture programs. You can earn 12-14 semester credits and spend a full 11 weeks abroad at a more affordable rate than the traditional semester program. Included excursions to Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Puno & Lake Titicaca make this program especially worth the investment!
Another option for students looking to expand their resume while giving back to the community is to complete 4 or 8-week ISA Service-Learning program. Our partner organizations identify projects to which students can volunteer their time and contribute their strengths.
Fine Arts in Paris, France
The city of Paris is your classroom in the Arts and French Language program, with art instructors leading you through monuments and museums of interest as part of the learning experience.
Short-Term Programs in Prague, Czech Republic
Take your pick from a variety of interesting humanities-based courses during our 2-week summer program, History & Culture, in Prague. Class options include subjects such as history, art and architecture, cinema, business, and Czech language.
Full-Time Summer Internships in Valencia, Spain
ISA Internships in Valencia allow students and recent graduates to experience study abroad while adding new skills to their resume. Applicants in any field are welcomed but it is a particularly excellent location for Business and Marketing, Exercise Science, Education, STEM and Visual Arts fields.
French Language in Lille, France
Delve deeply into French language and an elective of your choice while studying Business, Science, Liberal Arts & French Language in Lille this summer. Elective courses cover a variety of topics, including French culture, art history, business, sciences, international communication, and more.
Undergraduate Research in Auckland, New Zealand
The Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Auckland offers you the chance to spend the summer in one of the most multicultural cities in the world. During this six-week program, you will participate in a hands-on research project.
Short-Term Courses in Sydney, Australia
Immerse yourself in the Australian lifestyle and take part in experiential learning at the University of Sydney through a customized 3-week intensive program. This short-term study abroad program in Sydney is a great way to experience local culture and develop global connections.
If you want to learn more about ISA summer programs, fill out the form below and we’ll reach out to you!