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10 Summer Abroad Programs to Affordably Make Your Summer in 2019

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10 Summer Abroad Programs to Affordably Make Your Summer in 2019

It's summer.

And you want to spend it abroad well, right?

Absolutely, spending your summer abroad would be the sure way to make the most of your summer.

You betcha!

Studying abroad in summer is a good way to trade your free time with a bucketful of world experiences...

..along with academic skills and credits. 

In this post, I’m going to cover top-of-the-line summer abroad programs for high school students.


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Princeton University encourages the students to study abroad in summer and take part:

  1. In the programs that help students in maximizing their language skills. 
  2. And the culture of their hosting country.

For this, they offer a variety of study abroad programs for summer (designed in such pattern). Out of which summer abroad program is a tiny part of the whole proposal.

The program duration varies from 4 weeks to 8 weeks and more. Where the most programs are open to the Princeton applicants only.

Princeton summer program is categorized into further sections like.


  • Summer study abroad programs
  • Summer sessions.
  • Short-term study abroad 

In summer study abroad, different departments organize summer programs for their students independently.

The office of international programs (OIP) collaborates to arrange language/area studies abroad.

Princeton summer sessions are actually the short study-sessions of routine academic years.

The last one is the short-term study abroad program of Princeton University. To get enrolled, you have to apply through IIE (Institute of International Education.)

Keep in mind, Princeton cares about Princeton and non-Princeton students equally. For further details, you have to make an appointment with a summer study abroad advisor.

Princeton also funds the students for summer abroad programs. For this, you have to send your application for review purposes.

9. Boston university summer program

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Boston University offers more than 25 summer abroad programs. All at several different locations of the world.

BU summer abroad program is for both BU and non-BU students. Where they can earn credits, get internships abroad and other related things to do abroad.

To apply, start by filling an online application form.

8. Oxford summer program

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You’ll find Oxford grouping a wide assortment of study abroad opportunities in one. This includes summer programs, scholar exchange and internships abroad, etc.

The Students can choose to earn credits to make it towards the completion of their degrees. Or just to do the short certifications.

There is also a range of scholarships offered by the University of Oxford. i.e. Summer schools scholarships, travel grants and expeditions.

The rest are oxford study abroad exchanges and other nominal opportunities.

7. UPENN summer program

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In the UPENN, students can make their time by traveling the whole summer...

..but still getting the degree credits.

All of this is possible by UPENN’s summer program. Designed in a way that one can travel the world contributing its actual degree program.

These programs are open for UPENN undergraduates and visiting students alike.

It allows the students to immerse in another culture. Enrich their experience, morale, exposure, and degree at the same.

To apply, you have to visit the college of liberal and professional studies (LPS) of the University.

There, you’ll find all the available opportunities and possibilities, locations, guidance. In short, everything you needed to know about UPENN summer abroad program.

6. USC summer program

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USC outfits numerous ways for the students to have the international interpretation. And summer overseas program is one of them.

USC summer abroad programs are short-term (6-7 weeks long) programs, offered in summer.

Students who enroll in USC programs, travel & stay in different locations of the world. Yet contribute towards their actual degree courses.

5. Brown summer program

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Just like many other popular institutions, Brown University also proposes summer abroad programs.

Where non-brown students can also transfer their degree credits from outside the University.

Non-brown (where one can transfer his degree credits from outside) students also.

Brown’s OIP (Office of International Programs) outflows many opportunities for the students. i.e. together with the scholarships, student loans, financial grants, and aids. Applicable nationally or internationally (both national or international students can apply).

Have a look at their best summer abroad programs for more detail and information.

4. John Hopkins Summer Program

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John Hopkins University extends study abroad opportunities to the students in summer. As they believe there should be a semester or a year abroad in every student’s life.

It must be during student's early education years. Or if for some reason, they miss, the students should go abroad as sophomores.

And even if they couldn't go abroad, they still have a chance to explore the world with John Hopkins in summer. Some recent places are Cuba, Dublin, Florence, Ecuador, and Japan.

Most of the courses in JHU summer abroad program are taught by the JHU faculty. And they aggregate in the value of student’s final GPA. The credit hours range between 3-6 credits.

3. Harvard summer program

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This is a good way to explore five continents and dozens of key locations worldwide with Harvard. 

You can choose from a range of subjects you want to study abroad during your summer with Harvard faculty. Languages, Cultures, Sciences, Humanities, and Anthropology, etc, to get an idea.

To give more understanding about their summer abroad experiences, Harvard organizes information sessions. That are normally held during December and January every year.

The general restriction/conditions to apply in Harvard summer abroad program are:

  • One should be at least 18 years, 
  • Should have attended at least a year at college
  • OR should be the first year student.
  • And should have maintained academic position.

It’s also important, have a look at Harvard’s summer abroad programs policy and often asked questions.

2. Cornell summer program

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They also call it Cornell off-campus summer programs OR Cornell summer sessions. Besides whatever they call it, more important is, how useful these programs would be?

And according to my little research, these programs probably worth it. For every student who is willing to enhance his summer abroad experience, it really worth it.

Moreover, I’d definitely like to hear your opinion too. If any alumni are reading this, who have had a summer abroad with Cornell summer abroad programs. Please share your experience with us.

Alright, they have a welcome guide page on their website. It will answer almost all of your basic questions.  Like the payments, travel, credit hours, preparation, packing, etc.

And if you still need their assistanceshout out to them directly.

1. Columbia university summer program

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You would be curious that why did I put it on the top. Are you? Well, you probably should.

Actually, while I was on a hunt for some great pre college summer programs abroad available now a day.

I figured summer study abroad opportunities offered by Columbia University are someway distinct. They treat summer abroad programs quite differently than a semester or year abroad.

Wonder how? Let me explain:

In Columbia Summer abroad program, the students stay with fellow international students. Unlike other programs where the students share their time with local students.

Moreover, the student can choose either some language program. i.e. to enhance his foreign language speaking capability. A culture immersion program. Or they will also have the option to pick a program that can aid to their majors (subjects) in the University.

In addition to it, Columbia summer abroad programs are cost effective. Lots of scholarships, grants, and financial assistance involved in the program, so yeah.

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