How to make the most of summer? Study abroad.

While on an IES Abroad summer study abroad program, it's a challenge to be bored. You'll take courses with world-class professors that bring you out of the classroom. You'll share authentic cuisine with your homestay family or roommates. You'll take field trips led by our local staff who know all the best places. Not to mention, you'll navigate daily life in a different country!

Ranging from a few weeks to a few months, we offer summer study abroad programs in a wide variety of disciplines, locations, and languages. Whether you want to fulfill course requirements for your major, develop your language skills, explore a new passion, or all of the above, there's an IES Abroad program for you. Summer study abroad programs can be especially ideal for students with intensive academic or athletic commitments during the regular school year. 

All IES Abroad programs include courses for credit, housing, and unique opportunities to engage with the local community. Our advisors in the United States are here to help you prepare to depart, and once you arrive, our onsite local staff are there every day to make sure you have the best study abroad experience possible.

Can't get enough of the world? Add a semester or academic year program before or after your summer program and get $500 credited to your summer tuition. 

Benefits of Summer Study Abroad Programs

Students learning in a bright classroom

Catch Up on Your Coursework

by taking classes abroad (and earning college credit!) that count toward your major.

Students taking a boat tour in Ecuador

Take Courses Just for Fun

When else will you have the chance to explore your passions internationally?

Student at an angle that looks like she is touching the top of the Louvre

Gain professional work experience

with an international internship related to your career path.

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Save money!

You can have an international adventure that won't break the bank.

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Fulfill foreign language requirements.

Spend the summer immersing yourself in the language—and culture—of your host country.

Student biking in Paris

Upgrade your summer workouts!

Jog the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, hike the Amazon Rainforest, or walk the streets of Tokyo.

Crowd cheering on a football (soccer) game in Cape Town

Catch fútbol games abroad,

without missing football season back on campus.

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Test the waters.

If living and learning abroad is for you, you can extend your study abroad on a semester-long program.

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Summer is about making memories.

Make them the best of your life with study abroad!

Summer Scholarships & Aid

Students on summer programs may be eligible for up to $1000 in need-based aid, the Vera Isaacs Schwartz Endowed Stipend, the Barbara A. Barker Vienna Summer Internship Scholarship, and the Hemera Foundation Summer Social Impact Internship Scholarship.

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