Summer Programs

Summer Study Abroad

Studying abroad is the perfect way to ensure an unforgettable summer vacation!  What better way to make the most of your summer than to spend it earning credits toward your degree, while also having the time of your life.  ASA summer programs are anywhere from 3 weeks to 8 weeks long, which means even if you have a summer job or internship, you can still fit a study abroad program into your schedule.  Summer programs can be especially beneficial for students who find it challenging to fit in a full semester abroad, such as students involved in athletics and those without much flexibility in their degree curriculum.

 

Another reason summer programs are so popular is that many students take advantage of the opportunity to travel the world after their program is over.  The majority of students who travel on their own do so after the end of the ASA program, but some choose to travel beforehand, or even both.  It’s always fun to see all of the amazing photos our students bring back from their travels!

 

During a summer program, you can take anywhere from 1 to 3 classes and earn 3 to 9 credits, depending on the program location.  We also have several Summer Internship Opportunities as well!  Many ASA summer programs can be taken back-to-back to earn even more credits and completely immerse yourself in the local culture.  In many cases, summer programs can even be combined with semester programs for an extended study abroad experience.

 

ASA summer programs include all of the same services and benefits as our semester programs: tuition, housing, airport pick-up, on-site director, international medical insurance, official transcript, and at least one excursion or day trip.  Some ASA summer programs also include meals, depending upon the housing options.  As with all ASA programs, we will provide you with plenty of support before departure, as well as while you are abroad.  For a full list of what is included with ASA programs, please click here.

 

ASA Summer Program Locations

ASA offers summer programs in most of our program locations in Spain, Italy, England, Ireland, The Netherlands, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, and Peru.  The courses you can take during summer programs vary depending on the host institution.  Classes are available in a variety of areas, including Spanish, French, Italian, Business, Economics, Fine Arts, Art History, Cultural Studies, Communications, Psychology and more.  Specific information about our summer program locations and course offerings can be found below.

 

If you are looking for a summer program with classes in a specific subject area and aren’t sure which ASA program would suit you best, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to have a one-on-one advising session with you!

 

Summer Program Dates and Prices

For a full list of Dates and Prices for all our summer programs, please click here.  We always post updated program dates as soon as they become available.  If you do not see the dates posted for the summer program you want to attend, not to worry, this doesn’t mean the program won’t be offered – it just means that the dates aren’t available yet.  Please check the dates for the previous summer for an approximation.

 

While planning your study abroad experience several months in advance is always an excellent idea, we ask that students wait to book airfare until they receive written confirmation of their program dates from ASA, which will confirm the arrival and departure dates.  We want to make sure that you arrive on the right day, so we can include you in our group airport pick-up, which is included with your program fees!

 

Summer Housing

Housing is always included with your ASA program fees!  We offer different kinds of housing, depending on the program location.  For an overview of the different housing options, please click here.

 

Excursions and Travel

ASA summer programs include at least one excursion; many programs include more than one.  Excursions are meant to complement your classes and broaden your cultural and historical perspective of your host country.  While attending the ASA excursions isn’t mandatory, it’s strongly recommended, since they are included in your program fees.  To see how many excursions are included with each of ASA programs, please click here.

 

As mentioned above, many students choose to travel after the program ends or before it starts.  For students who want to travel before the program starts, please check with ASA to ensure you will arrive in your host city on the correct day so that you don’t miss orientation or classes.

Summer Course Offerings

Please note: Course Offerings are subject to change. 

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Host Institution: Universidad de Belgrano
Summer terms available: Two 4-week sessions and one 5-week session. For dates, please click here. (Please keep in mind that Summer in the U.S. is Winter in Argentina. Winters are quite mild though.)
Classes available in: Intensive Spanish Language (Beginner to Advanced levels) and Latin American Studies classes taught in Spanish
For course offerings for the ASA Buenos Aires summer program, please click here.

Viña del Mar, Chile

Host Institution: Universidad de Viña del Mar
Summer terms available: Two 4-week sessions.  For dates, please click here(Please keep in mind that Summer in the U.S. is Winter in Chile. Winters are quite mild though.)
Classes available in: Intensive Spanish Language & Chilean Culture (Elementary to High Intermediate levels).
For course offerings for the ASA Viña del Mar summer program, please click here.

San José, Costa Rica

Host Institution: International Center for Development Studies (ICDS)
Summer terms available: Two 6-week sessions. Students will take 2 classes per session. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Spanish and Sustainability Practices in Costa Rica; Spanish and Health in Latin America.
For course offerings for the ASA San José summer program, please click here.

London, England

Host Institutions: London South Bank University; University of the Arts London
Summer terms available: London South Bank University: One 6-week classes-plus-internship session and three 2-week classes-only sessions. Students will take 1 class per session. University of the Arts London: Three 3-week sessions. Students will take 1 class per session. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in:
London South Bank University: English Literature, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Law, Marketing. Internships available!

 

University of the Arts London: Animation, Architecture, Business, Communications, Fashion, Graphic Design, Film, Fine Arts, Journalism, Performing Arts, Photography, PR, Textiles, Theater Arts.
For summer course offerings at London South Bank University, please click here.  For summer course listings at University of the Arts London, please click here.

Aix-en-Provence, France 

Host Institution: IAU – The School of Humanities and Social Sciences; The French Honors Program; The Marchutz School of Fine Arts
Summer terms available: Two 3-week sessions and one 6-week session are available at The School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  One 6-week session is available at The Marchutz School of Fine Arts. One 6-week session is available at The French Honors Program.  For dates, please click here.  Students attending a 3-week session will take 1 class. Students attending a 6-week session will take 2 classes. Classes are available in English and French.

Classes available in: Art History, Business, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts, French Culture, French Language (Beginner to Advanced), History, Literature, Photography, Psychology, Wine Studies, and more.

For summer course offerings at The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, please click here.  For summer course offerings at The French Honors Program, please click here. For summer course offerings at The Marchutz School of Fine Arts, please click here.

Dublin, Ireland

Host Institution: Maynooth University
Summer terms available: One 4-week session. Students will take 2 classes. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Art History, Business, Economics, Geography, Irish History and Culture, Literature, History, Management, Politics.
For summer course offerings at Maynooth University, please click here.

Florence, Italy

Host Institution: Florence University of the Arts
Summer terms available: Two 6-week sessions and four 3-week sessions.  For dates, please click here. Students may take 1 or 2 classes per session (program price varies depending on how many credits you take). Classes are taught in English, except for Italian Language.
Classes available in: Art History, Business, Communications, Culinary Arts, Cultural Studies, Design, Fashion, Fine Arts, Food and Wine, Geography, Hospitality, Italian Language, Journalism, Literature, Marketing, Media Studies, Political Science, Nutrition, Photography, Service Learning, Sports, Wine Studies. Internships available!
For course offerings for the ASA Florence summer program, please click here.

Sorrento, Italy

Host Institution: Sant’Anna Institute
Summer terms available: Two 5-week sessions. Students may take 1 or 2 classes per session (program price varies depending on how many credits you take). For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Business, Communications, Cultural Studies, History, Italian Language, Literature, Marketing, Photography, Science, Tourism/Hospitality. Classes are taught in English, except for Italian Language. Internships available!
For course offerings for the ASA Sorrento summer program, please click here.

Cuzco, Peru

Host Institution: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Summer terms available: Two 5-week sessions. Students will take 2 classes per session. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Architecture, Art & Design, Business, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Literature, Service Learning, Spanish Language. Classes are available in English and Spanish.
For course offerings for the ASA Cuzco summer program, please click here.

Maastricht, The Netherlands

Host Institution: Maastricht University
Summer terms available: One 6-week summer session.  For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Communications, Dutch Art History, Economics, Entrepreneurship, European Public Health, Management, Marketing, Psychology. Classes are taught in English.
For course offerings for the ASA Maastricht summer program, please click here.

Barcelona, Spain

Host Institution: Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) at city center campus
Summer terms available: One 6-week session. Students may take 1 or 2 classes. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Architecture, Art History, Business, Cultural Studies, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Photography, Spanish Language. Classes are taught in English, except for Spanish Language.
For course offerings, please click here.

 

Host Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Summer terms available: One 5-week session. Students will take 2 classes. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Communications, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Marketing, Political Science, Sociology. Classes are available in English and Spanish.
For course offerings, please click here.

 

Host Institution: CETT-UB
Summer terms available: One 4-week session. Students will take 2 classes. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Business, Communications, Computer Science, Event Management, Gastronomy, Marketing, Sports Management. Classes are available in English and Spanish.
For course offerings, please click here.

 

Host Institution: ESADE Business School
Summer terms available: Two 4-week sessions and one 8-week session. Students will take 2 classes per 4-week session (4 classes per 8-week session). For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Business, Communications, Entrepreneurship, Geopolitics, Innovation, Spanish Language. Classes are taught in English, except for Spanish Language.
For course offerings, please click here.

 

Host Institution: Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) at Bellaterra campus
Summer terms available: Two 3-week sessions and one 6-week session. Students will take 1 class per 3-week session (2 classes per 6-week session). For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Computer Science, Film Studies, History, Journalism, Psychology, Spanish Language. Classes are taught in English, except for Spanish Language.
For course offerings, please click here.