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 certainly doesn’t mean the program won’t be offered – it just means that the dates aren’t available just 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 their acceptance letter from ASA, which will confirm the arrival and departure dates for your program. 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!
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 summer sessions and one, 5-week summer session. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Intensive Spanish Language (Beginner to Advanced levels) and Latin American Studies.
For course listings for the ASA Buenos Aires summer program, please click here.
Viña del Mar, Chile
Host Institution: Universidad de Vina del Mar
Summer terms available:Two, 4-week sessions. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Intensive Spanish Language & Chilean Culture (Beginner to High Intermediate levels).
For course listings for the ASA Viña del Mar summer program, please click here.
San José, Costa Rica
Host Institution: International Center for Development Studies (ICDS)
Classes available in: Spanish Language for Development Studies, Spanish for Health Sciences, Spanish and Health in Latin America.
For course listings for the ASA San José summer program, please click here.
Host Institutions:London South Bank University and University of the Arts London
Summer terms available: London South Bank University: One, 4-week study-only session, and one, 6-week study-and-intern session. University of the Arts London: Two, 3-week sessions. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in:
London South Bank University: Marketing, English Literature (Shakespeare), History. University of the Arts London: Photography, Fashion, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Architecture, Art History, Interior Design, Textile Design, Theatre/Film, Communications, Media, Public Relations & Advertising. Internships available!
University of the Arts London: Accessories, Animation, Architecture, Business, Communications, Fashion, Graphic Design, Film, Fine Arts, Journalism, Photography, PR, Textiles, Theater Performance.
For summer course listings at London South Bank University, please click here. For summer course listings at University of the Arts London, please click here.
Host Institution:IAU College – The School of Humanities and Social Sciences; The Marchutz School of Fine Arts
Summer terms available:Two, 3-week summer sessions and one, 6-week summer session are available at The School of Humanities and Social Sciences. One, 6-week summer session is available at The Marchutz School of Fine Arts. For dates, please click here. (Please note – Students attending the 6-week summer session at the SHSS may take courses from the two, 3-week sessions, as well as courses from the full 6-week session.)
Classes available in: French Language (all levels from Beginner to Advanced). French Culture, Literature and History, including upper division electives in both French and English, as well as French Honors courses for students who have completed at least 4 semesters of French. Electives in English are available in Art History, Fine Arts, Archaeology, Business, History, Painting, Drawing, Architecture, Sculpture, Photography, Psychology and Wine Studies.
For summer course listings at The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, please click here. For summer course listings at The Marchutz School of Fine Arts, please click here.
Host Institutions:Maynooth University
Summer terms available: One, 4-week session at Maynooth University. For dates, please click here.
Classes available in: Irish History and Culture, Art History, Politics, Business, Management, History, Geography, English Literature, Economics.
For summer course listings at ASA Dublin summer program, please click here.
Host Institution:Florence University of the Arts
Summer terms available: Two, 6-week summer sessions and four, 3-week summer sessions. For dates, please click here. (Please note – Students attending a 6-week summer session may take courses from the two, 3-week sessions that run concurrently, as well as courses from the 6-week session.)
Classes available in: Marketing, Geography, Business, Photography, Fashion, Museum & Gallery Curation, Painting, Drawing, Culinary Arts, Italian Language, Italian Culture, Hospitality, Wine Studies/Viticulture, Journalism, Communications, Media, Art History, Sociology, Digital Media, Nutrition, Horticulture, Sustainability, Event Planning, Graphic Design, Literature, Voice, Opera, Architecture, Product Design, Travel Writing, Dance, Political Science & International Relations, Sports & Athletics, Community Service, Experiential Learning. Internships available!
For course listings for the ASA Florence summer program, please click here.
Classes available in:Spanish Language (all levels from Beginner to Advanced). History, Environmental Studies, Culture & Society, Literature, Architecture, Art & Design, Photography, Business, Quechua, Nutrition, Service Learning.
For course listings 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.
For course listings for the ASA Maastricht summer program, please click here.
Host Institution:Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)