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Summer Programs

There are a variety of programs for study abroad during the summer. Students interested in summer study abroad are invited to start off with a bit of research by looking through the various program links below or semester or year-long study abroad opportunities. Once you have a better idea of what program opportunities are available to you, attend one of the OIP Study Abroad Information Session and/or contact the study abroad advisor in OIP. You are strongly encouraged to select your program during the Fall semester, though application deadlines are early in the Spring semester.

Exchange Programs

ISEP - International Student Exchange Program ISEP provides summer exchange programs (in English) in Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, and Mexico. Students pay their usual WSSU tuition, fees, and room and board here. Numerous "direct" (non-exchange) programs are also offered, so check with the study abroad advisor in OIP when making your site selections.

Third-Party "Direct" Programs

AIFS - American Institute for Foreign Study AIFS is one of the oldest and largest study abroad providers in the world. Most programs do not require previous language learning experience. Summer program locations include: Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Russia, South Africa, and Turkey, to name a few. Some scholarships may be available through AIFS.

ISA - International Studies Abroad ISA is a third-party provider that offers programs around the world for students. Summer program sites include Argentina, Belgium, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Jordan, Morocco, and Spain. Some internship programs are also available.

CIEE - Council for International Educational Exchange Since its creation in 1947, has continued to focus on the needs of today’s global citizens—students, educators, host families, and institutions in the USA and abroad by customizing and by providing specially adapted educational offerings. Summer program locations include Argentina, Belgium, Botswana, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Russia, Senegal, and South Africa, among others.

SIT - School for International Training A pioneer in experiential, field-based study abroad, SIT offers summer programs in China, Iceland, India, Jordan, Madagascar, Morocco, Panama, South Africa, Switzerland, and Uganda/Rwanda. SIT programs focus on critical global issues in specific geographical and cultural contexts using an interdisciplinary approach. Studying with host country faculty and living with families, students gain a deep appreciation for local cultures and become immersed in diverse topics ranging from the politics of identity to post-conflict transformation, from global health to environmental policy. Some scholarships are also available from or through this provider.

OTS - Organization for Tropical Studies though Duke University OTS aims to promote interest in education and research in tropical biology and to provide leadership in education, research and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics. OTS has two summer programs, one in South Africa and one in Costa Rica.

Programs Through Other UNC Campuses

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Additional OIP approval required for these programs