Summer Study Abroad

Starting in summer of 2016, students wishing to obtain credit for summer study abroad are required to apply through the Office of Study Abroad.

Applications for summer programs DUE April 1

Please note that due to the lateness of the application deadline, you may need to make travel arrangements before receiving an official acceptance from the Office of Study Abroad. If this is the case please contact us to check the status of your application.

To Apply

  1. Submit the Initial Inquiry Form, available in your electronic portfolio
  2. After submitting this form, attend an advising session in the Office of Study Abroad, during drop-in hours (MWF 10-12pm, TTh 2-4pm). OSA staff will open your online permission application
  3. Fill out the online permission application which includes:
      • Application for permission to study abroad
      • Pre-departure reflection essay
      • Health Clearance
      • Assumption of Risk Release Waiver
      • Standards of Conduct Pledge
  4. If you are taking a language class: Fill out the Summer Study Abroad: Foreign Languages form and upload to your OSA application
  5. If you are taking a non-language class: Fill out the Permission to Transfer Credit form and obtain signature(s) from the appropriate department. Upload this form to your OSA application
  6. Complete the program’s own application

Credit Transfer

Please see the Academic Regulations page for information about transfer credit. In the summer, study abroad credit must be approved by the issuing department in every case, not just for the major.

Program Search

Suggested Summer Programs: Departments have suggested certain programs that they believe would best fit their students. 

Pre-approved list for semester and year-long programs: Many students already have an idea of what summer program they want to do, but if you’re not sure where to start, the pre-approved list for semester and year-long programs is a good place. Many of these institutions and providers also have summer programs. The OSA also has many pamphlets and brochures about summer programs. Stop by any time during our drop-in hours to have a look.

Academic Departments: If you're looking to do work in a specific academic area, check with the appropriate department on campus to ask for faculty recommendations.

IIEPassport.org: A good online resource with thousands of searchable programs for studying or interning abroad

Summer Internships: Find a summer internship abroad through the Career Services Center

For-Credit Internships: Review the policies and process for obtaining credit for non-program summer internship. Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships, and Exchanges, administers the .25cr CSPL 493 Internship Course at Wesleyan.

Federal Grants for Summer Language Study

NSEP Boren Scholarships: Summer or semester funding for study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

US Dept. of State's Critical Language Scholarship Program: Intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical-need foreign languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu

STARTALK: Summer critical language study in the US: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.