Summer Study Abroad

Starting in summer of 2016, students wishing to obtain credit for summer study abroad will 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 corresponding department(s). 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, all study abroad credits must be approved by the corresponding department(s), regardless of whether the credits are intended for the major.

Resources for choosing a summer program

  • Suggested Summer Programs: Departments have indicated names of programs that they believe would best meet Wesleyan students' needs. 
  • Pre-approved list for semester and year-long programs: The list of approved academic-year programs is good resource for students searching for summer options, since many of these programs offer summer study as well. The OSA staff has further information and is prepared to advise interested students during our drop-in hours.
  • Academic Departments: Faculty in any given department may be able to guide students interested in specific fields of study.
  • 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 Gordon Career Services Center
  • For-Credit Internships: Review the policies and process for obtaining credit for non-program summer internship. Consult with Kate Smith, Associate Director of Fellowships, Internships, and Exchanges, regarding the credit-granting process.

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, in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.