Suggested Short-Term Programs

Some Wesleyan language departments have indicated names of short-term programs that they believe would best meet Wesleyan students' needs. 

As a reminder, Wesleyan students have more flexibility in program choice with short-term programs than semester or academic year programs. Therefore, the Office of Study Abroad does not maintain a list of pre-approved summer and winter programs. As long as your short-term program is legitimate, safe, and your courses are approved by the appropriate department(s), your choice of program is up to you. Check out the short-term programs webpage for more information on the application process.

Chinese Studies

Huayu Enrichment Scholarship offers scholarships for students to undertake Huayu courses in Taiwan.

Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) offers opportunities for Chinese Language Learning and Taiwanese Cultural Experience. 

Fudan International Summer Session helps students achieve multicultural understanding, establish a global vision, and get connected with peers from all over the world.

Classical and Latin Studies

Calder Classics offers intensive beginner and intermediate Latin and Greek summer programs in Italy and Greece for students of all ages.

Paideia Institute offers an intensive Latin experience in the city of Rome. For those with an intermediate or advanced background in Latin. 

French Studies

Institut d’Avignon (Bryn Mawr) is a six-week intensive summer program in Provence in French and Theater studies.

IAU Aix – The French Honors Program is designed for French Majors or other students with demonstrated advanced-level French, interested in a comprehensive linguistic and cultural immersion program.

Georgetown in France a deux programmes d’été (Tours ou Tours+Paris), primarily focusing on language learning, students take courses at the renowned Institut de Touraine where they are able to rapidly improve their proficiency in the language all the while experiencing contemporary French culture firsthand.

Martinique, the island of flowers, provides a six week unique backdrop for engaging with issues surrounding the slave trade, colonization, race, exceptional biological diversity and environmental fragility.

Japanese Studies

Hokkaido International Foundation offers summer programs for Japanese language learners in Hokodate, Japan.

International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan offers summer courses in Japanese. 

Princeton in Ishikawa, Japan offers a Japanese language program.

Spanish Studies

The University of the Americas, Puebla, one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in Mexico, offers a six-week summer program.

Boston College, Spanish Art History: From Al-Andalus to Picasso is a four-week program that offers a first-hand journey through the history of Spanish art.

Boston University, Madrid Summer Spanish Studies Program takes place at the Instituto Internacional en España and offers six weeks of study and cultural immersion.

University of Virginia in Valencia offers a wide variety of Spanish courses in Summer Sessions I and II.

Summer Institute of Hispanic Studies in León is a five to eight week summer program with additional four-week internship opportunities.

Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia offers summer courses through their International Summer School.

Multi-Lingual Programs

Critical Language Scholarships offer 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