If you don't want to study abroad in spring or fall, summer is a perfect alternative. You can spend a season exploring a new destination, enhance your education, and come back to campus with a world of experiences. Even better, many summer study abroad programs are shorter and more budget-friendly than semester-long alternatives.

If you want to study abroad in summer 2018, you're probably craving warm weather. In this case, look to destinations in the northern hemisphere. Here are some of the most popular summer study abroad destinations

The most popular destinations for summer study abroad programs are in Western Europe, including countries like Spain, Italy, France, and Greece. In all of these places, expect hot weather and lots of sunshine in the summer months.

Other popular but more off-beat destinations for summer abroad include Japan, Ghana, and Costa Rica. As in every other season, London is also a popular destination for summer study abroad.

(Don't forget: if you're looking for summer study abroad programs in destinations like Australia and New Zealand, the seasons are opposite! The warm weather months of May through August in the northern hemisphere are winter in the southern hemisphere.)

If you're headed to a warm-weather destination for a study abroad program in summer 2018, pack warm weather clothing plus some options for cool evenings. Don't forget that many destinations also have cultural sites where you may need to cover up, so a pair of trousers or leggings and a light jacket can make sure you have an appropriate outfit for any occasion.

Also don't forget to bring sunscreen, as this is a product that can vary from country to country, and you may find it hard to find the right product to protect your skin from the summer sun.

In the summer of 2021, there are some exciting events you may want to plan to travel for. Here are some of the highlights.

  • I'sola de Cinema -- June and July in Rome, Italy
  • Boryeong Mud Festival -- July in Boryeong, South Korea
  • Bastille Day -- July 14th in France
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival -- August in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • La Tomatina -- August 26th in Buñol, Spain

Summer Study Abroad Programs

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CEA Study Abroad
CEA Study Abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France
France
9.74 •46 reviews

Located just 19 miles north of Marseille, the country’s second-largest...

USAC
Spain: Alicante - Spanish Language, Linguistics, European, and Gender Studies
Spain
9.92 •61 reviews

Study abroad at the University of Alicante in Spain! Coursework...

Atlantis
Shadow Doctors 20+ Hours/Week Across Europe
Multiple Countries
9.76 •79 reviews

Shadowing experiences for adventurous pre-med students. Shadow 60+...

CEA Study Abroad
CEA Study Abroad in Seville, Spain
Spain
9.86 •28 reviews

Study or intern in the heart of Al-Andalus culture: Seville. This...

USAC
Costa Rica: Puntarenas - Spanish, Ecology, Latin American Studies
Costa Rica
9.66 •38 reviews

Study abroad with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) in...

EF International Language Campuses
EF Language Year Abroad in Spain
Spain
9.71 •21 reviews

Travel to Spain for a semester or year and learn Spanish in one of the...

John Cabot University
Study Abroad in Rome at John Cabot University
Italy
9.42 •31 reviews

Study abroad in the fall, spring, or summer at John Cabot University...

CEA Study Abroad
CEA Study Abroad in Rome, Italy
Italy
9.33 •43 reviews

Study abroad in Rome and discover la dolce vita— the sweet life...

USAC
France: Pau - French Language and European Studies
France
9.26 •35 reviews

USAC welcomes students to come study abroad at the University of Pau...

Atlantis
Internship in Greece Shadow Doctors 20+ Hours/Week
Greece
9.94 •16 reviews

Shadowing experiences for adventurous pre-med students. Shadow 60+...

Hutong School
Hutong School: Study Chinese in China
China
9 •58 reviews

Study Chinese in China with Hutong School and discover a fascinating...

EF International Language Campuses
EF Language Year Abroad in France
France
9 •9 reviews

Travel to France for a semester or a year to explore the City of...

EF International Language Campuses
EF Language Year Abroad in Italy
Italy
9.6 •5 reviews

Spend a semester or year exploring the magic and mystery of the...

EF International Language Campuses
EF Language Year Abroad in Germany
Germany
9 •4 reviews

Whether you study in Germany’s Bavarian capital or the capital of...

EF International Language Campuses
EF Language Year Abroad in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
9 •3 reviews

Study Spanish in an adventurer’s mecca. Learn how to surf, explore the...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where should I study abroad in Ireland?

    There are several cities that are popular to study abroad in Ireland. The capital city, Dublin, is probably the most well-known destination and the international airport hub most students fly into. Other locations include Cork, Limerick, and Galway.

  • Why is Ireland a good place to study abroad?

    Absolutely, Ireland is a great place to study abroad. There are a number of reasons students love studying in Ireland, including the ease of learning (since almost all courses are taught in English), less culture shock, affordability compared with other European study abroad destinations, and renowned Irish hospitality. Oh, and Ireland is open to students in 2021!

  • Can you study abroad in Ireland this summer?

    While international travel is still precarious due to border closures and health requirements like masks and testing, it is still possible to study abroad in Ireland in summer 2021. You'll want to ensure you check on all of the requirements to enroll in a study abroad program in Ireland, get a student visa, and comply with any national and city health requirements on arrival. As long as you do that, you can still have an unforgettable study abroad experience in Ireland this year.

  • How much does it cost to study in Ireland in the summer?

    For students who are not from the EU, tuition typically ranges between $4,000 to $5,000 for a summer in Ireland. Students also need to consider airfare costs, other program fees, vaccinations, and visa fees.

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