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 2020, 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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Germany: Lüneburg - German Language, European and Sustainability Studies
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In Luneburg, a beautiful, historical city dating back more than a...

IES Abroad
IES Abroad Dublin – Irish Studies
29 reviews1 interview

This program is designed for students who seek intensive academic...

API Study Abroad in Grenoble, France
11 reviews6 interviews

Grenoble is located in the south of France in the famous French Alps...

England: London - Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
6 reviews3 interviews

Ever wanted to study abroad in London, England? Then check out USAC's...

Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA)
IFSA: Study Abroad Programs in Australia
20 reviews2 interviews

Only in Australia will you find an irresistible combination of rugged...

Sol Education Abroad
Sol Education Abroad: Study in Oaxaca, Mexico
22 reviews5 interviews

Sol Education Abroad is one of the few programs that has stuck by...

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Sol Education Abroad: Study Abroad in Argentina
26 reviews6 interviews

Study abroad with Sol Education Abroad in the most fascinating country...

India: Bengaluru - Culture, Society, and Global Perspectives
24 reviews3 interviews

Spend your first, or your next, study abroad experience in India at...

CEA Study Abroad
CEA Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland
8 reviews1 interview

Home to hundreds of U.S. corporations, Dublin is the perfect place to...

CET Academic Programs
CET Harbin
30 reviews7 interviews

Are you a serious student seeking exceptional teachers and peers who...

Sol Education Abroad
Sol Education Abroad - Faculty Led Programs
Multiple Countries
18 reviews4 interviews

Sol Education Abroad provides Faculty Led programming in Costa Rica...

API Study Abroad in Rome, Italy
7 reviews6 interviews

The capital of Italy, Rome has always been a cultural and political...

IES Abroad
IES Abroad Auckland Direct Enrollment – University of Auckland
New Zealand
14 reviews3 interviews

Spend your semester abroad in Auckland, delving into Maori culture...

Pacific Discovery
Pacific Discovery | Thailand Summer Program
15 reviews5 interviews

Experience the exotic and varied landscapes, tastes, wildlife and...

IES Abroad
IES Abroad Vienna Summer – Psychology
15 reviews2 interviews

Spend your summer living and learning in the historic, bustling city...

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