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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CIEE
CIEE Summer Russian Area Studies in St. Petersburg, Russia
Russia
10 •1 review

Come explore the splendor that is St. Petersburg in summer. Begin or...

CIEE
CIEE Summer Business + Culture in Barcelona, Spain
Spain
10 •1 review

Spend your summer learning how to succeed in a globalized economy...

CIEE
CIEE Summer in London
England
10 •1 review

Experience what London has to offer with our Open Campus Summer...

API
API Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina
9.8 •10 reviews

Founded in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadores, Buenos Aires...

API
API Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain
Spain
9.79 •14 reviews

Barcelona, Spain is a city of contradictions: old and new intertwined...

API
API Study Abroad in Grenoble, France
France
9.45 •11 reviews

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

CIEE
CIEE Summer Comparative Public Health in London & Amsterdam
Multiple Countries
8.5 •2 reviews

Spend this summer exploring issues of health care from the Dutch and...

API
API Study Abroad in Rome, Italy
Italy
9.71 •7 reviews

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

CIEE
CIEE Summer Global Internship in Shanghai, China
China
9 •1 review

Shanghai is a commercial giant, financial and cultural hub, and home...

CIEE
CIEE Summer Sessions Online
Online
9 •1 review

Staying home this summer doesn't mean you can't make the world your...

CIEE
CIEE Summer Communications, New Media + Journalism in Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
9 •1 review

Home to a rapidly evolving media landscape, Prague is the perfect city...

CIEE
CIEE Summer Community Public Health in Gaborone , Botswana
Botswana
9 •1 review

The Summer Community Public Health study abroad program in Gaborone...

CIEE
CIEE Summer Arabic Language in Amman, Jordan
Jordan
9 •1 review

If you’re interested in beginning your study of Arabic, or taking your...

API
API Abroad in Sharjah, UAE
United Arab Emirates
10 •3 reviews

Students may study abroad in the UAE with API at the American...

API
API Study Abroad in London, England
England
10 •3 reviews

London, an international center of business, fine arts, design...

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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