Summer programs

Summer Study Abroad provides an opportunity to develop language skills in preparation for a semester abroad, or to have an abroad experience when an entire semester abroad is not possible due to competing academic, extracurricular, or personal interests.

While the Off-Campus Study Office focuses on academic-year programs, we often advise students on summer options. Students should consult the summer program catalogs in the Off-Campus Study Library in 122 Roger Williams Hall and the online directory of summer programs below. Once students have developed a “short list” of potential summer programs, they should discuss the options either with Mr. Das or Dean Sawyer.

Summer courses abroad are “transfer courses” and students may apply a maximum of two summer course credits towards their Bates degree. This credit should be pre-approved through the Registrar’s Office. Bates financial aid is not available to support summer study.

IIE Passport provides the opportunity to conduct a search for summer programs among multiple study abroad providers.  You can also search search for summer programs offered by organizations which Bates uses for semester and year study abroad:

Many English language universities offer summer programs: