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 Mangieri.
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. Some programs do have financial aid for summer study as does the Fund for Education Abroad.
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:
- Cambridge University
- King’s College (London)
- London School of Economics
- School of Oriental and African Studies (London)
- University of East Anglia (Norwich)
- University of Exeter
- University of Leeds
- University of Manchester
- University of Sussex (Brighton)
- University of Warwick (Coventry)