Summer Programs give students the opportunity to study in a foreign country for a short period, often focusing on intensive language study or one aspect of a country or culture. For example, students can experience the Korean language and culture, work with and study the Australian Indigenous population, or travel to Russia to learn about the history of Communism. Students who wish to improve their language skills or learn about a special academic subject in another country will benefit from Summer Programs. This is also a good option for students with a very rigid major or paradigm.

Faculty-led Programs

No Faculty-led Programs have been determined for Summer 2012. These are much like J-Term travel study courses; they are generally 3-credit courses led by two faculty or staff members and can fulfill the Experiential Education requirement. Students enrolled in these programs can expect to learn about topics and cultures in-depth and on a personal level.

Independent Programs

Argentina China & Hong Kong Germany The Netherlands
Belgium Costa Rica Hungary Spain
Brazil Estonia India Taiwan
Canada Finland Italy Thailand
Chile France Korea (ISEP & Bilateral)  United Kingdom


How it Works

ISEP offers several options for studying abroad in the summer.  Most programs last from 4-8 weeks, and offer students the opportunity to earn 3-6 credits. Each program is different; students may be able to choose from a list of courses, have language classes in the morning and cultural activities in the afternoon, take a combination of coursework and travel or fieldwork, etc.

ISEP Exchange summer programs: the cost will be based on tuition, meals, and housing at Maryville College during the summer. (2012 - $315/credit hour, plus $129/week housing, plus $163/week meals). Final price varies based on number of weeks and number of credits the program is worth.

ISEP Direct programs: Students will pay a program fee instead of MC fees. Housing and meals may or may not be included with ISEP Direct, so read through the prices and what's included with each program carefully. The average cost is between $3,000 and $7,000 plus airfare. Scholarships and financial aid are available.

Cheap Programs

Looking for a deal?  Check out the bilateral program to Hannam University, Korea (approx. $1000) or the Tsinghua Summer Service Learning Program in China ($800 program fee). These are low cost programs, and airfare is additional.

How to Apply

Deadline: March 1st

Do NOT pay attention to ISEP deadlines. We require applications and interviews prior to their deadlines and all applications are due no later than March 1st. Come to the Center for International Education to be sure of the deadline(s) for the program(s) you are considering. Most summer programs have a March 1 deadline. Please note that the International Programming Committee will accept applications past these deadlines and will continue to make placements as long as openings remain, but you should do your best to come as close as possible to meeting these deadlines.

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