Summer & J-Term Program Search
Are you interested in studying off campus during the summer term or over winter break?Summer programs offer opportunities to take courses, improve your language skills, complete an internship, or conduct research. We have programs all around the world, including right here in the United States.
Additional Consideration for January-TermStudents may consider programs that run during Winter Break, often called January Term or J-Term programs. The dates of January-Term programs vary considerably, so you need to ensure your program ends in time to return to campus for the start of Denison classes in January. Programs that conflict with Denison's academic calendar will not be approved.
Financial ConsiderationsBecause Denison does not offer a summer term or a January-term, there is no financial aid available from Denison for summer programs. Many providers offer need-based scholarships and there are a small number of federal scholarships students can apply for (e.g., Gilman Scholarship). We recommend that students look carefully at the costs listed on provider websites. When doing so, consider not just the program fee, but also other estimated fees (e.g., housing, food budget, local transportation, transportation to your host site). Summer students also pay Denison an OCS Administrative Fee (currently $320 for Summer 2024). You can read more about our financial policy for summer and January-term programs here (be sure to click on Summer and January Term Program Applicants).
Summer programs often offer multiple sessions, so if you wish to keep costs down, consider attending a single session rather than two or three. Typically, the more credits you wish to earn over the summer, the higher the costs will be, so you should think carefully about the number of credits you need/want to transfer back.
How to Search for Summer & January-Term ProgramsWhen searching for summer or January-term programs, you are asked to work with one of Denison's approved providers (see list below). However, you are welcome to choose any of the programs offered by these providers. This means that our summer and January-term programs are typically not listed individually in Global Tools. Instead, you should go directly to the provider websites and search their summer and January-term offerings.
Approved ProvidersNote: Some of the links below will take you directly to a list of that provider's summer offerings, while others will take you to a main page where you will need to search specifically for summer or January-term offerings using the filters provided. Some of these providers offer a single summer or January-term program, while others offer many. Overall, there are more summer program options than January-term options.
American College of Greece (ACG)
Burren College of Art
Franklin University Switzerland: Summer in Lugano
FUBiS (Freie Universität Berlin)
John Cabot University
NTI Theatermakers Summer Intensive
The Washington Center