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Summer Program Search

Are you interested in studying off campus during the summer term?

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.

How to Search for Summer Programs

When searching for summer programs, you are asked to work with one of Denison's approved providers (see below). However, you are welcome to choose any of the programs offered by these providers. This means that our summer programs are typically not listed in Global Tools. Instead, you should go directly to the provider websites and search their summer programs offerings.

What about other Short-Term Programs?

Students may consider programs during Winter Break, often called January Term or J-Term programs. The same program, application, and financial considerations apply. The dates of these 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.

Financial Considerations

Because Denison does not offer a summer 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 $300 for Summer 2023).

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 students should think carefully about the number of credits they need/want to transfer back.

Approved Providers

Note: 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 offerings using the filters provided. Some of these providers offer a single summer program, while others offer many.

AIT
AUP
Arcadia
ASE
BGSU
BSM
BSME
Burren College of Art
CEA
CET
CGEE
CIEE
DIS
Franklin University Switzerland: Summer in Lugano
Freie Universitat Berlin
Heidelberg
IAU
IES
IFSA
John Cabot University
Middlebury
NTI Theatermakers Summer Intensive
SEA
SFS
SIT
Temple
UMN
USAC