Summer Study Abroad Programs: Finding the Best Program for Your Major

January 8, 2018

Summer study abroad programs are often less about racking up credits and more about experiencing and enjoying a different culture and community. However, you can simultaneously supplement your required coursework with valuable international programs while taking full advantage of living in an exotic country. Here are some of the best summer study abroad programs for different academic majors.


Hannover, Germany

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Students in the International Summer School of Economics and Management at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University can spend a summer semester combining instruction in German culture and language with valuable programs in business and economics. Offering English-language lectures in international trade, business relations and corporate responsibility, as well as access to tours of some of Germany’s most internationally successful organizations, this program gives students valuable insight into German business practices and global management philosophies.

Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium

The summer study abroad program at Vesalius College gives business students the opportunity to take intensive business and communications courses and participate in valuable private sector internships. Ranked as one of the most globally oriented universities in the world, Vesalius College offers an internationally collaborative academic approach, providing students with the academic tools and resources they need to compete in an international economy.

Information Sciences

Monterrey, Mexico

Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) – Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

Students who wish to enhance their study of information and computer technology while spending a summer in one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions of Mexico may want to consider a summer study abroad program at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Providing coursework in computer and information sciences as well as intensive Spanish-language instruction, Tecnológico de Monterrey is located right in the center of Mexico’s business and industrial district and cultural center. Students have access to the university’s world-class information technology facilities and the rich cultural hub of modern and historic Mexico.

English Language and Literature

Fjordland National Park, South Island of New Zealand
Fjordland National Park, New Zealand

Massey University Auckland, New Zealand

Massey University gives international students the opportunity to explore the gorgeous wild and urban regions of New Zealand as well as the country’s most respected and influential masterworks. During the summer program, students integrate their cultural experience into their own creative work, and study New Zealand’s contribution to global art and literature.

University of Roehampton, London, England

The University of Roehampton’s summer study abroad program offers flexible course enrollment during three or six-week academic sessions. English literature students have the advantage of proximity to some of the world’s finest research libraries, museums, galleries and theatres, as well as access to world-class teaching facilities in one of England’s most esteemed institutes of learning.

International Studies

Gwanghwamun is the main and largest gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace, in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Seoul, South Korea Landmark, Gwanghwamun

Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Yonsei University combines world-class global studies programs with comprehensive language and culture and area studies coursework. Students are simultaneously given extensive insight into current international social and economic conditions and Korean history and culture. The flexible course schedule can be tailored to student needs, and the six-week program allows students ample opportunity to explore the nation’s capital.

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany

The University of Marburg offers an intensive summer course in German studies and language, supplemented with lectures in international conflict resolution, Middle Eastern Studies and business. The world’s oldest university, the University of Marburg is world-renowned for its teaching facilities and dedication to conducting extensive life sciences research on Middle Eastern conflict and society.


ISEP provides students of all backgrounds with the tools and support they need to achieve an international education. Partnering with some of the world’s most respected academic institutions, ISEP continuously helps students build the academic foundation they need to achieve their scholastic, professional and personal goals. To learn more about ISEP summer study abroad programs, please visit our program search page to find the right program for you.

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