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    Fall 2015 and Intersession 2016 Photo Contest Winners!

  3. FIRST PLACE: Dylan Alvarez, a junior majoring in GECS and Earth & Planetary Science, spent last semester in New Zealand through the IES Auckland program. His stunning photo “That Wanaka Tree” was taken in Wanaka, NZ during one of the many excursions he took throughout the semester. We’re not the only ones that recognize Dylan’s knack for photography: IES even hired him to take pictures for their program! As Dylan would say, however, the vistas were so beautiful is was impossible to take a bad photo. As a true outdoorsmen and adventure-seeker, Dylan could not have been a better fit for this program.


    SECOND PLACE: Clementine Guelton is a junior majoring in International Studies and East Asian Studies. She spent the Fall of 2015 studying in Shanghai, China with CIEE. While abroad, Clementine and her friends had the opportunity to travel to Southern China as well as South Korea. Her photo was taken in the famous Guilin mountains in Southern China. In fact, these mountains are so acclaimed that they are even represented on the Chinese 20 yuan bill! While traveling along the Li River in rafts, Clementine met a local fisherman who demonstrated traditional fishing techniques used in the area for centuries. She was able to capture this time-honored tradition at just the right moment, showcasing part of Guilin’s beauty and culture!

    THIRD PLACE: Rachel Kassler, a junior studying International Studies and Spanish, was a participant in the CIEE Santiago, Chile program this past fall. After her program ended, Rachel went backpacking for a month to explore the mountainous and beautifully pristine region of Patagonia. The picture depicted was taken during her 10-day hike on the Torres del Paine circuit on the Chilean side of Patagonia at the campsite Refugio Dickson, which was located near a glacial lake. She considers it her lugar favorito or favorite place. As Rachel put it, just call her natgeo!

    Click here to see last semester's PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS!
    Thank you to all who participated! Please visit our office or Facebook page to see all of the pictures! 

    Hopkins Summer Program Deadline Extensions
    We have extended the application deadline for the following Hopkins Summer programs abroad to 12:00 noon on Friday, March 11th:
    Writing Film in ParisExplore the art of film writing and film criticism in Paris with veteran Hollywood screenwriter/director Matthew Robbins.
    Photographing the Burren in Ireland
    Capture the jaw dropping beauty and history of Ireland in this 6-credit humanities photography program. 

    Both programs are open to all majors and assume no previous experience in film writing or photography. Apply now!


  4. CHINA STEM Program Suspended for Summer 2016

    After careful deliberation, Johns Hopkins University has decided to suspend the China STEM Program in Nanjing for summer 2016.  We would like to thank the students, faculty and staff at Hopkins and in Nanjing who have made the program such a unique and rewarding academic experience, especially our Resident Director, Dr. Ningping Yu.  The university will be pursuing external funding and alternate locations for the program in the future.

    Regarding the Paris Attacks

  5. The Office of Study Abroad and the Hopkins community have been deeply affected by the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. All JHU undergraduates on programs in Paris are safe, and we will maintain contact with our students and their program providers through the remainder of the semester. Hopkins is not requiring students to return from Paris, and we will continue to monitor events in Paris and throughout Europe. Students and their parents should feel free to contact Dr. Lori A. Citti at if they have any concerns. In the event of an emergency, please contact Dr. Citti at +1-410-530-6029.

  6. Cannes Film Festival May 2016: Information Session

    The Cannes Film Festival is the world's most prestigious and publicized film festival with admission by 'invitation only' for film industry professionals. This course will offer students access to Festival official selections; non-competitive programs including Cannes Classics and the Directors’ Fortnight; sidebar festival, tributes; master classes and directors showcases. Students will stay in shared apartments in Cannes. The course will be taught by Senior Lecturer in Film & Media Studies, Laura Mason.

    For more information contact: Laura Mason at

    NEW Study Abroad Program for Engineering Students at the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel!
    Earn credits toward your engineering major at a world class hub for technological entrepreneurship, the Technion: Israel Institute of Technology! Learn from distinguished faculty, including Nobel Prize winners. Classes will be held in the Technion's state-of-the-art facilities. Engineering courses will transfer seamlessly toward most majors/minors. Students will also participate in a professional or research internship throughout the semester. For applications and more information, click here.

    Experience firsthand the transformation of Cuba. CASA Cuba semester program.
    The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad's (CASA) program in Cuba is a collaborative initiative involving seven U.S. universities: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, and the University of Pennsylvania. CASA-Cuba provides students with a unique opportunity to have direct access to Cuba's leading institution of higher learning, the University of Havana, and to Casa de Las Americas, the Cuban government's premier research institution. Students take credit-bearing lectures from recognized experts on key issues facing the country. All courses are taught in Spanish. Students interact with Cuban and other international peers who share their intellectual curiosity about Cuba's past, present and future. In addition, students are encouraged to carry out focused research projects that engage them with recognized Cuban experts in given disciplines and connect them with local archives, museums, and key cultural organizations. For more information and applications, please click here.

    Registration of Undergraduate International Travel
    Attention all undergraduates! Will you be working, studying, or conducting research abroad this intersession? Undergraduates are required to fill out and submit some forms along with register international activities affiliated with Johns Hopkins in JHITR. Please click here to find the form/s you must complete. We will be giving you important information and registering you in the Johns Hopkins International Travel Registry. For more information, contact the Office of Study Abroad at

    Approaching Deadlines
  8. February 1: Deadline for SERIUS Summer 2016 Engineering Research Internships 
    The applications for the National University Singapore are due
  10. February 15: Application Deadline for Hopkins Fall/Year 2016 Departmental Programs

  11. March 1: Application Deadline for Hopkins Summer 2016 Faculty-Led Programs

    March 11: EXTENDED Deadline for Hopkins Screenwriting in Paris and Hopkins Photography in the Burren.

  12. Spring Deadline for Hopkins-Approved Study Abroad Programs: April 1
    Please check individual program websites for program deadlines as they may be earlier.

    April 1: Application Deadline for Summer Research/Activities Abroad 

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  13. Upcoming Information Sessions

  15. Hopkins Summer Photography in Ireland Info Session
    Wednesday, March 9
    Mattin 204

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  17. Once you have returned from study abroad and received notification to complete Junior Clearance, schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor. THIS CAN BE DONE PRIOR TO THE TRANSFER OF CREDITS FOR COURSE WORK COMPLETED FROM STUDY ABROAD.
  18. Following receipt of your official transcript, Director of JHU Study Abroad Dr. Citti will send you an email asking you to complete a web based evaluation of the program abroad and to contact the Study Abroad Office at to make an appointment to meet with her.