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  1. Hopkins Summer Study Abroad Programs are courses that complement the Hopkins curriculum. Some programs include courses taught by JHU faculty abroad while others are sponsored by a Hopkins department. Programs range between 3-6 credits and grades will appear on the Hopkins transcript and be calculated into the GPA. Cost varies by program.

    Applications and more information about Hopkins Summer Study Abroad Programs can be found in the Office of Study Abroad or below. In addition to the individual program applications posted below, all students must also complete a general study abroad application. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Study Abroad by March 14th unless otherwise noted.


  2. Ireland: Photographing the Burren
  3. Cape Town Public Health (March 12 deadline)
  4. China STEM
    NEW! Film & Media Studies in Bologna, Italy

    NEW! Film & Media Studies in Cannes, France (Deadline Passed)
  5. Greece: Environmental Photojournalism & Outdoor Leadership
  6. NEW! Italian Language in Bologna, Italy
    NEW! Political Science in Bologna, Italy
    NEW! Psychology of the Financial Crisis in Bologna, Italy
    Singapore: Engineering Research Internships (Deadline Passed)
  7. Spain-Salamanca Neuroscience (March 1 deadline)
  8. NEW! Germany- Bremen and Berlin
  9. Non-Hopkins Summer Programs


    Hopkins Summer Ireland: Photographing the Burren
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 6 (H credits)
    Deadline: March 14
    Dates: June 7th-July 5th
    Cost (tentative): $6,300
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA Open to all majors.

    The Burren College of Art, located on Ireland's Atlantic coast, serves as the base for this six-credit humanities photography program. While there, students explore a land of jaw dropping beauty and history: with rocks and seas, ancient forts and megalithic tombs, rare flowers and marine life. Students will stay in a cozy Irish apartment in the village of Ballyvaughn, where evenings are filled with music, poetry and storytelling.They will photograph abandoned mansions in the countryside, tramp along windswept lanes on a Gaelic speaking island with its resident shipwreck, experience the old Irish ways at the Spancil Hill horse fair, meet renowned Irish photographers, explore the unique Burren landscape with a naturalist and experience the delights of Galway and Dublin. Fundamentals of the Digital SLR, Photoshop and printing are covered and lectures on the documentary and fine art traditions in photography inspire student projects. Students work one-on-one with their instructors to develop a photographic series that will be shown in a final exhibition at the BCA. Each student will be given a Nikon Digital D3000 SLR to use while in Ireland. Students should bring a laptop computer. Students of all majors and levels are welcome.

    For more information, please visit http://www.photoillustration.net/ireland/ and https://www.facebook.com/JHUIreland

    Hopkins Summer South Africa: Public Health Cape Town
    Application

    Informational Flyer
    Description of courses and internships from Summer 2013

    Credits: 6 (S)
    Deadline: March 12
    Dates: June 2 - July 20, 2014
    Cost (tentative):$8,200 (Includes accommodations and majority of meals)
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, Open to All Majors. Some prior Exposure to Public Health Studies is recommended.

    Find out for yourself why Cape Town is #1 on the New York Times list of 52 Places to Go in 2014
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/01/10/travel/2014-places-to-go.html

    Experience first-hand the public health system of South Africa in the vibrant multicultural city of Cape Town. Students will take 2 public health courses. One will be a discussion of Public Health in South Africa (3 credits), including material on the political climate, health care services, and the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This course will be taught by a faculty member of the University of Cape Town School of Public Health and Family Medicine.The other will be a community-based learning course (3 credits), which includes reflection sessions and a 3-day a week internship with a local NGO. This component will be co-facilitated by an experienced community liaison and Lisa Folda, the Asst. Director of JHU Public Health Studies.All transportation to and from these sites will be arranged for the students. Each course includes local speakers and field trips that build on the content of the course, such as a township tour, a visit to Parliament, and museums. The program will also include excursions to local points of interest like Robben Island as well as a weekend homestay.Students will stay in a residence hall on the UCT campus in Rondebosch, and will be provided with the majority of their meals. Public Health Majors will receive credit for "Applied Experience."

    For more information: http://jhucapetown.blogspot.com/
    http://krieger.jhu.edu/publichealth

    Hopkins Summer China STEM
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 8 (H credits)
    Deadline: March 15
    Dates:Late June to Mid-August
    Cost: TBD. Merit Scholarships Available!
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; Minimum 2 years college-level Chinese

    Responding to the increasing demand for advanced technical Chinese fluency in specialized fields, Johns Hopkins has partnered with Nanjing University to create Johns Hopkins China STEM. This eight week intensive study abroad occurs each summer at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Johns Hopkins' home away from home in China. Students are immersed in rigorous language training, coupled with experiential research trips to laboratories, hospitals, and academic institutions in Nanjing and Beijing.

    Hopkins China STEM is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, researchers, and professionals seeking to enhance their Chinese language proficiency for scientific, technological,engineering, and medical disciplines.Students choose from two tracks; Chinese for Engineers or Health Sciences Chinese for a total of 8 credits.

    For more information, visit the Office of Study Abroad, http://krieger.jhu.edu/chinastem, or the China STEM Facebook Page.

    Hopkins Film & Media Studies Summer in Bologna, Italy
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Scholarship Application
    Credits:3 (H credits)
    Deadline:March 14
    Tentative Dates: June 26 to July 10
    Tentative Cost: $5,400. Scholarships available.
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA

    Students will attend the Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival; meet with filmmakers, musicians, curators, and other film professionals; learn about film preservation and visit the Cineteca's restoration lab; and study films from around the world. Students will be living in apartments in the charming, medieval university town of Bologna, Italy. No Italian language background is necessary. Open to all majors.

    Please visit the office of Study Abroad for more information.

    Hopkins Film & Media Studies in Cannes, France
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 3 (H credits)
    Deadline: Passed
    Dates: May 14 to May 29
    Cost (tentative): $8,200
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, open to all majors

    The Cannes International Film Festival is an annual festival previewing the latest in cinema from all genres around the world. Founded in 1946, it is the world's most prestigious and publicized film festival with admission by 'invitation only' for film industry professionals who need an accreditation to gain access to the "Palais des Festivals".

    This course will offer students access to Festival official selections; non-competitive programs including Cannes Classics and the Directors' Fortnight; sidebar festival, "Un Certain Regard"; tributes; master classes and directors showcases.

    Students will stay in shared apartments in the nearby resort town of Antibes. The course will be taught by Senior Lecturer in Film & Media Studies, Laura Mason.

    Hopkins Greece: Environmental Photojournalism & Outdoor Leadership
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 6
    Deadline: March 14
    Dates (tentative): AUGUST 1 - 15 (GREECE) & AUGUST 16 - 29 (HOPKINS)
    Tentative Cost: $5,900
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, Open to All Majors.

    Based at Hopkins (2 weeks) and on the island of Corfu, Greece (2 weeks), students will take two courses; Environmental Photojournalism in Greece and Environmental Education & Outdoor Leadership in Greece for a total of 6 credits, offered through the Global Environmental Change & Sustainability program. In the first course, students will blend media and communication theory, sustainability science, and photographic practice into their daily schedule. In Greece, students will identify an environmental narrative, document their particular story through photojournalism, and write a final paper analyzing their project using the conceptual frameworks covered throughout the course. In the second course, students will study leadership and education theory and learn the practical skills necessary to lead successful and safe outdoor adventure excursions. In Greece, students will be given the opportunity to apply their skills to help coordinate, lead, teach and evaluate supervised day trips. Students must be physically fit, as the program involves a high level of physical activity. This program is open to students of all majors, and is led by Dr. Alexios Monopolis (alexios@jhu.edu).

    Hopkins Italian Language Summer in Bologna, Italy
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Scholarship Application
    Credits: 6 (H credits)
    Deadline: March 14
    Dates: Early June to Mid-July
    Tentative Cost: $9,200. Scholarships available.
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA

    Gain Italian proficiency in the vibrant city of Bologna. An important cultural, artistic and culinary center, Bologna is home to the University of Bologna which was founded in 1088. In 2000 the city was declared European Capital of Culture and in 2006, a UNESCO "City of Music". Bologna is a short distance from Florence, Venice and Rome.

    Please visit the office of Study Abroad for more information.

    Hopkins Political Science in Bologna
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 6
    Deadline: March 14
    Dates: TBD
    Cost (tentative): $9,200 (includes accommodations, excursions & some meals)
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, Open to All Majors.
    Course description: Students will take 2 Political Science courses: "International Politics" and "Italian Politics." Both will be taught in English. Classes will be held on the JHU SAIS Bologna campus. Courses will fulfill major requirements for Political Science majors.

    The Rise & Fall of the Great Powers (3 credits)
    The first part of this course is both a theoretical introduction on the most important theories about war and peace as well as an historical analysis on the evolution of the international system. The course examines the most important competing theories about the nature, structure, working, and transformation of international politics in the modern and contemporary eras.
    The second part is an analysis of the foreign policy of six great powers (Britain, China, France, Germany, and USA) in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

    Italian Politics (3 credits)
    This course will introduce students to Italian politics. It will provide an overview of the major historical determinants of Italy's societal and institutional structure. These notions will constitute the frame of reference for understanding Italy's political institutions such as the electoral system, the parliament and the executive, the main political players, and the media. Particular attention will be given to placing the analysis of Italian political system in a comparative context. Topics covered will include Stereotypes and Puzzles About Italian Politics and Society, Italian Type of Democracy, and Elections, Campaigning and Voting Behavior.

    Hopkins Psychology of Financial Crisis: Italian Style
    Bologna, Italy
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 3
    Deadline: March 14
    Dates: TBD
    Cost (tentative): $9,200
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, Open to All Majors.

    The Psychology of Financial Crisis: Italian Style in Bologna, Italy is an introduction to the European sovereign debt financial crisis, and in particular to Italy's economic markets using a behavioral finance analysis.The recent world financial crisis has been the most important financial event of the new millennium. After the initial impact of the great recession in the US, European markets faced a sovereign debt crisis. For a time, chaos and fear prevailed in the financial markets - freezing credit markets, causing loss of half the wealth of equity investors, a dramatic increase in unemployment rates, and a reduction in government services along with an increase in austerity measures.

    The Psychology of Financial Crisis: Italian Style will be taught by Professor Lawrence Raifman (JHU Department of Psychology & Brain Sciences) and include expert guest lecturers from the fields of finance, industry and academia. Site visits to various cities and institutions will be included.

    Singapore: Summer Engineering Research Internships for U.S. Students (SERIUS)
    Hopkins Application
    Program Application
    Informational Flyer
    Deadline: February 1
    Dates: May 21 - July 15, 2014
    Eligibility: Engineering students

    The National University of Singapore has opened 8-week research projects in labs to qualified undergraduate applicants from Johns Hopkins. Placements are available in several fields including Chemical, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Biomedical, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. Students will be housed in the Prince George's Residence Park on the NUS campus.

    For more information, please visit www.eng.nus.edu.sg/ero/external_relations/serius.html

    Neuroscience in Salamanca, Spain
    Hopkins Application
    Program Application
    Informational Flyer
    Credits: 6 (3 N and 3 H credits)
    Deadline: March 1
    Dates: May 18 - June 22, 2014
    Cost: Students pay the Non-UCONN program fee
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA. Open to rising junior and senior Neuroscience students. No Spanish language background necessary.

    Students will learn about Neuroscience and Spanish culture by becoming immersed in the vibrant life of Salamanca, a vibrant city rich in history and culture. Students will take 2 courses for a total of 6 credits on this program. The first course, the Neurobiology of Hearing, focuses on sound processing, including current research topics in Auditory Neuroscience, including synaptic physiology, neural circuitry, acoustics, physiology, and behavior. This course will count for an upper-level Neuroscience elective. Students also will take a "Spanish for Science Students" course for 3 credits focusing on Spanish language, culture, and science and medical terminology that might be useful in the context of medical practice or research. Students will live in a residencia, which includes a meal plan. To be eligible, students must have a 3.0 GPA and be a Neuroscience major, and junior or senior standing. No Spanish language is required. There is a dual application process for this program; students must complete both a Hopkins application and a program application. Both applications are due on March 1.

    For more information, please click here.

  10. Hopkins Germany: Collective Memory and Memory Sites
    Application
    Informational Flyer
    Scholarship Application
    Credits: 3
    Deadline: March 14
    Dates: May 26 to June 17, 2014
    Tenative Cost: $5,400. Scholarships Available
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
    Info Session:
    Tuesday, March 11
    5pm
    Mattin 161

    This Study Abroad Seminar offers the opportunity to get in depth knowledge and experience on how German society critically deals with its past and on how the nation's legacy is debated, fought over, and being constantly reshaped.
    We will start in Bremen, which has a rich historical tradition, and then we will have more than 10 days in Berlin to visit the remnants of the Berlin Wall, the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial and the Holocaust Memorial among others.
    In the seminar's discussions we will get an overview on modern Germany's history and the concepts of memory and remembrance. An important focus then will be on meeting a range of German historians, artists, professionals in the fields of museums and political education and visit key places and take tours guided by experts. Although remembering National-Socialism and the Holocaust will be the most prominent issue here, themes of memory will also include the actual debate on WWI (there will be the 100th anniversary of its outbreak in 2014), German colonialism, working class history and the former East German GDR.



  11. Non-Hopkins Summer Programs
    Students interested in applying to non-Hopkins summer study abroad programs must schedule an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor to review program options, credits, the application process, and other information. The deadline to apply for Non-Hopkins summer study abroad programs is April 1. Some program deadlines are earlier.