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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.


  2. Cape Town Public Health
  3. Cannes Film Festival
  4. Ireland: Photographing the Burren
    Spain-Salamanca Neuroscience
  5. Scholarship Opportunities
    Non-Hopkins Summer Programs
    Summer Engineering

  6. Hopkins Summer Scholarships 
    Limited partial
     scholarships are available for Hopkins summer programs abroad. Awards will range from $500 to $2,500. Applications are reviewed and evaluated on the basis of students' written essays, academic merit, faculty references, and financial need. Students must submit the scholarship application, along with an unofficial transcript, letter of reference, and personal statement by March 2.

    Students have the option of purchasing their own airfare or having the airfare included in the program cost and purchased by Hopkins.

  7. Hopkins Summer South Africa: Public Health Cape Town
    Not offered Summer 2016

    Description of courses and internships from Summer 2013
    Credits: 6 (S)
    Deadline: March 1
    Dates: TBD
    Cost (tentative): TBD (includes tuition, housing, excursions, some meals)
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, Open to All Majors. Some prior Exposure to Public Health Studies is recommended.
    Info Session:

    Find out for yourself why Cape Town was #1 on the New York Times list of 52 Places to Go in 2014

    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 Mieka Smart 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:

    Summer 2015 Handbook

    Hopkins Cannes Film Festival: Film and Media Studies
    Credits: 3 (H Credits)
    Deadline: Monday, December 21, 2016 (by 5 PM)
    Tentative Dates:
    May 9-26, 2016
    Cost 2016: $4,790 (includes tuition, lodging, food allowance, welcome & farewell meal, transport to/from airport)
    Info 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, sidebar festival, tributes, master classes and director's showcases. Students will stay in shared apartments in downtown Cannes. The course will be taught by Senior Lecturer in Film & Media Studies, Laura Mason. Open to all majors.

    Hopkins Summer Ireland: Photographing the Burren
    Credits: 6 (H credits)
    Deadline: March 1
    Dates: June 4 to July 2, 2016
    Cost 2016: $6,760 (includes tuition, housing, excursions, some meals)
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA. Open to all majors.
    Info Session:

    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 and

    Summer 2015 Handbook

  8. Neuroscience in Salamanca, Spain
    Program Application
    Students must also complete JHU forms by March 1
    Participation Form
    Medical Disclosure Form
    Physician Report

    Credits: 6 (3 N and 3 H credits)
    Deadline: March 1
    Dates: mid-May to mid-June
    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 non-departmental credits focusing on Spanish language, culture, and science and medical terminology that might be useful in the context of medical practice or research.

    Please note that the Neurobiology of Hearing course WILL fulfill an upper-level elective toward the Neuroscience major, however the Spanish for Science Students does NOT replace the Medical Spanish course at Hopkins or credits toward a Spanish major or minor at Hopkins. Both courses will come back with grades that factor into the Hopkins GPA.

    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.

    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.