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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. Brazil: Portuguese Language & Culture
    Cape Town Public Health
  3. Cannes Film Festival
  4. Ireland: Photographing the Burren
    NEW! London: Museums
    NEW! Lyon: Philosophy 
    NEW! Paris: Screenwriting 
    Singapore: Engineering Research Internships
  5. Spain-Salamanca Neuroscience
    Scholarship Opportunities

    Non-Hopkins Summer Programs

  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.

    Hopkins Summer Brazil: Portuguese Language & Culture
  7. Flyer
    Credits: 6 (H credits)- 3 credits Portuguese & 3 credits Brazilian Culture
    Deadline: March 1
    Dates: May 22-July 2, 2016
    Cost (tentative): $6,700 (includes tuition, housing, excursions, some meals)
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; 2 semesters of Portuguese language OR 3 semesters of Spanish language.  Open to all majors.
    Info Session: Monday, February 22, 12-1pm in Levering Conference Room A

    This summer improve your Portuguese language skills in an intensive program and learn about Brazilian culture in the exhilarating metropolis of Rio de Janeiro! The program is based at IBEU in the beautiful area of Copacabana Beach. Students will have Portuguese language class every morning. Afternoons will be filled with cultural lectures, course-related field trips, and other cultural activities to provide opportunities for students to strengthen their language skills and deepen their understanding of Brazilian language, history, and culture. Students will also visit two important historic cities in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis and Paraty.

    Funding Opportunities: Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

    Summer 2015 Handbook
    Summer 2015 Blog

    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: $4,790 (includes tuition, lodging, food allowance, welcome & farewell meal, transport to/from airport)
    Info Session: November 16 at 6:00 PM in Gilman 50

    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 11
    Dates (tentative): June 4 to July 2, 2016
    Cost (tentative): $6,760 (includes tuition, housing, excursions, some meals)
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA. Open to all majors.
    Info Session: Wednesday, February 24 at 5pm in Mattin 204

    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.

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    Summer 2015 Handbook
  9. London Summer: Art, History, and Culture
    Deadline: March 1
    Dates: May 28 to June 11
    Eligibility: Open to all majors 
    Cost: $5,100
    Course information
    Course flyer

  10. Info Session Thursday Feb. 18
    5:00 PM Macksey Seminar Room Brody M Level

  11. This course will involve behind-the-scene tours with the instructor and curators of the major art, science, and cultural museums, palaces, and historic rare book and manuscript libraries, as well as private collections in greater London and Cambridge. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the unique historical circumstances that shaped each of these unique museums, collections, and their respective missions over time, from the late Middle Ages to the foundation of the first great public museums and libraries from the second half of the 18th into the 19th centuries, and beyond. In the mornings students will have guided tours and presentations of the institutions. Each student will identify a specific item, or small collection of items, from the holdings of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and conduct archival research in the afternoons under the direction of the V&A Archivist, Dr. Nicholas Smith.

    Hopkins Summer Paris: Film Writing
  12. Credits: 1 (H credits)
  13. Deadline: March 11
  14. Dates: May 28-June 4, 2016
  15. Cost: $3,800 (includes tuition, housing, excursions, some meals)
  16. Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
    Info Session: Monday, February 22, at 4pm in Levering Conference Room A

    In this 8-day course, students will travel to the birthplace of cinema to explore the art of film through writing, from both the creative and critical perspectives.
    The first half of the course will include an intensive three-day workshop with screenwriter and director Matthew Robbins, whose long career in Hollywood spans from Steven Spielberg’s first feature film (The Sugarland Express, 1974) to Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming feature, Crimson Peak, starring Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam. Robbins will critique student work and discuss how to write and pitch successful screenplays.
    The second half of the course will focus on the art of film criticism. Students will view films among the numerous English-language theaters and film festivals in the City of Lights and create an original work of criticism, which will be workshopped in class and posted online. Students will learn how to identify the elements of an artfully made film, which will help them develop a working set of aesthetic criteria essential to all who work in film—whether as screenwriters, scholars, or filmmakers.
    Requirements: Students must come to the course with a completed draft of a short screenplay (5-8 pages) or an equivalent number of pages from a longer screenplay. Open to all majors.

  17. Hopkins Summer Paris & Lyon: Philosophy
  18. Application
  19. Credits: 3 (H credits)
  20. Deadline: March 1
  21. Dates: May 31 - June 15, 2016
  22. Cost: $4,800 (includes tuition, housing, excursions, some meals)
  23. Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
  24. Info Session: Thursday, February 25 at 3:30pm in Levering Conference Room A
  26. An intensive introduction to the thought of René Descartes (1596-1650), the founder of modern philosophy, this program will take place in Lyon (at the École normale supérieure) and Paris. Students will read closely two of Descartes’ chief works – the Meditations on First Philosophy and the Principles of Philosophy – as well as selections from his other works and his correspondence. The class is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and is equivalent to a regular, semester-long, course (3 credits). The program will feature guest lectures by leading Descartes scholars, and include a visit to the Sorbonne and other areas of Paris associated with Descartes’ biography.

  27. Singapore: Summer Engineering Research Internships for U.S. Students (SERIUS)
    Hopkins Application
    Program Application

    Deadline: February 1

    Dates: May 23 to July 15, 2016
    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.

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    Neuroscience in Salamanca, Spain
    Program Application
    Students must also complete JHU forms by April 1
    Acceptance 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. 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.