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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 Hopkins students must also complete a general study abroad application.

    Non-Hopkins students must complete a general study abroad application for Non-Hopkins students.


  2. Ireland: Photographing the Burren
    Brazil: Portuguese Language & Culture

    Cape Town Public Health
  3. Cannes Film Festival
  4. China STEM
    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 16.

    Hopkins Summer Ireland: Photographing the Burren
    Credits: 6 (H credits)
    Deadline: March 2
    Dates (tentative): June 6 - July 4, 2015
    Cost (tentative): $6,610 (includes tuition, housing, excursions, some meals)
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA. Open to all majors.
    Info Session: Tuesday, February 24. 5-6pm. 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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    Hopkins Summer Brazil: Portuguese Language & Culture
    Credits: 6 (H credits)
    Deadline: March 16
    Tentative Dates: May 24 to June 20
    Cost (tentative): $6,770 (includes tuition, housing, excursions, some meals)
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; 1 semester of Portuguese language OR 1 year of Spanish language.  Open to all majors.
    Info Session: Thursday, February 19. 5-6pm. 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. Courses are taught by the IBEU language instructors and supervised by Johns Hopkins faculty (Dr. Flavia Azeredo-Cerqueira). Students will have Portuguese language class every morning, and their afternoons will be filled with cultural lectures, course-related field trips, course-related guided tours (in Portuguese) and other cultural activities to provide opportunities for students to strengthen their language skills and deepen their understanding of Brazilian language, history, and culture. The lectures include, for instance, the country’s preparations for the Olympic Games and the importance of soccer to its culture. Students will also have the opportunity to visit two important historic cities in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis and Paraty.

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

    Hopkins Summer South Africa: Public Health Cape Town

    Description of courses and internships from Summer 2013
    Credits: 6 (S)
    Deadline: March 2
    Dates: June 3 - July 19, 2015
    Cost (tentative): $6,775 (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: Wednesday, February 18. 5-6pm. Public Health Office. 3505 N. Charles St.
    And Friday, February 20 12:30-1:30. Levering Hall Sherwood Rm.

    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."

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    Hopkins Cannes Film Festival: Film and Media Studies
    Credits: 3 (H Credits)
    Deadline: December 22, 2014
    May 12-29, 2015
    Cost: 6-7 students: $4,560; 8 or more students: $3,710 (includes tuition, lodging, food allowance, welcome & farewell meal, transport to/from airport)

    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 the nearby resort town of Antibes. The course will be taught by Senior Lecturer in Film & Media Studies, Laura Mason. Open to all majors.

    Hopkins Summer China STEM
    Credits: 8 (H credits)
    Deadline: March

    Dates (tentative): June 27 - August 21, 2015
    Cost: $6,840 (includes tuition, housing, excursions, some meals)
    Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; Minimum 2 years college-level Chinese
    Info Session: Thursday, February 12. 5-6pm. Mattin 161

    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.

    Scholarship Opportunities: Applicants from institutions with Title VI centers should be eligible to apply for FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships) from their home institutions. Applicants may also consider applying for Boren Scholarships funded by the National Security Education Program

    For more information, visit the Office of Study Abroad,, or the China STEM Facebook Page.

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

    Deadline: February 1

    Dates: May 18 to July 10, 2015
    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
    Hopkins Application
    Program Application
    Credits: 6 (3 N and 3 H credits)
    Deadline: March 1
    Dates: May 16 - June 21, 2015
    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.

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    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.