Loyola University Maryland

International Programs

Summer Programs

In addition to our semester, year-long, and study tour options, Loyola also offers a number of independent and faculty-led summer programs. There is a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement for all summer programs. For questions concerning summer study abroad program fees, please reach out to Yvette McMillan-Bell in Student Administrative Services (SAS) in Maryland Hall. Accepted students will have one meeting and one pre-departure orientation with their program director to review paperwork, safety measures, packing details, and all necessary information prior to departure.  

The philosophy of Loyola's Office of International Programs is to provide students with an in-depth experience of another culture by focusing on one program. Therefore, programs like Semester at Sea and similar programs would not be acceptable. The Office of International Programs must approve any international program that a student wishes to obtain credits from while at Loyola University Maryland.

To Apply

Electronic applications for Summer 2024 programs open December 11th, 2023. To apply for a summer program, first log into our application portal and then select Programs in the menu in the top-left corner. Summer & May-mester programs are labeled with "Summer" on this page. 

Application Link 

Application Process

1) Attend an information session on your program or a meeting with your Program Director. Please see the full list of information sessions below.

2) Once step 1 (above) is completed, your Program Director will email the Office of International Programs with your name and Loyola ID number.

3) Submit your application electronically to the Office of International Programs using our online application portal before the deadline indicated below. Please also find the current payment schedule:

  • Application deadline February 16th


  • Deposit = $950: February 23rd (for both 3 and 6 unit programs)


  • Payment 1 = $1000 (3-unit program) or $1350 (6-unit program): March 15th


  • Payment 2 = $1000 (3-unit program) or $1350 (6-unit program): April 5th


  • Payment 3 = $1000 (3-unit program) or $1350 (6-unit program): April 26th. 



Application Process for Visiting and Special Students





Art in Italy: A Grand Tour(3 credits)

Dates: May 20 – June 9 (3 weeks).

Online classes May 20-24. Depart for Italy on Sunday, May 26 and return to USA on Sunday, June 9. 13 nights in Italy.

Co-Directors: Dr. Kerry Boeye (Art History), kpboeye@loyola.edu, and Dr. Sara Scalenghe (History), sscalenghe@loyola.edu

Course: AH 111-Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary. Fulfills the Fine Arts core requirement. May be taken as a free elective. Instructor: Dr. Kerry Boeye.

Program Fee: $3,950 (airfare not included). Fee includes tuition, housing, breakfasts, some special meals, all transportation in Italy, entrance to museums/sites, guided tours, and group activities.

Application Deadline: February 16, 2024. First come, first served!

Requires 13 participants. 

Art in Italy Maymester flyer

IRELAND (Dublin/Galway) 

May 23-June 1, 2024 

Co-Directors: Assistant Teaching Prof. Noelle Dichiera and Assistant Teaching Prof. Jenny Glick 

3 Credit Course: Ireland Culture and Media 

COMM Elective or General Elective, open to all class years 

Cost: $3955 

Includes tuition, airfare, housing, class trips and tours, public transportation, some breakfast and special meals 

Requires: Minimum 10 participants 

Application Deadline, Feb. 16th, 2024 

DEC. 7TH AT 4P.M. - Communications Conference Room (College Center-Basement)


Maymester Ireland Flyer

Ireland Culture and Media PP


Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia (3 credits)

Dates: May 31st-June 15th

Director: Dr. Mary Kate Schneider, mschneider@loyola.edu

The associated course is PS 333 *or* HS 262/333, “History and Politics of the Balkans.” This course fulfills: a PS 300-level elective; an HS 200-level elective; HS non-Western analytical for Global Studies; Global Studies Topics 2 or 3, and/or a Peace and Justice minor elective. 

Cost: $ 3,950 (airfare not included).  Includes tuition and housing, breakfasts and special meals, class trips and tours, cultural events, and transportation pass.   

Application deadline: February 16th, 2024

Summer 2024 in the Balkans

Montpellier, France (3 credits)

Dates: May 24th - June 17th

Director: Mme. Catherine Savell,  csavell@loyola.edu

Courses: FR 101; FR 102; FR 103; FR 104; FR 202 (3 credits)

Cost: $ 3950 (airfare not included).  Includes some meals, activities, transportation in France and short stay in Paris.

Includes also tuition and housing.

Requires 10 participants. 

Application deadline: February 16, 2024

Montpellier Summer 2024 Flyer

Summer Montpellier Info Session Schedule (in SUMMER section of Information Sessions Page) HERE

Murcia, Spain (3 Credits)

Dates: May 26th-June 20th

Director: Señora María Ruiz Rosique mruizrosique@loyola.edu

Course: (3 credits) SN104 Intermediate Spanish II, SN201 Spanish Composition and Conversation

Cost: $3,950 (airfare not included)

Includes: tuition, housing, breakfast (plus TBC 1 or 2 meals a day), visits and activities

Application Deadline:  February 16, 2024

Murcia Summer Flyer Summer 2024

Summer Murcia Info Session Schedule (in SUMMER section of Information Sessions Page) HERE

Prague, Czech Republic (6 credits)

Dates: July 1st-July 31st

Director: Dr. Christy DeVader, cdevader@loyola.edu

2 Courses,  Ethics core: TH305 Ethics Contemporary and Moral Issues. And students select either IB 300: Special Topics in International Business: Czech Culture and Business OR MG300 Special Topics in Management: Czech Culture and Business

Cost: $ 4,950 (airfare not included).  Includes tuition and housing, breakfasts and special meals, class trips and tours, cultural events, and transportation pass.  

Requires 13 participants. 

Application deadline: February 16th, 2024

Prague Summer Flyer 2024

Summer Prague Info Session Schedule (in SUMMER section of Information Sessions Page) HERE

Rome(3 credits)

Dates: May 26th-June 23rd

Director: Dr. Tom McCreight, tmccreight@loyola.edu

The Course: HS 307/CL 307 (core) Peace and War in Ancient Rome. Added-value Italian instruction (Italian course credit TBD)

Two meals, housing, and excursions included

Cost: $ 3,950 (airfare not included).  Includes tuition and housing, breakfasts and special meals, class trips and tours, cultural events, and transportation pass.  

Requires 13 participants. 

Taiwan (3 Credits)

Dates: May 21st-June 4th

Director: Dr. Carsten Vala cvala@loyola.edu

Course: PS 336D- Politics and Globalization of Taiwan

Cost: $3,950 (airfare not included)

Includes: tuition, accommodations, airport transfers in Taiwan, breakfasts and some other meals, local transportation, interpretation, and guided visits and field trips.

Application Deadline:  February 16, 2024
Students should attend an information session before applying. 


Non-Loyola Programs

Students have the option to select a non-Loyola summer program. The program selected should fit into their academic course of study. Once students have selected a study abroad program, they should do the following:

  • Students must have their non-Loyola program approved by the Office of International Programs.
  • Students must complete the Summer Abroad Program Approval/Transfer Course Request Form by March 11.
  • Summer programs abroad must be offered through an American university or an American organization providing an U.S. final transcript.
  • Students may take a maximum of TWO, 3- or 4-credit courses (along with any associated 1-credit labs) away during the summer.
  • Students on non-Loyola semester programs may not take summer courses away from Loyola University.
  • Business courses should be taken at AACSB-accredited institutions (see www.aacsb.edu).
  • Distance-learning and/or on-line courses are NOT ACCEPTED as transfer credit for study abroad.
  • Summer transfer courses must equal, credit-for-credit, Loyola courses. (Example: a 4-credit course at Loyola requires taking a 4-credit course at the away institution.)
  • A grade of C (2.00) or better is required in each course to transfer courses and credits. Grades do not transfer, but are used to calculate Honors at graduation.
  • Summer transfer courses cannot overlap with the Loyola academic term during which the student is enrolled.
  • Students must complete at least 20, three-or-four credit courses at Loyola. Of the last 20 courses, 15 must be taken at Loyola. Five of the last 7 courses and at least one-half of the courses in the major and minor field must be taken at Loyola. (Loyola University Marylands Residency Requirement can be found on the Undergraduate Catalogue.)

For questions, please contact Naomi Githae at ngithae@loyola.edu

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