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 opened in December, 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 

Pay you deposit here: Summary - Abroad Program Deposits-Summer 

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 deadlines indicated below.

Application Process for Visiting and Special Students

PARIS, FRANCE (3 Credits) - Maymester

Dates: Monday, May 29th to Saturday, June 10th (online class starts Monday, May 22nd)

Director: Dr. Andrew Ross aross1@loyola.edu  Other contact: Dr. André Colombat Acolombat@Loyola.edu)

Course :  HS second core course and modern language elective: HS234/HS315/ML211:   The French Revolution and Napoleon

Cost: $3,850 (airfare not included).  Includes housing, breakfast, some meals, guided visits and field trips, local transportation.

Minimum: 12 participants

Application Deadline: First come, first served, until February 17, 2023.

Paris Maymester 2023 Flyer

Summer Paris 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 17, 2023

Murcia Summer Flyer Summer 2023

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

Montpellier, France (3 credits)

Dates: May 26th-June 19th, 2023

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

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

Cost: $ 3850 (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 17, 2023

Montpellier Summer 2023 Flyer

Summer Montpellier 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: $ 4,800 (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 17th, 2023


Prague Summer Flyer 2023

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


Belgium and The Netherlands *New program* (3 credits)

Dates: July 3rd-July 22, 2023 

Director: Prof. O. Okoh, ohokoh@loyola.edu with support from Prof. S. Scalenghe, sscalenghe@loyola.edu, Director of Loyola International Nachbahr Huis in Leuven, Belgium

Courses: Colonial Africa (HS220/HS388)*fulfills Second History core*, counts for African and African American Studies Program

Cost: $ 3,850 (including airfare), includes tuition, housing, some meals, and all ground transportation.

Requires 12 participants. All majors and class years may apply, including first-year students.

Application deadline: February 17, 2023

Program Flyer

Taiwan *New program* (3 Credits)

Dates: May 24th-June 9th

Director: Dr. Carsten Vala cvala@loyola.edu

Course: PS 336D- Politics and Globalization of Taiwan

Cost: $3,850 (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 17, 2023
Students should attend an information session before applying. 
A $750 deposit is due with the application.

Taiwan Summer 2023 Flyer


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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