Johns Hopkins University offers both study and research opportunities abroad that complement the Hopkins curriculum. Here is information about the Hopkins Summer Study and Research Abroad programs. Please note that the information is subject to change for future summers.

Summer Study Abroad

The Hopkins summer study abroad programs are Krieger School of Arts & Sciences (KSAS) courses taught by JHU faculty abroad or sponsored by a Hopkins department. These programs are open to all undergraduate students in KSAS and WSE. Programs range between 3 and 6 credits. Grades appear on the Hopkins transcript and are calculated into the GPA. Cost varies by program.

Summer Engineering Research Abroad

Hopkins summer research opportunities are open to students in the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE). The research programs are non-credit-bearing, however students may earn up to 3 research credits with departmental approval.

Several scholarship opportunities are available for summer programs abroad. Awards typically range from $500 to $2,500. Students who complete a scholarship application will be reviewed for all relevant scholarship opportunities through the Office of Study Abroad, but students will only be able to receive one award. 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*. Individual funding sources are listed below.

  • Hopkins Summer Abroad Scholarships (for Hopkins programs only)
  • Bass Scholarships

*If March 2 falls on a weekend, applications will be due the following Monday.

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Credits: 3 (H)
Dates: May 16 – June 1, 2017
Application Deadline: December 5, 2016
Language of Instruction: English
Program Cost: $5,600 (includes housing, airfare, some meals, international health insurance)
Instructor: Prof. Laura Mason
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jenny Quijano Sax

the-festivalThe Cannes Film Festival is the world’s most prestigious film festival with admission by ‘invitation only’ for film industry professionals. This course will offer students access to the festival’s official selections, sidebar festivals, tributes, master classes, and director’s showcases. Students will stay in shared apartments in the heart of Cannes on the beautiful southern coast of France, within walking distance to all the festival theaters.

Open to all majors.

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Application closed for Summer 2017

Credits: 6 (H)
Dates: June 3 – July 1, 2017
Language of Instruction: English
Program Cost: $6,400 (includes housing, excursions, some meals, Nikon D 5300 for use in Ireland, international health insurance)
Instructors: Phyllis Berger, Howard Ehrenfeld
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis

Open to all majors.

The Burren College of Art (BCA), 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.student-photographing-on-rock

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 D 5300 to use while in Ireland. Students should bring a laptop computer. Students of all majors and levels are welcome.

Burren tentative schedule 2017

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Application Deadline: March 15
Credits:
3 – 6
Dates: June 12 – 30, 2017
Language of Instruction: English
Program Cost: $3,900 (includes housing, international health insurance)
Instructors: Dr. Stephen Morgan, Dr. Sahan Karatasli, Dr. Eugenio Refini
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis

Open to all majors! No Italian language required. The program has been partially subsidized by a generous gift from Jeffrey and Shari Aronson as part of the Aronson Center for International Studies.

This intensive three-week program, featuring two courses taught by Hopkins faculty, is an excellent opportunity for students to earn JHU credit and to explore Hopkins’ SAIS Europe campus along with one of Italy’s most beautiful and historic cities. offers two concurrent interdisciplinary courses, AS.192.310 Populism in Comparative Perspective and AS.211.368 Italies: Politics, Culture, and Society. Students may choose to enroll in one or both of these courses.

AS.192.310 Populism in Comparative Perspective will explore the history and recent resurgence of populist political movements across the globe.

AS.211.368 Italies: Politics, Culture, and Society will introduce students to the main features of Italian politics, culture, and society in political theory, the figurative arts, music, and film.

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New Program! Non-Credit-Bearing

Application Deadline: March 13
Credits:
None
Dates: June 1-3, 2017 in Baltimore; June 3-10, 2017 in Venice
Language of Instruction: English
Program Cost: $4,800 (includes pre-departure orientation in Baltimore, airfare, housing in Baltimore and Venice, 2 meals/day, local transportation, international health insurance, museum passes, Biennale tickets)
Instructors: Dr. Elizabeth Rodini (JHU), Mr. Christopher Bedford (BMA), and Mr. Mark Bradford (MacArthur Genius Award)
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Dr. Lori Citti

In this collaborative program, organized by Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore-area students will spend one week at the Biennale in Venice meeting with artists, activists, curators and exhibition professionals to explore the nexus between contemporary art and social activism in global and community contexts. Mark Bradford, U.S. representative to the 25th Venice Biennale and recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award, and Christopher Bedford, Director of the BMA, will introduce students to the creative and professional networks behind the Biennale’s exhibits. Dr. Elizabeth Rodini, Professor of Museum Studies and Art History at Johns Hopkins, will lead the program on site.

Designed for underrepresented students in the arts or art history, the program seeks to provide local students with insight into the role of art in people’s communities and to encourage them to consider careers in the arts, museums, exhibits, and the communities that support the arts and art as social activism. Participants will explore local issues in a global context, bringing insights from their global experiences to bear on their local communities. The opportunity is open to students enrolled in member institutions of the Baltimore Student Exchange Program.

The program is partially subsidized by Johns Hopkins, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Education Fund of the Venice Biennale. Johns Hopkins has five full and one partial scholarship for qualified applicants. Please contact the Office of Study Abroad for additional information on scholarships.

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Credits: 6 (S)
Dates: May 31 – July 16, 2017
Language of Instruction: English
Program Cost: $9,800 (includes housing, airfare, excursions, some meals, local transportation, visa, international health insurance)
Instructor: Lisa Folda
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jenny Quijano Sax

students on Table Mountain

Students on Table Mountain

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 Lisa Folda 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.”

Open to all majors.

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Credits: 6 (3 N, 3 H)
Dates: mid-May to mid-June
Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; open to rising junior and senior Neuroscience students. No Spanish language background required.
Program Cost: JHU students pay the non-UCONN program fee
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis

la-plaza-mayor-salamancaStudents 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 15.

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) offers JHU undergraduates in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) department the opportunity to conduct BME faculty-directed research in BME labs at SJTU for 6 weeks during the summer.

Shanghai cityscape

Shanghai cityscape

JHU Faculty Contact: Dr. Xingde Li
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; BME majors only
Dates: Late June – Early August
Language: English
Program Cost: $6,250
Housing: Double rooms in SJTU International Student Housing
Application Deadline: March 1 to the Office of Study Abroad
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis

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The Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), in Lyngby, Denmark, located about 30 minutes from Downtown Copenhagen, offers a special lab 3-week course for international students in English over the summer. The course includes 4-5 experiments using state-of-the-art process equipment and field trips to local chemical plants.danishes

Eligibility: 3.0 GPA; ChemBE majors only
Dates: July 4-22, 2017
Language of Instruction: English
Program Cost: $5,365 (includes tuition, housing, international health insurance)
Housing: Residence Hall
Application Deadline: February 15 to the Office of Study Abroad
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jenny Quijano Sax

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The Summer School Program & Professional Internship at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel is an opportunity for outstanding students from all over the world, interested in enhancing their academic profile with a rigorous and challenging academic experience at Israel’s oldest university and premier center for science, technology and applied sciences. Students can study with renowned faculty and international peers to earn academic credits or intern at an Israeli engineering or start-up company to gain valuable work experience. Internships are unpaid positions taken over a period of at least 8 weeks (minimum 200 hours).

Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
Credits: Varies
Dates: June to August
Language: English
Program Cost: TBD. Internships are unpaid.
Housing: Hostel + Residence Hall
Application Deadline: May 1 (apply through the Techion + JHU forms)
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jenny Quijano Sax

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Summer Engineering Research Internship for U.S. Students (SERIUS) is an opportunity for undergraduate Engineering students from select partner universities to conduct engineering research for 8 weeks over the summer with faculty in labs at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

evelyn-singapore-pictures-600Eligibility: 3.0 GPA
Dates: May 22 – July 14, 2017
Language: English
Program Cost: $6,250
Housing: Prince George’s Residence Park on NUS Campus
Application Deadline: February 1 to the Office of Study Abroad
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jenny Quijano Sax

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Applications closed for 2017

Dates: May 26 – July 23, 2017
Language: English
Program Cost: $6,805 (includes housing, all meals, excursions, transportation pass, international health insurance)
Housing: Host families (English-speaking unless otherwise requested)
Application Deadline: March 1 to the Office of Study Abroad
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jessica Mervis

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), host of the JHU semester study abroad program in Madrid, offers Hopkins undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to participate in guided engineering projects in labs in one of the following fields of study: biomedical engineering, communication system engineering, computer science, electrical power engineering, energy engineering, industrial electronics and automation engineering, industrial technologies engineering, mechanical engineering, telecommunication technologies engineering, and telematics engineering. Each student will be assigned to a tutor who will guide and supervise the student’s task and research paper.madrid-architecture-2

No prior knowledge of Spanish is required. Students will be placed with English-speaking host families in the center of Madrid, which will provide them with logistical support (meals, laundry services, internet access, etc.) during their stay.

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EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) in Switzerland aims to attract students to the heart of Europe where renowned Professors strive for excellence in research and international recognition. Students spend 3 months (maximum) in a laboratory on campus undertaking research with renowned professors.

dents-du-midi-switzerland-gabriel-mantegnaEligibility: 3.0 GPA; Rising juniors or seniors
Dates: Up to 3 months starting in May
Language: English
Program Cost: TBD
Housing: Variety of options on and off campus
Application Deadline: January 15 (apply through EPFL + complete JHU forms)
Advisor in the Office of Study Abroad: Jenny Quijano Sax

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Students interested in applying to non-Hopkins study abroad programs during the summer 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 abroad programs is April 1st. Program deadlines may be earlier.