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Suggested Unaffiliated Summer Programs

Many of the universities and study abroad program partners Northwestern is affiliated with for academic year programs also run summer programs, and their study abroad transcripts are accepted by Northwestern:

If you are not able to find your desired program on the Suggested List, check the Other Unaffiliated Summer Program Options List.

Refer to the How to Find an Unaffiliated Summer Program tip sheet to learn more about how to find an unaffiliated summer program. 

Program Provider & Institution List

Suggested Unaffiliated Summer Program Provider & Institution List
Program Provider or Institution  Region(s) Location(s)
American Councils (ACTR) Asia and Europe (focus on Eurasia region) Including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, and Taiwan
Arcadia University Americas and Europe Including Mexico and United Kingdom
American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Europe Germany
Bocconi University Summer School Europe Italy
Boston University Asia Including Taiwan and China
CIEE Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, and Oceania Including Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and United Kingdom
Duke University Americas, Europe, and Oceania Including Australia, Brazil, France, Switzerland, and United Kingdom
ETH-Zurich: Summer Schools
Europe Switzerland
Ewha International Co-Ed Summer School  Asia South Korea

Note: As of 2019, the Ewha Language Center is a separate language institute that does not offer credit. 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Rothberg International School Summer Programs Middle East & North Africa Israel
HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) Asia China
Humboldt University: Summer University Europe Germany
IES Abroad Africa, Americas, Europe, and Oceania Including Argentina, Australia, Chile, Italy, South Africa, Spain, and United Kingdom
IFSA Americas, and Europe Including Argentina, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and United Kingdom
Jagiellonian University: School of Polish Language and Culture Europe Poland
National University of Singapore Asia Singapore
Sciences Po: Summer School Europe France
Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Summer School
Asia China
SIT Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Middle East & North Africa Including Colombia, Iceland, India, Italy, Jordan, Madagascar, Netherlands, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, and Vietnam
Stellenbosch University: International Summer Programme Africa South Africa
Tel Aviv University Summer Institute Middle East & North Africa Israel
University of Deusto Global Studies and Spanish Europe Spain
University of Hong Kong: HKU Summer Institute Asia China
University of Minnesota Africa, Americas, Asia, and Europe Including Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Senegal, South Korea, and Spain

Suggested Unaffiliated Summer Programs by Region





The Balkans (multiple locations)

Czech Republic

Eastern Europe (multiple locations)










United Kingdom

Middle East & North Africa