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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 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine
American University of Beirut: Summer Arabic Programs Middle East Lebanon
Arcadia University Europe and South America Including Chile, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Spain
Bocconi University: Bocconi University Summer School Europe Italy
Boston University Africa, Americas, Asia, & Europe Including Argentina, China, Ghana, Ireland, and Italy
CIEE All Including Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Jordan, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand
DIS Europe Denmark and Sweden
Duke University Americas, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, and Oceania Including Australia, England, Italy, Morocco, and Spain
ETH-Zurich: Summer Schools
Europe Switzerland
Ewha Woman's UniversityEwha 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. 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Rothberg International School Summer Programs
Europe Israel
Humboldt University: Summer University Europe Germany
IES Abroad Africa, Americas, Asia Europe, and Oceania Including Argentina, China, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain
IFSA Americas, Asia, Europe, and Middle East & North Africa Including China, England, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Peru, Spain
Koc University: International Summer Programs Europe Turkey
London School of Economics & Political Science: LSE Summer. For an approved list of NU course equivalents to specific LSE Summer courses, click here. Europe England
National Taiwan University: International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) Asia Taiwan
National University of Singapore Asia Singapore
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Americas Chile
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 Iceland, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, South Africa, Switzerland, and Vietnam
Stellenbosch University: International Summer Programme Africa South Africa
Tel Aviv University: Tel Aviv University Summer Institute Middle East & North Africa Israel
University of Deusto: Summer School Europe Spain
University of Hong Kong: HKU Summer Institute Asia Hong Kong
University of Minnesota Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Middle East & North Africa Including Ecuador, England, Italy, Morocco, Senegal, and Spain
Yonsei UniversityYonsei International Summer School Asia South Korea

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