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Summer Opportunities

Two students in a kayak in Thailand

Photo credit: Lillian Price '19 (Thailand, ISDSI, fall 2018)

Summer Study Abroad

While there is no official study abroad programming during the summer, at the Off-Campus Study Office we are always happy to talk to you about your options! Most programs we partner with offer summer programs, and funding for summer opportunities is available through different Swarthmore Offices, third party study abroad programs, and outside funding options. Check out the Money Matters page for more information about funding.  

Academic credit for Summer Programs

If you want to request credit from summer study abroad, consult the Transfer Credit page, as well as your departmental website. 

Summer Research

Many students apply for summer research grants to pursue research abroad primarily during the summer between the junior and senior years. Students may submit proposals for field research, internships, archival research, creative arts, work in preparation or research leading to thesis preparation or honors preparation, faculty-student collaborative research, and independent research.  Under certain circumstances, students seeking special training and mentorship, or volunteer opportunities may qualify for a grant. Students work with a faculty sponsor as part of the application process. 

Click here for more information about summer research.