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. All summer study abroad program fees are paid 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.

Application Process

1) Attend an information session on your program or a meeting with your Program Director

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 paper applications to the Office of International program or your Program Director before the deadlines indicated below.

Application Process for Visiting and Special Students

Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Burren College of Arts

Saturday, May 26, 2018 – Saturday, June 23, 2018

Directors: Prof. Janet Maher, jmaher2@loyola.edu ; Dr. Bernadette Roche, broche@loyola.edu

Courses (6 credits total; 1+2):

1 - SA224 Two-Dimensional Design: Focus upon the Environment (3 credits, Fine Arts core)

2 - BL111 Environmental Biology: Island Environment (3 credits, Natural Science core)

*Upper level Biology and Upper level Studio Arts courses also available*

Cost: $ 5,100 (for 6 credits; airfare not included)

Minimum: 13 participants

Granada, Spain

Monday, May 29 – Thursday, June 30, 2018 

Director: Dr. Holly Schneider, HUschneider@Loyola.edu


SN 104- Intermediate Spanins II

ML 111 Study Abroad Immersion Research Project

SN 201- Spanish Composition and Conversation

Cost: $4,800 (for 3 credits; airfare not included)

Requires 10 participants.

Program flyer

Kingston, Jamaica

Sunday, May 20, 2018 – Friday, June 8, 2018

Director: Dr. Wendy Smith ,  wmsmith@loyola.edu

Course (3 credits total):

RE420: Assessment and Instruction of Reading II (3 credits)

Cost: $ 4,800 (for 3 credits; airfare not included)

Minimum: 10 participants // Maximum: 12 participants 

Program Flyer

Montpellier, France

Friday, May 25 – Monday, June 18, 2018

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


FR 101-Introductory French I

FR 102- Introductory French II

FR 103- Intermediate French I

FR 104- Intermediate French II

FR 202- The Living Language

Cost: $4,800 (for 3 credits; airfare not included)

Minimum: 10 participants

Program flyer


Prague, Czech Republic

Sunday, July 1 – Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Director: Dr. Christy DeVader, cdevader@loyola.edu

Courses (6 credits total; 1+2):  
1 - TH 305 Ethics: Contemporary Moral Issues (3 credits)

2 - Cross listed course (3 credits):

SC 230 Introduction to Czech Culture, Society and Business

 MG 419 Special Topics in Management

IB 470 Special Topics in International Business

Minimum: 13 participants

Cost: $5,100 (for 6 credits; airfare not included)

Rome, Italy

Saturday, May 26 – Saturday, June 23, 2018

Director: Dr. Thomas McCreight tmccreight@loyola.edu

Courses (3 credits total):

HS 307/CL 307 Peace and War in Ancient Rome (History 2nd core)

IT 103 Intermediate Italian 1

IT 104 Intermediate Italian 2

IT 110 Introductory Italian Language in Rome

HS 307 core/CL 307 Peace and War in Ancient Rome (3 credits)

Cost: $4800(airfare not included)

Minimum: 10 participants

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