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.

To Apply

To apply for a summer program, first log into our application portal and then select Programs in the menu in the top-left corner. Summer & May-mester programs are labeled with "(Summer)" on this page. 

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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 Programs or your Program Director before the deadlines indicated below.

Application Process for Visiting and Special Students

Ballyvaughan, Ireland (4 credits) - Maymester

*Postponed until 2022

Directors: Dr. Bernadette Roche, broche@loyola.edu

Courses: BL302 Ecology of the Burren (Biology Cat C, Environmental Sustainability Studies Minor elective) (3 credits)

          BL303 Natural and Cultural History of the Burren (corequisite) (1 credit)

Cost: $3,850 (airfare not included).  Includes tuition, housing, some meals, field trips and classroom space at Buuren College of Arts.

Minimum: 10 participants; Burren College of Arts

Ballyvaughan Summer 2020 Flyer



Granada, Spain (3 credits)

Sunday, May 30 – Thursday, June 24, 2021

Director: Professor María Ruiz-Rosique, mruizrosique@loyola.edu

Courses: SN 104; SN 201; ML 111 Study Abroad Immersion Research Project (3 credits)

Cost: $ 3,850 (airfare not included).  Includes: tuition, housing, activities and meals.

Requires 10 participants.

Application deadline:TBA

Granada Summer 2020 Flyer


Montpellier, France (3 credits)

Friday, May 28 - Monday, June 21, 2021

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

Courses: FR 101; FR 102; FR 103; FR 104; FR 202 (3 credits)

Cost: $ 3850 (airfare not included).  Includes some meals, activities, transportation in France and short stay in Paris.

Includes also tuition and housing.

Requires 10 participants. 

Application deadline:TBA

Montpellier Summer 2020 Flyer


Paris, France (3 credits) - Maymester

Monday, May 24 - Saturday, June 12, 2021 *(We will return from Paris on Friday, June 4)

Director: Dr. André Colombat, acolombat@loyola.edu

Course: “Paris Then and Now” – ML 312; Global Studies (Topic 3)- Diversity Requirement

Cost: $3,850 (airfare not included); 11 days in Paris

Included: tuition, housing, guided visits in Paris and two meals a day.

Requires 12 participants.

Application deadline:

Paris Summer 2020 Flyer

Paris Summer 2020 Application


Prague, Czech Republic (6 credits)

Must arrive in Prague on Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 30, 2021

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

2 Courses:  Ethics core; Sociology elective (6 credits) this course is cross listed as MG 419 Special Topics in Management and IB 470 Special Topics in International Business

Cost: $ 4,850 (airfare not included).  Breakfasts and special meals included. Includes tuition and housing. 

Requires 13 participants. 

Application deadline:TBA


Rome, Italy (3 credits)

Saturday, May 29  –  Saturday, June 26, 2021

Director: Dr. Sara Scalenghe, sscalenghe@loyola.edu

Courses: IT 110; IT 103; IT 104; HS 316 - History of Modern Italy(counts for second History core; Global Studies, Topic 3; Italian Studies minor)  (3 credits)

Cost: $ 3,850 (airfare not included) -- Include tuition, housing, 5 breakfasts and 4 dinners per week, local transportation, group tours and activities.

Requires 10 participants. 

Application deadline: TBA

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

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