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.

*COVID-19 STATEMENT: These programs could be cancelled depending on how the Covid-19 pandemic will evolve in the coming weeks and months.  A decision or update regarding possible cancellations will be announced in early February 2022.  All program deposits will be refunded if Loyola has to cancel these programs due to Covid-19 concerns or low enrollment.

To Apply

Electronic applications for Summer 2022 programs will open on December 10, 2021. 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. Please see the full list of information sessions below.

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 application electronically to the Office of International Programs using our online application portal before the deadlines indicated below.

Application Process for Visiting and Special Students

*NEW* Murcia, Spain (3 Credits)

Dates: May 29 to June 23, 2022

Director: Señora María Ruiz Rosique mruizrosique@gmail.com . Other contact: Dr. Colombat Acolombat@Loyola.edu)

Course: (3 credits) SN 104

Cost: $3,850 (airfare not included)

Includes: tuition, housing, breakfast (plus TBC 1 or 2 meals a day), visits and activities

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2022

Murcia Summer Flyer Summer 2022

Ballyvaughan, Ireland (4 credits) - Maymester

Dates: TBD (June)

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

Courses: BL302 Ecology of the Burren (Biology Cat C, Environmental 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



Montpellier, France (3 credits)

Dates: June 3 to June 27, 2022

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: Extended to February 15, 2022

Montpellier Summer 2022 Flyer


Prague, Czech Republic (6 credits)

Dates: TBD (July)

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: First come first served until February 15, 2022

Prague Summer 2021 Flyer


Sarajevo and the Balkans, Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia (3 credits)

Dates: TBD (June)

Director: Dr. Mary Kate Schneider mschneider5@loyola.edu

1 Courses: Global Studies and Political Science (TBC)

Cost: $ 3,850 (without airfare) TBC

Requires 12 participants. 

Application deadline: First come first served until February 15, 2022

Rome, Italy (3 credits)

Dates: TBD (June)

Director: Dr. Thomas McCreight, tmccreight@loyola.edu

Courses: IT 110; IT 103; IT 104; HS/CL 307 – Peace and War in Ancient Rome (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: First come first served until  February 1, 2022

Rome Summer 2021 Flyer


Summer 2022 Program Information Sessions

Program Date Time
 Murcia, Spain  Thursday, November 4  3:30 pm
 Murcia, Spain Friday, November 12 3 pm
 Montpellier Wednesday, Nov 17 4 pm

Wednesday, Nov 17

5 pm
 Rome Thursday, Nov 18 6 pm

Monday, Nov 22

12 pm
 All Programs Monday, Nov 22 5-6 pm
 Leuven Tuesday, Nov 24 2:15-3 pm
Murcia, Spain Wednesday, Dec 1 2:30 pm
 All Programs Thursday, Dec 2 6-7 pm
 Prague Friday, Dec 3 3 pm
 Prague Wednesday, Jan 12 6 pm
 Prague Monday, Jan 17 5 pm
 Rome Thursday, Jan 20

6 pm

 All Programs Friday, Jan 21 2-3 pm
 Murcia, Spain  Monday, Jan 24 3 pm
 Rome Monday, Jan 24 6 pm
All Programs Tuesday, Jan 25 3:30-4:30 pm
 All Programs Wednesday, Jan 26 4-5 pm
Murcia, Spain Friday, Feb 4 3:30 pm
 Montpellier Wednesday, Jan 26 4 pm
 Montpellier Thursday, Feb 3 4 pm
 Prague Monday, Feb 7 5 pm
 Murcia, Spain Tuesday, Feb 8 3 pm
 Prague Monday, Feb 21 5 pm


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

Loyola students pose in front of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Montreal
Academic Opportunities

Montreal Study Tour

Loyola’s French students get the opportunity to explore Montreal during an international weekend excursion.