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.  A decision or update regarding possible cancellations will be announced in early February 2021.  All program deposits will be refunded if Loyola has to cancel these programs due to covid-19 concerns or low enrollment.

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. 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* Bangkok, Thailand (3 credits)

Friday, July 30 – Friday, August 27, 2021

Director: Fr. James Kelly, S.J., jjkelly@loyola.edu (Other contact: Dr. Colombat acolombat@loyola.edu)

Course: (3 Credits) EN204 Coming of Age in Times of Conflict (core requirement)

Cost: $3,850 (airfare not included)

Included: tuition, housing, 3 meals a day, trips, visits and activities

Application deadline: Extended to February 20, 2021

Bangkok Summer 2021 Flyer

*NEW* Leuven, Belgium (3 credits) - Maymester

Monday, May 24 -Friday, June 11, 2021 (Return from Belgium on June 5, 2021)

Director: Dr. Andrea Thomas, asthomas@loyola.edu

Course: ML 211D European Culture and Civilization: Belgium; GT Topic 3/200 Level HS Core/ML for Modern Languages majors and minors (3 credits)

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

Included: tuition, housing, breakfast, some special meal, visits and activities

Application deadline: Extended to February 20, 2021

Leuven Maymester Flyer


*NEW* Madrid/Alcala, Spain (3 Credits)

 Sunday, May 30 – Friday, June 25, 2021

Director: Señora María José López Pozo mariaj.lopez@me.com (Other contact: Dr. Colombat Acolombat@Loyola.edu)

Course: (3 credits) 2nd EN core; ML 300; SN300 Spain in Travel Literature

Cost: $3,850 (airfare not included)

Includes: tuition, housing 3 meals a day, visits and activities

Application Deadline: Extended to February 20, 2021

Madrid/Alcala Summer 2021 Flyer

View the 2021 Madrid Presentation!

Madrid 2021 Tentative Schedule


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



Granada, Spain (3 credits)

Sunday, May 30 – Friday, June 25, 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: First come first served until February 15, 2021

Granada Summer 2021 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: Extended to February 20, 2021

Montpellier Summer 2021 Flyer


Paris, France (3 credits) - Maymester

Monday, May 24 - Friday, June 11, 2021 *(We will return from Paris on Saturday, June 5)

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: Extended to February 20, 2021

Tentative Schedule for Summer 2021

Paris Summer 2021 Flyer

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: First come first served until February 20, 2021

Prague Summer 2021 Flyer

Rome, Italy (3 credits)

Saturday, May 29  –  Saturday, June 26, 2021

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, 2021

Rome Summer 2021 Flyer


Summer 2021 Program Information Sessions

Program Date Time

Wednesday, Nov 18

5 pm
 Rome Thursday, Nov 19 6 pm

Monday, Nov 23

12 pm
 Granada Monday, Nov 23 5 pm 
 All Programs Monday, Nov 23 5-6 pm
 Madrid Monday, Nov 23 6-7 pm
 Leuven Tuesday, Nov 24 2:15-3 pm
 Paris Tuesday, Nov 24 7:05-8 pm
 Montpellier Monday, Nov 30 4 pm
 Madrid Thursday, Dec 3 5-6 pm
 All Programs Thursday, Dec 3 6-7 pm
 Paris Thursday, Dec 3 7-8 pm
 Prague Friday, Dec 4 3 pm
 Leuven Saturday, Dec 5 2:15-3 pm
 Bangkok Thursday, Dec 10 4:30 pm
 Prague Wednesday, Jan 13 6 pm
 Prague Monday, Jan 18 5 pm
 Rome Thursday, Jan 21

6 pm

 All Programs Friday, Jan 22 2-3 pm
 Paris Friday, Jan 22 3-4 pm
 Madrid Friday, Jan 22 4-5 pm
 Leuven Saturday, Jan 23 2:15-3 pm
 Leuven Sunday, Jan 24 2:15-3 pm
 Bangkok Monday, Jan 25 5 pm
 Rome Monday, Jan 25 6 pm
 Granada Tuesday, Jan 26 3 pm
All Programs Tuesday, Jan 26 3:30-4:30 pm
 Paris Tuesday, Jan 26  7-8 pm
 All Programs Wednesday, Jan 27 4-5 pm
 Madrid Wednesday, Jan 27 5-6 pm
 Montpellier Thursday, Jan 28 4 pm
 Granada Thursday, Jan 28 4 pm
 Montpellier Wednesday, Jan 3 4 pm
 Prague Monday, Feb 8 5 pm
 Prague Monday, Feb 22 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.