Applying to Study Abroad in the Summer
- Students may take advantage of Princeton summer study abroad programs, offered by a variety of departments.
- The Office of International Programs has produced, in consultation with the relevant departments, lists of recommended summer language and area studies programs. The OIP also stocks a summer program area in its resource library (36 University Place, Suite 350).
- Finally, many of the programs that have been approved for students during the academic year have summer sessions.
- For an extensive listing of summer programs in various parts of the world, consult Short-term Study Abroad, a publication of the Institute of International Education.
- If you are considering applying to a non-Princeton program, you should meet with a study abroad adviser to ensure that credits for the program will be accepted by Princeton. Before you put down a deposit of any kind, make sure the courses you plan to take will be approved by Princeton!
- Read the information on the program/institution website thoroughly.
- Make sure you are aware of the application deadline and the materials you will need to apply. Many non-Princeton programs have rolling admissions and accept students as they receive applications. Don't miss out on a program by applying too late!
- There are places both outside and within the University to look for financial support for study during the summer.
- The Dean's Fund for Study Abroad offers competitive awards to students on financial aid who enroll in structured academic study abroad and language programs lasting at least four weeks.
- For summer courses taken for credit, the Office of Financial Aid offers aid recipients student loans to help meet the costs of summer courses.
- If you are not enrolling in a Princeton summer program, you must obtain pre-approval of the courses from the relevant departmental representative and the Office of International Programs to receive Princeton credit for your summer studies.
- To obtain pre-approval, you must complete the Approval Form for a Course Taken at Another Institution, available in our Global Programs System (GPS). As part of the approval process, the course description/syllabus must be reviewed and approved by the relevant departmental representative and the Office of International Programs. Courses that are pre-approved must be passed with a grade of C or better to qualify for credit.
- Make sure you review the guidelines for approval before submitting your approval form.
N.B. Normally, all courses that are proposed for Princeton course credit must appear on a transcript of an accredited, degree-granting institution.
If you completed a non-Princeton program, you should have the program/university submit an official copy of your transcript to:
Office of International Programs
36 University Place, Suite 350
Princeton, NJ 08544
Transfer of credit cannot be completed until the official transcript has been received and processed.