Summer Study Abroad Nuts & Bolts

There will be lots of opportunities for you to ask questions and get information as you move through the summer study abroad process. We’ve highlighted a few important categories below. If you have other questions, please feel free to reach out to Marina LaMastro via email or schedule an appointment here.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

The merit-based Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship awards approximately $2,000 per participant who is studying on certain summer study abroad programs. Additional details and application are available online. The application deadline is typically February 15.

Financial Aid

Some undergraduates who study abroad during the summer may be eligible for financial aid, including Direct Loans. Using these loans in the summer will reduce a student’s Direct Loan eligibility for the following academic year. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for details.

Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State offers support for U.S. citizens who are Pell-Grant eligible to support study abroad costs.  More information is available on the Office of Fellowships and Scholars website.

Weinstein Summer Grants for Athletes

Student athletes who participate in UR’s summer study abroad program are eligible to apply for funding to provide support toward travel costs if accepted to a UR summer study abroad program.  The application and other information can be found here. The deadline for application is February 15.

Contact with Faculty

The faculty leader for each program is an important contact as you determine which program is your best option. They will review your application and determine approval to participate. Each program description features further details and contact information.

Typical Summer Study Abroad Timeline

Use this timeline to help guide you through the process:

  • Application cycle opens on December 1
  • Applications due February 15
  • Decision notification on February 22
  • Non-refundable deposit ($400) and commitment due March 1
  • First payments due March 15
  • Final payments due April 15

Pre-Departure Information

Several orientation sessions will take place once you have been accepted to a summer study abroad program. These will be held in the spring semester prior to departure for the program. We will also offer an information session for parents and family members of admitted students.

The summer study abroad handbook is a guide for students who have been accepted to study abroad. It helps students prepare for their time abroad and includes information on health and safety, what to do in case of emergency, travel information, withdrawal policy, and other important program-related matters. Students will have access to this handbook once they have committed to the program.