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It’s impossible to understand other cultures without living in them, and summer is the perfect opportunity for immersion within a shorter timeframe. As you consider a program abroad, there are other steps and considerations to make during the process, including finances, receiving academic credit, and other administrative matters.

Summer Study Abroad Student Handbook

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:

  • Important resources and general information
  • Money matters
  • Health and safety
  • Booking flights
  • Travel checklist
  • Withdrawal policy
  • Important travel documents
  • Transportation abroad
  • Emergency resources and procedures

Contact with Faculty

The faculty leader listed with each program is an important contact as you determine which program is your best match, and you must obtain approval from them to participate. Be aware some programs have prerequisites including some language requirements and enrollment is limited. Note University of Richmond faculty serve as leaders of all Summer Abroad programs but some classes may be taught by qualified faculty of partner institutions.

Scholarships and 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.

The merit-based Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship awards approximately $2,000 per participant who is studying on a language-based program. The deadline for applications for Summer 2020 is February 14; see here for details.

Other academic departments may also offer scholarships for summer study.

Expected Summer Study Abroad Timeline

It's important to plan in advance for a summer program. Use this time line to help guide you through the process:

  • Application cycle opens Monday, November 25, 2020
  • Applications due February 14, 2020
  • Decision notification on February 21, 2020
  • Non-refundable deposit ($300) and commitment due February 28, 2020
  • First payments due mid-March
  • Final payments due mid-April
  • Programs begin between mid-May and late-June

Non UR Students

Non UR students may be considered if spaces are available. For questions, contact the faculty member for the program you are interested in. Determination of transfer credt dependent on your own university policy.