Summer Study Abroad
Who can participate in summer study abroad?
All students who are rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors (i.e., completed their Freshman year) may study abroad over the summer.
What are the eligibility requirements for summer study abroad?
Providence College requires students to be in good standing in order to participate in summer study abroad. There is no minimum GPA requirement for College approval, but each study abroad program will have its own set of eligibility requirements including, but not limited to, GPA and course pre-requisites. Be sure you carefully check these before applying to a program!
How long are summer study abroad programs?
Summer program vary in length. In order to receive academic credit students must participate in a program that is at least three weeks long (exceptions made for Providence College approved faculty-led Maymester and summer programs), but some programs can be as long as 8 to 10 weeks long! Average length is 4-6 weeks.
What does summer study abroad cost?
Again this varies by program. Most programs cost an average of $1,000 per week (a four week program will probably cost around $4,000, a 6 week program will be around $6,000, etc.). But it is certainly possible to find programs that are cheaper (and more expensive!) than this. All tuition and program fees will be billed to the student directly, and are payable to the program. Students receiving academic credit for their summer study abroad will also be billed a $200 study abroad fee by Providence College. For more information on this fee please click here.
What can I study on a summer study abroad program?
Anything! You can study a language, a specific topic, or participate in an internship or service-learning project. Every program is different and there are hundreds of opportunities available.
Will I get academic credit for summer study abroad?
Yes, as long as you have received prior approval from Providence College and the Center for International Studies and submitted all application paperwork prior to the deadline. In order for credit to transfer students must take all classes for a letter grade and receive a "C" or better. The course will appear on your PC transcript and will be counted as transfer credit (T). The grade will not impact your CGPA.
What kind of credit will I get? How does that work?
When you complete your application you will list all potential courses you're considering taking abroad. This will let us know what classes you'll be taking and how you'd like it to count (free elective, core requirement, etc.). We will submit the request to the appropriate academic department and you will receive notification from us prior to departure as to what requirement the course will fulfill. **Please note that all internships are subject to individual student review and cannot be pre-approved. Final approval for internships will be granted after the program is completed and the student meets with his or her academic department chair.
Where can I find a list of summer programs?
Check out our recommended summer programs page here
Who can I speak to about summer study abroad?
Contact Allie Agati at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (401) 865-2353.
How do I apply for summer study abroad?
Download an application
and submit it to the Center for International Studies in Harkins 215. Applications will be available in January 2014.
When are applications due?
Study abroad applications for summer 2014 are due to Harkins 215 no later than March 21, 2014.
Are there any summer programs led by Providence College faculty?
Yes! Each year there are a variety of summer and Maymester programs coordinated and led by PC faculty. Check out this year's list of faculty-led programs here