The links below are to the recommended providers Providence College endorses for summer study abroad. These providers offer high quality summer programs all over the world that range anywhere from 3-10 weeks in length. While you are not required to choose from the programs offered by these organizations, we recommend you start your search here.
Students may also elect to participate in a summer/Maymester program led by Providence College faculty:
Maymester & Summer 2013 Faculty-Led Programs
HIS 481: THE U.S. AND JAPAN IN THE MODERN ERA
This course examines the changing nature of U.S. and Japanese relations from the first contacts in 1853 until the present time through a combination of academic study and field experience. Students will engage in intensive discussion of readings, primary sources, and films during the on-campus portion of the class, followed by field experiences in Japan tailored specifically to further explore course themes and materials. Students will visit sites throughout Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, and Hiroshima. Students will also complete an independent research project and receive 3 academic credits.
Cost: $4,867 (subject to change)
Includes R/T airfare, in-country transportation, accommodation, and some meals.
Dates: May 20 - June 6, 2013
ROMAN AND EARLY CHRISTIAN ITALY
Explore the ancient Roman and early Christian heritage of Rome and Northern Italy. Students will experience first-hand how history, theology, philosophy, and culture intersect to form the foundations of western civilization. Visits to archaeological sites, museums, and churches bring the spiritual and cultural landscapes of ancient Italy to life. This study trip will also provide visits to sites significant to contemporary Catholic spirituality and the opportunity to attend Mass or other religious services. Itinerary includes: Rome, Assisi, Venice, Milan, and more. There is no academic credit awarded for this trip.
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Cost: $4,776 (subject to change
Includes R/T airfare, accommodation, in-country transportation, entrance fees, and some meals.
Dates: May 28 - June 10, 2013
PROVIDENCE IN GHANA COMMUNITY-BASED STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Participate in a variety of projects at the Ghana Sustainable Aid Project (GSAP) center. Opportunities available for most disciplines especially global studies, anthropology, health and life sciences, engineering, education, and theater and performing arts. Program carries 3 academic credits for EPS 420, internship, and includes pre-departure orientation and briefings, advance readings, and post-travel briefing upon return to the US.
Cost: $3,000 (approximate)
PROVIDENCE IN CHINA
Spend a month in China with Fr. Mark Nowel. Program includes a 3 credit course in Mandarin at Jilin University, and tours of Beijing, Changchun, Guilin, Yangshuo, Chengdu, and Tibet, including the "Forbidden City,' Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, and Tibetan monasteries. Travelling by air, van, boat and bicycle.
Cost: $6,000 (subject to change)
Includes r/t airfare and all internal flights, accommodation, China and Tibet visas, tuition and books, and most meals.
Dates: July 22 - August 19, 2013 (tentative)
PROVIDENCE IN MADRID