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Summer Study and Internships Abroad

Summer is one of the most convenient times to study or intern abroad. For students with busy schedules during the school year, the summer break is a fantastic time to slow down, enjoy the vistas of a beautiful country and work towards your education or career. Summer study abroad programs allow students to earn some extra credits within their field of study or explore other subjects while creating new international relationships. A World Endeavors Summer Internship helps students gain valuable work experience in a refreshing global environment.

Summer Study Abroad

Embark on an educational adventure abroad this summer. Studying abroad with World Endeavors this summer will enable you to add an international course (or courses) to your current degree. Our mission is to see students blossom abroad by learning to live and adapt to an unfamiliar environment while gaining a fresh perspective on your degree that you wouldn’t get by taking courses in your home country. Students will also develop essential life and career skills such as cultural awareness, foreign language proficiency, and improved communication. While summer programs are shorter in length from 1-3 months, the course load is lighter, freeing you up for more exploration and acclimation to your new environment.

See Eligible Programs Belowor use our program finder

Summer Internships

Interning abroad with World Endeavors is a way to get experience and an international perspective on a potential career field, all while having the adventure of living abroad. Much more than a summer job, an internship offers the chance to learn new skills and acquire a depth of experience that participants can carry into the next semester’s studies or into a job search.

INTERN ABROAD IN THE SUMMER

Use your vacation, gap year, or summer break to volunteer abroad, give back to communities in need, and experience beautiful locations around the world. 

World Endeavors volunteer programs are now operated by our sister company, Kaya Responsible Travel. If you’re interested in a volunteer project we encourage you to visit the Kaya Responsible Travel website and apply to a program there.

If you are a student of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, please visit our page that displays all available volunteer programs exclusively for UCSC students.

View UCSC ProgramsVisit Kaya

Featured Summer programs

Our most popular programs that operate in the summer.

Study Abroad seaside view in Croatia
Croatia

Summer Study in Zagreb, Croatia

Study just outside the scenic and culturally vibrant capital city of Croatia - Zagreb. With ample sunshine, nearby beaches, picturesque towns, and stunning scenery, Croatia definitely lives up to the hype!

Summer Study in Zagreb, Croatia

Ranked by UNESCO as one of the world’s most peaceful countries and a hidden gem among Mediterranean destinations, Croatia is an unforgettable travel experience. 

Students will study at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management and have an impressive slate of course options from each session. Course offerings will be in the fields of economics, finance, marketing, operations, leadership, and more! Students will have the option to choose from 1-3 summer sessions each lasting approximately 2 weeks.

Session Dates

  • July 1 – 14
  • July 15 – 28
  • July 29 – August 11

Cost: $4,300 per session

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in C

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South Korea

Summer Study in Seoul, South Korea

The vibrant mega-city of Seoul, South Korea teems with an infectious culture of politeness, cleanliness, and unique culinary scenes. Now through World Endeavors, you can experience all of the best parts of Seoul in the warmth of a summer month.

Summer Study in Seoul, South Korea

You’ll study at the 8th best university in South Korea at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS). Part of an international cohort for 4 weeks, you’ll feel comfortable learning about Korean culture and language with other students from abroad. This is one of the best short term programs to see South Korea available. You’ll be able to choose from 1 of 3 courses:

  • Korean Language
  • Korean Popular Culture & Media
  • Asian & Korean Economics 

Session Dates

  • July 18 – August 14, 2024

Cost: $3,850

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Seoul today!

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Ecuador

Summer Study in Ecuador (Quito)

Study in the heights of the Ecuadorian Andes! Situated at nearly 2 miles in elevation, Quito is one of the most elevated capital cities in the world. Now through World Endeavors, you can study abroad here this summer

Summer Study in Ecuador (Quito)

You’ll study at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) which is located just outside the city of Quito in the wealthiest barrio of the country. Over the course of 6-weeks you can refine your Spanish and earn credit towards your degree while taking a cultural deep dive into Ecuadorian life. You can choose from the following course tracks, each lasting 6-weeks:

  • Health and Liberal Arts
  • Media & Design for Sustainability and Communities

 

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Ecuador today!

Study Abroad A Costa Rican waterfall flows in the distance against a mountainous rainforest backdrop.
Costa Rica

Summer Study in Costa Rica (Universidad Veritas)

From rainforests to waterfalls teeming with tropical wildlife, get lost in the natural beauty of Costa Rica this summer. Choose from 1 or 2 summer session time frames for the ultimate flexibility to work Costa Rica study abroad into your summer plans.

Summer Study in Costa Rica (Universidad Veritas)

You’ll be comfortably enrolled at Universidad Veritas in San Jose which is the #1 university in Costa Rica for hosting U.S. students abroad. Consisting of 2 month-long summer sessions, you’ll have the flexibility to choose a course and time frame that works best for you. Courses are taught in English OR Spanish. 

  • Summer Session 1: Health and Humanities Focus
  • Summer Session 2: Environmental and Business Focus

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Costa Rica today!

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Mexico

Summer Study in Mexico (Universidad Internacional)

From tacos to tequila, Mexico has stamped the globe with great food and culture. Now through World Endeavors you can learn Spanish and experience the beauty of the Mexican sun this summer.

Summer Study in Mexico (Universidad Internacional)

You’ll study at the wonderful Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, renowned for its Spanish language instruction and accommodation for even those students who have minimal proficiency. At least a basic level of Spanish language proficiency is preferred for this program as most students enroll in this summer program to improve their Spanish.

Summer Session 1: May 27 – June 28
Summer Session 2: July 8 – August 9

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Mexico today!

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Czech Republic

Summer Study in Czech Republic (Masaryk University)

The World Endeavors summer study abroad program in the Czech Republic brings together people from around the globe, allowing students to forge new networks and friendships. Students will be supported by an open and welcoming local team joined with peers from across all cultures and continents.

Summer Study in Czech Republic (Masaryk University)

See the beautiful and historic city of Brno while knocking out a few classes abroad this summer in the Czech Republic! Students will study at the renowned and uniquely international Masaryk University and take courses that last from 2-3 weeks. Often sitting in the shadow of the ultra-popular Prague, Brno offers a more accurate portrait of real life in the Czech Republic, while only distanced a short train ride away. You can choose from courses in the following fields of study:
  • Business
  • International Policy
  • Sciences
  • Cultural Studies
Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Czechia today!

Our Top Destinations

World Endeavors offers culturally focused international programs in 42 countries around the world. In each location, our programs are designed to be enriching and immersive while offering an impressive list of unique, challenging and hard to find opportunities. Start your journey now!

Every World Endeavors Program Includes

Our international programs are intentionally curated to be comprehensive, and include all that you need to succeed and stay safe abroad.

YOUR PROGRAM

  • Customized to match your interests and goals
  • Year-round program availability and start dates
  • Flexible durations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options depending on program type – host family, shared apartment/house, student residence
  • Vetted and hand-selected with quality and safety in mind

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support

RE-ENTRY AND CAREER INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Assistance with resume updates
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

Recent Testimonials

SydneyIntern in Ireland

I didn't feel like I was an intern - I felt like a member of the staff!

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.

GwenStudy in Czech Republic

It was like a reset! I experienced a lot of growth as a person and it made me feel like I have my life together.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as Thailand's delicious colors and flavours, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I'm still in touch with my host family.

How to apply

You’ve decided to go abroad – amazing! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. We can’t wait to get you on your way!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready. It’s time to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!

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