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SCU Summer Abroad Programs

Summer Abroad programs can be a great option for students who are unable to take advantage of the semester-long programs. Santa Clara University operates a growing number of our own summer abroad programs. These faculty-led programs allow you to enjoy the same quality education from Santa Clara faculty members that you would experience here on the SCU home campus with a higher degree of community-building with other Santa Clara students as they usually live and travel together in homes, study centers, local university dorms, or research centers. All SCU-operated programs require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, but the faculty directors have the discretion of reviewing applications on their own merit if a GPA is below the minimum. They are also open to qualified non-SCU students from other accredited universities. Last day to petition is April 15th.


Casa de la Solidaridad Summer Pre-Health Program

Come to El Salvador to learn Spanish, immerse yourself in the Salvadoran culture and gain experience in the medical field! This academic initiative is desiged for students interested in pursuing careers in the Health Profession. Students will integrate classroom learning with experiential community-based learning in marginal Salvadoran communities. >>Visit site

Costa Rica Summer ProgramCOSTA RICA
Summer Field Course in Rainforest Ecology and Primate Behavior

The Costa Rica summer program offers a small cohort of students the opportunity to experience the biodiversity of a Costa Rica tropical rainforest. Students enroll in two courses taught by Santa Clara University instructors, Michelle Bezanson (Anthropology) and Sean Watts (Environmental Studies Institute). >>Visit Site

Intensive German Language Summer Program

The German Language courses at the University of Freiburg are offered in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, at Santa Clara University. Lectures and seminars offer a survey of literary, linguistic as well as cultural, historical, political, legal and social developments in Germany. Depending on individual language skills, summer course participants may attend all afternoon lectures and seminars. >>Visit Site

Summer Internship Program

A Santa Clara education puts students in real world situations and helps them assess their meaning through a lifelong journey of learning and service. In the SCU London Summer Internship Program this means combining a cultural awareness class with a community-based unpaid internship so students can experience first-hand what life is like in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. >>Visit Site

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