Summer Abroad Programs

What are you doing this summer?

Apply for a Summer Abroad program and get ready for a rewarding adventure!

Fit one of these experiences in to your summer plans, outside the regular semesters, and many of the credits can be transferred to your degree and explore along the way!

This is your chance to explore new topics, learn some new skills and network students abroad in what are truly international programs. Contact to discuss in more detail and find out more!

Apply through VIU's Education Abroad office

You must express your interest in your chosen summer program to VIU's Education Abroad office before submitting an application to partner school for a summer program. 

Program Overview

There are so many opportunities here for academic study, professional development, international exploration and intercultural learning.

Our partners offer programs in language and culture, business and more.  Condensed and immersive, Summer Abroad programs provide targeted skills and experiences in two to six weeks, and generally between May and August. 

The program fees typically cover accommodation, some meals and cultural activities (travel arrangements are the responsibility of the student). 


J. F. Oberlin University

The Summer Session at J. F. Oberlin University is a maximum 6 weeks, 3 sessions, intensive program in the center of Tokyo. Courses offered in 2024 will be several content course and three levels of Japanese language courses. Each course allows participants to have first-hand experience through not only theoretical study, but also through field trips and lectures by guest professionals. Upon completion of each course, participants will be issued an official transcript from J. F. Oberlin University (4 credits/course)*.

Location: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.


Session 1: June 15 - 29, 2024

Session 2: June 29 - July 13, 2024

Session 3: July 13 - 27, 2024

Deadline: March 30 (US)/ March 31 (Japan). Nominations are not needed.

Additional Information: More information can be found online here. Students with financial need may apply for an Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America (OGFA) scholarship. Note that the link to the teacher recommendation form is also found on this page. The deadline for this scholarship is April 1.


Seoul Women’s University

Online Basic Korean

This class is an introduction to Korean alphabets, grammar, and culture for students who have no (or very limited) prior knowledge of Korean. The goal of the course is to provide a foundation that will enable students to acquire and develop integrated skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Korean. The process of learning these skills will develop the student’s ability to communicate in real-life situations based on basic Korean level.
It is an online synchronous course, which means we will meet for regular class sessions online via Zoom. Your presence and
active participation are required and important for creating the most effective learning experience.

Location: Online (Zoom)

Dates: 2024 dates to be announced


  • Nomination deadline: TBA
  • Application deadline: TBA

All student must be nominated by their home university before applying to ‘Online Basic Korean’ course. The SWU program
coordinator will invite students by email to submit their applications after receiving their nomination.

Student Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Read and write Korean alphabets
  • Read and comprehend simple, written texts
  • Engage in basic conversations of daily life topics such as greetings, time, numbers, etc.
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding about the core grammar patterns and expressions of the Korean language

Additional Information:

See the SWU  Bahrom International Program

Bahrom International Program (BIP)

About the Program: Bahrom International Program is a 4-week summer program in Seoul, South Korea.  The program is conducted in English, and is an “experience Korea” cultural program.  The program consists of various lectures, field trips and group activities.  The credits earned at SWU may be transferred to VIU, there will be a requirement to register and pay for 1 course at VIU in order to earn credit for this experience.  This program is not gender specific, despite the University name, the summer program is open for any and all gender identities.  

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Dates: TBA

Application Deadline: TBA

Submit your completed application to or Building 255 reception
*It is not necessary to submit photos, passport copies or the application fee to apply.  These will be requested from students once accepted.

Eligibility and how to apply:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students
  • English proficiency for non-native speakers
  • See the VIU Bahrom International Program (includes application instructions and detailed program information)

Additional Information:

See the VIU Bahrom International Program
(includes application instructions and detailed program information)

Chung-Ang University

Program: CAU International Summer Program

About the Program: The CAU International Summer Program (ISP) is a hybrid program providing students with a window into Korea coupled with courses and cultural experiences that foster an understanding of Korea's culture and society as well as subjects ranging from Business, Social Sciences, International Relations, Korean Language.

Location: Seoul, South Korea


ISP Session 1: TBA

We will come up with more details (information on courses, the calendar, and etc.) of the program on April! Until then, please stay tuned! 

ISP Session 2: TBA

Besides ISP session 1, CAU is opening session 2 for this year’s program! Session 2 will focus on Korean language lectures and cultural activities. More detailed information and nomination instructions TBA.

Application Period: 

Session 1: TBA.

Session 2: TBA.


  • Enrolled as a student at a university level institution
  • English proficiency for non-native speakers

Additional Information:



CBS International Business School

You want to learn about different topics related to business, but not spend too much time abroad? 

CBS provides a short-term program that is full of opportunities for you: During your stay at CBS you can select courses from different disciplines to enhance your skills in theory and practice. Acknowledging that working successfully in an international environment requires excellent intercultural soft skills, you will work together with Bachelor and Master students from all over the world. Furthermore, you will get the chance to discover Europe and benefit from a wide range of extracurricular activities!


  • Sustainable Transformation (6 ECTS)
  • Fundamentals for Smart Cities (6 ECTS)
  • European Politics and Economics (6 ECTS)

Earn 6 to 12 ECTS for the duration of the program.

Location: Cologne

Dates: 17 June to 12 July 2024

Price: Tuition includes extracurricular social activities, but excludes travel expenses and accommodation:

6 ECTS = 900€
12 ECTS = 1.600€

Application Deadline: 01 April 2024

Application requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Proof of English language proficiency (at least B2 level or equivalent official language certificate
  • Transcript of records
  • Copy of Passport/ European ID card
  • Passport picture

Please send an email to in order to receive your personalized application weblink. 

Additional Information can be found on the CBS website.

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management 

Finance & Management Summer School 2024

About the Program: Aiming to offer students from all backgrounds the opportunity to broaden their international perspective, all while being exposed to advanced courses which provide progressive learning in specialized financial and logistical fields. 

The program will consist of one week dedicated to Management and one week dedicated to Finance. From interactive simulations, insightful classroom lectures, cultural excursions, networking events, and relevant industry site visits; students are guaranteed to have an exciting, unforgettable, and enriching summer experience!

Location: Frankfurt, Germany (New Adickesallee Campus)

Dates: July 15 - 26, 2024

Price: 2.800,00 EUR (flights & housing not included, some meals included)

Application Deadline: June 15, 2024, apply using this link.


  • Bachelor Students or first year Master Students
  • Studying non-finance programs

Additional Information: Students from VIU can receive a 25% partner discount on their fees

Additional Information:

Frankfurt School Summer School Brochure 2024

Frankfurt School Summer Programs



Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Utrecht Summer School

About the Program: Select from a variety of courses in the areas of Culture, Language, Social Sciences, Economics, Science, Life Science! Available courses include (but not limited to):

  • Innovation in European Business
  • The Essence of Doing Business in Europe (including 1 week in Milan)
  • Global Management Game: Strategic Marketing, Management and Finance
  • Leadership for Innovation and Performance Happiness
  • Project Management; From Theory to Practice
  • New Financing Models in a Changing World

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands

Dates: Courses are throughout July & August (Dependent on course selection)

Application:  Deadlines vary by course

Eligibility: Bachelor students with a minimum age of 18

Additional Information:

Summer School offerings for Partner Universities


University of South-Eastern Norway

International Summer School Ringerike

About the Program: Each year about 60 students gather together at Campus Ringerike for an intensive, five-week programme to study international management and international marketing. Students work closely with professors in USN’s friendly and stimulating campus environment.

The programme offers courses in International Management (IMA3000) and International Marketing (MAR327) with learning activities that include lectures, discussions, and group work.


Dates: The core programme runs from June 3th to June 27th, starting with an orientation for international students from May 29th to May 30th. May 31st to June 2th there will be a trip to Bergen, open to all participants (pre-subscription required).

Application:  March 1, 2024

Eligibility: One year of business administration, or related studies, with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Additional Information:

International Summer School Ringerike

Education Abroad Office

Faculty of International Education, Building 255 
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
V9R 5S5

250.753.3245 Ext. 2494