In addition to traditional semester and year-long study abroad, Suffolk University offers short-term opportunities for students to immerse themselves in another culture and earn academic credit.

Summer 2014 Offerings

Suffolk Faculty-Led Programs

For students interested in taking courses or participating in an internship this summer, the Suffolk University Madrid Campus could be the perfect place!  This summer we are offering many exciting courses at the Madrid Campus including: Professional Communication, Human Sexuality, Consumer Behavior, Contract Design I and II, Spanish Art and Architecture, Flamenco in Madrid, Applied Statistics, Astronomy, as well as additional Spanish language courses.  Additionally, students who have a higher level of Spanish language skills have the opportunity to participate in a full time internship in the city of Madrid at a placement fit to their interests and talents.

Any students interested in studying or interning in Madrid over the summer should contact Lauren O’Halloran at

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Italy: Image Making (ART S216)

In this unique Elective course students will focus on techniques in painting, photography and digital image manipulation. Hosted by SACI in Florence during Suffolk University Summer Session 2014, students will have use of a painting studio, computer labs, printmaking facilities, as well as housing in apartments in Florence.  

Learn how to create images while visiting world class collections and remote picturesque villages in Italy. Models will be provided, as well as landscape plein-air painting sessions, trips to neighboring cities where photography assignments will take place. Experiment with photo transfer and cross over techniques between digital and hand manipulated images. 

Using the extraordinary architecture, art and landscape of Italy as visual context, students will explore aspects of Western Art, then and now. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the  languages of realism and abstraction by working both from observation and the imagination. All levels welcome. Classes include demonstrations, lectures and group critiques. 

Site visits to Fiesole, Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, Lucca, Sansepolcro, Monterchi and Arezzo. 

This course runs for 5 weeks, May 21- June 27, 2014 and bears 3 credits. There are no prerequisites for this course and it is open to all Suffolk University students. For more information, Please contact Professor Susan Nichter at 


The Language and Culture in Shanghai is a Chinese language intensive program. For more information, please contact Professor Christopher Dakin

Costa Rica

The International Center for Development Studies offers two exciting tracks this summer in San Jose: 1. Spanish for Development Studies and 2. Spanish and Health in Latin America.

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1.Intensive French Language 4 weeks or 8 weeks Study intensive French at the world renowned CAVILAM language school located in Vichy. 

For more information, please contact Barbara Abrams, Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultural StudiesTel: 617-573-8284 Fax: 617-367-5965 Email:

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2. ESG Management School in Paris offers an International Summer Academy which runs for two weeks in July. 

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The University of Roehampton offers an exciting summer program that runs between 3- and 6 weeks. This summer program is comprised of 2 sessions and students may choose to participate in either session or both.  

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American College Thessaloniki offers some wonderful courses this summer in English in the following disciplines: Business, Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology.

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The International Summer School in Irish Studies of University College Cork introduces students from across the world to the history, literature, and culture of the Irish through the ages.

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We have many summer program opportunities available through our partner institutions in Italy located in Rome and Florence. 

Study Abroad Italy (SAI) summer program information (Florence University of the Arts) (John Cabot University-Rome)

Lorenzo de' Medici (LDM) summer program information

Studio Art Centers International (SACI) summer program information


Sophia University in Tokyo offers  two great programs this summer: 1. Summer Session in Asian Studies  and 2. Japanese Language Intensive Course 

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Please note: the Summer Session in Asian Studies has a 2.75 GPA requirement.


The Stockholm University School of Business is offering a 4-week long summer program. Check out more information on program dates and course offerings. 

South Korea

Yonsei University offers a 6-week program in Arts Culture and Humanities, Korean Studies, Korean Language, East Asian Studies, Management & Economics, Global Issues, Conflict & Cooperation, Science Technology & Environment, and Social Sciences.

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For more information on these programs, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 617-573-8072 or