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Summer Abroad Programs

The perfect way to expand your horizons globally in the summer with fellow Pirates!

Summer Abroad Programs involve traditional class-based and experiential learning in international settings. These Faculty Led Programs provide students and faculty first-hand opportunities to immerse themselves on the ground in a global classroom. A Seton Hall Faculty Leader will partner up with local resources to lead programs in small groups, allowing for maximum interaction and a meaningful travel experience.

To learn more about a program’s excursions, academics and itinerary, click the program links below. 2023 programs will begin going live in November. 

Summer 2024 Programs

Program Term  Faculty Area of Study
Life and Language in Morocco Summer Session 1 Youssef Yacoubi Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Philanthropy and Christianity in France Summer Session 1 TBA Political Science and Core 3
Philanthropy and Christianity in Italy Summer Session 1 Roseanne Mirabella Political Science and Core 3
Tuscan Tales: Travel Writing in Italy Summer Session 1 Nathan Oates English and Core 3
Summer in Liverpool Summer Session 1 Jonathan Farina Multi-Department

Other Recurring Programs

Program Term  Faculty Area of Study Next Active Term
Life and Language in Rome Summer Session 1 Gabriella Romani  Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Summer 2025
Summer in Japan Summer Session 1 TBA Languages, Literatures, and Cultures TBA 

Summer Abroad Essentials:

  • Seton Hall Courses: These are Seton Hall courses taught by dedicated Seton Hall faculty who have a passion and expertise in the destination you are about to explore! Some Summer Abroad Programs also involve courses taught at a local partner institution abroad.
  • Valuable Cross-listings: Many of our Summer Abroad Programs are cross-listed to meet multiple types of degree requirements including key CORE 3000-level offerings. Regardless of major, you can keep on track for graduation!
  • Unique Global Experiences: Summer Abroad Programs are crafted to immerse you with local cultures on a global scale and provide a truly special way to experience course concepts at incredible international destinations
  • Seton Hall Students: Being part of a Summer Abroad Program means you'll get to know your fellow travelers as Seton Hall students. Encourage your Pirate friends to join your global adventure regardless of major!
  • Summer Tuition and Discounts: All students participating in a Summer Abroad Program have two required payment components: summer tuition and the program fee.  Students studying abroad with a Summer Abroad Program receive a 25% discount on Seton Hall tuition. If the program is a month long, you'll receive a 50% discount on Seton Hall tuition. Click here to understand the summer tuition considerations of Summer Abroad Programs (under the Faculty-Led Programs section). There are also tons of study abroad scholarships you can apply to support your summer journey.

Summer Abroad Checklist 

Your journey to a Summer Abroad Program begins here!

  • Research Program Options and Details: The best action begins with reflection. Translate your passions into a Summer Abroad Program that best suits your goals and interests.
  • Attend a Get Started Info Session: This is a good time to attend our weekly, in-person Get Started Info Session in the Global Commons to learn about your study abroad options and ask any questions you might have.
  • Meet with your Academic Advisor: You should consult with your Academic Advisor about your summer abroad ideas and how studying abroad can work with your degree requirements.
  • Research and Apply for Study Abroad Scholarships: Many scholarships have early deadlines so apply asap, even if you haven't decided on a program yet. Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities that can help support your summer adventure.
  • Accessibility Abroad: Students seeking accommodations on a study abroad program are encouraged to begin the process with the DSS office at least 6 months in advance of the program start date. Click here to learn more about that process.

Application Process

Applying to a Summer Abroad Program is super easy and can be competed in just a matter of minutes! Even if you are still considering your study abroad options with your family and faculty, still apply to every program you are interested in! There is no application fee or commitment needed to apply to any Seton Hall Study Abroad Program. Once you are approved for a Summer Abroad Program, you can decide whether you wish to confirm your spot or not. 

Applications for all Seton Hall Study Abroad Programs are approved on a first come, first serve basis (as are confirmations after approval) and space is limited. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required and students cannot be on disciplinary probation level II or higher at the time of departure.

All the following is what's required in your online application within the Study Abroad Portal which you can access thru the Apply Now button on each program page:

  • Seton Hall Program Checklist (Read and Acknowledge) 
  • Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, Release of Claims and Indemnification (Acknowledge and Sign)
  • Authorization for Access to Student Information (Acknowledge and Sign)
  • Consent for the Processing of Personal Data (Acknowledge and Sign)
  • Disability Support Services (Read and Acknowledge)
  • Your Passport Status (Read and Answer): A passport is required for all Seton Hall University programs taking place outside of the United States. Students do not need a valid passport to apply, be approved or confirmed for Seton Hall Study Abroad Program but they should have a valid passport prior to departure.
  • Emergency Contacts (Read and Answer)
  • Personal Statement (Read and Answer): Students write a few sentences on why they wish to join a particular Summer Abroad Program.

Important: Applications may be approved after the Priority Application Deadline at the discretion of the Faculty Leader up until their Confirmation Deadline.

Confirmation Process

Congratulations! If you've reached this stage, this means you've been approved for a Summer Abroad Program and received an email from OIP notifying you about your change in status. Once you click on the link in that email, you'll be taken to your decision letter with the following instructions within the Study Abroad Portal.

For Approved Students: Acceptance into your Summer Abroad Program does not guarantee you a spot until you complete the confirmation process. Students are confirmed on a first come, first-serve basis and space is limited. There are a few additional steps in the confirmation process. Your spot is not confirmed until you complete the following within the Study Abroad Portal (detailed instructions are found there as well):

  • Select the Commit button.
  • Read and sign the "Acknowledgement of Refund, Participation and Withdrawal Policy"
  • Submit a Non-Refundable Deposit payment thru the link provided within the Study Abroad Portal.
    • This is typically $500 that goes towards the cost of the overall program fee.

Once you complete the above requirements, the Office of International Programs will update your application status to "Confirmed," indicating your spot is secure for this program. Please allow at most 12 hours for your status to be changed to Confirmed.

Important: Approved students do not need a valid passport to be confirmed for a Seton Hall Study Abroad Program, but they should have a valid passport prior to departureClick here to learn more about passports and visas.

Get Ready for Departure

Hooray! You've been confirmed for your Summer Abroad Program and your seat is secure. Here's what happens between your confirmation and your departure, as well as some important remaining requirements to be marked as Ready for Departure.

  • Course Registration: The Registrar will register officially confirmed students into the course(s) associated with your Summer Abroad Program on your behalf. All Summer Abroad Program sections are purposely closed, and their capacity set to zero so that only confirmed students are registered.
  • Student Pre-Departure Requirements: Officially confirmed students must submit the following information through the Study Abroad Portal.
    • Dietary Restrictions or Food Allergies (Read and Submit)
    • Online Student Pre-Departure Orientation (Read and Answer Quiz)
    • International Medical Insurance Coverage (Read and Submit): As a part of the program fee, OIP will enroll all Summer Abroad Program students in GeoBlue International Insurance. Click here to learn more about this coverage.
    • Passport Information (Read and Submit): For a passport to be considered valid for international travel, the expiration date on your passport must be at least 6 months after the program end date. If it is not, please learn about how to apply for a new passport.
    • Phone Number and Secondary Email While Abroad (Read and Submit)
    • STEP Registration - U.S. Department of State (Read and Acknowledge): OIP will register all Summer Abroad Program students with the U.S. Department of State so local embassies or consulates in your destination country can better assist you in case of an emergency.
    • Study Abroad Health Information (Read and Acknowledge): Learning content about health and wellness abroad. Click here to visit our Health and Safety page for more info.
    • Flight Itinerary (if applicable, Submit): Some Summer Abroad Programs include round-trip flight as part of the Program Fee.
    • Final Program Fee Balance Due (by April 15): Students who do not pay the full program fee by the deadline will risk being dropped from the corresponding study abroad course(s).
  • Summer Tuition Payments: After you are registered for your summer courses, you will be prompted to pay tuition based on the length and number of courses. All students participating in a Summer Abroad Program are responsible for paying the summer tuition and the program fee.

Once these requirements are complete, the Office of International Programs will verify that you have completed the pre-departure process and your status will be changed to Ready for Departure for your study abroad program. To prepare for your international travels, we recommend checking out resources on the Study Abroad website, including the following super useful pages: 

Other Things to Consider :

  • Family Pre-Departure Orientation (optional): As part of the pre-departure process during the Spring semester, OIP will host a virtual Family Pre-Departure Orientation which will go over the pre-departure process and provide tips and resources for families. Email invitations will be sent out to the Emergency Contacts that the students submitted as part of their application. 

  • Study Abroad Visa (if applicable):Click here to visit our Passports and Visas page for more info if this applies to your program and your citizenship status.