North America

Summer School opportunities in North America.

The summer schools listed below are only a small sample of the global opportunities available. While the list below provides a taste of what is out there, it is by no means exhaustive, so do investigate other countries, institutions or programmes if you can't find the right opportunity for you.

When you apply for a summer school listed below, you will (with some exceptions) do this independently without direct involvement from the UCL Study Abroad team. However, you will be welcome to apply for a bursary to support this activity. For information about scholarships, please visit our funding webpage.

HEC Montréal Business French Summer School

Immerse yourself in a program that revolves around the discovery of Montreal through a wide variety of cultural activities as well as numerous meetings with key economic players in Montreal and internationally.

Dates: 12th July - 6th August 2021

Tuition Fee: $1,875 CA

For more information visit the HEC Montréal Business French Summer School website.

McGill University - Short Programmes *Virtual Programme*

Want to learn a new skill or brush up on a popular topic? Take a McGill Short Course or Program this summer, taught by remote instruction so you can learn from anywhere! Participants will halso have the chance to discover the best Montreal has to offer through interactive, live virtual tours.A range of courses are available including:

  • Innovation and Creativity for Entrepreneurs
  • Current Trends in Digital Communication
  • Introduction to Data Science for Business Decisions
Dates: 19th July - 13th August 2021

Tuition Fees: vary depending on course/programme.

For more information visit the McGill University Short Programmes website
Stony Brook University Summer Session

The Global Academic Program (GAP) allows newly admitted and visiting international students the opportunity to enrol in academic courses at Stony Brook.  Students can choose between an in-person program or a fully online program. Stony Brook University has a wide variety of courses across multiple academic departments and disciplines. Admission to some courses is subject to department review, in order to ensure that students have satisfied the course entry requirements.

Dates: 5th July - 13th August 2021

Tuition Fees: $6,186

For more information visit the Stony Brook GAP website.

Please note that Study Abroad is also offering a number of tuition fee free places on the programme. Please see the Tuition Fee Free webpage for more information.

University of California Summer Programmes *Virtual Programmes*

Some of the University of California campuses also have summer offerings. The opportunities will vary in format, content, duration and cost depending on the individual campus and programme. Information regarding the summer opportunities at UC Los Angeles (UCLA), UC Berkeley and UC Irvine can be found via the links below.

UC Berkeley: http://summer.berkeley.edu/

UCLA: https://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes

UC Irvine: https://summer.uci.edu/international/

Washington University in St. Louis International Summer Study

Summer School in Arts & Sciences provides undergraduate students the opportunity to explore, innovate, and immerse in rich academic experiences. Your coursework will challenge you to push beyond the boundaries of traditional learning to earn a rounded academic experience.

Dates: vary depending on the programme/session

Tuition Fee: TBC

For more information visit the Washington University in St. Louis International Summer Study website.

Simon Fraser University Beedie International Summer Program *Virtual Programme*

Study online at the SFU Beedie School of Business, Canada’s Engaged University. SFU Beedie offers international students remote participation in the 2021 SFU Beedie International Summer Program.

The program offers students the chance to learn from SFU Beedie instructors and industry experts in an immersive learning environment, while studying in the safety of their home. The 2021 SFU Beedie International Summer Program offers two non-credit courses valued at three credit hours each, totalling 39 hours per course. Both courses will feature synchronous and asynchronous communication in an engaging online environment.

The core course focuses on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, complemented by a course on Business Communications. Each course will feature an applied project and unique insights from area experts.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Students from all faculties will come together to learn foundational entrepreneurship and innovation concepts. Students will build the collaborative and creative skills necessary to become effective innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers through hands-on application via interdisciplinary teamwork. Entrepreneurship and innovation of all types will be addressed including social, commercial, creative, sustainable and technological perspectives.

Business Communications

Students will examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop and improve your critical thinking and communication skills appropriate to the business environment.

Tuition Fee: CA $3,675.00

Dates: July - August 2021

For more information visit the SFU International Summer Program website.