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Short-Term Programs

Short-Term Programs generally take place over summer, spring, or winter breaks. All short term programs are led by an SUU faculty or staff member. Summer programs range from 2-4 weeks long and offer between 3-6 course credits. Shorter 1 week programs, called Cultural Immersions, are non-credit bearing and usually have a discounted program price. Programs change year to year, going to new locations and focusing on different areas of study (i.e. Communication in Fiji and Tonga, Psychology in Greece, etc.). Programs for the school year are typically announced and open for applications in early October. 

  • The US Department of State travel advisories for most countries are at Level 3: "Reconsider Travel" or Level 4: "Do Not Travel," and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention warnings for nearly all countries are at Level 3: "COVID-19 Risk is High." The Office of Learning Abroad will not approve student travel until these advisories indicate that conditions have improved. This suspension of study abroad programs may be extended into 2021 as conditions warrant.

  • The application deadline for Nutrition and Family Life in Japan and Anthropology and Community Development in Zimbabwe has been extended to March 19th. 


  • Deadlines to apply for Short-Term programs are as follows:

    • Winter Programs: November 1

    • Spring Programs: December 15

    • Summer Programs: January 15

  • Deadlines to pay the full balance of your study abroad program costs are as follows:

    • Winter Programs: December 1

    • Spring Programs: February 15

    • Summer Programs: March 15

Note: If you withdraw from a program after the application deadline, you will not be refunded.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2.5 minimum GPA

  • 3 letters of recommendation (requested through online application)

  • Application and down payment received by January 15

Additional Information 

  • After applying, a $300 down-payment will be charged to the applicant's SUU account. That same $300 will then be deducted from the total program price. 

  • After being accepted into a program, travelers will be emailed information about how to find and submit all pre-departure documents such as travel authorizations and emergency contact forms. Information regarding how to apply for scholarships will be distributed as well. 

Communication in Fiji and Tonga

Questions? Don't hesitate to contact us or stop by the Office of Learning Abroad in ST 169 to get answers! 


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