Short-Term Summer Programs

Do you want to gain valuable international experience during your degree, but...
...prefer to spend a short period of time abroad?
...need to be at SFU during the Fall and Spring terms?

Short-Term Summer Programs are offered by 30+ of SFU's exchange and study abroad partner institutions. You can earn between 3 - 12 units towards your SFU degree. Programs range between 1 - 10 weeks in length.

Many Short-Term Summer Programs include special social programming and field trips, so they can be a great way of getting to know a new city or country in a short period of time.

How to find Short-Term Summer Programs:

  1. Go to the Destinations search page.
  2. In the "Type of Program" drop-down, select "Short-Term Summer Programs," and/or in the "Term" drop-down, select "Summer (short-term)." 
  3. Apply Search.

How to apply:

You apply for a Short-Term Summer Program using the regular exchange application. You can only apply for Short-Term Summer Programs for the January 25 deadline each year.

The exchange eligibility and selection criteria apply to Short-Term Summer Programs as well. 

Costs and Funding:

For most Short-Term Summer Programs you will pay your tuition and student fees to SFU. There are several programs where you will pay your tuition directly to the host institution. See the profile for each Short-Term Summer Program for more information.

Most Short-Term Summer Programs are part-time programs, which means that they would not, on their own, make you eligible for financial aid through SFU.

Application Deadline for 2021 Short-Term Summer Programs:

January 25, 2021 @ 11:59 PM

Application Status

Application will open in October 2020.