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Programs > Short Term Programs

Many students choose to participate on short term study abroad programs, either in addition to or instead of a quarter length program. These programs typically occur over summer or winter interterm, and include both DU and unaffiliated options. Please note that Cherrington Global Scholar benefits may not be applied to short term programs, with the exception of DU International Service Learning (ISL) programs.

DU Programs

The DU Office of International Education (OIE) coordinates several International Service Learning Programs combining service abroad with academic learning.

A number of academic units offer their own international courses, which vary by term. Most DU international interterm programs are coordinated by the Office of Special Community Programs. The cost of DU sponsored programs varies, but typically includes DU tuition plus travel-related costs. Some departments coordinate their own summer international programs—check with your major or minor departments for more details.

Unaffiliated Programs

You may also opt to participate in a short term unaffiliated program. This may be a program sponsored by another U.S. university, a study abroad program provider, or direct enrollment in a university abroad. It is important to remember that transcripts must be issued by an accredited institution in order for credits to be transferred to DU. Credits from language schools are not accepted. For this reason, students planning to participate on an unaffiliated program for academic credit should first complete an Unaffiliated Pre-approval form to make sure that DU will accept credit from the program. If participating in a program for credit, you will be registered at DU in a study abroad placeholder course, and will pay a Study Abroad Administrative fee (undergrad - $150, graduate - $50: 2012-13 cost) plus the DU Technology Fee. Please see our page on costs for more information.

Researching International Options

In addition to the resource materials in our library, you may wish to utilize the following web resources to identify non-DU opportunities.