Short-term study abroad

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Study and sightsee

Spend two to six weeks abroad at one of our partner institutions in Asia, Europe or Mexico.

You'll expand your mind with courses and culture and enjoy a learning experience like no other.

During your short-term study abroad experience, you'll take classes at the university of your choice then take in the sights, history, art and food of the region.

Once your courses are done, you'll be well positioned to expand your stay and travel.

Get ready to study abroad

Step 1: Choose your destination

Review the study abroad opportunities listed at the bottom of this page. All the information you need is in the table — program details, fees and deadlines.

Decide where you want to travel and study.

Step 2: Applying

Fill out the form to apply for a short-term study abroad. The form includes information like where and when you want to go.

Once we've received your application, we'll get in touch with you about next steps.

Some of our partner institutions deduct their tuition fees or waive tuition for Royal Roads students. If you'd like to be considered for complimentary or reduced tuition, you'll need to submit a 500-word statement in your application.

Step 3: Getting approval

After you've heard from us about your application, you can take these next steps to get approval for your short-term study abroad experience:

  1. Request a letter of permission to study at another university.
    You'll submit your request through your MyAdmin Account. The letter will need to be approved by your program.
  2. Apply to the institution abroad.
    Each institution has different application requirements. Check the table at the bottom of this page for instructions. If you need help, contact us.

Step 4: Getting credit for your courses

You may be eligible to earn academic credit at Royal Roads for the classes you take during your short-term study abroad experience.

You'll need to get approval from your program head.

Here's how:

  1. Gather information about the program you'll be taking courses in, including course descriptions.
  2. Make an appointment with your program head to review the information.
  3. Fill out the completion plan with your program head and send it to an education abroad coordinator.

If you receive approval to earn Royal Roads credits, make sure you get an official transcript from the partner institution.

To apply the credits, submit the official transcript to the education abroad team in an envelope sealed by the partner institution.

Step 5: Before you go

You have a few more steps to take before you board your plane:

  1. Expenses and accommodation
    The university you're going to will have information about their tuition and fees, accommodations, the best way to travel there and more. Visit their website for details.
  2. Study abroad preparation
    Review these two guides. They include information about passports, visas, vaccines, travel insurance, currency conversion and more.
    - general preparation checklist
    - pre-departure handbook
  3. Royal Roads forms
    Submit the following forms before you leave:
    - release of liability agreement
    - emergency contact information
  4. International SOS
    Students travelling abroad through Royal Roads will have international travel assistance through International SOS. Trip planning support is also available. You'll get a card with your account information from your education abroad coordinator.

While you're away

You're about to have the time of your life.

Stay in touch! We want to know how you're doing and hear all about your global adventures.

Your story will inspire others to take the life-changing leap of studying abroad. Post about your experience on our Go Global Padlet. We can't wait to read all about it.

Welcome home

Share the story of your adventure abroad and become a Go Global Ambassador. You'll inspire others to combine education and travel for the experience of a lifetime.

Choose a university





Kookmin University

Seoul, South Korea

Short-term Summer Program at Kookmin University will be conducted for 3 weeks providing intensive Korean Language and Cultural Education to improve students’ Korean Language competency and understanding of Korean Culture.
A variety of cultural excursions and programs will be provided to experience diverse Korean culture.

Kyung Hee University

Seoul, South Korea

Under the theme “Humanity, Civilization, and Global Governance,” the Global Collaborative Summer Program seeks to promote a better understanding of the East Asian region and the world, in tandem with the current quests for “world peace” and “global common good.” It also aims to provide a new paradigm of higher education for the emerging global agenda by consciously integrating education, research and global service. Through high-quality research and education on Humanity, Civilization, and Global Governance, we hope this program will present an opportunity for students around the world to share ideas and views with each other and to reflect on their emerging roles in the global community.

Sookmyung Women’s University

Seoul, South Korea

Sookmyung International Summer School

Sookmyung Summer Program allows students to take part in exciting Korean college life with motivated and brilliant women. There are also opportunities to experience traditional cultures within and off campus. World-renowned Korean embroider, Jung Young Yang, has granted her collection to Sookmyung where her works are opened to the public.

Sookmyung University’s Summer Program is a golden opportunity to spend your summer meaningfully by participating in a digitalized, knowledge managed and culture-oriented program.

Complimentary spots are available for RRU students. Please submit a?Summer Abroad - Expression of Interest Form?to complete the nomination process due to the limited space

University of Seoul

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul International Summer School (SISS)

SISS is an international exchange program inviting students from universities worldwide. The program provides a great opportunity to experience Asia in Korea. SISS offers courses ranging from Korean Language and Korean Studies to International Studies, Business & Economics, and Urban Studies. The program also includes visits and excursions to Korea’s famous attractions. In addition, SISS organizes a special 4-day field trip to Jeju Island so that students can broaden their understanding of Korea.

Complimentary spots (including program fee and housing) are available for RRU students. Please submit a?Summer Abroad - Expression of Interest Form?to complete the nomination process due to the limited space

Kanagawa University

Yokohama, Japan

Japanese Language and Culture Program

Focusing on Japanese language study, the program’s objective is to improve Japanese proficiency and deepen understanding of both traditional Japanese culture and various aspects of contemporary Japan by taking classes related to Japan, going on field trips and having the opportunity to directly experience the tea ceremony, calligraphy, and so forth. Opportunities to interact with Kanagawa University students have also been incorporated into the program.

Complimentary spots (program fee & application fee waived) are available. Please submit a?Summer Abroad - Expression of Interest Form?to complete the nomination process due to the limited space.?

Seinan Gakuin University

Fukuoka, Japan

Summer Intensive?Japanese Language and Culture?Program

Since the International Division at Seinan Gakuin University was established in 1973, we have offered one-semester or one-year study abroad programs concentrating on Japanese language and culture. The completion of the new international student residence, International House (I-House), in 2004 has allowed us to offer Japanese language education experiences for more international students. The four-week Summer Intensive Japanese Program accepts up to 40 students each year at?four different levels I-IV of classes. Lecturers are all highly experienced in Japanese language education, both in our year-long exchange programs and at other universities both here and abroad. The incoming students are from both partner and non-partner institutions from around the world, making for a richly international learning environment in which to experience many other cultures and to learn more about the world, in and through the Japanese language.





Berlin School of Economics and Law

Berlin, Germany

HWR Berlin Summer & Winter School?

The Berlin School of Economics and Law offers an inspiring environment for expanding your academic horizon and for your personal enrichment. Our courses are taught by experienced faculty and cover topics in business, economics, entrepreneurship and business law with a focus on the European Union and in the field of German language & culture.

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Munich, Germany

Munich University of Applied Sciences

Supply Chain Management Summer School

Munich University of Applied Sciences offers the summer program "Operational Excellence - Managing Global Supply Chains the German Way": a two-week summer school with the modules "Doing Business in Germany", "Future Supply Chain Management" and "Operational Excellence - The German Way."

Complimentary spots (tuition waived) are available for RRU students. Please submit a?Summer Abroad - Expression of Interest Form?to go through the nomination process due to the limited space.

Global Entrepreneurship Summer School

During the Summer School students will work in international and interdisciplinary teams to develop business ideas addressing challenges concerning one topic with a global impact.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona International Summer School (BISS)

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra offers?the Barcelona International Summer School (BISS) as a flagship program to advance?the curriculum of both domestic and international undergraduate students during the summer term in Barcelona.

Courses are credit-bearing (ECTS) and can be taken in English, Spanish or Catalan, in an international classroom environment. They are structured in modules of different duration and intensity, which can be flexibly combined in periods ranging from one to four weeks.

The BISS offers advanced training by building on UPF academic strengths, engaging leading faculty members to feature and share their current research with participating students.

Subjects have been conceived as an invitation to think and learn beyond and across disciplines while approaching social and scientific challenges from content, methodological and practical perspectives. Independent research projects along these lines can be supervised by UPF scholars in the BISS summer term.

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences

Ghent, Belgium

Hidden Business Champions Summer School

The Hidden Business Champions Summer School?is a two-week European adventure for students?interested in innovative business and sales?models, who want to witness how innovative
European business can be, for students who?want to meet people from all over the world and?work together on interesting cases, and who?want to discover two beautiful cities in Europe!
This Summer School is a collaboration between?Artevelde University College Ghent (Belgium)?and University of Applied Sciences Upper?Austria (Austria).





Jesuit University of Guadalajara (ITESO)

Guadalajara, Mexico

ITESO International Summer Program

Summer classes at ITESO are open to international students.? Visiting students take classes with international and ITESO professors alongside ITESO students.

International professors in 2019 will come from Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


  • One month program, from late May – late June?
  • Classes from Monday to Thursday
  • Taught jointly by international and ITESO professors
  • Taught in English and/or Spanish
  • Credit-bearing
  • Assistance with housing and on-site orientation
  • Organized cultural excursions (extra fee may apply)

Students may also take one Spanish language course (optional).

Complimentary spots are available for RRU students. Please submit a?Summer Abroad - Expression of Interest Form?to complete the nomination process due to the limited space.