LMU Summer Abroad offers a unique and exciting opportunity for students to continue learning from LMU’s world-class faculty whose expertise span the globe. Embark on one of our faculty-led summer programs for an immersive academic experience as you explore the sights, sounds and culture of a new city abroad!
CROATIA: LMU SUMMER IN ZAGREB - program filled
LMU Summer in Zagreb is a five-week summer program that will explore Zagreb, Croatia, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Vis, Croatia. This program will examine the dynamics of conflict and the challenges involved in bringing about reconciliation among groups divided by distrust and enmity. Students will take two courses that offer 8 LMU core credits with numerous core and flag fulfillments. You will meet and converse with war survivors, and political, religious, and intellectual figures. This, in turn, will allow you to examine tendencies to exclusion and violence in their own lives, and to develop hospitable practices and attitudes that lead to peace. Courses will be taught in Zagreb at the European Center for the Study of War and Peace (ECSWP).
PHIL 3998 Narrative and Identity (4-units)
Taught by LMU Professor Brian Treanor
Core Requirements: Interdisciplinary Connections, Writing Flag and Oral Skills Flag
PHIL 3998 War and Peace: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives (4-units)
Taught by Dr. James Taylor
Core Requirements: Faith & Reason, Engaged Learning Flag
ENGLAND: LMU SUMMER IN OXFORD - program filled
The LMU Summer in Oxford program is a four-week long program where students get to live the life of an Oxford university student at Queen’s College: living in the university dorms, attending classes, dining in the great hall, and punting along the river in the afternoons. This summer come explore Oxford and Queen’s and wander along the cobbled lanes, get lost in the great libraries, have afternoon tea, and live in the city that was home to such notable personalities as Oscar Wilde, J. R. R. Tolkien, Hugh Grant, the band Radiohead, and even Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles.
WNST 1998: Intro to Women’s Studies II: Black British Feminism (4-units)
Taught by LMU Professor Sina Kramer
Core Requirements: Studies in American Diversity
PSYC 3998: Neuropsych of Oliver Sacks (4-units)
Taught by LMU Professor David Hardy
Core Requirements: Interdisciplinary Connections
Not longer available. This class has reached the maximun number of enrollment.
POLS 4030/THST 3560: Punishment and Mercy (4-units)
Taught by LMU Professor Andrew Dilts
Core Requirements: Ethics and Justice, Information Literacy Flag and Orals Skills Flag
FRANCE: LMU SUMMER IN PARIS - program filled
LMU Summer in Paris is a five-week summer program in Paris, France. Spend your summer surrounded by the iconic Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the glamorous avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in French culture by visiting museums, architectural sites, and attending art performances. Discover all that France has to offer while earning upper division credit in courses taught by LMU professors and developing your French language skills. Experience a city of excellent food, joie de vivre, creativity, literature, philosophy, and science this summer by participating in LMU Summer in Paris. Students enroll in one French language course and one of the following courses:
FREN 1998, 2998, or 3998: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced French
BCOR 3510: Marketing and Business Communication (4 units)
Taught by LMU Professor Aidin Namin
Core Requirements: Business Core, Oral Communications Flag
FREN 4241/FNLT 4241: Paris métisse: Multiculturalism (4 units)
Taught by LMU Professor Marc Lony
Core Requirements: Engaged Learning Flag
GREECE: LMU SUMMER IN SPETSES - program filled
Join us for a 4-week Odyssey traveling, studying, and exploring the land and vibrant culture of the cornerstone of Western civilization! The Odyssey program is an LMU faculty led program that begins in Athens where students visit the magnificent Acropolis, the ancient Agora, and various museums and art spaces around the city. A walking tour of the city and its street art provides students with a feel for Athens as a modern European metropolis. The group continues their exploration with a week-long trip all around Greece for visits to significant sites: the ancient theatre of Epidavros, Mycenae, Corinth, Nafplio, Sparta, Mystra, Olympia, Delphi, and Meteora are some of the places we visit. The remaining three weeks of the academic program takes place on the beautiful island of Spetses, famous for its history, distinctive architecture, stately mansions, and lovely beaches. Students will have an opportunity to immerse themselves into Greek life and culture while exploring Spetses and the nearby island of Hydra. Students will enroll in the following two courses:
MDGK 3342/ENGL 3341/FNLT 3998: Ancient Landscapes: Modern Voices
Modern Greek Society & Culture (4-units)
Taught by LMU Professor Christina Bogdanuo
Core Requirements: Interdisciplinary Connections, Engaged Learning Flag
JOUR 3998/CMST 3480: Journalism – Visual Communication (4-units)
Taught by LMU Professor Tara Pixley
ITALY: LMU SUMMER IMMERSION IN ROME: CHRISTIANITY AND ART- program filled
Experience a vibrant city, beautiful art, awe-inspiring ruins, and delicious food! LMU Summer Immersion in Rome: Christianity and Art is a 10-day program in May led by LMU faculty in Rome, Italy. Through class readings and daily site visits to places of historical importance, students examine perspectives coming from different academic disciplines as they investigate how Christianity helped to initiate a new architectural and artistic vocabulary.
CATH 3988 / THST 3988 / ARHS 4754: Christian Faith and Visual Culture in Rome (4 units)
Taught by LMU professors Dr. Kirstin Noreen and Fr. Marc Reeves
Core requirement: Faith and Reason Core and Engaged Learning Flag
Notes: Application for this immersion program is due November 30, 2021. There will be three required Saturday classes during the spring semester.
ITALY: LMU SUMMER IN ROME - program filled
Imagine spending your summer sipping espresso on the cobble-stone streets of one of the world’s oldest cities. Picture yourself walking past the coliseum on your way to the day’s lecture and chatting in Italian as you enjoy a raspberry gelato under the warm Mediterranean sun. The LMU Summer in Rome program provides an immersive academic experience to student’s seeking to make this Italian capital city their new home for five weeks. Living in shared private apartments, students are taught by LMU faculty and engage in coursework designed to expose the rich history, culture, and livelihoods that make up modern Rome. Students will enroll in two of the following courses:
ITAL 2101, 2102, 2103, 3999: Italian 1,2,3 or Mastery of Italian (4 units)
BCOR 3610: Managing People and Organizations (4 units)
Taught by LMU Professor Ellen Ensher
Core Requirements: Business Core
ITAL 3251/FNLT 3998: Italian Food Cultures (4 units)
Taught by LMU Professor Aine O’Healy
Core Requirements: Engaged Learning Flag and Oral Skills Flag
USA: LMU AT THE WASHINGTON CENTER IN DC - program filled
Spend your summer term living, working, and learning in our nation’s capital. The Washington Center Academic Internship Program combines real-world professional experience with an academic component, providing you with an ideal setting to make connections and enhance your resume. TWC will assist you in obtaining an internship that closely matches your personal and professional goals.
Other Summer Opportunities
ITALY:LMU SUMMER IN BOLOGNA – postponed to summer 2023
Earn LMU-credit this summer and attend the Cinema Ritrovato festival - the largest and most prestigious film restoration festival in the world - with LMU Professor of Film, Media, and Television
*Participation in the 2022 program is limited to LMU School of Film and Television juniors and seniors. Students must have completed FTVS 2100 or FTVS 2117 before the program starts.
GERMANY: LMU SUMMER IMMERSION IN BONN: CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN ENGINEERING - program filled
This experiential program in early summer provides an opportunity for seniors to live in Germany, participate in professional development workshops, and learn about the field of engineering in an international setting with LMU faculty. This program aims to prepare participants for the transition from college to their professional careers.
HUNGARY: LMU SUMMER IMMERSION IN BUDAPEST: THE PROFESSIONAL SCREENWRITER - program filled
This three-week experiential program in early summer provides an opportunity for seniors to live in Budapest, work on your portfolio, and through structured lectures and workshops with LMU faculty, prepare for the transition to the professional world of screenwriting and your future career.
JAPAN: SOPHIA UNIVERSITY IN TOKYO: SUMMER SESSION ASIAN STUDIES - (online for summer 2022)
Sophia University’s 3-week summer session offers participants an opportunity to learn about and connect with Japan’s traditionally rich culture while experiencing the modern uniqueness of Tokyo. Students will gain an understanding of the country’s relation to Asia and witness the myriad of ways in which all cultures of the world are reflected. This program is tailored for students who want to experience various aspects of Japanese culture and society, and witness the myriad ways in which all cultures of the world are reflected.
JAPAN: SOPHIA UNIVERSITY IN TOKYO: SUMMER SESSION JAPANESE LANGUAGE - (online for summer 2022)
The Japanese Language Program, offered by LMU’s partner institution Sophia University, is tailored for students who want to improve their Japanese language abilities in an intensive program. Students be tested and placed into a beginner, intermediate, advanced-intermediate, or advanced level cohorts. To further enhance the effectiveness of Japanese language acquisition, students will have opportunities to practice their language skills through real-world application with Sophia students during engaging activities held outside of the classroom.
MEXICO: AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY IN CUERNAVACA: SUMMER LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
Augsburg Universirty in Mexico offers four 3 1/2 week sessions (blocks) focusing on Spanish language and Mexican culture in which students can take one course per session, and take up to three courses throughout the summer. This community-based program includes homestays, a trip to Mexico City, optional weekend excursions, and numerous guest speakers designed to help students learn about history, culture, and contemporary struggles for peace, justice, and human rights.
MEXICO: AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY IN CUERNAVACA: SUMMER MEDICAL SPANISH AND CLINICAL OBSERVERSHIP
With a growing Spanish-speaking population in the United States, there is a critical need for our future medical professionals to understand the language in order to better serve their patients. With Augsburg University’s summer Medical Spanish and Clinical Observership program, students will focus on Spanish language and Mexican culture in a medical context. Take a specialized language course, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, taught by a bi-lingual Mexican Physician. In addition, students have an option to be placed in a *Medical Observership, for practical real-world experiences. *Medical Observership requires at least four-courses of college level Spanish.