Summer Program Options

Interested in a shorter program?  Start your research here! 

Please note: financial aid eligibility for summer programs may be more limited than during the academic year.  If you are hoping to utlize financial aid for a summer program, please consult with

CSU Faculty Led Programs
Short-term programs offered by CSUEB faculty for CSUEB students.  Previous programs offered in Brazil, Cuba, Italy, and the UK.  Programs have been suspended since 2020 -  please check back for updates.  

CSUEB Exchange Program
Some of our exchange partners have created summer programs specifically for international students.  Interested students will need to be 'nominated' by the CSUEB Study Abroad office before starting the application for the host university.  Please contact for more details. 

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)
ISEP offers a number of summer programs.  Prices, deadlines, and credit hours vary.

National Student Exchange (NSE)
Check out the NSE Summer Availability page to see which NSE campuses can accept exchange students for summer.  Note: "with full-term enrollment" means they can accept NSE students for summer if the student will also be particiating in exchange either the semester before or after summer term.

One of the NSE campuses in Puerto Rico also has a summer intensive Spanish program!


Non-CSUEB Programs

The programs below are not specifically affiliated with CSU East Bay, but most have competitive application processes that offer the opportunity for significant scholarships. Take a look!

CSU Summer Arts
Undergraduate and graduate students from the CSU system and beyond​ and advanced practitioners are invited to participate in a transformative, immersive educational experience. Courses carry three to five units of credit and 80% of students receive scholarships.  While most CSU Summer Arts programs are taught in Fresno, a number of international programs have been offered as well (including such topics as: Contemporary Art in Berlin, La Guitarra Espoñola, Acting Irish Theater).

Critical Language Scholarship
The Critical Language Scholarship Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages.  Each summer, CLS provides fully funded rigorous academic instruction in fourteen languages that are critical to America's national security and economic prosperity Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.  In 2022 the CLS Program also initiated a pilot program (called CLS Spark) for virtual instruction in order to provide more access to language instruction.  Interested in CLS or CLS Spark?  Contact CSUEB's CLS advisor to learn more and start your application.

BOREN Awards - Regional Flagship Initiatives
Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and the U.S.  The Regional Flagship Initiatives are unique immersive language learning experiences which include a combined summer and fall program in a handful of target languages (as of 2022 those languages include: Swahili, Akan/Twi, Wolof, Zulu, Hindi, Urdu, Indonesian, Turkish and French (in Senegal).)  For more information, contact CSUEB's Boren advisor

Douglass-O'Connell Global Internship

Formerly known as the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, the Douglass-O'Connell Global Internship selects a small cohort of students for a summer experience, fully funded by CIEE, the Government of Ireland, and the African American Irish Diaspora Network of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and the U.S.

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
  • Short term summer programs in the UK
  • U.S. undergraduates (with at least 2 years left in their degree program)
  • Minimum 3.7 gpa
  • Little or no prior international experience
  • Roundtrip airfare, tuition, housing and some meals are covered by the program