7 Summer Programs Abroad for all Majors

Are you considering studying abroad over the summer but not sure which program is right for you? We've compiled a list of 7 programs students from any major can participate in. Also, if you are thinking about studying abroad during your time at Miami, register for IDS 154 (Introduction to Study Abroad) this spring semester to better prepare for your future experience!


1. Rome, Florence and Venice: Arts and Culture

Locations: Rome, Florence, and Venice, Italy

Florence sunny view, Italy. The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) in the foreground.In a tour of Italy, students will travel to Rome, Florence, Venice, and the island of Capri. Along the way, they will learn how to appreciate art by visiting and experiencing some of Italy’s finest treasures, including the Vatican Museums, Michelangelo’s “David,” an opera by Giacomo Puccini, and an Italian cooking class.



2. Literary London

Location: London, United Kingdom

crowded street in LondonLiterary London is a Literature/Creative Writing/English and Internship program that offers a variety of courses, from Shakespeare on the London stage to writing about London and learning about international publishing. We also visit important cultural heritage sites, theaters, museums, special exhibitions, readings, and Stratford-upon-Avon, making London our classroom for 6 weeks!  



3. Miami University Kosovo

Location: Kosovo

student looking at artwork on the streets of KosovoSpend six weeks in Kosovo, get to know the people there, experience a compelling mixture of modern and traditional values, and youthful energy and optimism about building a free, open society. 




4. Knowledge and Ethics in Italy

Locations: Cosenza, Rome, Rende, Tropea, Albidona

Panoramic view of Morano Calabro. One of the most beautiful villages (medieval borgo) in Calabria. Italy.This four-week summer workshop in Calabria, a beautiful region in southern Italy, is a unique chance for students of all majors to develop computing skills and learn about sustainable practices while experiencing life at a prominent Italian University. Students will have the opportunity to interact with students and professors from the University of Calabria, one of the top Italian universities, and travel to wonderful nearby sites, towns, and beaches. 


5. Italy: Writing, Media and Culture

Locations: Florence and Rome, Italy

scene in Rome, ItalyIn this experiential workshop, students will immerse themselves in European culture through two courses. In a film course, students will learn about the differences between American and Italian cinema and the directors who challenge the most established conventions on which cinema as we know it is based. Students will also take a journalism course on how to research and write about food, taking a particular interest in the ways that societies work to maintain cultural heritage while coming to terms with cultural shifts and changes. 


6. Americans Abroad

Locations: Ireland, Scotland, and England

Vibrant sunrise at Quiraing on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.Expand your understanding of globalization and nationalism through tourism! We will focus on how America, a nation of immigrants, has been shaped by the dynamic relationship between ancestral nations and the U.S., consider how issues of class, gender, race, and ethnicity have affected this 'intercultural' exchange, and examine the ways that host heritage countries negotiate and promote American heritage travel.


7. Sport, Management and Culture in the Global Marketplace in Europe

Locations: Ireland, Scotland, and England

Wembley stadium in London, UKStudents are given the opportunity for first hand experience in, and a thorough understanding of, the rapidly expanding global sport marketplace. While in London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, students are fully immersed in the global and local complexities, cultures, and social relations of the British and Irish sport industries.