Summer abroad opportunities are a fantastic way to gain cultural and international experience in addition to your studies. Programmes typically range from 2 - 8 weeks and provide you with the chance to gain cultural, volunteering and/or academic experience in another country. Generous funding is available to cover some of the associated costs and additional support is available for any students who meet widening participation criteria.

All programmes are offered subject to full travel approval. Students will be required to complete the university’s international travel approval process in order to participate in summer programmes and receive any associated funding. Swansea University’s travel cover is in place for students whose travel plans have been approved by the university. However, Swansea University’s travel cover does not cover any disruption arising out of Covid-19. Students are therefore responsible for any potential financial loss resulting from disruption caused by Covid-19. For full details of the University’s travel cover, please visit It is your responsibility to confirm cancellation and refund policies with your programme provider and your travel provider.

Please note, Summer Programmes are not open to final year students.

The application window for Summer 2024 has now closed, EXCEPT FOR:

University of Bergamo ONLINE course (no fees!)

Check back in the Autumn for news on any programmes that have launched for Summer 2025.


Volunteering, Internships and Work-based programmes

A range of different programmes are available offering a variety of summer abroad options.

Culture and Study Programmes

Take part in a cultural programme to learn more about and experience another culture. Alternatively sign up for a study program to explore your subject area in greater detail or learn something new this summer.