Short term Study Abroad Options

Short term study abroad options are a great way to experience something different from traditional exchange experiences. Most short term study abroad programs are featured in the summer term, and offer specialized programs.

Summer Exchange Programs

A summer exchange allows you to earn credits towards your degree and pay SFU tuition while getting a taste of studying and living abroad. Choose from over 10 summer exchange programs at our partner universities.

Change Lab International: Ecuador

Spend your summer in South America while you learn how to create sustainable, social ventures that tackle global challenges. Developed in partnership with Insight Global Education, RADIUS SFU and Impaqto Quito, this program offers SFU students the opportunity to study entrepreneurship and introductory Spanish in Quito, Ecuador in the Summer 2017 semester.

In this program you will study at both the Beedie School of Business and Universidad San Fransico Quito, as well as take part in Salto Sociale - a social enterprise incubator, and design a social venture from the ground up!


Enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area while studying at one of the world's great universities. Berkeley Summer Sessions welcomes students from all over the world. Here is a chance to experience American culture firsthand and to make friends from the US and other countries.

*fee paying: tuition and fees are set and paid directly to the host University, for more information click here

European Summer Study Program, delivered by Alliance Manchester Business School

This exciting program spans 4 countries in five weeks. Gain a real world perspective of the make-up of the European Union and international business at large. Throughout the program you will visit international companies and see first hand the diversity of European Union business practices. This successful program has been running for nearly two decades and will help you understand the European political, economic, and social environment as well as the business activities, firms, and structures within the European Union.

The whole program is delivered over five weeks in four countries: Two weeks in the UK, with the first and last week in Manchester and a weekend in London. Between three and five days each in the Czech Republic, Spain and France.

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