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​Summer School in Australia, Japan and South Korea

All short term Study Abroad opportunities are not credit bearing, however are designed to give students the opportunity to learn about and experience a new culture abroad.

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Catholic University of Korea Summer School

This programme is open to all students in first and second year to apply and students can spend three and a half weeks based at our partner institution in Seoul, South Korea. During the time spent in Korea students will have an organised orientation, take part in 15 hours per week of Korean language classes and Korean studies classes that include Korean society, culture and history. There will also be cultural sessions including Tae kwon do lessons, Korean BBQ party, cooking classes and discovering K-pop. There will be excursions including visits to Gyeonbok Palace, DMZ tour and Bo Ryeong Mud Festival. You will also have the opportunity to meet plenty of new friends from around the world and have free time to explore the city of Seoul.

The programme cost is covered as part of an exchange however students would be expected to cover the costs of flights, visa (if necessary), accommodation and any spending money.

 

Australian Catholic University Summer School

The ACU July School provides students with an excellent opportunity to study courses in a range of academic disciplines during their vacation in July. Students have the option of one course of two weeks or two consecutive courses over four weeks. Students can combine their studies with an exciting social program in Sydney, one of the world's most spectacular

This programme is covered as part of an exchange however students would be expected to cover the costs of flights, visa (if necessary), accommodation and any spending money.

 

Sophia University, Tokyo Japan Summer School

 ​​Since its foundation in 1961, Sophia University’s three-week Summer Session in Asian Studies has provided students with the opportunity to study abroad in Japan and explore the country’s relation with Asia and the rest of the world. Participants choose two intensive courses from a list including Japanese language, history, art, religion, literature, society, culture, economics, and politics.

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 In addition to the courses offered, students are encouraged to participate in field trips and cultural events (three to four activities each year) included at no or a small amount of extra cost, such as opportunities to view performances of Noh and Kabuki, experience Japanese tea ceremony and ikebana, visit Meiji Shrine, and attend a Wadaiko (Japanese drum) lesson. (Events may be cancelled and the number of participants may be limited.)

Some courses also feature field trips directly related to the course. Summer Session in Asian Studies participants choose up to two courses and earn three credits with successful completion of each course.

Register your interest

If you are interested in applying to either summer school please register your interest by emailing studyabroad@stmarys.ac.uk.