Summer Study Abroad
Wellesley College students may enroll in international summer programs for credit or for enrichment.
Those students who wish to earn credit toward their Wellesley College degree should seek approval for course work no later than May 1 to guarantee transfer credit. Students may transfer a maximum of four summer school units (not including units earned in the Wellesley Summer School) toward the 32 units required for graduation.
All students wishing to earn credit for international summer study must complete the Wellesley College Transfer of Credit Form, available on myWellesley (--> Students --> Administrivia), obtaining approval from both the Director of International Studies and the relevant Department Chair. The Director of International Studies will verify whether or not the program is eligible for credit at Wellesley and determine the credit value to be assigned to the individual courses. The Department Chair will determine whether or not the content of the course is appropriate for credit within his/her department.
Funding for Summer Study
Normally, students will enroll in and pay for summer study independently of Wellesley, and regular financial aid packages do not apply. However, limited summer funding is available from Wellesley to support the following:
- In Asia for language study (May Ling Soong, Helen Lin Fund)
- On the College Year in Athens program in Greece. (Phylactopolous Fund)
- In any non-US destination for declared science majors (Slater Fund)
Applicants are selected based on merit, but students with demonstrated financial need are given priority in the award process. Applications are available by contacting the OIS at the start of the spring semester. Deadline: March
Selecting a Summer Program
Students may select from programs on Wellesley's list of pre-approved fall/spring programs, programs sponsored by other US colleges and universities, or may do research to find a program that better suits their academic and personal needs. Students who choose a program that has not previously been approved may be required to submit a petition to the International Study Committee to earn credit for the program. Please check with the Director of International Study to see if this is the case for your program choice.