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Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

Short-Term Programs provide you with the independence of an exchange but over a shorter time period. Most programs are offered in the summer, and run for two to six weeks. You may qualify for transfer credit and scholarships, depending on the program.

Looking for a short-term, independent study abroad opportunity?

Camosun exchange students at the Ara Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand

Camosun exchange students at the Ara Institute of Canterbury, New Zealand

New Zealand Indigenous Study Tour

Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

This study tour explores the Māori and Pasifika path toward self-determination, language revitalization, and community success. You will travel to New Zealand for two weeks and participate in Māori and Pasifika language and theory classes. A marae (meeting ground) stay on the weekend will enhance your immersion experience within the culture and practices.

March 17 – April 2

Deadline to apply

December 15, 2023 (Closed)

For more information please contact


Korean Language and Culture

Hallym University, Chuncheon, South Korea

The Hallym University experience includes a diverse curriculum, experienced and professional faculty, and a global campus. Located in the northern part of South Korea, you can discover the surrounding mountains and lakes, hop on a quick train ride to Seoul, and visit stunning national parks nearby.


June 01- June 19

Deadline to apply

This program is not running in 2023

For more information please contact studyabroad@camosun.ca


Summer School in Sweden

Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden

With over 350 exchange partners from all over the world, Jönköping University is one of Sweden’s top international exchange institutions. You will study in the School of Education and Communication where courses examine media, communications, international work, human resources, and education.



Program details

Kansai Gaidai University, Japan

Kansai Gaidai University, Japan

Asian Summer Studies Program

Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Discover Japan and Asia at Kansai Gaidai University. You will study alongside 600+ students from 40 countries. Develop your Japanese language skills, explore changing business topics, examine current social issues, and learn more about Japan's unique history and culture.

Japanese Level 1: June 12 – July 21

Japanese Level 2: June 12 – July 21

Learning Kansai Japanese: June 12 – June 30

Business Japanese: June 12 – June 30

Let’s Begin Learning Japanese: June 12 – June 30

Deadline to apply

April 28, 2023

Kansai Gaidai University Summer Online Program

Summer Program 2023

Central Europe: History & Culture

Palacký University Summer School, Olomouc, Czech Republic

History, culture, and students are the core of the Czech town Olomouc (Olla-moats), where Palacký University is located. Palacký University is the second oldest university in the Czech Repulic. At Palacký University, you can choose from a variety of courses offered in English and learn Czech as a Foreign Language.


Dates vary by program


Palacky summer school programs

Ocha Summer Program, Ochanomizu University, Bunkyo City, Tokyo, Japan

Ochanomizu is a women’s university that traces its origins to 1875 and ranks
among one of Japan’s top universities. Located in the heart of Tokyo, Ochanomizu
is a comprehensive university with a rich history and a close-knit community.

Camosun has a short-term program agreement in place that allows up to four
Camosun students per year to enrol in one of Ochanomizu’s special summer

Option 1: Japanese language courses:
- Introductory Class for absolute beginners: students with no prior experience learning Japanese
- Introductory Class for beginners: students with N5/CEFR A1 or equivalent proficiency
- Pre-Intermediate Class: students with N4/CEFR A2 or equivalent proficiency

Option 2: Select one of the following:
- Gender, Globalization and Diversity in Contemporary Japan
- Food, Crafts and Physical Activities in Japan
- Advances in Natural Sciences


Please book an appointment with Study Abroad for program and
application information.