Summer Exchange Programs

A city at night in China


Summer exchanges are great short-term study abroad options, where you will pay tuition to UofG for the number of credits you will be taking while on exchange. Your program counsellor will determine the number of credits for these programs. Apart from the summer exchange opportunities, you may also want to explore the options of our summer language and summer research programs.


This 4-week program is designed specifically for exchange and itnernational students and combines academic classes with a range of social activities and sightseeing in the area. UEA's tuition fee is waived for UofG students. The fee for residence, field trips, and other services is approximately £1900.

Choose from courses such as British Theatre; Creative Writing; British Film; Shakespeare; Digital Animation; Psychology; International Business; Future Medicine.

UEA International Summer School Website

Students can take one course while interacting with other students from around the world.  A team of 15 British students organize and lead social activities for the participants.  A set program fee includes accommodation, two meals per day, a 3-day orientation in London, social events in Exeter and day trips to Bath and St Ives. The courses being offered in summer 2020 haven't been posted yet - check their website in January.  As an idea, the courses in business, international relations, psychology, history, and English literature were offered in summer 2017.

Exeter International Summer School Website

Restricted to students in Business-related fields of study

Students will be able to take four of the following 'mini' courses, which together usually equal 1.0 UofG credits:  Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Business Ethics, International Marketing, International Human Resource Management, Introduction to International Business.  Accommodations are available in a local residence.  The regular winter semester at MCI doesn't finish until the end of June, so there will be lots of local and international students on campus to interact with.  In addition, summer program students can pay an optional activity fee of approximately 300 Euros that covers a local bus pass, as well as social activities and field trips including a two-day trip to Vienna. 

MCI Summer Program Website

Students will take one of the following courses for which they can receive 0.5 U of Guelph credits: Exploring Sweden, the Anthropological Way, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Implementation for Improved Health Care, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a Swedish context, Leadership and Organisational Behaviour in Contemporary Organisations, Nanotechnology - Sustainable Challenges and Social Impact, and the Use (and Abuse) of Culture.  Participants will live in residence for a fee of approximately $760 CAD for the month.  There will be a welcome orientation for participants as well as two organized field trips to Stockholm, and Vadstena by the Lake. 

Linkoping Summer Academy Website

Offered during Canadian summer from June - August. Each 3 unit course is worth 0.5 U of Guelph credits.  The timetable of courses is released each year in December for the following year.  For an idea of subject areas offered, consult the previous years’ winter school offerings.  

Adelaide Website

Currently on hold

The exact dates and list of courses being taught in summer 2020 have not been released yet, but you can see the courses that were offered last summer for an idea.  Students can stay in the Lingnan residences, and there is an airport pick-up service and orientation program for the summer students.

Lingnan Summer School Website

Currently on hold

Take two courses during one or both sessions.  Students from any program can apply.  HKPU tuition fees are waived for University of Guelph students due to our exchange agreement with HKPU, and HKPU also waives the residence accommodations fee!  There are optional group field trips to Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing or Shanghai during the week between the sessions for an additional small fee. 

HKPU Summer School Website


Application Information

To apply for the summer exchange programs you must complete the online application. Step-by-step application instructions are outlined in the link below.

Application Instructions