Short-Term Language and Culture Programs

Are you interested in spending 2, 3 or 4 weeks in Korea, Japan, Finland, Germany or Mexico this summer? Some of the selected schools offer free housing and program fees exclusively to our AU students!

Short-term study abroad programs are often offered over the summer, and are ideal for students with limited time and resources, but still offer great language acquisition, cultural interaction and intellectual growth. Short-term programs offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in aspects of another culture – the language, literature, history, art and archaeology – as well as have the experience of living abroad!

Browse through our current short-term language and culture programs below. Interested in applying? Please fill out and send in a Study Abroad Application (PDF) application form.

For details, please contact Eunjung Riauka at, or 705-949-2301 ext.4291.

Study Abroad FinlandTampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK)


Basics of Finnish Summer School: August 6 – 17, 2018

Free accommodation, tuition, and free-time activity for Algoma U students.


No previous knowledge of Finnish is needed, but it is recommended to start using the Uuno online study material:


  • Pronunciation
  • Basic structure of Finnish
  • Day-to-day language: greetings, introductions, shopping, asking the way
  • Finnish food, habits, education system, religion

Application Deadline: May 11, 2018

Study abroad in South KoreaSookmyung Women’s University

Sookmyung Summer Program (SISS):

  • SISS 1 (July 3 – July 24, 2018)
  • SISS 2 (July 30 – August 21, 2018)

See the schedule for more details.

Application Deadline:

  • Session 1: April 30, 2018
  • Session 2: May 30, 2018

Dong A University

View the schedule for details on the short-term program. Accomodation fees are waived.

The program runs from July 2 – 16, 2018.

Application Deadline: May 16, 2018

Pusan National University

Summer School Pamphlet (PDF)

  • Session A: June 22 – July 25, 2018
  • Session B: July 26 – August 14, 2018

Nagoya Gakuin University

July 22 – August 10, 2018

Japanese Language Culture Program (PDF)

Application Deadline: April 27, 2018

University of Colima

This is a three-week Spanish as a Second Language program. Homestay and meals are provided for free.

Spanish Tutoring Program (PDF)

Application Deadline: August 1 – 25, 2018