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Summer & Winter Term Programs

Short-Term Programs
10 - 60 Days
Summer and Winter "J" Terms

Option 1:  ETSU Faculty Led (Summer Only)
There are several faculty members at ETSU who offer classes abroad during the summer and winter terms. If you decide to participate in a faculty-led program, you will be traveling with ETSU faculty and students. Sessions are from 10 days up to 2 months. Click "search programs" to see what is available for next summer. The faculty instructor can answer any program questions you have.

Finances: you pay the cost of summer tuition and fees, plus program costs. The program costs typically include airfare, housing and most meals. Some forms of financial aid and scholarships cover summer tuition, though it may be a pro-rated amount. Please consult Amy Collins in Financial Aid for questions.

Option 2:  TnCIS Faculty Led (Summer Only)
Tennessee Consortium for International Studies

TnCIS (pronounced ten-sis) is a program developed by the state to help Tennessee students study abroad. It is a consortium of colleges across the state. A faculty member from a college in the state of Tennessee teaches a class, exclusively for Tennessee students, in another country. Many classes can satisfy general education course credits for graduation.

Finances: Tuition and fees waived; pay only program cost (which includes airfare, housing, and most expenses).

Option 3:  Direct Enrollment (Summer and Winter "J" Terms)
Direct enrollment means you pay the institution directly. The benefit of direct enrollment is that you have more control over what university you will attend, since it does not rely on an even exchange of students. There are two types of direct enrollment: ETSU-affiliated organizations/universities (where you receive an ETSU discount of approximately $500), and organizations that are not affiliated with ETSU.

Finances: with direct programs, you do not pay ETSU tuition and fees, since you are directly enrolling at another university/program. This also means that courses typically do not count as graduation credit at ETSU (though they may!). Direct programs average $6,000-$15,000 per semester and do not include airfare. Please consult Amy Collins in Financial Aid to verify what your particular form of financial aid and scholarships will cover the program.


Expected Costs
   Tuition & Fees  Room & Board  Program Cost  Airfare 
Direct Enrollment     X X
ETSU Faculty-Led X   X Usually airfare is included in program cost; varies per program
TnCIS Faculty-Led     X  

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