Broaden Your Horizons Through Academic Travel
Travel is a transformative experience that expands our horizons, broadens our perspectives, and enriches our lives. It allows us to explore new cultures, meet new people, and challenge our assumptions about the world.
Without travel, we are confined to our own limited understanding of the world, unable to fully appreciate its vastness and diversity. It is through travel that we can break down barriers, bridge divides, and promote mutual understanding and respect. Travel is not a luxury, but a necessity for personal growth and global citizenship.
Learn more about Why we Travel
About Summit Global Education, and our Study Abroad programs
Founded in 2011, Summit Global Education provides a wide range of study abroad programs for students of all disciplines. These include short-term study abroad trips led by faculty members, in-depth immersive experiences in different countries, and the chance to conduct international research. No matter what your major is, we have a program that can help you expand your horizons and gain new insights
How our programs work: In partnership with foreign universities (for academic credits), we organize study abroad programs, courses and experiences. Our professor-led study abroad programs are open to students from any university.
At Summit Global Education, we have been providing life-changing study abroad experiences since 2011. Our programs take place in some of the most fascinating and vibrant locations around the world, including Brazil's Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and various European cities such as Barcelona, Paris, London, Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Our team of experienced and multinational university professors will guide you through the program and help you gain new perspective and understanding of the world. All of our classes are conducted in English, making it easy for international students to participate and communicate with their peers. We are committed to providing an immersive and meaningful study abroad experience that will be a highlight of your academic journey.
At Summit Global Education, we are committed to promoting the benefits of international education. We strive to help students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and develop a love for travel, cross-cultural experiences, and exploring new places. Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to expand their horizons and grow personally and academically through international programs
Our team of experienced advisors is dedicated to providing support every step of the way, from choosing the right program to preparing for your journey and reintegrating upon your return.
What we value
At Summit Global Education, we value cultural tolerance, global adventures, and unique experiences. As international educators, we are dedicated to helping students develop global awareness and a sense of internationalization. We believe that these qualities are essential for success in today's interconnected world.
We believe that study abroad has the power to transform lives and broaden horizons, and we are committed to helping students make the most of their study abroad experience.
Step into the world of study abroad with Summit Global Education. Established in 2011, we are the experts in providing life-changing study abroad experiences. With our extensive experience and knowledge, you can trust us to create an unforgettable journey for you. Join us now and explore the world like never before!
What is different about the study abroad programs from Summit Global Education?
- Long-term strategic partnerships with excellent universities: We are building long-term partnerships with excellent universities globally. Rather than just organizing a one-time event, we are instead building long-term partnerships in strategic locations where we can host our Summit programs every Summer and Winter into the future.
- Multi-cultural student body: We bring together students from various top universities globally. For example, in the past we have had students from the USA from the University of Texas, Michigan, Florida, Syracuse, Wisconsin, and more. We combine these American students with cohorts of students ranging from India, Mexico, Egypt, Indonesia, and beyond. Our groups are multi-cultural, and range from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
- We travel with students: Rather than just sending students abroad, we actually travel with the students. For example, in our upcoming program in Brazil, we will be traveling across Brazil with students and professors, thus allowing students to get a broad overview of Brazil, as seen from various perspectives, and allowing them to dive deep into the local culture.
- We bring professors from abroad: Our international professors teach alongside professors from our host universities.
- Professors invited to travel with us: Both our local and our international professors are invited to travel with us during our upcoming programs, with accommodations and travel expenses covered by Summit Global Education.
- We help design the courses: In close cooperation with our professors and universities, we organize course content, carefully planning assignments, discussion topic, group projects and professional visits.
- We integrate real-world experiences into the classroom: Using our unique course and program design, we offer a unique teaching model blending classroom lessons with real-world activities.
Unique Program Design
Our study abroad programs are designed to be multi-location traveling experiences that integrate real-world experiences into the classroom. During our programs, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in different cultures and societies, visiting multiple cities within a single program. They’ll participate in daily debrief sessions with professors, using interactive technology to share their experiences and receive feedback.
Our unique course design captures students’ real-world experiences and integrates them into our business-focused lessons, helping to enrich the learning experience and give students a more meaningful, authentic understanding of the global business environment. This can have significant benefits for a student’s career, as employers increasingly value candidates with global perspective and cross-cultural communication skills
Our study abroad programs are designed to be multi-location experiences that combine core academics with academic travel. During the first 2-3 weeks of the program, students will complete the core part of the academics on campus at our academic partner or during professional visits to companies and organizations.
The remainder of the program is dedicated to academic travel, where students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural and professional visits to different areas of the country or region. They’ll travel with professors and course facilitators, engaging in daily “debrief” sessions where they can discuss their experiences, opinions, prejudices, and more. Professors will have an opportunity to guide students’ perceptions and influence their opinions, helping to enrich the learning experience and give students a more meaningful, authentic understanding of the culture and society they are studying.
Professional visits to companies and organizations:
Our study abroad programs enhance the educational experience through professional and cultural visits to companies and organizations. These visits allow students to learn about business practices in different cultural contexts and gain valuable insights into the global business environment. They also provide networking opportunities and help students build skills that are highly valued by employers, such as global perspective and cross-cultural communication.
What else is unique about the Summit study abroad programs?
On our educational journeys, students take classes on campus and onsite at some the most culturally interesting locations in the world. In Europe, students will travel with professors across Europe visiting: Barcelona, Paris, London, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest
Cultural immersion is crucial for a successful study abroad experience. Our programs are designed to provide a blend of real-world experience and in-class learning, and take place in various locations around the world. By incorporating travel into the curriculum, we strive to give students the opportunity for a deeper understanding and engagement with different cultures.
Courses are designed in order to facilitate the acceptance of credits by U.S. based and international universities. Students that successfully complete our courses should be able to transfer academic credits from our host university.
At Summit Global Education, we believe that the educational experience is enhanced by professional and cultural visits to companies and organizations. These visits, which are a key part of our study abroad programs, provide students with unique opportunities to learn about business practices in different cultural contexts. They also help students build valuable skills that are highly valued by employers
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As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, the ability to navigate different cultures and societies becomes increasingly important. Studying abroad and living with international students can help you develop the skills and perspective you need to succeed as a global citizen in today’s world. By immersing yourself in a culture different from your own, you’ll gain valuable insights and experiences that will help you thrive in an increasingly diverse and globalized society.