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Lafayette Interim and Summer Programs

Lafayette offers both winter and May/summer interim off-campus programs to Lafayette students.
  • Winter: Programs are offered during the winter term running for 3-4 weeks in January (or between December and January; consult individual program brochure pages for exact dates).
  • May/Summer: Programs are offered during the May session or later in the summer running anywhere from 3-8 weeks (consult individual program brochure pages for exact dates).
All interim courses are credit-bearing and offer 1-2 Lafayette credits (depending on program length and course focus). Most interim courses fulfill one or more Common Course of Study requirement. This information can be found on the program brochure pages (linked below in the Programs section). Should there be any discrepancy between the official Banner Catalog and the program brochure page, please contact the Registrar’s Office and/or the Office of International & Off-Campus Education for further information.

Important Dates

Program Information
  • July: Program brochures for the following academic year are updated around this time. Please see Programs section below for current program offerings.
  • August: Program costs for relevant programs are finalized and posted to the program brochure pages around this time. 
Registration Timeline – 2019-20 Academic Year
  • Online registration for winter 2020 & summer 2020: Sept. 10, 2019 starting at 7:30am (see important instructions below)
  • Online registration closes: September 13, 2019 at 12:00pm
  • Registration confirmation and important next steps instructions: Sept. 14, 2019 (end of day)
  • Financial aid notifications: On or near Sept. 20, 2019
  • NON-REFUNDABLE Program Deposit due for Winter Interim Programs: September 24, 2019 (some programs may be sooner - please pay attention to program instructions)
  • NON-REFUNDABLE Program Deposit due for Summer Interim Programs:  two weeks after your registration date or by December 1 (whichever is sooner).


Registration for both winter and May/summer programs is scheduled for early/mid-September (see Important Dates section above for specific information). Registration occurs through the Banner Self-Service system (like registration for any other course) and begins at 7:30am for all students. IMPORTANT NOTE: You will not be able to register if you have any holds on your account.  Please resolve any holds well in advance of registration day.  Students can find step-by-step registration instructions and information here. You can also find further information below in Important Things to Know About Off-Campus Interim Programs.

Program registration occurs on a first-come first-serve basis. Programs close quickly.  If you aren't able to get into your course, complete a wait-list application through the study abroad portal.  NOTE:  You will not be considered for the wait-list for one program, if you are registered for another.  If you would like us to be aware of any special considerations when moving students from the wait-list into the course, please express those in your wait-list application rather than contacting IOCE.

Students who do not get into a program are invited to research External Summer and Winter Interim Programs.


Winter 2020  

May/Summer 2020

Please note that programs may be subject to cancellation any time for force majeure reasons (including but not limited to: under-enrollment, natural or political crises in the host country, etc.).

Financial Aid

Please read this important information about 2019/20 Financial Aid for interim and summer programs.Financial Aid and Off Campus Programs handout 2019.pdf

Important Things to Know About Off-Campus Interim Programs

1. How do I register?
2. What if the program is closed or full??
3. Is it too late to withdraw?
4. What will it cost?
5. Is financial aid available?
6. Marquis Scholar Interim Award
7. Insurance