College-Sponsored Programs

Please see below for summer programs sponsored by Bryn Mawr College. Some include funding sources for Bryn Mawr students to help cover the costs associated with specific summer programs. 

Arabic Language and Interdisciplinary Learning Program in Jordan: Sijal Institute
Students who are interested in beginning or deepening their study of Arabic language and culture, linking it with their interest in Middle Eastern Archaeology, and/or embedding their language study within a 5-week externship, should consider applying for the Arabic Language and Interdisciplinary Learning Program. Opportunities include:

  • Session I: 5 weeks of Arabic language learning (beginner through advanced), and a content course (in English) on the Archaeology of Jordan and the Middle East.
  • Session II: a second 5 weeks of Arabic language learning and a content course on either Cooking around the Arab World, The History of Arabic Music, The Syrian Crisis, Contemporary Arabic Literature and Poetry, the Palestinian Revolution, or Colloquial Jordanian Arabic through the Media.
  • Externship: 5 weeks working with a local organization in Jordan accompanied by continued Arabic language learning.
  • Questions? Please contact Alice Lesnick ( or the Global Bryn Mawr office ( for more information.

Haverford Innovation Program: Incubator Summer 2022 - This Summer, Get Paid to Work for Yourself!
Small student cohorts who have identified a problem/solution, or shared project vision, are invited to apply to the 8-week, fully-funded, Haverford Summer Innovation Incubator. 
This year Tri-Co, Bi-Co, BMC & Swat teams are welcome to apply. The Incubator provides time and other resources (stipend, budget, mentors, agile training) for students to engage in creative and entrepreneurial endeavors of exploring, building, testing, and iterating to unlock insights and potential for viability and sustainability. Past teams have tackled: empowering and connecting self-taught artists, designing a reusable takeout service, developing a hyper-local reuse exchange, creating inclusive historical walking tours, prototyping building modules, and more. 2021 Innovation Fellows: SLOP & Haute.  Questions?  Contact Shayna Nickel at  

Global Bryn Mawr Experiences
Bryn Mawr offers an exceptionally wide range of global experiences, both overseas and within the local community. Visit the Global Bryn Mawr Website to learn about the variety of experiences available to Bryn Mawr students. Questions? Please contact Alice Lesnick ( or the Global Bryn Mawr office ( for more information.

Russian Language Institute
The Russian Language Institute will offer second-, third-, and fourth-year Russian in an online/remote learning format. Beginning level Russian courses will not be offered in Summer 2021. The program dates will be June 9 to August 4. The program will no longer be considered an in-country immersion program, due to the remote format, but it will retain some of the extra-curricular activities. Program participants will have daily classes, will attend extracurricular activities, and will have individual sessions with tutors, all via Zoom. All classes, extracurricular activities, and tutoring sessions will be synchronous. Questions can be directed to:

    Rare Book Scholarship, The Rare Book School
    The Rare Book School provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and skill levels to study the history of written, printed, and digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field. This scholarship supports at least one student interested in attending a one-week summer course offered by the Rare Book School. Questions? Contact Eric Pumroy at

    ACES and PASS Programs
    Early Assurance Med School Opportunities for Bryn Mawr Sophomores (Class of 2024) from Backgrounds Underrepresented in Medicine: Bryn Mawr College has signed agreements with two medical schools for summer opportunities that include the possibility of early assurance acceptance to medical school. These are intended for students who are seriously interested in attending these specific medical schools.  Interested students should contact Dr. Gail Glicksman, Assistant Dean for Health Professions Advising, at the Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO) – Dr. Glicksman would be eager to speak with any students who are potentially interested in these programs. There are many programs for students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. Program criteria and emphases vary. Even if these two specific programs would not be of the best fit, there may be many other excellent opportunities that we could explore.


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