Summer 2024 Blocks Away

Take advantage of summer to explore a new field of study, enhance your major, and explore new places, new cultures, and new ideas.  Colorado College's Summer Blocks Away provide students with the opportunity to take their education off campus and out into the world.  Each of the programs listed here is a faculty-led CC course, within each department's curriculum and not requiring transfer of credit.  Students who receive need-based aid may be eligible for financial aid up to 90% of the program fee and estimated cost of round trip airfare (Denver-Destination).  All students are eligible for a Wild Card, to remove the charge for summer tuition if this summer course is their first at the college.  

Learn more about summer blocks in general at our Summer Blocks Overview page, or read up on how program fees and aid work on our Billing & Financial Aid page for summer blocks.  And, as always, feel free to reach out to Global Education or to the faculty contacts listed for each program to get more information about any of the blocks offered this summer. 

Applications on SUMMIT for our Summer Blocks will be open from December 1st through January 31st.  All students who apply during this period and are approved to join a program will automatically be reviewed for a potential aid award. Notification of aid will be made before the February 15 withdrawal deadline.  While some programs may accept new applications after the January 31 deadline, this is not guaranteed as many programs will fill their rosters and waitlists at that time.  Additionally, aid may not be available to students who apply after the January 31st deadline.

APPLICATION & FINANCIAL AID:  Apply on the Global Education SUMMIT site between November 30 and January 22 for full aid consideration.  While some programs may accept late applicants, many may fill their rosters and waitlists from the initial pool and late applicants risk not be approved for the program or for aid.  Students who apply during the primary application window will be reviewed for aid eligibility and will be notified of their aid status prior to the March 15 withdrawal deadline.  Aid awards can range from 20% to 90% of the anticipated program cost, which includes the program fee and anticipated airfare charges.  For the 2-block Spain program, aid can also apply to the 2nd block of tuition billed for the program. 

TUITION & THE WILD CARD: All summer courses have a summer tuition charge in addition to program fee for the off-campus course.  In 2023 this charge was $6,000 per course. We anticipate the same rate for 2024.  If a summer 2024 course is the first summer course taken by a student at CC, the Wild Card will automatically be applied to the student's account. This grant offsets the tuition charge for 1 block of summer coursework, acting essentially as one tuition-free summer course.  The Wild Card does not impact the program fee for the course and cannot be applied to any charges other than CC summer tuition for the first summer course in which a CC student enrolls. 

WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE:  Students who apply to, and are accepted into a summer block away may withdraw up until March 15 with no financial commitment to the program.  After that date a withdrawal can result in a portion of the program fee being charged to the student.  Nonrefundable or Billed charges will increase closer to the program's departure date.  See our Billing & Finances page for full details. 


Thursday, November 30 from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Worner Center Lobby
Faculty leaders for all the 2024 Summer Off-Campus Blocks will be on hand to provide you with the information you need to pick the best summer study away option for you. 


November 30, 2023 - January 22, 2024
Applications are open on Summit through January 22.  All students who apply during this window are reviewed for aid eligiblity and aid awards are granted by early February.  Applications may be accepted outside of the window, but aid may not be available after the window closes in January. 
Friday, March 15, 2024 
Students may withdraw from any Summer 2024 off-campus course by this date and incur no program fee charges. Later withdrawals can lead to a portion of the program fee being billed to the student as a nonrefundable charge.

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