Summer Language Study Program

Through the pilot Summer Language Study Program, the College will fund a small number of students to pursue intensive language study over the summer. The award is designed to support students on financial aid for whom such an opportunity would contribute significantly to their academic and professional trajectory, and for whom the opportunity would be impossible without this support.

Students who wish to apply and who meet the criteria should consult with a faculty mentor in the relevant language department about their plans prior to beginning the application. 

Please be reminded that Bowdoin’s Honor Code applies to the language study application process.

Important Dates

Application Deadline:
Friday, February 23, 2024 at noon

Award Announcements:
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

How to Apply
2024 Summer Language Study Program - application is closed
(For an overview of the application, see "Application Components" below)

Student stands in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
Ruth Olujobi '25 visits the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin while studying German during Summer 2022.


Please contact Julia Littlefield (, Assistant Director of the Center for Cocurricular Opportunities, or Cindy Stocks (, Director of Student Fellowships and Research.