The Summer Institute in Lehigh University’s College of Education offers global students the opportunity to engage with professors and fellow students in an in-person intensive learning environment. The Summer Institute runs from late-June through the end of July every year. Courses are offered in a condensed schedule over 5-9 days with a 2+ day break between each course.
M.Ed. International School Counseling students and M.Ed. Educational Leadership students take three courses each summer for two summers. International School Counseling Certificate students take two classes in one summer. Students are encouraged to take the recommended courses but may choose to take fewer classes each summer and return for additional summers.
We have been evaluating the options for our Summer Institute in 2022, and we have decided to offer the courses on Lehigh University’s campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We will promptly communicate any changes to students if emerging variants or changing Covid regulations require us to adapt the Summer Institute. If you are accepted into one of the programs but are not able to travel to the US next summer, you can defer your offer of admission or your summer classes to the following year.
In the past, first-year M.Ed. International School Counseling students were offered classes in Athens, Greece in even years (2016, 2018). We hope to return to an international destination in 2023.
Summer Institute 2022 Information
Here is the course calendar as of February 3, 2022. Students attending classes that start on June 23 should plan to arrive by June 22 and attend orientation after class on June 23. Students attending courses later in the summer do not need to attend orientation on June 23.
CPSY 452 Helping Skills in International Settings, in-person 8:30 am - 1:00 pm June 23-June 26, June 28-July 1
CPSY 453 International School Counseling I, in-person 8:30 am - 1:00 pm July 5-July 8, July 10-July 13
CPSY 438 School-based Small-group Counseling, in-person 8:30 am - 1:00 pm July 5-July 8, July 10-July 13
EDUC 471 Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives, in-person 8:30 am - 1:00 pm June 23-June 26, June 28-July 1
EDL 400 Organizational Leadership & Change Management, in-person 8:30 am - 1:00 pm June 23-June 26, June 28-July 1
EDL 420 Data-Based Decision Making, in-person 8:30 am - 1:00 pm July 16-19, July 21-24
EDL 422 Curriculum Management for the School Executive, in-person 8:00 am - 4:00 pm June 20-24
EDL 424 Leadership: Self & Groups, in-person 8:30 am - 1:00 pm July 5-July 8, July 10-July 13
CPSY 430 Professional Seminar, online synchronous course July 5 - August 11. Students can choose between two sections, one with online meetings Monday 5:30 pm - 7 pm OR one with online meetings Wednesday 8:30 pm - 10 pm.
CPSY 456 International School Counseling II, online asynchronous, July 18-July 22
EDL 470 Special Topics in Educational Leadership: Strategic Thinking & Planning, online asynchronous, May 24-31 (not listed on the calendar above)
Summer Institute Preparation Timeline
Summer Institute Registration Opens Late January - Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link
Summer Institute Registration for continuing students closes February 15
Summer Institute Registration for newly admitted certificate students ongoing
Meet with academic advisor and receive PIN for course registration in Banner
International Students receive I-20 and make visa appointments
Class Registration Opens in Banner April 18
Finalize travel and housing check-in/check-out dates
Fill out the Arrival Form by May 15- Email email@example.com for the link
Provide a photo for your Lehigh ID by June 15
Order course materials if needed
Summer Institute Session 1
Summer Institute Session 2 and 3
Students may choose to live on campus in the Trembley Park Apartments or arrange their own housing.
- Apartments are partially furnished with a fridge, stove, and living room furniture in the common areas.
- Each room has a twin bed, desk, chair, dresser, and closet.
- A linen packet will be available for purchase.
- There is one bathroom per apartment.
- Laundry facilities are available.
- The buildings are very secure.
- The apartments normally house other visiting graduate students and scholars during the summer.
- Housing will be charged to your Bursar account. Your actual charge may be minimally different from the amount listed below.
- Roommates will be randomly assigned by gender unless otherwise requested.
- Apartments have WiFi and air conditioning.
- Accessible housing is available upon request.
- 1 room in a 3-bedroom apartment, $44.70/person/night
- Full apartments can be requested if you are traveling with your family. Two-bedroom $109.40/night, three-bedroom $134.10/night, four-bedroom $138.80/night.
Students attending the Summer Institute in person need to provide proof of COVID vaccination on their patient portal or apply for a medical or religious exemption (instructions here). Students do NOT need to fill out the additional vaccination records or upload a signed physical examination form on their patient portal. Students who are only taking a remote course should waive access to campus in late spring by going to connect.lehigh.edu > Banner > Personal Information > Answer a Survey > Summer 2022 Student Waive Access to Campus. Check coronavirus.lehigh.edu for updates.
Travel health insurance is strongly encouraged.
In March the International Affairs Office will invite you to the IHome platform where you will upload the required documents to receive an F1 I-20. The F1 I-20 will allow you to apply for a student visa. The visa should allow you to travel to the US up to 30 days before the start of your class and stay up to 60 days after your class ends.
ABE Airport, 15 minutes to campus, Lyft/Uber available
Newark Airport, 75 minutes to campus, Transbridge buses available
Philadelphia Airport, 75 minutes to campus, limited public transportation
JFK and LaGuardia airports, 2+ hours to campus, some public transportation available
You can pick up mail and packages at the university post office in Farrington Square during the Summer Institute. You will be considered "summer interns" for mailing purposes. When you pick up mail let the post office staff know that you are a summer intern. Use the following address:
[your first and last name] - COE Summer Intern
4 Farrington Square
Bethlehem PA 18015