2023 Summer Institute

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Global Institute 2022

The Summer Institute 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 middle of July every year. In-person courses are offered in a condensed schedule over 5-9 days with a 2+ day break between each course. Courses have been taught in-person in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, Athens Greece, and other international locations. 

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International School Counseling Master's 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.

International School Counseling
Summer Institute 2023 Information


The in-person International School Counseling classes will be offered at the American College of Greece (ACG) in Athens Greece. In addition, a few classes will be offered online. 

Orientation and Welcome Dinner - 5 pm Sunday June 25
Week 1 classes - Monday to Friday June 26-30
Week 2 classes - Monday to Friday July 3-7
Online classes - Later in July

On-Campus Housing Check-In/Check-Out
Check-In: Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25, 2023
Check-Out: Friday July 7 and Saturday July 8

Optional City Tour - Morning of Sunday June 25
Optional Full-Day Island Tour - Saturday July 1
Farewell Dinner - Thursday July 6

In-Person Courses

CPSY 452 Helping Skills in International Settings
8:30 am - 3:30 pm, June 26-June 30 Athens Greece

CPSY 453 International School Counseling I
8:30 am - 3:30 pm July 3-July 7 Athens Greece

EDUC 471 Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives
8:30 am - 3:30 pm June 26-June 30, Athens Greece

CPSY 438 School-based Small-group Counseling
8:30 am - 3:30 pm July 3-July 7, Athens Greece

Online Courses

CPSY 456 International School Counseling II
Online asynchronous July 17 to July 21 with one required synchronous meeting on Tuesday July 18 at 8:30am Eastern.

CPSY 430 Professional Seminar
Online July 12 to August 10 (new end date) with required synchronous meetings on Wednesdays from 8:30-10:30 am Eastern.


On-campus housing at the American College of Greece in Agia Paraskevi Athens will be available to students who request it during Summer Institute registration. A shared double room in a 2-3 bedroom apartment (4-6 students per apartment) is $52/night per person. Single rooms and studio apartments are not available. See ACG’s accommodation page for a list of apartment amenities.

Students are welcome to book their own hotel or private rental off campus. Early booking is encouraged because June and July are peak tourist season in Greece. 


Students are responsible for confirming travel regulations prior to arriving in Greece for the Summer Institute. Some students may need to apply for a short-stay Greece Schengen Visa. See the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs list of countries that require a visa to determine if you will need to apply for a visa. ETIAS Travel Authorization for other travelers is not expected to launch until fall 2023 and should not be required ahead of the Summer Institute. Please check for covid travel requirements prior to departure as well.

Students on in-person Lehigh programs are required to meet Lehigh’s covid policy which requires a full course of a WHO-approved vaccine plus a booster, or an approved exemption. Students can upload proof of vaccine or request an exemption on their Lehigh Health and Wellness Center (HWC) profile linked below.

Summer Institute Checklist

  • Register for the Summer Institute by March 31, 2023
  • Meet with your academic advisor and receive registration PINs
  • Register for classes on April 17, 2023
  • Apply for a visa if needed
  • Plan travel
  • Submit covid vaccine proof or apply for an exemption on your HWC portal
  • Order course materials if needed
  • Fill out the arrival form by May 31
  • Pay for ACG housing by May 31
  • Sign up for activities on the Lehigh Market by June 10
  • Confirm entry requirements for Greece