Intensive Courses Abroad

Goucher students have unique opportunities to study abroad on Intensive Courses Abroad (ICAs) led by Goucher faculty. Many of these intensive living-learning experiences are preceded by a weekly precourse, allowing students and faculty to engage in in-depth study of the topic and region. Three-week ICAs are offered during the January break or summer (usually May-June), and usually run in alternate years. All ICAs fulfill Goucher's study abroad requirement.

January 2023

Arts, Culture, and Music in Bali

Summer 2023

French Theatre in Paris, Marseille and Avignon

Alternative Media in the Balkans

Dance, Arts, and Culture in Ghana, West Africa (more information coming soon)

Important Information

For important dates, see the Deadlines and Events page. Students must attend Study Abroad 101 session for Short-Term Programs at Office of Global Education and meet with a ICA Faculty Leader during an ICA Information Session or individually before their application is considered complete. For dates and times to attend Study Abroad 101 sessions please click here

Students must also submit a $100 application fee online here. Any late payments will be assessed a $50 late fee by Office of Global Education. Approximately one month after the ICA application deadline, students are required to pay a $500 non-refundable confirmation deposit.

Click here to access the slides used during Study Abroad 101 for Short-Term Programs. 


Once accepted into your ICA program, please complete our Health History Form (PDF) and submit to the Office of Global Education.

Previous Intensive Courses Abroad

Please note: Not all ICA programs run every year. Some are offered every other year and some are only offered once. If a program interests you, please contact the Office of Global Education for more information about when the program will run.