The Summer Intensive program is uniquely designed to empower international students entering the Carey Business School to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly and work both independently and collaboratively.

Students will reflect on their learning and plan their personal, professional, and academic development. Throughout the program, students will build social and intercultural knowledge while engaging in many individual and team projects and activities. Students will learn about their new academic environment and city through their experiences both within and beyond the classroom.

Some of the activities that students enjoyed in 2017 included a trolley ride around the nation’s capital (Washington, DC) and a Baltimore crab feast (Baltimore, MD). After completing the Summer Intensive, international students join their classmates for program-specific orientations. Visit our FAQ page for more details.



What to Expect

During the Summer Intensive Program, Students will: 

  • Apply American academic standards to written and spoken work.
  • Develop an understanding of personal and community values.
  • Navigate life in the U.S. and at Carey.


Transitioning to Life in Baltimore
Anumeha Arora is pursuing her MS in Finance degree at the Carey Business School. Visit the Carey the Torch blog to read more about her Summer Intensive experience.


The program cost is $2,900 and covers course fees, books, activities, and some meals.  


Summer Intensive programs run during the following weeks: 

July 26 - August 10, 2018 Baltimore
July 27 - August 13, 2018 Washington, D.C.

All international students beginning their programs in Fall 2018 are required to attend the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Summer Intensive unless the student has a degree from a college or university located in the United States. Students are strongly encouraged to arrive at least 1 week BEFORE the start of Summer Intensive to allow time to adjust to the time difference and to find or settle into their new living arrangements. Students should expect to be in daily sessions from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

All sessions are mandatory. Saturday, August 4th is a required day for most students based on their experiential skill building activity. Students who have completed a degree from a college or university located in the United States are not required to attend the Summer Intensive program. All international students who are interested in participating are welcome to attend.

Students who hold degrees from English-speaking countries and/or universities, or are citizens of English speaking countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, may request a waiver. Visit the FAQ page for eligibility requirements. All waiver requests should be submitted to by May 31, 2018.

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