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Summer Vacation Eligibility

If you’d like to take a summer vacation, please consult with your VIPP program coordinator about your eligibility during application process. Your program plan has to be approved in advance when you apply for our program. 

To be eligible for summer vacation, you have to meet two requirements.

1) A summer semester should be the participant’s middle semester of the one-year program, not the first or final semester. For example, if your programs begins in January and ends in June, you are not eligible for summer time off because the summer semester is your end semester.

2) Also, a summer vacation is only allowed if a participant’s program start date on the DS2019 form starts within 30 days into the spring semester (1/16/2020 – 4/27/2020) and ends less than 30 days prior to the end of the fall semester (9/5/2020 – 12/7/2020). For example, a summer vacation is not allowed if your starting date is on or after February 19 this year, or if your ending date is on or before November 9. When you apply for the VIPP program, our coordinators will explain whether you’re eligible for summer vacation and discuss specific academic plans with you.