Summer Programs at YorkU Partners

Study at one of YorkU's global partners for 2-6 weeks during the summer. Programs take place between May-August each year and provide students with the opportunity to explore a new city/country, experience a different culture, and earn credits towards their degree.

Summer programs are rich with experiential learning activities that make the most of your time away. Learn a new language. Try a new cuisine - the world is your classroom!

Application

Applications for Summer 2024 now open! Students can APPLY ONLINE by March 1st, 2024.

A few quick notes:

  • Courses range from 2-6 weeks in duration.
  • All students registered and selected to go on Summer Abroad programs are eligible for York International Mobility Award (YIMA). Visit our funding page for more information.
  • Completed at least 18 credits at YorkU at the time of application.
  • We're here to help! Please reach out to one of our global learning coordinators who can help you through the exchange application process. We have in-person advising, virtual advising, and information sessions available to connect with you and answer your questions!

CONTACT: Our Global Learning team


2024 Summer Programs at YorkU Partners

Note: Summer programs at YorkU Partners are updated each year throughout November - January as information becomes available. Review the list below and be mindful of the program dates as the information may reflect last years programming.

Most summer program offerings stay the same year over year. Use the below as a guideline to explore what could be available to you in Summer 2024. Follow us on Instagram for updates on new program offerings.

Jump to: Africa | Asia | Europe | Middle East | North America | South America


Asia

Flame University, India

The FLAME Summer School provides students an opportunity to experience the liberal education ethos of FLAME University, which values and incorporates an interdisciplinary pedagogy. Courses are offered across disciplines in a variety of fields. The courses will be taught by FLAME faculty and will be delivered in person.

Dates: 10th July 2023 - 28th July 2023

Program Brochure.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme

Date: 26th June and 27th July, 2024

Delivery: In-person

The future is hot in Asia! Spend a summer in Singapore, the perfect 'soft landing' in the heart of the fast-developing Asia-Pacific region, and a springboard to explore the many cultures and languages in neighboring countries surrounding around Singapore!

NTU's unique summer program will bring you an unforgettable summer education. Choose from 5 different tracks and experience a unique summer unlike any other! Courses take place between June and July and students can choose a two or four-week program.

Singapore Management University, Singapore

SMU Global Summer Programme

The Asian insights that your students will gain in the Global Summer Programme will give them a head start in their future careers, wherever they will be working at in our increasingly globalized world.

Date: June 24 to July 19, 2024

Delivery: In-person

Program Brochure

Fudan University, China

Fudan International Summer School (FISS)

Date: July 8 to August 2, 2024

Delivery: Hybrid; In-person and online

Fudan International Summer Session (FISS) is a 4-week English-taught course study program held each summer for college students from all over the world. It helps students achieve multicultural understanding, establish a global vision, and get connected with peers from all over the world.​​ Fudan University's degree students will also participate in the program. ​​So students will have the opportunity to get to know China and become part of the Fudan community.

Content courses cover a variety of topics, including Business and Economy, History and Culture, Science and Technology, Society and Politics, and Law. In addition, PE courses such as Chinese Kungfu and Chinese Folk Dance, and different levels of Chinese language courses are also provided.

Apart from the courses, various extracurricular and social activities, such as city exploration, company visits, Chinese painting, Chinese folk dance, Thai Chi, and Chinese ceramic art, are also arranged for students to experience the Chinese culture and the wonders of Shanghai, and get connected with each other who are all brilliant young people from both China and abroad.

After successful completion of the course study, students will be awarded a program certificate and an official transcript from Fudan University.

Eligibility:

  1. College students above 18 years of age with sufficient English proficiency.
  2. The general state of the applicant's health should be good enough for him/her to pursue the course of study.

Program Flyer

Peking University, China

Peking University Chinese Language Summer School (PKUCLSS):

Founded in the 1980s, Peking University Chinese Language Summer School (PKUCLSS) has always been committed to providing opportunities for international students and friends to study at PKU, learn Chinese, and discover China.

PKUCLSS will also take students on a journey to explore China: converse with renowned scholars, walk into the Forbidden City, visit tech companies, discover the miraculous story of the Saihanba Desert turning into an oasis, take in the vast natural scenery of the Inner Mongolia prairie and more!

Peking University Summer School International (PKUSSI):

PKUSSI provides international students with cutting-edge courses covering a variety of disciplines, including innovation & entrepreneurship, business management, international relations, law & society, humanities & history, science & technology, etc.

PKUSSI will offer both online and offline courses from:

Session A (Two-Week Session): July 1 - 12, 2024

Session B (Two-Week Session): July 15 - 26, 2024

Session A&B (Four-Week Session): July 1 - 26, 2024

Globex (Global Educational Exchange) Julmester (July Semester) Program:

The curriculum focuses on integrating knowledge systems, aiming to cultivate its partnership based on talent development, professional collaboration, field cooperation, and mutual benefits to cope with the world's major challenges in engineering disciplines.

Offer courses in machine learning, intelligent manufacturing, optimization methods, sustainable theory & practices, engineering project management, China’s economy, and Chinese language & culture.

Program Dates: July 1 - 19, 2024

Click here to view the Summer Brochure!

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

International Summer Exchange Program (ISP)

Duration: 17 June to 10 August 2024

The program aims to create a rewarding exchange experience for students from around the world. It comprises high-quality courses taught by regular HKUST instructors and opportunities to participate in local excursions that enable students to gain insight into the region.

Course Information: Summer Term courses are offered by the School of Science, School of Engineering, School of Business and Management, School of Humanities and Social Science, and Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Accommodation: All students will be provided with University housing. Students will be assigned to a double room (or a triple room with double occupation) in a student hall for the whole program duration.

ISP Poster

Waseda University, Japan

Waseda Summer Session

Duration & Dates: 6 weeks from June 15 to July 26, 2024

Participants will choose 2 from 14 courses such as literature and art, business, culture, economics, history, politics and sociology in the context of Japan and Asia pacific, and can earn 4 credits. The classes are taught in English by the experienced faculty members. We will also organize extracurricular activities such as field trips, site visits and cultural events to experience Tokyo and Japan!

Meiji University, Japan

School of Science and Technology (STJ).

In this program students can learn fundamentals of Japanese technology in the field of mechanical engineering, architecture, applied chemistry and Physics.

Dates: 6th July - 14th July, 2023 (Subject to Change)

Additional Information:

  • The program is science and technology focused.
  • Students need to email goglobal@yorku.ca if they wish to apply.
  • Students DO NOT have to pay tuition for this program.

Japanese Language Program.

The Japanese Language Education Center will offer a 2-week short-term Japanese language program from July-August 2023. This program includes not only Japanese language study, but also project work, exchange activities with Meiji University students, and Japanese cultural experiences, which will satisfy your learning needs.

Dates: July 24 - August 4, 2023

Program Flyer.

Sophia University, Japan

Sophia Summer Session:

Program participants at Sophia Universiy summer sessions are able to gain first-hand experience on many aspects of not only Japan, but also East Asian culture and society – witnessing the myriad of ways in which the cultures of the world are reflected in the maze-like urban landscape of Tokyo.

Dates: Friday, June 28 – Friday, July 19, 2024

Delivery: In-Person

Yonsei University, South Korea

Yonsei International Summer School

Dates:

  • 4-week courses: June 27 - July 23, 2024
  • 6-week courses: June 27 - August 6, 2024

Delivery: In-person

The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) opened its doors in 1985 and since then, YISS has become an integral part of campus life based on a unique blend of Korean and global cultures. YISS continues to grow and evolve, accommodating the needs of a rapidly changing student body and meeting the challenges of a fast-paced global society. This summer, we invite you to experience the legendary "Yonsei Spirit" and to join us for an unforgettable summer in the heart of Seoul. You will make life-long friends, build new networks, expand and deepen your academic and cultural horizons, and experience life in one of Asia's coolest, yet largely undiscovered metropolises of 10 million.

Sogang University, South Korea

Sogang International Summer Program (SISP)

Dates: June 24th – July 19th, 2024

Delivery: In- Person

Sogang International Summer Program (SISP) is a 4-week program for students who wish to broaden their academic experience. It is also a great opportunity to explore Korea and engage in cultural exchanges with students and faculty members from around the world. By joining our program, students can combine intensive classwork with exciting field trips and various extracurricular activities alongside Sogang University students. Students can also take advantage of their stay in Sinchon where Sogang University is located, the lively college town in the center of Seoul!

SISP Benefits:

  • Intensive Academic Courses and Korean Language Courses
  • Field Trips and Extracurricular Activities
  • Sinchon, Korea’s Culture Epicenter for Young Adults
  • Personal Care and the Warmest Hospitality

Program Brochure.

Korea University, South Korea

Korea University International Summer Campus (KU ISC) is an academic summer program specially designed for international students who wish to explore their summer for both academic and cultural learning. KU ISC offers more than 80 credit-bearing courses taught by world-class academics. KU ISC also provides a rich set of cultural and social activities to give participants a great chance to taste the unique culture of Korea. It's a perfect combination of learning and fun for your summer.

Program Period:

  • 4 Week Program: June 27th - July 18th, 2024
  • 6 Week Program: June 27th - August 1st, 2024
    * Academic Calendar is subjected to change.

Delivery: [Blended], [Online-only] and [In-person].

Seoul National University, South Korea

SNU International Summer Program

The SNU International Summer Program presents a unique opportunity for students to experience academic life at Seoul National University, Korea's most prestigious university and one of the leading universities in the world. The SNU International Summer Program's intensive five-week summer program taught by distinguished SNU and visiting faculty members offers its participants the chance to learn in depth from experts on Korea and East Asia, as well as a variety of topics ranging from economics and business management to history, politics, sociology, and arts. The SNU International Summer Program also provides courses on Korean language and traditional arts for students wishing to learn or advance their Korean language abilities while becoming immersed in Korea's contemporary and traditional culture.

Dates: June 24th - July 27th, 2024

Program Brochure

Pusan National University, South Korea

PNU Summer School Program Specifics:

• 30 hours of basic or intermediate Korean language courses according to the students’ level.
• Experiencing Korean culture by visiting attractive tourist spots in Busan :Gamcheon Culture Village, Nampo-dong Gukje Market, Lotte World Adventure Busan,Haeundae Blueline Park.
• Cultural activities and field trips related to Sustainable Development: Haeundae Beach Combing, DIY recycling classes (making flowerpot, food wrap, candles andmore recycled products with coffee grounds and Beeswax).
• K-culture activities (Taekwondo and K-pop dance class).
• Three special lectures on Sustainable Development by PNU professors.

Date: July 3 - July 21,2023

Program Brochure

EWHA International College, South Korea

EWHA International Summer College (EISC) has been the epicentre of global exchange for summer students all over the world. The EISC establishment prides itself in its ability to provide a comprehensive academic program, accompanied with dynamic activities and cultural excursions that allows students to immerse in Korean cultures.

Dates:

  • Session 1: June 28 - July 25, 2024 (4 weeks)
  • Session 2: August 2 - 14, 2024 (2 weeks)

Program Brochure

Konkuk University, South Korea

The International Summer Program (ISP) at Konkuk University (KU) is a two-to-four-week-long summer program that provides a great opportunity for international students to learn about the history, language and culture of Korea. The program is recommended to all students who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of Korea and enjoy their summer to the fullest while experiencing unique extracurricular programs and field trips. Join our program to broaden your perspective and make your summer unforgettable with peers around the world.

Duration: July 2 - July 26, 2024

Program Brochure

National University of Singapore, Singapore

FASSTrack Asia 2024

Program Period: June 27 - July 20, 2024

FASSTrack Asia: the Summer School is an exciting, full-scale summer school featuring an intensive three-week programme in July. It promises a rewarding experience, aimed at providing students with a taste of Asia’s diverse cultures. Explore various academic topics in different fields such as Geography, Sociology, and Communications & New Media!

IPSA-NUS Summer School of Social Science Research Methods 2023

Program Period: July 1 - 12, 2024

Join us for rigorous training in social science research methods at the IPSA-NUS Summer School. You will have access to a variety of basic to advanced courses in quantitative, qualitative, and formal social science research methods, and have the opportunity for hands-on training in cutting edge methods and techniques from highly experienced international faculty.

Global Science Summer Programme 

Program Period: July 1 - 19, 2024

Broaden your academic and cultural horizons at the Global Science Summer Programme, where you will pick up new skills, immerse yourself in new surroundings, and gain an international perspective. In session A, you can read Data Science courses, while in session B, you have the option to choose  either Physics or Forensic Science courses.

NUS Computing Summer Workshop 2024

Program Period:

Phase 1 (online): May 12th, 19th, 26th, 2024

Phase 2 (in-person): June 29 - July 22, 2024

Participants are required to attend both phases.

If you are passionate about Cloud, Security, IoT &AI, or Media, Analytics & AI, and want an interactive experience that integrates theory into practice, then this workshop is for you! Join us as we learn synchronously through online introductory lectures in Phase 1, and immerse in in-person, advanced seminars and project work development in Phase 2, for a comprehensive experience.

NUS Enterprise Summer Programme in Entrepreneurship 2024

Program Period: July 8 - 19, 2024

Learn the core concepts of entrepreneurship, and the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem of Singapore and Southeast Asia at the NUS Enterprise Summer Programme in Entrepreneurship. Through an enriching blend of lectures, conversations with startups, company visits, ideation and pitching sessions, you will enjoy a comprehensive experience and forge bonds with peers, academia and industry experts.

Sunway University, Malaysia

The Malaysian Experience (TheME) is a 4-week cultural exchange opportunity immersive programme, near the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Students will gain an understanding of the social and cultural landscape of Malaysia while immersing in its diversity and culture.

Duration: June 23rd - July 20th, 2024

Program Brochure.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

HKUST International Summer Exchange Program 2023

Dates: June 19 - August 12, 2023

Delivery: In-person

Download brochure

The HKUST International Summer Exchange Program (ISP) welcomes students from our partner institutions to study at HKUST in the summer on tuition-waived, exchange student basis. The program aims to create a rewarding exchange experience for students from around the world. It comprises high-quality courses taught by regular HKUST instructors and opportunities to participate in local excursions that enable students to gain insight into the region.

Students can choose course from the following subject areas:

  • Science
  • Business and Management
  • Engineering
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Interdisciplinary studies

The University of Hong Kong Summer Institute

Dates: June 17 - August 2, 2024

Delivery: In-person

Participants at HKU Summer Institute (HKUSI) can experience a vibrant study life on the university campus. We believe that with the wide variety of programs available, one or more will match the student’s interests and curiosity.  

Below are some of our featured programs:

  • AI Engineer: Gen-AI and Virtual Worlds
  • Business Leaders for a Changing World
  • Climate Changemakers: Educating for a Greener World
  • Creative Industries - from Start-up to Success
  • Empowering Sustainability in a Circular Economy
  • From Curiosity to Research: Practical Skills for Research Projects

Chinese University of Hong Kong

The International Summer School (ISS) 2023 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is one of the most popular university summer programs in the region, is ready to welcome you in person on the scenic CUHK campus for a stimulating and enriching academic and cultural experience.

July Session: 

Dates: June 23rd – July 31st, 2024

The 5-week July Session offers over 20 courses in five areas: Environment, Science and Technology; Global Business and Management; Society and Human Interaction; Understanding China and Chinese language.

August Session:

Dates: August 4th – 24th, 2024

The 3-week August Session exclusively offers intensive Chinese language courses in Putonghua.

Hanyang International Summer School, South Korea

Hanyang International Summer School (HISS)

Dates: July 1 - July 26, 2024

Delivery: In-person

HISS is one of Korea’s leading summer programs. Every year, around 2000 students spend 4 weeks at one of Korea’s leading private universities. HISS offers world-class education combined with a variety of unique cultural experiences. The program includes more than 70 academic and language courses combined with a variety of unique cultural activities, providing invaluable experiences to all international students. Every year HISS is thrilled to host students and faculty from around the world, and this year we are looking forward to meeting you.

Students can choose a maximum of three courses from a variety of subject areas.

Program Brochure.

For a full list of course offerings, please visit the HISS website.

Chulangkorn University, Thailand

Chulalongkorn University is delighted to host 2024 Chula Joint Summer Camp – Connecting Asia for a Sustainable Future, the All-in-One Summer Camp in Thailand, Hong Kong, and Japan.

The Joint Summer Camp will offer a unique opportunity to obtain hands-on learning experience at three esteemed higher institutions – Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, The University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, and Hokkaido University, Japan.

The Camp will provide an understanding foundation and overview of various issues related to sustainability, especially in the fields of Industry 4.0, Sustainability and Circular Economy, and One Health. Additionally, students participating in the camp will have a chance to develop their willingness to communicate with other students with diverse national and cultural backgrounds and discuss how to tackle issues related to sustainability.

Camp Period: 

  • First week at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand: July 14 – 20, 2024
  • Second week at The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: July 21 – 27, 2024
  • Third week at Hokkaido University, Japan: July 28 – August 3, 2024

Africa

University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana

The course at UHAS-Ghana will offer a blend of interactive academic, social and cultural events including:

  • Interactive academic workshops on emerging health conditions of public health interest, indigenous African culture, socio-cultural issues in health, traditional and alternative medicine, and health systems in Africa.
  • Field trips, community visits and engagement through volunteerism
  • Social and cultural networking events
  • Visits to beautiful tourist sites including:
    • The breath-taking mountain Afadjato (Ghana’s highest mountain)
    • The fascinating Tagbo falls
    • The lovely and friendly monkeys at Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary
    • The Amedzofe canopy walk and Cultural Village
    • Tours of Elmina and Cape Coast castles, and other intriguing historical national monuments

Dates:

  • July 28 - August 23, 2024

Click to view the Program Brochure


Europe

University of Essex, UK

University of Essex

International Summer School for 2024!

The summer school runs for 2 weeks from 08-19 July 2024. Consists of studying modules at Essex as well as a social programme to experience the UK.

Exchange Programme Info Session PDF

Exchange Factsheet

University of Leeds, UK

Leeds International Summer School (LISS)

Dates: Students can choose from a two or four-week options:

  • Two weeks option:
    • June 29 - July 13, 2024
    • July 14 - July 27, 2024
  • Four-week option:
    • June 29 - July 27, 2024

Delivery: In-person

Study at the University of Leeds, one of the world’s top 100 universities, and immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Leeds. Join the two or four-week LISS program. Choose from a diverse range of academic modules, meet interesting people from around the world, and immerse yourself in British culture and society. Earn credit and choose courses from a wide range of subject areas including Arts and Humanities, Business, Engineering and Science, Political and Social Sciences.

  • Field trips with every module: Each module usually includes at least one field trip to support what you’ve learned in the classroom and give you insights into British culture, history, and society.
  • Cultural excursions and social events: LISS has a busy social program to help you make the most of your time in Leeds and the UK. The program fee includes orientation activities, a farewell social, and one full-day excursion per block.
  • Accommodation: As a summer school student, you will live in Montague Burton, a University hall of residence right next to campus.
  • Academic Modules

LISS Presentation Slides

University of York, UK

York Global Summer School

Session 1: 5-19 July 2023

  • Academic option 1: Environment and Geography
  • Academic option 2: English Language, Academic and Intercultural Skills (1)

Session 2: 19 July-2 August 2023

  • Academic option 1: English Literature
  • Academic option 2: Psychology
  • Academic option 3: English Language, Academic and Intercultural Skills (2)

Session 3: 2-16 August 2023

  • Academic option 1: English Language, Academic and Intercultural Skills (3)

Delivery: In-person

This two-week summer school is a unique combination of deep engagement with a
chosen specialism and great social activities – all in an international community,
based on our beautiful parkland campus.

Program Brochure.

Program Flyer.

Brunel University London, UK

Experience an extraordinary summer of learning and growth with Brunel. Our two-week international summer school programmes offer a unique opportunity for students across the globe to enhance their academic, social and cultural skills in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

Ideas Factory: June 30th - July 10th, 2024

  • Join Design Factory London, an innovative and dynamic hub. which promotes and fosters multidisciplinary collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving-week programme students, faculty members, this summer. This programme, brings researchers and professional together from various backgrounds, in order to blend a diverse range expertise, and encourage and drive creative thinking and problem-solving. This programme will expose students to hands-on, real world and will involve collaboration with mostly partners live projects, gaining practical experience and real-world solutions As well as this, this programme aims to encourage and promote cross-cultural exchange and international collaboration.

Story Space: June 29th - July 13th, 2024

  • Brunel story space is an on-campus summer school, hosted by world renowned. award-winning British writers. This two-week programme comprising of seminars and workshops. It's perfect for international arts and humanities students, who have a keen interest in exploring the fascinating world of stories. Students will study and think about all forms of storytelling - from literary to genre fiction, poetry to life-writing, and world literature to screenwriting all whilst having the opportunity to London. Alongside a series of keynote lectures from leading Creative Writing professionals and English Literature academics at Brunel. Students will also create their own stories.

Bioscience: June 29th - July 13th, 2024

  • Join our friendly team or internationally renowned scientists. Over the course of two weeks students in a wide range of laboratory-based technique. and will be introduced to a diverse repertoire of bioinformatics tools This programme will enhance employability skills, such as CV and cover letter writing, scientific research manuscript composition, presentation and interview skills. Additionally, there will be plenty of opportunity to engage with experts from medical schools, industry, health, and life sciences thereby expanding employability opportunities, as well as plenty of cultural immersion activities in the city of London!

Robotics and Engineering: July 14th - 31st, 2024

  • Follow in the footsteps of one of Britain's most creative designers and engineers. Join us for a specialized and unique programme in Robotics and Engineering. This programme is aimed at students across the globe who are looking for an experience. It is comprised of academic training, central group project work. Interesting lectures on robotics and engineering topics, combined with cultural immersion activities and industrial tours in London, which are guaranteed to enhance the international experience

Click here to view the brochure!

University of Liverpool, UK

The International Summer School offers you a range of academic modules that can either complement or expand your existing area of study. We teach in small groups and place value on your own experiences. Our subjects relate to both the global and the local, and can incorporate field trips, group work and experiential learning. You can choose to study 3 x 5 credit modules and diversify your learning, or focus in on one 15 credit module for a deeper dive into the subject matter, across 3 weeks or 6.

Weeks 1-3: June 10 - 28, 2024

Weeks 4-6: July 1 - 19, 2024

Weeks 1-6: June 10 - July 19, 2024

Course List.

INSA Lyon, France

Details for Summer 2024 coming soon!

Lille Catholic University (Université Catholique de Lille), France

European Summer School (ESP)

The LILLE European Summer Program (ESP) is a four-week academic course offering to students (and instructors) from around the world the opportunity to experience French culture firsthand at the heart of Europe and be part of an international, multicultural student community.

LILLE ESP is tailored to suit your objectives and challenges while balancing educational and social activities. Students can choose from a large variety of electives to fulfill their interests and expand their horizons.

Diversity is what makes our programs and our community so rich: students from all over the world, from different types of institutions, with different backgrounds and perspectives share a common experience on a French campus, at the heart of Europe.

LILLE ESP offers student-centered programs developed in collaboration with our partner universities, with exciting new electives. It has been designed as a full package including a large variety of academic courses, accommodation, meal and transportation passes, extra-curricular activities, and 24/7 personalized assistance.

ESP Session 1: 22nd May - 20th June, 2024

ESP Session 2: 26th June - 24th July, 2024

Delivery: In-person

Brochure

Embassy of France in Canada, France

The French and Sciences program is dedicated to Bachelor students who want to do a summer school in France in a particular scientific field (speaking French is not mandatory):

  • Science and Technology of the sea
  • Focus on Sustainable development
  • Focus on Energy and Transport
  • Micro, nano & smart technology.

The French+Sciences programme offers 3- to 4-week stays organized by FLE Centres that have been awarded the “Qualité FLE” label. The programs take place in different cities in France.

Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany

Munich International Summer School

Immerse yourself in German through a wide array of language courses or choose a summer academy to make the most of your stay in Munich. Benefit from access to renowned professors who will inspire you to broaden your thinking and your goals.

Dates:

  • LAW SCHOOL: 03.07.-28.07, 03.08.-11.08
  • SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT: 24.07- 19.08
  • SOCIAL/POLITICAL SCIENCE: 17.07- 18.08
  • GERMAN LANGUAGE/CULTURE: 03.08.-25.08

Delivery: In-Person and Online

Course Guide

Hochschule Darmstadt, University of Applied Sciences, Germany

 International Summer University 2024 (ISU) is a short-term program combines an academic course with a German language course and several social and leisure activities. The ISU is a unique opportunity to learn more about sustainability from a German perspective and to be part of a truly international experience.

You can choose to take part in one of the following courses:

1) Climate-Friendly Societies: Energy Policy, Management and Engineering

2) Sustainable Supply Chains

Dates: June 27 (arrival day) until July 20

Note: up to 500 Euro in funding available from the partner

Additional Information:

Hochschule Fulda, University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Fulda University in Germany has an International Summer University that may appeal to more than health students. The International Summer University is a joint project of all public Hessen universities and universities of applied sciences.

The programme consists of:

  • seminars (in German or English) in:
    • German Culture and Society
    • Business
    • Sustainability
    • Intercultural Competence
  • Intercultural Training
  • German language courses on different levels
  • Get-togethers and field trips

Dates: 8th July to 5th August 2023

Program Flyer.

Hochschule Bonn- Rhien-Shieg, University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Program 1:

With its digital courses, the Digital International General Studies offers you the opportunity to gain international and intercultural experiences right from your couch.

Dates:

  • Elective: Becoming Intercultural Diversity Ambassadors (BIDA)- 7 - 14 May 2023
  • Elective: Certificate Programme E-Tutor- 30 March to 23rd June, 2023
  • Elective: International Career Building- 13 April - 6 July 2023
  • Elective: Presentation and Rhethorical Skills (PARS)- Begins April 11th, 2023
  • Elective: Social Entrepreneurship: Creating value for society and environment- 5th April to 31st May, 2023.

Note that all the sessions are ONLINE.

Program Brochure.

Program 2:

Interdisciplinary summer school "Sustainable Innovations and Engineering: Made in Germany":

The summer school will be held from the 7th-25th of August 2023 and we would be delighted to welcome your students.

International students and H-BRS students will come together for three weeks of interesting lectures, hands-on projects and fun social events. The program features:

  • Interdisciplinary lectures on innovations and engineering technologies for environmental protection
  • Practical group work with student projects
  • German language and culture courses
  • Explore the world heritage Rhein Valley
  • Meet like-minded students from all over the world

Program Brochure.

Marburg University: Business Summer School, Germany

International Summer University (ISU)

  • 4-week short term program
  • Subject courses and intensive German
  • Pre-knowledge of German not necessary
  • Dates: July 22 to August 16 (Arrival Day July 20/Departure Day August 17)

Marburg Online: Virtual Exchange - MO:VE

For an international experience while staying in place: MO:VE is a great opportunity to take courses at Philipps-Universität Marburg and improve your intercultural competences without the need to go abroad.

Participants can

  • Take online-classes in various subjects
  • Attend our virtual Orientation Program for international students
  • Take online German language classes
  • Get credits and a Transcript of Records
  • Work with German and international students

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Details for Summer 2024 coming soon!

Aarhus University, Denmark

Aarhus University offers: 

  • More than 90 courses within all academic areas 
  • 60 nationalities 
  • 2500 students 
  • An experience of a lifetime 

Denmark is: 

  • A land of fairy tales and hygge 
  • Safe, secure and equal 
  • A place where almost everyone speaks English 
  • A gateway to Europe 

Program dates: 

Term 1: July 2 - 19, 2024

Term 2: July 22 - August 9, 2024

Bauhaus University, Germany

Bauhaus Summer School will offer a large variety of courses in fields of architecture/urbanism, art/design, culture/media, engineering/environment and languages. This year we offer a wide selection of online, blended and in-class courses. Bauhaus Summer School 2023 has small and individual classes, expert lecturers and of course life-long friendships from around the world.

Additional specialist courses :

It is also possible to join our online course on Design basics: principles and elements in the Bauhaus context.

In addition to our specialist courses, also language courses: Deutsch in Weimar and English communication skills and English for academic purposes  are offered. The registration deadline for language courses is May 1st, 2024

Dates: August - September, 2024

Maynooth University, Ireland

Maynooth University offers the widest selection of course options for a short-term summer program in Ireland. With 17 offerings of different classes to take English Literature, History, Irish Cultural Heritage, Medieval Society, History of Art, Geography, Climate Change, Business, Marketing, Anthropology, Public Speaking and Communications. York University students from all backgrounds and courses are invited to attend. For more information, visit their website.

Programs:

MU International Summer School:

  • Dates: June 28th - July 26th, 2024
  • Open to all students from all backgrounds and courses
  • Program Brochure

Engineering and Computer Science Summer School:

  • Dates: June 14th - July 26th, 2024
  • Open to all Electronic Engineering or Computer Science/Software Engineering students
  • Program Brochure

Spring Forensic Anthropology: Dead Men Do Tell Tales!

The course covers diverse content from a range of specialists in only a single week, including staged burial excavation experience; human and comparative osteology; determining sex, approximate age-at-death, and living stature; identifying palaeopathological conditions; and understanding how these techniques are used in archaeological forensic contexts!

  • Dates: March 10th-16th, 2024 and June 2nd to 8th, 2024

Field Anthropology: Uncovering the Archaeology of Irelands Monastic Midlands

Get to experience the majesty of Ireland’s monastic midlands whilst recording some of the region's foremost archaeological sites. Students will apply a range of archaeological survey techniques to interpret several sites, with a focus on medieval sites in (and around) the town of Birr, learning to record some of the town’s most important earthworks, structures, and architectural fragments!

  • Dates: June 9th to 22nd, 2024

Delivery: In-person

Scholarships: Available for York University participants. Click the link above for more details

National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

Click here to view more information about the National University of Ireland International Summer School

Each year the University welcomes over 300 hundred summer school students with an interest in Irish Studies, Education in Ireland, Irish Language, Ecology, Business and International Management, English Language, Ecology, Archaeology and Geology.

The Summer School courses on offer will bring you a rich and diverse perspective of the subject area, and are taught by expert lecturers and educational professionals who have a vast range of knowledge of their subject matter.

Educational field trips are an integral part of the summer school courses and will provide you with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of your specialism to its fullest extent. During your stay, you will also have time to explore Galway City and many other parts of Ireland which are within easy reach of the region. 

 

Course Available:

Irish Studies: June 16th, - July 13th, 2024

Business & International Management: June 16th, - July 13th, 2024

Ecology: Living Landscapes in the West of Ireland: June 16th, - July 9th, 2024

Education in Ireland: June 27th - July 20th, 2024

Radboud University, Netherlands

Click here to view more information for the Radboud Summer School

The Radboud Summer School is a great place to learn and grow on a personal level, develop new skills and meet people from all over the world – while still feeling part of a close-knit community. 

The Radboud Summer School is an international academic event of which you can be a part of! In 2022, we hosted over 60 one-week courses for bachelor & Master students, PhD's and professionals on our campus in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. 

Duration: June - July, 2024

**** 10% on the course fees for York U PHD students.****

Utrecht University, Netherlands

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The Utrecht Summer School, founded in 1986 by Utrecht University, is the largest academic summer program in the Netherlands and is one of the biggest summer schools in Europe. It is characterized by its strong academic courses covering a wide range of subjects. In 1986, Utrecht Summer School started with one course: Dutch Culture and Society. Nowadays, 36 years on, the summer school has developed a broad selection of about 200 courses in many different disciplines. 

  • Humanities 
  • Art & Music 
  • Language 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Healthcare 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Science 
  • Law 
  • Business & Economics 
  • Engineering & Technology 

University of Oslo, Norway

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Join International Summer School in Oslo, and attend summer courses at Bachelor's and Master's level!

Go to Norway – Meet the World! 

2024 International Summer School: June 24th – August 2nd, 2024 

University of Glasgow, Scotland

The International Summer School is an excellent introduction for your students to study at an international university and is an opportunity for them to stay at one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world. Over the summer we offer a varied and flexible choice of credit and non-credit bearing courses ranging from one to eight weeks.

Courses include:

  • Exploring Scotland
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Creative Writing
  • Theology
  • Physics
  • Life Sciences

Please visit the individual course page for more information on available courses.

Program dates and costs will vary depending on course, please visit the International Summer School page for more information.

FIND OUT MORE

Contact the International Summer School Team at internationalsummerschools@glasgow.ac.uk or check out their website.

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Click here to view more information for the UAB Barcelona Summer School

The best way to enjoy the experience of an international, green and dynamic campus while having the opportunity to discover Barcelona. Our Summer School offers subjects worth transferable ECTS from all fields in two 3-weeks periods from late June to early August. Most of the courses are taught in English, with an option to learn and improve your Spanish as a Foreign Language.

FIRST PERIOD: June 25th to July 12th, 2024

  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Fee: € 910 Course Fee (6 ECTS)

SECOND PERIOD: July 15th to August 2nd, 2024

  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Fee: € 910 Course Fee (6 ECTS)

Registration of international and national students (non-UAB students) before May 15th will get 20% discount.

If you have any queries about enrolment, please email summer@uab.cat

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Summer School of Tourism, International Hospitality and Attractions Management

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)’s Summer School “Selected Topics in Tourism, International Hospitality and Attractions Management” (STTIHAM) is a unique opportunity to broaden your horizons in one of the most beautiful and liveliest cities of the world, while studying at a top university. The Faculty of Economics and Business Studies at UAM is ranked 51-100 worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Hospitality & Leisure Management. The STTIHAM Summer School is a pre-course of the longer Summer School of Economics and Business (SSEB) program, in which you can also enroll if you wish.

Dates: July 15 - 26, 2024

Click here to view Program Brochure

Click here to view Program Information 

 

Summer School of Economics and Business 

The SSEB is a Summer Term, offering four high-quality courses, taught in English, in an intensive 4-week format (one or two courses to be chosen from the following, 6 or 12 ECTS credits, advanced Bachelor or Master level):

  • Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Global Marketing
  • Doing Business in Spain

The SSEB brings together students from all over the world in a truly international environment. The academic excellence of our summer term is complimented by social and cultural events, as well as field trips, which are not offered during the regular Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Program dates: July 1 - 26, 2024
  • Early Bird Application deadline: February 28, 2024
  • Regular application deadline: June 7, 2024
  • Extraordinary- Period Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Fees (not including accommodations):

1 Course - 6 ECTS 2 Courses - 12 ECTS
Early Bird Fees: € 1199.00 € 1,649.00
After Early Bird Deadline € 1,399.00 € 1,924.00

Program Brochure

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Comillas Pontifical University, Spain

ICAI-SAPIENS

ICAI-SAPIENS is a program that was designed for engineering and other STEM students in 2013 and has been growing ever since. Students, especially from the US, gain international experience without delaying their graduation, given that the vast majority of these courses are what they require for their curriculum.

We offer several categories of courses in our ICAI-SAPIENS, all of which are taught in English:

  • Fundamental Engineering/STEM: these are meant to be similar/identical to their equivalent subjects in a standard US Sophomore/Junior year.
  • Culture, Language & Humanities: these provide an insight into the Spanish language and culture, and include guided visits to several local landmarks.
  • Technological & Electives: these are highly recommended for international engineering/STEM students.
  • Research Projects: supervised by professors and researchers of the school of engineering. These projects are only available and assigned to semester-long exchanges and 8-week summer students.
  • Other, additional and business courses: offered at the ICAI School of Engineering, these are also available to ICAI-SAPIENS students, schedule permitting, and offered in either English and/or Spanish.

Program Dates: May 20th - July 12th, 2024

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Click here to view the syllabus

Universidad Catolica de Avila, Spain

The Aula de Lengua y Cultura Española (Institute of Spanish Language and Culture) at the Universidad Católica de Ávila (UCAV) offers students an excellent opportunity to be able to learn or improve their Spanish and also the opportunity to further their studies in areas related to Spanish Culture and Civilization. It is a program of high academic standards with experienced professors.

The following 4 credit courses will be offered:

  • SPANISH LANGUAGE
    • Beginning I & II, Intermediate I & II, Advanced I & II
  • SPANISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
    • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
  • MYSTICISM: ST. TERESA OF ÁVILA AND ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS
    • Two sections: English and Spanish; Intermediate and Advanced
  • SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE -
    LITERARY CRITICISM 10TH - 21ST CENTURIES
  • BUSINESS SPANISH
    • Intermediate and Advanced
  • MEDICAL SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
    • Intermediate and Advanced

The summer of 2024 the UCAV will also offer intensive Spanish Language courses Levels offered: Beginning Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I & II. (4 credits each course).

One of the unique characteristics of this particular institute is the possibility students have to register for an Introduction to Spanish Mysticism course. Taught by recognized scholars, this course offered in either Spanish or English is based on a selection of the writings of Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint John of the Cross.

Program Dates: July 1 - 26, 2024

Program Brochure

Umeå University, Sweden

Details for Summer 2024 coming soon!

University of Geneva, Switzerland

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Schools

Discover the Geneva Summer Schools Live a multicultural experience by participating in a summer school at the gates of International Geneva! Empower your minds through innovative teaching and discover 15 unique courses tailored for skills development, lifelong learning, and networking!

Suitable for students of all levels, researchers, and junior professionals.

Registrations will open on January 2024 

Offered Courses: 

  • Children at the Heart of Human Rights 
  • Digital Law 
  • Global Health, Drugs, Policy and Power 
  • Global Health Law 
  • International Law & International Humanitarian Law 
  • Leadership for Sustainability Transition 
  • Leveraging Innovative Technologies for Ageing Well 
  • Prejudice, Discrimination, and the Diversity Challenge 
  • Science Communication in the Post-COVID19 Era 
  • Science-Policy Interfaces for Environmental Solutions 
  • SDG Summer School: Open Source Health Solutions 
  • Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes - IN PORTO CHELI, GREECE 
  • WIPO - UNIGE: Intellectual Property 

University of Zurich, Switzerland

UZH International Summer Schools offer interdisciplinary programs open to Bachelor and Master students from all over the world. Each program offers 6 ECTS credits.

Program Dates: 1 July – 19 July 2024

*** Fee discounts of 1,000 Swiss francs****

Programs on offer include:Deep Dive into Blockchain – Linking Economics, Technology and Law

For a full understanding of Blockchain, with all its implications and potential for application in practice, it is absolutely crucial to look at it from a multidisciplinary perspective. In this Summer School, students will understand the three key pillars of blockchain systems, namely the technology, the economics, and the legal aspects behind it. Building on this, they will then explore other fields of application, such as forensics and data analytics. This program is highly interactive, with hands-on practice sessions incorporating the most advanced and promising blockchain-based platforms.*This program also offers the option to join as a virtual participant (fees are adjusted accordingly – discounts not applicable).

Tuition Fee: 3,450 Swiss Francs (incl. accommodation, excl. discounts)

 International Sports Law: Legal Challenges in the Fight Against Doping

This Summer School offers unique insights into the legal context in which international sports organizations currently operate as well as into the limits to their autonomy in designing internal procedures. Participants will explore the relevance of the European Convention on Human Rights in the context of organized sport, for instance procedural guarantees or the prohibition of discrimination.

Specific issues that will be addressed include the limits to disciplinary and investigative autonomy of sports organizations in internal disciplinary proceedings, e.g. relating to doping, and the role and limits of adjudication by arbitral tribunals and internal bodies of such organizations in general.

Tuition Fee: 3,450 Swiss Francs (incl. accommodation, excl. discounts)

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Middle East

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School (RIS) at Hebrew University offers a wide array of short-term courses and programs throughout the year. You can choose courses from our July or August sessions, as well as elect to take language courses or participate in archaeological field schools. With decades of experience hosting enthusiastic learners from around the world, RIS can help you make the most of your short time in Israel and dive into your area of study in a whole new way.

Summer study abroad courses are designed for undergraduate and graduate students. These courses go beyond the classroom. You’ll join students from more than 90 countries around the world and enjoy a summer schedule packed with enriching seminars, fun activities, and local trips designed to help you explore Israel’s geographic and cultural landscape.

We have two summer sessions to suit your needs: a four-week July session and a two-week August session. If you want to get the most of your summer, you can combine courses from both sessions. You might also want to check out our language programs offered in June. All summer courses at HebrewU’s RIS are accredited and taught in English. Students should check the links below for full course listing.

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Join us in Tel Aviv for the summer of your life! Learn about hot topics in Israel today – Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship, Middle East and Conflict Studies, Jewish Peoplehood and more - from TAU’s world-renowned faculty. Perfect your Hebrew, Arabic, or Yiddish. Explore the country alongside our enthusiastic Student Life Team on our academic programs.

Summer Programs: 

  • Summer in the Start-Up Nation: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business
    This summer program will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to maximize your entrepreneurial and business potential. With TAU ranked 8th among the world’s top 10 schools for producing successful, VC-backed company founders, there really couldn’t be a better place to experience the exciting and inspirational entrepreneurial spirit that has laid the foundations for the success of the Startup Nation.
  • Cyber Security
    • Basic Technologies of Cyber Systems
      This course is intended for students from non-technological fields who are interested in various components of the world of Cyber.
    • The Israeli Cyber Security Strategy
      This advanced advanced course that focuses on cyber from an Israeli security point of view.
  • Smart Cities
    Our Smart Cities program is one for those of you looking to discover smart solutions to city design and urban-tech utilization. This program will help you explore the issues that face cities around the world, mainly due to an unprecedented growth of population and urbanization over the last few decades. With the 2020 pandemic also impacting, you’ll learn why the smartification of cities has fast become an urgent and essential issue.Summer Research Program in the Sciences

    Our Summer Research program is for those of you looking for a unique experience as part of a world-renowned research group at TAU. With its 400 labs and 125 research institutes, TAU is the ideal environment for taking onboard a different research culture and helping you pinpoint your future research track. You’ll become a fully-fledged member of the research team during this unique 8-week program, and gain incredible insights into how scientific teams operate. Your summer of discovery will culminate with a Final Symposium, in which you’ll get to present your own findings to the rest of the group, in addition to the relevant science faculty members.

Summer Language Programs:

  • Hebrew - The Hebrew language courses provide students with the essential introduction to Israel and one of the main languages spoken in the country, while using geography, environment, history and culture events to learn.

North America

Tec de Monterrey, Mexico

 ISummerMX program is a program designed for international students who love travelling and learning about new cultures. Each program has special activities, conferences and trips that will make the experience unforgettable!

Dates: June 26 to July 23, 2023

Delivery: In-Person

Additional Information:


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South America

Universidad San Francisco De Quite, Ecuador

The USFQ Summer schools offer several globally relevant and hands-on learning opportunities for international students.

We have 4 programs which are:

Dates: May to July, 2023

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