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Short-term International Experiences



Please note the offers listed below are not exchanges but summer schools, or short term experiences, and therefore generally all tuition and other fees are to be paid by the student unless otherwise stated. It cannot be guaranteed that credits will be transferred upon return. Please check with your Faculty/Department/School regarding this.

Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

May 2017

We hereby invite you on an adventure in Finland. Academic Adventures is a phenomenal event focused on new level of entrepreneurship and innovation education. So pack your bags and head to the heart of Finland, Tampere in May 2017.  

Tampere University of Applied Sciences now offers you a fantastic opportunity to get to know to one of its most special units: Proakatemia and R&D&I. Proakatemia is a dividual unit for entrepreneurship and team leadership, that approaches the traditional way of learning in a whole new way.  

  • Classrooms are replaced with open offices.
  • Students have training sessions instead of lectures.
  • The teachers work actually as coaches, and observe the learning process while the students are helping each other improve themselves.  

No lectures, no lessons, no exams? Can it really work? It can, and it has. Book your place now to one of the most interesting education event of 2017. See you soon!

Academic Adventures international week

Summer School Programmes, Kingston University, UK

June/July/August, 2017

  1. Kingston University Summer School - 4 weeks, credit bearing.
    5 July - 6 August, 2017
    Kingston University Summer School

  2. Kingston University Summer School with English - 2 weeks, non-credit bearing. 23 July - 6 August, 2017
    Summer School with English language option

  3. 3 Fashion Cities Short Course – 3 weeks of fashion study in London, Paris and Rome
    24 June - 15 July 2017
    Short courses at Kingston University


International Summer Studies Programme, University of Freiburg, Germany

5-30 June, 2017

In cooperation with our close partner, the University of Education in Basel, we organise a summer school from June 5th till June 30th 2017.  

  • Venues: Freiburg Germany (5 – 17 June) and Basel Switzerland (17 – 30 June)
  • Total ECTS Creditpoints: 12
  • All courses are taught in English


  • Inclusion, power relations, inequalities and justice, June 5th - 9th
  • Inclusive Education – regional, national and international perspectives on inclusive school development, June 12th - 16th
  • Public History: Monuments as sites of social debate on inclusion and exclusion, June 19th - 23rd
  • Life Skills Education, Human rights education and Inclusion, June 25th - 30th

University of Freiburg international Summer Studies Programme


Summer Seminar on Heretics, Converts and Infidels: Political, Cultural and Social Aspects of Religion in ‘Shared Worlds’, The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece

In partnership with Charles University (Prague) and the support of Princeton University, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO Cyprus Centre), the LSEE unit ‘Research on South Eastern Europe’ and the Chair of Jewish Studies (School of Philosophy AUTH) 

19-30 June, 2017

The program offers 60 hours of teaching and outdoor activities and a long weekend at the camping site of AUTH in Halkidiki. The making, the presence and the future of the eternal and often dramatic interaction between religion, culture, politics and diplomacy is the topic of our 2017 summer seminar. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to forge valuable connections with one another and with senior scholars working on historical, cultural, social and political aspects of religion.

Chinese University of Hong Kong International Summer School, Hong Kong, China

25 June - 2 August, 2017 

The July Session offers a wide range of academic courses in the areas of business & management, China studies, Chinese language (Cantonese & Putonghua), environment, science & technology, and humanities & social science. A wealth of cultural activities will be available to students, including an optional 4-day tour to Beijing at the end of the programme.

Cost: Approximately USD1200

Chinese University of Hong Kong

4 August - 26 August, 2017
The August Session offers intensive Chinese language training. Students will be able to acquire pragmatic competence through classroom learning and immersion activities. Opportunities will also be available for students to take field trips to Macau, Shenzhen or different cultural sites in Hong Kong to practice their language skills.

Cost: Approximately USD800

Chinese University of Hong Kong August Session

Campus Eiffel Summer programs, Paris, France

Campus Eiffel welcomes participants from around the world in different disciplines who have the curiosity to learn the French language, French general and business cultures or the French engineering industries.

Choose among 3 main topics: French | Enginering | Business

The institutions present on Campus Eiffel are three of the French “Grandes Ecoles”, one institute technology and and a School of Advanced International and Political Studies :

  • ECE Paris – Graduate School of Engineering
  • ESCE Paris – International Business School (Groupe ESCE)
  • EBS Paris – European Business School
  • ECE TECH - School of Technology

Campus Eiffel Summer program

UCL summer school

University of London, UK: UCL Summer School

2 July - 11 August, 2017

Every summer, UCL welcomes students from around the world to study for credit in the heart of London.  The UCL Summer School is divided into two Sessions, each spanning three weeks. You can choose to attend Session One, Session Two or both. All students study one module per Session. Each module offers 45 contact hours (15 hours per week), and students are expected to spend an additional 100 hours on assignments and independent study. Class sizes are kept small to encourage interaction with tutors and classmates.

All UCL Summer School modules are worth 0.5 course units in the UCL system.  A 0.5 course unit is equivalent to 4 credits in the US system, 7.5 ECTS in the European system and 15 credits in the UK system. 

At the end of the programme, all students will receive a UCL transcript and certification of attendance. Upon completion of the programme, students will also be granted the status of UCL Associate Alumni.

Applications opened on Thursday, 1 December 2016

UCL Summer School



Business Innovation Summer Programme, University of Vic, Spain

in partnership with Cologne Business School (CBS) 
2 - 22 July, 2017

Our programme is designed for undergraduate students who have completed one year or more of international business management, marketing or advertising studies. Furthermore, students need to meet our minimum English language requirements if English is not your first language.

2 - 12 July in Cologne, Germany
12 - 22 July in Barcelona, Spain


CREDITS: 6 ECTS / 3 US Credits


  • Module 1: Business in Europe
  • Module 2: Case Studies in International Companies
  • Module 3: Cross Cultural Communication
  • Module 4: Smart Cities
  • Module 5: Lean Startup
  • Module 6: Design Thinking

Business Innovation Summer Programme


Osnabrück University, Germany: International Summer Schools 

7 - 30 July, 2017

This year we are offering the following courses, each being credited with 6 ETCS

Good reasons to join their programs

  • Two well-established Summer Schools of high academic quality
  • All subject-specific courses are taught in English
  • A rich cultural and recreational program
  • German language and culture course provided
  • A buddy program with local students
  • A chance to live in a safe, historic and open-minded town in the heart of Europe

Please apply on their website by April 2, 2017.

Price: 1,500 EUR including tuition, German course, housing, cultural program and meal subsidy

Osnabrück International Summer Schools


Summer University Lingen (SUL)

9 - 22 July, 2017

During this English program, international and German students will deal with the topic “Management in a global environment” in theory and practice. A highlight will be the visits of international companies located in the region. In addition, many activities and a weekend trip to Berlin enables the participants to get to know each other as well as the region and contribute to a unique experience. 

More information and application

Video from Summer University Lingen 2015

Applications can be submitted until June 11th 2017. International students have the possibility to apply for a scholarship.  

Please contact the Summer University Team (sul@hs-osnabrueck.de) if you have any questions.

The Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) Faculty of Law, Germany: The European System of Human Rights Protection

9 - 22 July, 2017

This Summer Course, held in English, will deal in detail specifically with the European system of human rights protection. Although there are numerous summer courses and other special study programs within Europe on human rights protection, this course provides an integrated treatment of the various European systems and of specifically European issues of human rights protection.

The other participants are the Universities of Wales Aberystwyth and Lancaster (United Kingdom), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain), Ljubljana and Maribor (Slovenia), Salzburg (Austria), and the German Red Cross.

We will provide 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) Points for the participation at our Summer Course. 

The total fee for the program is 490 EURO. This charge includes:- fulltuition costs;- accommodation for full period of the program;- all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

More information and application

Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia: July School 2017

10 - 21 July, 2017

Want to make good use of your July vacation? Discover Sydney, Australia and fast-track your studies with the International ACU July School!       

  • The ACU July School gives you an opportunity to have an intense experience living and studying in Sydney, Australia. Learn all about life on campus, meet friends and combine your studies with an exciting social program in one of the world’s most spectacular cities!
  • Undertake this as a short-term study abroad program, or combine it with a full semester of studies at ACU
  • If you are already planning to study at ACU, you can reduce your study load during semester by completing one unit intensively in two weeks in July - a range of interesting units (courses) are available
  • Study face-to-face with excellent teachers in small classes
  • Join classes and excursions with Australian and other international students
  • Receive an official ACU transcript
  • We can book affordable short-term accommodation through ACU ready for your arrival in Sydney if required

ACU July School Details

Location: All classes will be held at ACU - North Sydney Campus
Duration: Two weeks (10-21 July 2017)
Hours:     25 - 36 hours in total (class and practical)
Credit:     Each unit is 10 ACU credit points
Costs:     AUD$2365 (students from ACU partner universities are entitled to a reduced tuition fee of AUD$1890)

ACU July School

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University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria: 4th International Summer Academy in Engineering for Women - ISAE4W

11 - 26 July, 2017

The International Summer Academy for Women in Engineering (ISAE4W) offers an ideal opportunity for a selected group of highly-motivated and talented women (high school, college or undergraduate students) to experience top-class and challenging university-level coursework.

The Academy’s intensive, two and a half week programme combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in engineering, informatics and natural sciences. In addition to knowledge transfer in these fields, social, cross-cultural and gender aspects are covered and discussed during lectures and workshops. Each participant can choose from one of three specializations:

  • Natural Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Computer Science and Informatics

A team of highly qualified academic staff from our university as well as from other universities and organisations will provide scientific and technical background on workshop topics and information about the role of women in science and their opportunities in scientific careers.

Why participate?

  • Broaden technical and scientific knowledge 
  • Earn academic credit (4 ECTS)
  • Improve language und intercultural skills
  • International contacts
  • Creativity, fun and experience
  • Target group: women from 18 to 25
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Venue: University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, School of Engineering, Stelzhamerstraße 23, 4600 Wels, Austria / Europe
  • Costs: € 780,- including tuition fees,  room for the entire stay, meals on weekdays (weekends are free for individual activities), numerous excursions
  • Application: Online from now until April 30th, 2017. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of the review and selection-process by May 8th, 2017.

Please note that due to limited capacities a maximum of two students per specialization and a total of four students per institution can be accepted. Acceptance decisions will be made exclusively based on the students’ qualifications and the fit with the offered specialization. Competitive entry!

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
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International Summer University, Hochschule Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany

13 July -  August, 2017 

This exciting, three-week long International Summer University is taught in English. It takes place from July 13 until August 4, 2017 and will focus on the following specializations:

At Bachelor's level:

  • Global Marketing Management
  • Economics of Globalization
  • Cultural Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Clinical Perspectives in Physiotherapy 

At Master's level:

  • Global Healthcare Management

One specialization must be selected by all participants. Your specialization is then combined with classes on German language and a lecture on "Germany in a Global Context". Company visits, study trips (e.g. Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris), and cultural events complete the program. International students taking one of the specializations as a study abroad option will receive 5 ECTS credit points. 

More information and application

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and Goethe University, Germany: International Summer University (ISU) 

16 July - 12 August, 2017

The ISU Frankfurt program has two academic tracks students can choose from:

  • European Finance 
  • European Studies

The European Finance track is mainly for undergraduate and graduate students studying Business, Economics, or Finance. The European Studies program is open to undergraduate students studying Humanities and Social Sciences. All classes are taught entirely in English.

ISU students also benefit from the numerous financial institutions located in Frankfurt. We will take field trips to the European Central Bank (ECB), the German Central Bank, and the German Stock Exchange.

Each academic program consists of two seminars, each worth 3 ECTS points (6 ECTS points total). 
ISU students also participate in German language courses (3 ECTS points) corresponding to their language capabilities.

The entire ISU Frankfurt Program (Academic Program + German language classes) is worth up to 9 ECTS points.

ISU Frankfurt Costs:

The total program fee for ISU Frankfurt 2017 is €2100. This includes:

  • Tuition (up to 9 ECTS points)
  • Accommodation 
  • Cultural Program
  • ExcursionsReading 
  • Materials

Early Bird Registration
Start planning your summer as soon as possible and save some money! Students who register before April 14, 2017 pay €1800 for the program fee.

Partner Universities
Students who are enrolled at partner universities of Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences or Goethe University are eligible for a reduced program fee of €1800.

International Summer University Frankfurt

The July Session offers a wide range of academic courses in the areas of business & management, China studies, Chinese language (Cantonese & Putonghua), environment, science & technology, and humanities & social science. A wealth of cultural activities will be available to students, including an optional 4-day tour to Beijing at the end of the programme.

Inha UniversitySummer School, Incheon, Korea

17 July - 4 August, 2017

Inha University annually offers a summer school program as a part of its goal to enhanced global education. The summer program was first initiated in 2004 to provide overseas college students with hands-on opportunities to learn the Korean language and experience the cultural and academic life in Korea. 

This short-term, intensive program mainly consists of classroom lectures, visits to corporate sites and field trips to cultural and historic places. Through the coursework, international students will have opportunities to better understand the dynamic aspects of Korean society in the past, present and future.

Cost: USD 1260

Inha University Summer School Program

International Week at the Faculty of Health and Social Studies of HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

6-8 February 2018

We warmly invite you and your colleagues to participate in our 6th International Week, organised by the Faculty of Health and Social Studies of HAN University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. This week will be held from 6 to 8 February 2018 at the HAN campus in Nijmegen. The aim of the International Week is sharing experiences, practices and knowledge between students and lecturers in the international context of Health and Social Work.

This year’s general theme is Challenge your borders. Health and Social Work in international perspective.  

Topics for workshops, panels and presentations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Healthy communities
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Globalisation, migration and refugeesIntercultural communication
  • Community development
  • Public health

The programme

The main target group of International Week are our second year students of the Bachelor programme courses of the Faculty of Health and Social Studies. The programme includes a wide range of educational activities such as panel presentations, seminars, round table sessions and (creative) workshops. A special one day-programme will be organised for (visiting) lecturers and master students. 

Meet International Colleagues
The International Week gives lecturers and students the opportunity to meet international colleagues and talk about the latest developments in the profession and in education. We would be honoured to welcome you and your colleagues as contributors to the programme.  

Students are also more than welcome to participate in the International Week.

If you would like to contribute, please save the dates 6 to 8 February 2018 in your calendar. More details will be available in September on our website, including the possibility to sign up.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information: Internationalweek.fhs@han.nl.

Last updated by Lyudmila Vafaeva