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Summer Schools abroad and other opportunities offered by our Partners in 2018

Last update: February 20, 2018

14th Edition of the Summer School Lisbon at ISCTE Business School, Lisbon, June-August 2018

The Summer School Lisbon 2018 gives students the opportunity to choose between 19 high-quality academic courses allowing them to enhance their skills and knowledge whilst experiencing first hand Portuguese culture, history and language.

The students can also participate in a large variety of extra-curricular activities, including visits in and outside Lisbon, which will make this an unforgettable and enriching experience.

Why come to ISCTE Business School?

  • It is a great opportunity to expand and develop skills in different fields of Management
  • Get acquainted with the culture and history of one of Europe's most interesting countries, Portugal.
  • The programmes are challenging, stimulating and of high academic and professional value.  
  • The courses are taught by IBS's highly regarded faculty, supported by visiting professors from top-class universities and the global business community.
  • You will be offered the chance to discover Portuguese culture, the city of Lisbon and the surrounding countryside as well as to come in contact with one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

More information, click here

Summer Term Programme at Audencia Business School, May 22 - July 13, 2018

Audencia Business School welcomes students from around the world to apply to one of our many short-term programmes taught in English. These programmes give you the chance to learn global management skills while experiencing French lifestyle in an international environment.

Whether it is a two-week programme on European culture or a six-week programme on arts management, we have something for you – even a programme in China! We also have a range of term and year exchange options for students from partner institutions.

Programme benefits

  • Visit companies like Airbus, Électricité de France, Cointreau, Lenovo, Tencent as well as local start ups
  • Earn credits that can be transferred to your home institution
  • Customise your programme according to your interests
  • Determine the length of your stay
  • Learn in English with top faculty members from around the world
  • Discover life in France
  • Enjoy small class sizes

More information, click here

Managing in Asia, Bangkok & Chiang Rai, July 9-16, 2018

Mahidol University organizes this one-week seminar designed to meet the needs of graduate students who have an express interest in developing their
understanding of management practices in the Asian region. The seminar comprises sessions on different aspects of management with a focus on Thailand/Asia and enables participants to exchange ideas with high-profile experts from academia and business.

Classroom sessions are supplemented by visits to leading organisations in Thailand. Participants will gain a deeper understanding by developing a
discussion paper based on a topic of their choice, under the guidance of a faculty member.

Course topics:
• Cross-cultural Management: Asian versus Western Approaches
• Negotiating in Asia
• Innovations in Thai Retailing
• Sustainable Leadership in Thailand
• Entrepreneurship and New Ventures in Asia
• Managing Technical Activities across Borders
• Internationalization of Emerging Market Companies
• Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Asia

Company visits:
Visits to leading companies in Thailand such as Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok, Bangkok Airways, Theptarin Hospital, Central Pattana Retail Corporation, Baan Doi Children’s Home and others.

For more information, click here

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Peru 2018, July 9-20, 2018

Peru, a country of diverse culture and natural resources, has a unique entrepreneurship ecosystem, which has proved to be an important player in the steady growth of its economy.

Through this experience, you will be able to understand the characteristics of entrepreneurship in different settings and from different perspectives.

For more information, send an email to: shortprograms [at] up [dot] edu [dot] pe

Tilburg University Summer School 2018, July 2 - August 10, 2018

From July 2nd until August 10th 2018, Tilburg University will organize the 10th edition of Tilburg University Summer School. The Summer School offers ambitious students the opportunity to follow interesting and intensive high-quality theme courses and language courses combined with a fun-packed social program to discover the Dutch culture.

Challenging courses
We offer students the opportunity to take interesting and intensive high-quality  theme courses that can be seen as an addition to their studies or can be used to broaden their horizon dealing with a completely new and exciting topic. Next to theme courses such as ‘Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice’, ‘Justice for victims of conflict-related sexual violence and human trafficking?’ and ‘Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship’ we offer many language courses. These language courses can help your students master the Dutch, English or Spanish language. Most of our courses will award our participants with official credits (1-6 ECTS) after successful participation.

Exciting social program
Every year, a large group of students from all over the world participate in the Tilburg University Summer School. We combine serious studying with an entertaining social program. Our program leaves room for cultural activities, sports, and relaxation. During the social program, students can connect, experience and enjoy the variety of different cultures.

Partner university discount
As we highly value the relationship we have with our partner universities, we would like to offer your students a special partner discount of 10% on the course fee for academic courses (this discount does not apply to language courses). 

For more information, click here.

LUISS International Summer Programs 2018, Rome

LUISS Summer Programs offer

  • A unique educational experience of intensive cross-disciplinary study focused on cutting-edge subjects;
  • Faculty composed by leading scholars and representatives from a variety of national and international organizations, and seasoned executives from the private sector;
  • Significant experiential learning through guest lectures and company visits to companies and institutions;
  • Social and cultural activities.

Several Summer programs are organized, in the following areas:


SME Business in Indonesia: From Bali to the World, Binus University, July 22 - August 5, 2018

Binus University proudly present its summer program 2018. South East Asia is a growing region in terms on economic growth and population thus giving so much opportunity for exposure and experience as a global citizen. Having said that, BINUS UNIVERSITY believes that youth as the future leader needs to have the best of venue to enable the interaction and good friendship.

This course is designed to help you learn about the Lean Startup framework that will allow you to succesfully test/advance/improve your entrepreneurial business idea. The course encourages you to "learn by doing". Along with this syllabus, we will refer to Launchpad Central to learn the basic Lean Startup process and then immediately apply your learning to advance your business idea.

For more information, please contact BINUS Collaboration Center <bcc [at] binus [dot] edu>

Research Programme, Summer in Mexico

This summer 2018 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus has an special program for your undergraduate students that are interested in developing their research skills.

The campus counts with 4 Research Centers and 39 Research Groups specialized in different fields, such as: Mechatronics, Information Technologies, Electronic, Biotechnology, Healy, Education and Social Science, Global Business, Public Policy, Sustainability, among many others...

For more information, click here

2018 Hanyang International Summer School, July 2-27, 2018

HISS is a 4-week academic program offered by Hanyang University for students from all over the world. This program is designed to provide the opportunity for students to take 3 academic courses in various Hanyang faculties, while being exposed to a variety of unique cultural experience of Korean culture. In 2017, HISS was well received by around 1700 students from over 45 different countries with very positive feedback.

For more information, click here

Business and Politics in a Globalized Mexico, ITAM, June & July 2018

ITAM, in Mexico City is launching a new International summer program on  “Business and Politics in a Globalized Mexico”

A multidisciplinary program jointly offered by our faculties of: Economics, Business Administration, Political Science and International Relations with the purpose of providing international student with a thorough understanding of Mexico, Mexico’s business opportunities and Mexico´s global economic position vis a vis the rest of the world.  

Fully taught in English, this course consists of a three-week academic module and an optional three week Spanish language module. Each worth 6 ITAM credit equivalent to 6 ECTS (48 contact hours) and taught by  our full time, expert faculty.

All students must attend a one week common part where they will learn about Mexico’s past and present and the basis of our current position in Latin America and the global world. After this week students can choose between two options of specialized curricula: Business and Economics or Politics and International Affairs. In the first case they will pursue an informed and meaningful perspective of the Mexican economic and business environment, stressing its relevance for pursuing economic policy or business opportunities in other emerging countries. Students who choose the second option they will examine the country’s current political, social and demographic situation highlighting and analyzing some of most complicated challenges it’s facing nowadays, including crime, corruption and poverty inequality. They will also study Mexico’s current international position facing the different world regions stressing the importance of a new emerging international scenario.

For more information, click here

International Summer School, Loughborough & London, July 2018

The School of Business and Economics of Loughborough University is delighted to invite applications to our expanded International Summer School in July 2018 which will take place across two locations in Loughborough and London.

This summer school will be attractive to students with an interest in sports, management and enterprise.  

We are:

  • Well known for having a strong tradition of teaching entrepreneurship and innovation
  • The UK’s premier destination for sports and related academic disciplines

Our Summer School is open to all international undergraduate and postgraduate students who can choose to study one or two modules from a choice of 2 pathways.  

More information, click here

19th Ljubljana Summer School Take the Best from East and West, July 2-20, 2018

Why Ljubljana Summer School?

  • Study at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, awarded with EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditations.
  • Attend a high academic level programme in English with courses offered at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level.
  • Learn from international lecturers from all around the world who are experts in their chosen fields.
  • Earn up to 14 ECTS credits that are internationally recognised.
  • Gain international and intercultural experience; create a network of new friends from different parts of the world.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to explore different parts of Slovenia and take part in our organized social activities, such as international & Slovenian evening, cultural & sport events and many more.

More information, click here.

Global Summer Programme (GSP), Singapore Management University, July 2-27, 2018

Asia is a dynamic region that is home to culturally diverse societies at varying stages of transformation. As a leading economy with a thriving entrepreneurship and innovation scene, Asia offers myriad opportunities for all.

Join the SMU Global Summer to immerse yourself in Asia and its many possibilities.

Summer School of Economics and Business, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, June 25 - July 20, 2018

The SSEB is a Summer Term, where we offer four of our regular (and most popular among international students) 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.

 More information, click here.

REU in math, Summer courses and Russian language in Moscow, Higher School in Economics, Moscow

Higher School of Economics  would like to invite  students to apply to Summer University in Moscow,  REU in math  or Russian language intensive course.

The Summer U. or REU can be combined with courses of Russian language on various levels, starting from beginners. All courses are taught in English. We offer quite a variety of courses in economics, computer science, related to Russia, and many more.

PolyU International Summer School 2018, Hong Kong, June-July-August 20158

  • An international exchange experience with students from all over the world
  • Diversified range of intellectually stimulating credit-bearing subjects for selection
  • Flexible enrolment on either of or both sessions (up to 2 subjects in each session)
  • A variety of talk series by distinguished speakers
  • Fun-filled activities and social events
  • Various choices of field trips: Hong Kong, Guangzhou & Shenzhen, Taiwan (Kaohsiung or Taichung) or Xi’an

 More information, click here

Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Summer Program, National Taiwan University, July 15 - August 10, 2018

This annual 4-week summer program is organized by College of Management, and is fully conducted in English. Our goal is to help students exploring human value, formulating business strategy, and developing technology platform for innovation.

The Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Summer Program is also a gateway for overseas students to explore Taiwan and establish network with locals. In addition to our substantial in-class lectures, we will arrange off-campus tours and company visits to enhance our students’ experience in Taiwan.

NTU offers a USD 500 discount for students from our partner schools, for all inclusive fees of up to USD 3300. The fees includes the application fee and program fee covering the expenses for lectures, study materials and resources, orientation, accommodation, travel insurance, cultural events, and field trips.  Details of the program are shown as follows, and we have attached the 2018 brochure. We would highly appreciate your support by sharing this message to students who may be interested in this valuable program.

 More information: NTUCoM Summer Program

International Summer Program, University of Alberta, July 14, August 4

The International Summer Program provides students with the opportunity to experience campus life at one of Canada’s top universities.

The programs combines professional development, interdisciplinary studies, and cross-cultural learning opportunities, with time for exploration, relaxation and fun. Three weeksin one of Canada’s most energetic festival cities may inspire future study and career options!

During this program, you will develop skills in:

  • Group work
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Leadership
  • Public Speaking

Check out Academic Programming to learn more about the workshops and lecture topics, and Cross-Cultural & Social Programming to see examples of social activities.

Philippine Studies Immersion Program, Ateneo de Manila, June 6 - July 14, 2018

The Loyola Schools of the Ateneo de Manila University, under the Ateneo Philippine Studies Initiative, is inviting undergraduate students from all fields of study to its summer immersion and study program. Scheduled for the intercession semester months of June and July 2018, the summer immersion program is designed to introduce foreign and local students to the practice of Philippine studies and to the Filipino lifeworld.

Through this four to six-week program, students will be given the opportunity to engage the university’s eminent Philippine Studies scholars in classes that will demonstrate the various possibilities of this area of study and the methodologies of its practitioners. These classes will also allow students to immerse themselves in a particular aspect of the Philippine lifeworld in order to provide an experiential ground for their reflections and insights. Students of this program will be exposed both to intellectual and experiential learning opportunities which will serve as an invitation to engage in the work of Philippine Studies.

There are four tracks that student can choose from, depending on their own interests. Each of these tracks offer 6 units credit: 

  • The Cultural Laboratory
  • The Philippine Start-up Culture
  • Filipino Urbanities
  • The Ateneo Development Field Project

More information, please contact Mr. Jayson G. Cervantes  at jcervantes [at] ateneo [dot] edu

Gastronomy & Oenology: The Marketing and Management of Haute Cuisine and Fine Wines, Kedge Business School, July 2-14, 2017

Kedge Business School, in partnership with France’s leading professional training school in culinary arts, FERRANDI Paris, is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new Premium Summer Module: "Gastronomy & Oenology -The Marketing and Management of Haute Cuisine and Fine Wines".

This premium programme, limited to a maximum of 24 participants from the Master level and above, will give our guests a close look at the cultures of Gastronomy and Oenology by taking them to the world’s 2 most famous centres of haute cuisine and fine wine: Paris and Bordeaux, France

The 2-week course of study, taking place from July 2 – 14, 2018, will lead to the delivery of 10 ECTS credits for each student successfully completing the programme. These course credits, documented by official transcripts and a co-branded certificate of completion, awarded by our triple-accredited Business School, are fully transferrable.

More information, click here

2018 Antai Global Summer Program, Shanghai

In 2013, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, established the Antai Global Summer Program (AGSP) to satisfy the growing need of helping international students understand China from business perspectives. AGSP is a three-week-long, credits-conferring, English-taught summer program focusing on Learning Business and Culture in China. Approximately 100 students from over 20 countries joined each cohort. The Program holds two separate sessions in May and July each year, in order to match the summer-break calendars at different schools. 

Participants will gain a deep understanding of the Chinese economy and culture with in-class coursework, company visits, social events and tours. In addition to having faculty who teach in top business schools around the world, the summer program features sessions taught by executive speakers including senior knowledge expert of top-brand MNCs, executives of successful Chinese enterprises, founders of start-up companies and so on.

Cultural immersion activity is also a highlight of the program.  During the program, we organize out-of-city excursions, acrobatic shows, river cruising, tea-making, Zen practice, pot modeling, Chinese cooking lessons etc.

The program offers two tracks: undergraduate track and graduate track. The undergraduate track is aimed to familiarize students with Chinese history, culture, policy and business environment, whereas the graduate track focus on developing students’ vision and capabilities of doing business in China.

More information, click here.

2018 Entrepreneurship in China and B&R International Summer School, Zhejiang University, June 14 - July 2, 2018

ZJU "Entrepreneurship in China and B&R" International Summer School is a unique three-week program which offers participants an opportunity to understand the entrepreneurial China in one of China's most dynamic growth areas.

Combined fieldwork with courses, the program encourages participants to observe and learn from the real business settings via company visits, networking events with entrepreneurs and tours searching for business opportunities. By the end of the program, they will be required to create their own China business initiative and present it to the final judges as part of their assessment.

The curriculum is well designed covering different facets of "entrepreneurship" including the cultural issue, the economic issue, the marketing issue as well as specific areas such as intellectual property and big data. Cultural immersion sessions are offered throughout the program, participants will be able to experience how to speak, write, and dress like a Chinese.

The summer school will take place in Hangzhou, China. Some highlights of the summer school include:

  • With a focus on “Entrepreneurship in China”
  • In one of the most dynamic areas of private economy in China-Zhejiang
  • Walk around the World Heritage listed West Lake
  • An opportunity to be a real “entrepreneur” in China
  • Language and cultural sessions offered throughout the program

More information, click here.

AU Summer University, Aarhus, July 3-20 & July 23 - August 10, 2018

AU Summer University is Aarhus University’s summer school which takes place every year in July and August.

The programme consist of a broad variety of courses, taught in English at Bachelor’s or Master’s level, within the fields of: Arts, Business and Economics, Media and Communication, Social Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology.

AU Summer University welcomes Danish and international full-time students, exchange students and free movers. Along with the academic programme, we offer accommodation service, visa service, and a social programme for both lecturers and students.

In 2017 more than 1900 students participated in 64 courses running from the beginning of July until mid August on and off-campus. Again this year we invited guest lectures from around the world to teach and co-teach courses together with AU lecturers. We are pleased to be able to announce a very high satisfaction rate among both staff and students. 96% of the students would recommend AU Summer University to their friends.

More information, click here.

HKBU Summer Programme, Summer Study in Asia’s World City, 

It is a world class cosmopolitan city where east and west blend in many ways. It is an exciting and dynamic destination. Your living and learning experiences at HKBU will be enriching and unforgettable. It is a place where we seriously promote scholarly work and engage students in international activities on campus.

 Once enrolled, you will be studying and interacting alongside other international students as well as local and Mainland students in the same classrooms.

More information: click here

Kedge International Summer School, France, 

The Kedge International Summer School offers an extraordinary portfolio of programmes to Bachelor and Master students from around the globe, suiting all tastes, budgets and time-constraints.

More information: click here

Intercultural Management: A Scandinavian Perspective, BI Norwegian Business School, June 25-July 20, 2018

Included in the International Summer Programme:
• Significant exposure to Norwegian companies through guest lectures and company visits
• Lectures by highly qualified BI faculty members
• An introduction to Norwegian Life and Society – arts, history, economy, gender equality, politics and more
• Social and cultural activities which add to an unforgettable summer – including sightseeing, hiking, BBQs, Norwegian traditions and more

Further information and online application:

29th International Summer UniversityWU (ISUWU), Vienna University of Economics and Business, July 2-20, 2018 & July 23-August 10, 2018

This internationally orientated, academic short-program will take place in two sessions in Vienna, Austria’s capital city. The new and modern WU Campus serves as the venue for the ISUWU and provides excellent infrastructure and a modern architectural environment.

The ISUWU takes place for the 29th consecutive time, making it a summer program with a rich history. Each session, one held in July and one in August, is three weeks long and offers a broad range of business courses in English, both on undergraduate and graduate level. The courses are taught by an international team of experienced lecturers hailing both from WU and our partner universities.

An exciting social and cultural program, featuring numerous outdoor and indoor activities, enriches the academic framework of the ISUWU. All these activities take place in Vienna, a city which hosts many major international organizations and is well known for being the city with the highest quality of living, according to the Mercer Quality of Living rankings for the 8th year in a row

More information, click here.

NTU Global Summer School 2018, Nottingham Trent University, July 9-August 3, 2018

Join our programme of two-week to four-week credit-bearing courses and exciting social events in the heart of the UK in summer 2018.

This is your chance to:

  • choose from a wide range of courses running between 9 July and 3 August
  • combine courses to develop your own programme of study
  • earn credits you might be able to apply to your studies back home
  • improve your grades and increase your knowledge in and around your chosen subject
  • be inspired by our gold standard teaching
  • study at the university awarded Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and voted best in the UK for international students in 2016
  • immerse yourself in a new culture and make friends from around the world
  • enjoy summer in a city famous for its history, music, sports and student-friendly nightlife
  • be supported by our student buddies

More information: click here.

Law and Business in the Globalizing World, Kozminski University, Warsaw, July 9-21, 2018

This program is designed for undergraduate and graduate level  students, who will be able to choose any course from their major – Law or Management/Finance a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 courses.

It is a 10 days intensive academic program,  including company visits and social activities. Participants will be able not only to get to know about Polish Economy, take part in the business and law oriented courses, but also sightsee the most important places of Warsaw.

 For more information, click here.

ISM Summer University in the Baltics, July 2-19, 2018, Vilnius

During the last six years the program proved to be successful having a nice mix of international students from Portugal, Chile, China, United States, Australia, Albania, Austria, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Netherlands, France, Sweden, South Korea and other countries.

This three week programme is taught in English and aimed at the undergraduate level students, however graduate students may attend as well.  In addition to lectures, it includes company visits and a sightseeing event with a weekend trip to the Baltic seaside among others.

 The courses offered in 2018 are as follows:

  • International Project Management (6ECTS)
  • International Business and Economics (6ECTS)
  • International Negotiations (6ECTS)
  • Corporate Finance (6ECTS)

For more information on the Summer University programme and courses please see its webpage

Purchasing Logistics with a Global Perspective, Jönköping University, June 4-29, 2018

Jönköping University offers a summer school at the undergraduate level in Purchasing Logistics with a Global Perspective equivalent to 10 ECTS credits. 

Students will have the opportunity to obtain credits and participate in social and cultural activities to discover and learn about Sweden and the Swedish culture. In addition students will participate in company visits at international well known Swedish companies such as IKEA and Husqvarna. They will benefit from a term abroad during their summer break with the possibility to gain valuable international experience.

More information: click here

International Summer Programme (ISUP), Copenhagen Business School, June 26-July 26, 2017

Join ISUP, one of Europe’s largest and oldest summer programmes, and experience exciting courses taught by brilliant faculty as well as the amazing spirit of wonderful Copenhagen. Be inspired by the international environment with participants from over 50 countries.

At ISUP you have the possibility to choose from more than 40 exciting courses ranging from classic business courses to more diverse, innovative and entrepreneurial courses, all taught in English. 

More information: click here

EDHEC Summer courses, Nice Campus, June 18-July 6, 2017

This intensive 6 ECTS credit exchange opportunity (3 international credits) offers two exciting programmes entirely taught in English:

 - Globalising Europe: gain insight into European business, institutions & economic challenges

- Leisure and Lifestyle: explore the leisure economy through companies in the region of Cannes, Nice & Monaco

The two programs have been designed to correspond to the social science level of both upper bachelor and master level students. Business and economics students at these different levels are exceptionally brought together in these modules to ensure maximum interdisciplinary and multicultural interaction.  The professors do take into consideration bachelor/master differences in conceptualizing group work and giving grades, but as the subject falls somewhat outside the typical business curriculum, we have not had any problem mixing cohorts.  Most students will fall within the ages of 22-28.  MBA students are likely to be older and although it is unlikely any individual MBA will be alone, they will probably have more business experience than the cohort average.  Please note that we will not accept any Bachelor level 1 or 2 student regardless of their work experience or academic excellence and we prefer Bachelor 3 and 4 students who have some work experience and a level of maturity allowing us offer master class type settings. 

More information, check the Summer courses website