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Summer School Programmes

Summer School Programmes Overseas

If you would like to undertake a short study opportunity overseas this summer, a number of partner universities offer Summer School Programmes.


Whilst some of the Summer School programmes listed are non-subject specific, some are focused in the business and management field. Provided the partner university is happy to accept your application, you are welcome to try out a new subject area unrelated to your Aston University degree subject.  Please also read our notes below.

If you wish to apply, please contact J.neumann@aston.ac.uk for application details. 

Tec de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro

Mexico 
Various Summer Programmes 

24 May - 30 June 2018 

There are many summer programmes available at Tec de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro, which would challenge your intellect while also ensuring you have a cultural experience you will remember for a life time.

Choose from the special programmes like "Mexican Heritage", "Mexican Culture", "Doing Business in Mexico", among other courses which will enable you to have a broad vision of Mexico and what it stands for. 

Other programmes include:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Spanish for Medical Purposes
  • Literature, Cinema and Culture

For more information click here

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BRAZILIAN SEMINARS

Brazil 
International Summer School 

2018 Dates TBC

The Brazilian Seminars developed by PUC-Rio is an international summer school which provides students, young scholars and international administrators with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about Brazil. 

It’s an interdisciplinary program meant to give a broad perspective of Brazilian issues which are currently in the global scenario.

A 48h program of lectures and off-class activities that offers a panorama on Brazil’s different aspects, ranging from politics to environmental issues, from culture to public health. 

For more information click here

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HEC MONTREAL

Canada 
Business French Summer School 

2018 Dates TBC

This Summer School is designed to address a wide audience (students, executives, professionals, etc.) and does not require any prior specific knowledge in business.

HEC Montréal is the only graduate school of management in North America to offer a Business French Summer School. Geared towards not only students but also professionals.

This unique immersion program features:

  • Business French Language course from beginners to advances level 
  • Workshops, Seminars, Conferences and Company Visits 
  • Socio–Cultural and Sports Activities 

For more information click here

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Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Hong Kong

CUHK International Summer School

25 June - 1 August 2018

With a well established reputation, the CUHK International Summer School (ISS) is one of the region’s most recognised summer programmes attracting an annual cohort of some 600 international and local students. The ISS provides students with an intensive academic experience and Chinese culture immersion in a multicultural learning environment.

This five-week programme commencing in late June means you can enroll in up to two 3-credit courses. The different areas of study include business, Chinese language, Chinese medicine engineering, environmental studies, humanities and social sciences. An optional Beijing tour allows you to visit major local attractions like the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Olympic Stadiums and Summer Palace. 

For more information click here

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Chinese University of Hong Kong  

Hong Kong

CUHK International Summer School

3 August - 25 August 2018

With a well established reputation, the CUHK International Summer School (ISS) is one of the region’s most recognised summer programmes attracting an annual cohort of some 600 international and local students. The ISS provides students with an intensive academic experience and Chinese culture immersion in a multicultural learning environment.

This three-week programme in the month of August allows intensive Chinese language training. You enroll in up to two 3-credit courses and there is also an opportunity to acquire pragmatic competence through classroom learning and immersion activities. 

For more information click here

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Hanyang University    

Korea

International Summer School

2018 Dates TBC

Hanyang International Summer School (HISS) is one of Korea’s biggest and most popular summer programs. More than 1700 students spend 4 weeks on Korea’s best private university and receive world class education paired with a unique experience of Korean culture.

This program balances academic courses with cultural immersion. Credits can be transferred back to the home university, and students can have a unique experience of Korean culture. 

International students can also experience aspects of the Korean culture by participating in various field trips, excursions and cultural programs.

For more information click here

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University  

Hong Kong
PolyU International Summer School 2018

Session 1: 10 June - 8 July 2018        

Session 2: 15 July - 12 August 2018

We are delighted to inform you about the PolyU International Summer School 2018. 

  • 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 
  • A rich variety of fun-filled activities and social events to enrich the exchange experience
  • Educational field trips to Hong Kong / Taiwan / Xian

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are also offering exchange students the chance to win a scholarship! Please contact j.neumann@aston.ac.uk for more details.

For more information click here

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Jinan University  

China
JNU Summer Session

2018 Dates TBC

Jinan University Summer Session is hosted by Jinan University. All the courses open in Jinan University Summer Session is credentialed by Registrar’s Office of Jinan University. Program transcript will be issued by Registrar’s Office of Jinan University. 

Jinan University Summer Session offers over 50 courses each summer, in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are offered in two sessions and two campus,Guangzhou Campus and Shenzhen Campus—the first session usually begins towards the end of July, and all sessions have ended by mid-August. Students from all around the world attend Jinan University in the summer and big portion of students are visitors (non-Jinan University students).

Several special programs are available to summer students, including international study abroad, global internships and a program for high school students. 

For more information click here

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Kanagawa University
Japan
Japanese Language and Culture Programme

12 January - 16 February 2018 

Kanagawa University offers a short-term intensive language program that is open to individuals from countries around the world, twice yearly in summer and winter.

Focusing on Japanese language study, the program’s objective is to improve Japanese proficiency and deepen understanding of both traditional Japanese culture and various aspects of contemporary Japan by taking classes related to Japan, going on fieldtrips and having the opportunity to directly experience the tea ceremony, calligraphy, and so forth. Opportunities to interact with Kanagawa University students have also been incorporated into the program.

For more information click here

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Korea University

Korea 
KU International Summer Campus

26 June - 2 August 2018 

26 June - 19 July 2018

Korea University International Summer Campus (KU ISC) provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Korea through academic and cultural immersion during the summer months. It offers one semester's load of work condensed into six weeks and four weeks, during which renowned academics teach both domestic and international students. This program is open to current college students who wish to study in Korea but may not be able to do so during the regular academic year. 

KU ISC offers an opportunity for prominent international scholars and students to engage in lively discussions in English. In 2014, 60 distinguished academics from the world's top universities, including Stanford University, University of Cambridge and Cornell University, taught more than 120 courses.

For more information click here

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Korea University
Korea 
KU International Winter Campus
28 December - 18 January 2018
22 January - 2 February 2018

Korea University International Winter Campus (KU IWD) is a five week academic programme which is divided into two separate sessions: Session 1 (3 weeks) and Session 2 (2 weeks). Each student can take either one or both sessions; he/she can take up to two courses for Sessions 1. Session 2 is a culture track (not for credit) which offers exclusive one-day seminars, global corporate visits and various external excursions. 

More then 20 course offerings cover a wide range of subjects pertaining to international issues. with a particular emphasis on Business, Economics, Humanities, Science, Korean Studies and Korean Language. Along with the academic opportunities, the KU IWC provides chances to experience Korean culture outside of the classroom including one-day field trips such as a fun ski trip or K-pop experience. 

For more information click here

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Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Singapore

GEM Trailblazer Summer

25 June - 3 August 2018

NTU's unique summer term shall open up fascinating Asian cultural experiences and opportunities for students and at the same time equipped you with key entrepreneurial skills for venture into Asia, where more than 4.3 billion population lives. It shall also be the perfect location for your summer venture to Asia. The application for the summer programmes is open to all students studying in NTU's partner institutions. We welcome you to join some of our brightest minds and talents from around the world this summer.

NTU's unique Trailblazer Summer programme will bring you an unforgettable summer education.  Choose from 5 different tracks that lie within the dates above, and get a summer experience unlike any others!

Programme options involve:

  • Track 1: Chinese Language & Cultural Studies
  • Track 2: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Asia
  • Track 3: Creative Design & Media
  • Track 4: Success in the Globalized Marketplace
  • Track 5:New Technologies, New World

For more information click here

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Singapore Management University (SMU)

Singapore

Global Summer Programme

2018 Dates TBC

Singapore Management University (SMU) is proud to present the Global Summer Programme 2017 – a 4-week intensive programme focusing on Business, Innovation and Society in Asia, offering a suite of elective and enrichment courses designed to augment students' knowledge and practical skills about Asia in general, through the use of real-life case studies and examples.

Students will be able to to combine high quality academic and cultural experiences at SMU, including invaluable opportunities to network with respected CEOS & industry experts from various fields during weekly Wine & Cheese nights. In 2016, we invited Managing Directors and General Managers from Audi, Julius Baer, Bank of Liechenstein, and Red Bull.

There are eye-opening company & site visits - such as Singapore Airlines, Microsoft, Zouk, F1 Behind-the-Scenes Tour amongst others - that allow students to experimentally obtain first-hand knowledge about how businesses are run in Singapore. Students may also sign up for many weekend activities, from city tours to beer brewery visits and food trails!

For more information click here

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University of Seoul 
South Korea
Seoul International Summer School (SISS) 

26 June - 27 July 2018 

The International Summer School (ISS) program at the University of Seoul (UOS) was first established in 2000, and it has provided international students with a great opportunity to learn about Korean culture and tradition. Reorganized in 2005, the ISS has been receiving an increased amount of funds from the Seoul Metropolitan Government and offers various incentives to the participants coming from not only the partner universities but also many prestigious universities over the world. 

Look out for further details on LSS Social Media (to apply via LSS).

This is specific to Politics, International Relations, Policy, Sociology students as per the partnership exchange agreement. 

For more information click here

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University of South Australia

Adelaide 

UniSA International Winter School

2018 Dates TBC  

The University of South Australia Business School is proud to announce that our inaugural International Winter School for 2017 is now open for application! The two-week program will be held in Adelaide, South Australia. All courses have a heavy industry focus through site visits and guest lectures along with an exciting cultural program. Courses offered in 2017:

  • Food, Wine, Tourism and Technology
  • International Accounting
  • Marketing for Health and Wellbeing
  • Wine Law 

For more information click here 

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EDHEC Business School - Nice Campus
France

Globalising Europe

18 June - 6 July 2018 

The EDHEC Summer Programme will examine topics of key interest to business and economics students unfamiliar with European institutions, nations and the particular problems presented in constructing a European Union and at the same time, globalizing enterprises outside that union.Three Focus courses acquaint participants with European business, economic challenges and the larger political and cultural framework that encapsulates the EEC.

Seminars include:

  • Comparative business models in Europe
  • Cross-cultural challenges: European diversity 
  • European Institutions and Community Organisation
For more information click here
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EDHEC Business School - Nice Campus

France

Leisure and Lifestyle

18 June - 6 July 2018 

The EDHEC Summer Programme will examine a few mainstream players of the leisure economy, using models based in the region of Nice, Cannes Monaco as live case studies of the companies and consumers that inhabit the leisure economy. Three focus courses will combine background literature, in situ learning and a consultancy based evaluation framework to become acquainted with this emerging part of today's economy. 

Seminars include:

  • The Economic context of leisure
  • Consuming Leisure 
  • Leisure Research
For more information click here
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Aalto University School of Business

Finland

Summer studies at Aalto University School of Business

21 May - 17 August 2018 

At Aalto University School of Business Mikkeli Campus, the summer term is part of the regular teaching. The programme is organised in three week modules and during the summer, Aalto offer four three week modules.

The summer programme can run for between 3-13 weeks depending on what you choose, and you can complete 1-4 courses (6-14 ECTS). 

For more information click here

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Aalen University of Applied Sciences

Germany

International Summer School 

18 July - 28 July 2018 

The International Summer School at Aalen University of Applied Sciences offers you an exciting opportunity to make friends from all over the world and to develop your personal and academic skills. Within the two weeks here in Aalen, you will participate in program lectures from professors with long industry experience, solve interesting case studies and make different excursions. Applications must be made by 15 February 2018

For more information click here

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Aarhus University

Denmark

AU Summer University

3 July - 20 July 2018

23 July - 10 August 2018

Aarhus University's Summer School takes place every July and August in which the programme consists of a broad variety of courses taught in English at Bachelor's and Master's level within the following academic areas: 

  • Business Economics and Management
  • Communication
  • Health
  • Law
  • Science and Technology
  • And Many More!

 

As well as the academic programme, AU also offer an accommodation service, visa service, and a social programme for both lecturers and students. 

For more information click here

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Audencia Business School

France

Summer Term Programme at Audencia Business School

22 May - 13 July 2018 

Audencia’s intensive summer programme in France is for you if you’re looking to build international management and business expertise with a European focus, earn additional credits or experience Audencia before committing to a full-time programme here. You’ll enjoy a combination of coursework, regular company visits, group projects and exciting extracurricular activities.

The programme runs for a total of eight weeks, but you can take as few or as many as you like! The programme is customisable.

For more information click here

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BI Norwegian Business School

Norway

International Summer Programme

2018 Dates TBC 

 BI Norwegian Business School offers a four-week summer course (10 ECTS) in Oslo, Norway from late June to late July. 

  • Extensive exposure to Norwegian industries through guest lectures and company visits
  • Lectures on Intercultural Management from Scandinavian and Norwegian perspectives by highly qualified BI faculty members
  • An introduction to Norwegian life and society – including arts, history, economy, women’s rights, politics
  • Social and cultural activities – including sightseeing, outdoors activities (hiking, climbing, barbecues with games), Norwegian film programme

For more information click here

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Bocconi University 

Italy

Bocconi Summer School

2 July - 20 July 2018 

Bocconi Summer School offers a selective study programme, entirely taught in English, open to motivated students. It is a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting laboratory of teaching and experimental learning. Courses are held in innovative multimedia spaces with teaching materials and tools available to students online at any time. Each course curriculum includes company visits and teamwork on real-life business cases and situtaions, putting to the test your problem-solving and creative skills. The courses' emphasis on working in teams will allow students to meet, socialise and learn from other carefully selected students.

The 2018 Bocconi Summer School offers courses in:

  • Digital Marketing 
  • Economics of European Union
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

For more information click here 

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Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Denmark

International Summer University Programme (ISUP)

22 June - 3 August 2018 

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is internationally accredited and a leading European business school. ISUP is one of the world’s longest running and largest summer programs, being established in 1999, drawing more then 2000 students across 50 countries. 

The programme provides participants with an exceptional opportunity to study in a truly international environment, with faculty from both CBA as well as from top universities around the world. ISUP offers more than 40 courses taught in classical business diciplines, all approved by CBS study boards.

For more information click here

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European Business School (EBS)

Germany

EBS Summer School

2018 Dates TBC 

The first part of the Bachelor & Master Session will cover the economic and political environment of international business in Europe. A complementary introductory German language course will be offered during the first week of the programme, although all lectures, activities and tours are conducted in English. The second phase will lay out specific strategies for doing business in Europe, touching on such areas as:

  • Social, economic and political issues in the European business environment
  • Corporate governance and leadership in European businesses
  • New markets in Eastern Europe
  • Leadership styles and human resource management in Europe
  • Challenges in the competitive European business markets
For more information click here

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European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)  

Germany

Viadrina Summer School - The liberal Order in Crisis

 30 May - 13 July 2018 

The European University Viadrina offers a summer school to Undergraduate students in European Studies, Global Studies, History, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies.

The Viadrina Summer School address a wide range of questions regarding authoritarian, radical and populist challenges to democracy in Europe with a view to understanding recent political processes in Europe in their broader international and historical context. It will take place in Frankfurt (Oder), directly located at the border to Poland in a unique social and political environment which pinpoints many of the recent challenges of Europe.

For more information click here 

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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

Germany

Summer Program - Doing Business in Europe (1 Week Leipzig / 1 Week Prague)

18 June - 29 June 2018 

Building on the research interests of the faculty of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and current trends, participants are offered various viewpoints as to business in Europe while studying in both Leipzig and Prague. 

The goal of the programme is to offer a comprehensive view as to various economic, political and business climates throughout Europe. It will be composed of lectures, company visits and case studies providing students a variety of perspectives

Alongside the interactive lectures and company visits, participants will have the opportunity to simply experience and enjoy what Germany and the Czech Republic have to offer through cultural outings. Participants will be taken on city tours in both Leipzig and Prague, visiting cultural landmarks.

Graduates only

For more information click here

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ISIT International School Paris
Paris
International Summer School

25 June - 13 July 2018 

At ISIT, students are welcome from all around the world, with the summer school programme developed for professionals and international students seeking to deepen their intercultural understanding and to improve upon their language and culture skills in French as well as gaining 5 ECT credits.

The goal of the programme is to offer a unique opportunity for university students and graduates from all over the world to take French classes as well as one of ISIT's comprehensive and specialist courses in:

  • Intercultural Management
  • Interculturalism and Law
  • International Organisations and Multinational Companies

For more information click here

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KEDGE Business School

France

Summer School

18 June - 27 July 2018 

The Summer School consists of 3 blocks, each having bespoke programmes split into 2 courses

Block 1:

1. Supply Chain Design and Management                                                                                                                                                                                 2. Sports Marketing and Management

Block 2:

3. Value Creation and Innovation in Marketing: A French Approach to Wine and Luxury                                                                                                                 4. Talent Management and International Performance Monitoring                                                                                                                                                 5. Design Thinking and Managing Creativity 

Block 3:

6. Entrepreneurship                                                                                                                                                                                                                 7. CSR and Sustainable Development

A completely flexible format means you can follow just 1 course compressed into a week, mix and match courses from different packages to create a hybrid programme that meets your needs, plan your classes in a hop-on/hop-off format between mid-June and the end of July - Build your very own personalised summer school programme.

For more information click here

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Maastricht University

The Netherlands

Maastricht Summer School

2018 Dates TBC 

Maastricht Summer School is a collaboration between Maastricht School of Management, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Maastricht University. These institutes jointly offer courses in a variety of fields and disciplines. They are geared towards students at undergraduate/bachelor level but may well be interesting to graduate/master level students and professionals.

For more information click here

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Mannheim University

Germany

Summer School - Campus, Companies and Culture

24 June - 19 July 2018 

Study at a top-ranked business school in Germany and enjoy high-class education in one of Europe's largest baroque palaces. You will not only meet people from all over the world and experience a truly international experience, but also gain first-hand knowledge of businesses through company visits and discussions with experienced practitioners. Take part in our cultural activities, enrich your global perspective and become acquainted with the regions vibrant culture and rich historical background.

The programme which combines "Campus, Companies and Culture" in a unique way will take place from 24 June until 19 July 2018, divided into three independent modules. The three modules available are:

  • Understanding the German Economy
  • Marketing with a Focus on Emerging Markets
  • Digital Entrepreneurship

For more information click here

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SCIENCES PO LILLE

France

Science Po Lille Summer School

25 June - 17 July 2018 

The 2017 Summer School proposes an innovative programme around 2 tracks:

  • International - EU Affairs
  • French Language & Society

Students will have the opportunity to divide their time in Lille between modules which focus on International and European affairs, including issues such as the crisis in Climate change, European identity and values, and migration. The courses in French language aims to enhance and perfect their language skills as well as provide some understanding of the contemporary aspects of French society.

For more information click here

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Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University

Sweden

SBS Summer Programme

Session 1: 16 July - 27 July 2018 

Session 2: 30 July - 10 Aug 2018 

Join Stockholm Business School (SBS) for two or four weeks for our international summer school programme. Learn more about current topics in business administration and at the same time get to know Stockholm, Scandinavia's business and cultural hub. Study at one of the top-ranked business schools in Sweden!

The University provides a safe and dynamic learning environment, the perfect opportunity to meet and collaborate with students from around the globe.

Experience Swedish culture, through introductory seminars on Sweden as well as through excursions to local landmarks such as Stockholm City Hall, the Nobel Museum and the Vasa Museum.

For more information click here

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Toulouse Business School

France

TBS Summer School 2017

7 June - 27 June 2018

2 July - 20 July 2018

Academic excellence, European experience, international networking, a summer experience which will last a lifetime! Earn credits towards your degree through a wide choice of subjects at bachelor and master levels, whilst discovering Europe and having a unique international and cultural experience. Obtain up to 12 ECTS for the single summer school programmes and up to 24 for the joint summer school programmes. 

Toulouse Business School have campuses in Toulouse, Barcelona and Monaco and these programmes allow you to participate in the June or July programmes, or even both depending on what your preference is. The June programme is based at the Toulouse Campus and the July programme is based at the Barcelona Campus, both lasting 3 weeks, and if you decide to participate in both you have the choice between both of these or a Toulouse and Ljubljana, based in Slovenia, summer school, both lasting 6 weeks.

For more information click here

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 Vienna University of Economics and Business

Austria

International Summer University WU

July session: 2 July - 20 July 2018

July/August session: 23 July - 10 Aug 2018

Online application period: 15 Feb - 31 March 2018 

The international Summer University WU (ISUWU) programme is an intensive short programme, which provides international students an young graduates with an excellent opportunity for international and multinational education. The ISUWU takes place twice in summer in three-week sessions. 

A large variety of business-related courses are taught by a team of experienced lecturers of WU and colleagues from partner universities hailing from the entire globe. The main objectives of the programme is not to provide basic knowledge, but to deepen specific practical case studies in intercultural groups complements the strong theoretical basis. An exciting social and cultural programme effectively complements the summer university. 

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Novosibirsk State University

Russia

Summer Program - Multiple choices

1 July - 22 July 2018 

Novosibirsk state university offers a summer school with 11 different types of course which you can choose from, with a wide range of subject choices including: Data Analytics for Scientific Business and Parallel Computing Technologies

NSU Summer School offers opportunities for you to both better understand Russia and to improve your academic excellence. See for yourself the limitless Russia and enjoy the atmosphere contrasts - Siberian hot Summer and the Snowy peaks of the Altai mountains 

For more information click here

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University of Ljubljana

Slovenia

Ljubljana Summer School

2018 Dates TBC 

Students will be able to choose from among many courses which are academically challenging and intellectually stimulating. Coming from Slovenia and all over the world, the lecturers are experts in their chosen fields and actively involved in academic research; many act as advisers and consultants to companies and the government

Learn from international lecturers from all around the world who are experts in their chosen fields. Gain international and intercultural experience; create a network of new friends from different parts of the world.

July is the sunniest and warmest month in Slovenia; enjoy the opportunity to explore different parts of Slovenia, situated on the sunny side of the Alps.

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Please Note:

  • Aston University is not responsible for providing support to students regarding the application process for these Summer Schools. All applicants must apply directly to your institution of interest;
  • Students must take responsibility to pay any tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses associated with the Summer School programme;
  • Aston University insurance does not cover current students attending these Summer Schools listed. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they seek advice from the partner university and are sufficiently insured;
  • Attendance at these Summer School programmes will not count / allow for credit transfer towards your Aston University degree.