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Summer Programs in English

Belgium

Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium

Focus on Europe

ISEP Direct

Brussels is home to a myriad of international organizations and multinational companies and serves as a great place to explore the best of European culture and travel. You can choose from course topics including business, communications and international affairs and complete an internship for credit. You will be housed with a host family in the Brussels, an opportunity to gain a full cultural immersion and enrich your study abroad experience.

Estonia and Latvia

University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

After the Empire: The Collapse of Communism and Beyond

ISEP Direct

The aim of this program is to introduce the crucial changes in two Baltic societies, brought on by the collapse of communism. The program will introduce the challenges and achievements of social, economic and political reforms and their past, present and future impacts on a local and international scale. Students will learn about state-of-the-art achievements generated by quick and efficient transformation from a state-controlled economic system into a free market economy. You will travel to three cities hearing lectures and seminars in English on a variety of topics concerning social, political and economic issues. Special seminars and meetings with top-qualified practitioners and politicians are part of the program, as well as visits to governmental and NGO institutions and enterprises. Week one is in Riga, Latvia: Society, Politics and Economy; week two is in Tallinn, Estonia: Business Environment; week three is in Tartu, Estonia: EU and Russia Relations. The program awards seven ECTS (usually equivalent to three or more U.S. credits).

Finland

University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

Human Sciences Program

ISEP Exchange

Located in the Blue Lake District, Jyväskylä is a lively city in a beautiful setting of lakes, ridges and forests. Experience festivals and outdoor activities while taking classes through the Jyväskylä Summer School in Human Sciences.

India

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

Study in India Summer Program

ISEP Direct

Discover Hyderabad, the culture capital of Andhra Pradesh, while exploring picturesque historical monuments, a burgeoning IT industry and everything in between. Study various angles of contemporary India on one of India’s most attractive and well-equipped campuses.

Italy

Hendrix College and Accademia dell’Arte, Arezzo, Italy

Summer Arts Program

ISEP Direct

Experience the wonders of Tuscany during this unique summer program that combines performing arts with liberal arts for an intense artistic experience. Embark on excursions that will explore local history and culture.

New Zealand

Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

Expedition and Internship: Agriculture and Environment

ISEP Direct

Experience glaciers, volcanoes and geothermal zones during a two-week introduction to New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Transition into a four-week internship with various agricultural organizations.

Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

National Expedition and Internship: Communication and Marketing

ISEP Direct

Spend your summer exploring New Zealand’s successful tourism industry in the North and South Islands, and interning at an organization with a community service or social justice focus. See the contrast between the tourism oriented businesses and organizations focused on real world problems relevant to your degree.

Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

National Expedition and Internship: Disaster Risk and Emergency Management

ISEP Direct

Start off your program with two weeks of traveling throughout New Zealand’s North and South Islands learning about the world’s responses to significant hazards and emergencies. Continue with an internship assisting with the New Zealand government’s response to large-scale emergencies. This is program is highly recommended for engineering, health science, social science and architecture majors.

Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

National Expedition and Internship: Creative Expression and Digital Media

ISEP Direct

Experience the urban, rural and wilderness locations of New Zealand’s North and South Islands in order to better understand the physical and human geography which shapes New Zealand’s traditions of creative expression.

Senegal

Institut d'Études Africaines de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Summer Service Learning

ISEP Direct

Experience the dynamic and familial culture of Francophone West Africa by living, learning, and volunteering in Senegal. This five-week program includes a homestay, an optional French language immersion component or courses in English and community engagement opportunities in one of Africa’s most vibrant cities.

Thailand

Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Buddhism and Thai Society

ISEP Direct

Immerse yourself in Thai culture in Bangkok, a fascinating city known for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life. Choose from course topics including the relationship between Buddhism and Thai history, politics, economics, education and more. Enjoy excursions to Ayudhaya, Pimai, Surin and Chiang Mai.

Photo by ISEP Student Sarah Gardner
Photo by ISEP Student Sarah Gardner

U.K.: Northern Ireland

Ulster University, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Irish Studies

ISEP Direct

Adjacent to the Causeway Coast and the Donegal and Sperrin Mountains, Ulster University is in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich regions of Western Europe. This program provides a specialist knowledge of Irish studies across drama, film, history and literature.

Ulster University, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Irish Studies and Engineering

ISEP Direct

Experience the opportunity to rediscover engineering through managed practical courses where the academic and the practical meet to reinforce the fundamentals of mechanics, dynamics and microcontrollers.

U.K.: England

University of Roehampton, London, England

Humanities and Business Programs

ISEP Direct

Using London as a classroom, the University of Roehampton offers you a variety of humanities and business classes. Take advantage of the excellent facilities and easy access to London’s museums, libraries, galleries and nightlife.

Summer Programs in a Host Language

Most Creative, Katy Brust (Argentina)
Most Creative, Katy Brust (Argentina)

Argentina

Universidad Blas Pascal, Córdoba, Argentina

Spanish Language and Argentine Culture

ISEP Direct

Spend a summer in Córdoba, a city that attracts water sports enthusiasts, hikers, rock climbers and more. Experience true Argentine culture by taking advantage of exciting excursions around Córdoba.

Brazil

Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, São Paulo, Brazil

Brazilian Language, History and Culture

ISEP Direct

Study Portuguese in São Paulo, one of the world’s most populous cities. Join cultural activities and experience authentic cuisine in the traditional Mercado Municipal. This program combines intensive language study with culture and literature classes.

Atacama Desert in Chile
Atacama Desert in Chile

Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Spain

Spanish Language and Chilean Culture

ISEP Direct

Discover the Valparaíso region of Chile and take advantage of beautiful weather, beaches and mountains. This program combines intensive language study with an overview of national literature and socio-political issues.

Mexico

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

Spanish Language Summer School: Regular University Courses

ISEP Exchange

As the business hub of Mexico, Monterrey is the ideal location to learn business practices while improving Spanish language skills. Enjoy easy access to the old town of Barrio Antiguo, where you can find cafes, bars, cultural events, museums and vibrant nightlife.

France

Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Chambéry, France

Intensive French Language and Cultural Studies

ISEP Exchange

A gateway city to the French Alps, Chambéry will impress with colorful cafe terraces, historical town center and breathtaking views. With intensive classroom learning and activities, you will make progress in French, gain cultural experiences and explore the Savoie region. The program is for all language levels.

Japan

Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan

Intensive Japanese Language Program

ISEP Direct

Experience cultural immersion in Nagoya, one of Japan’s largest cities. This intermediate-to-advanced language program lets you take classes in cultural studies, traditional arts, politics and economics. Take advantage of excursions to historical places, including Nagoya Castle, Tsumago-juku and the Grand Sumo Tournament.

Spain

Universidad de Almería, Almería, Spain

Spanish Language and Culture Program

ISEP Direct

Spend a summer in sunny Almería, with beautiful beaches, natural parks and an array of villages to visit. Improve your Spanish through a combination of classroom instruction and excursions through southern Spain, including trips to the Alhambra in Granada, Cabo de Gata Natural Park and cultural landmarks throughout Almería.

Summer Programs in English and a Host Language

France

Université de Caen, Caen, France

French Language and Culture

ISEP Direct

Develop your language skills and experience French culture in Caen, a city that offers unique historical heritage, with the comfort of modern infrastructure. Combine language classes with one of five thematic modules. Your experience extends beyond the classroom with weekend excursions and the opportunity to stay with a host family or in a university residence.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover in Germany.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover in Germany.

Germany

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover Germany

International Summer in Business and Economics

ISEP Direct

Live in the ‘green metropolis’ of Germany and travel via the country’s excellent public transport system all while taking German language courses. Gain practical experience in the center of Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany. Enroll in economics, business and German language classes and take advantage of field trips to surrounding German companies or optional excursions.

The buildings in Marburg are quintessential German and the Oberstadt is filled with history and places to make memories in.
The buildings in Marburg are quintessential German and the Oberstadt is filled with history and places to make memories in.

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany

International Summer University

ISEP Direct

The university town of Marburg spreads along the valley of the river Lahn and is just as famous for its beautiful surroundings as its impressive alumni, the Brothers Grimm. This summer program combines courses taught in either English or German in politics, economics, Middle Eastern Studies and German Studies with German language study available at all levels.

Italy

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

Summer Session

ISEP Direct

Study in one of the world’s biggest business and fashion capitals, while exploring the city’s wealth of monuments, palaces, churches and museums. Choose from a variety of topics including business, communications, agribusiness, food science and Italian language and culture.

South Korea

Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Korean and East Asian Studies

ISEP Exchange

At Yonsei University, you can experience South Korean culture through a variety of lessons including K-Pop singing, taekwondo, ceramics, Korean cooking and more. Choose from a wide variety of courses and activities that will introduce South Korea’s history and culture.

Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

International Summer School Program

ISEP Direct

Hanyang International Summer School offers students a variety of unique cultural experiences, as well as a broad range of academic concentrations to foster academic and cultural growth. Add-on excursions are available. Boryeong Mud Festival coincides with Hanyang’s summer school, so students can enjoy mud slides, mud wrestling contests and other activities in one of South Korea’s most popular summer festivals.

Mexico

Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico

Program for Research Improving Spanish Language Skills

ISEP Exchange

Spend your summer in colonial Mexico, completing research. Participate in the program’s excursions and culture workshops, including cooking and dancing lessons.

Spain

Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Teach English, Learn Spanish

ISEP Direct

Vigo’s natural environment offers hiking and biking in the hills, sunbathing and surfing on beautiful beaches and more. Improve your Spanish while also learning about teaching English as a foreign language, and get a unique opportunity to work at local schools as a language assistant.

Senegal

Institut d'Études Africaines de Dakar, Dakar, Senegal

Service Learning in West Africa

ISEP Direct

Experience the dynamic and familial culture of Francophone West Africa by living, learning and volunteering in Senegal. This program includes a homestay, optional French language immersion or courses in English and community engagement opportunities in one of Africa’s most vibrant cities.

Taiwan

Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan

Chinese Language, Culture and Busines

Available on ISEP Exchange and ISEP Direct

Surrounded by lush greenery and landscapes, this program provides the chance to make friendships both inside the classroom and out. Whether you are working to improve your Mandarin, taking field trips to business enterprises, or participating in many of the region’s cultural practices and activities, you are in for an adventure.

Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong

International Summer School

ISEP Exchange

This program will be available soon. Contact ISEP Student Advisor, Anthony Ciero for more information.