Summer Courses in Cultural Studies

A summer course is a class offered when a university is traditionally on break, making it an excellent option for those students who wish to extend their education. Many use this type of program to get ahead in their studies, catch up in areas they've been struggling with, or explore a new area. Exactly what is a summer course in cultural studies? This type of class is meant to teach students all… Read more

A summer course is a class offered when a university is traditionally on break, making it an excellent option for those students who wish to extend their education. Many use this type of program to get ahead in their studies, catch up in areas they've been struggling with, or explore a new area.

Exactly what is a summer course in cultural studies? This type of class is meant to teach students all about culture, which includes language, religion, social practices, food, clothing, music, art, and more. Some programs offer general studies of culture as a concept. Others may focus on a specific people, region, or country, such as China, Eastern Europe, or the Middle East. Many of these programs offer a travel component, so that students may study abroad and get hands-on experience.

A number of benefits are available for those who complete a summer course in cultural studies. These include an enhanced ability to communicate cross-culturally, as well as higher appreciation of diversity and sometimes better language skills. All of these may be useful for future careers, particularly those in the international realm.

A summer course in cultural studies may vary in cost, due to factors such as travel expenses, program fees, and currency differences. Interested students should contact their chosen school before enrollment to ensure financial compatibility.

Those who complete a cultural studies summer class may find they thrive in a variety of different careers. They may be able to work for a range of international organizations, such as corporations, nonprofits, or even government bodies. Students may be able to find work as diplomats, consultants, managers, analysts, or cultural specialists. Many also find careers in other areas, where their international experience provides unique skills. Some students may become teachers or entrepreneurs, especially in international contexts.

Check out this database for options in cultural studies. Some programs may have travel components. Just search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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J.F. Oberlin University Summer Session
Tokyo, Japan

This course aims first to enable students to learn the basic perspectives and methodologies of Culture Studies in social science, and then to apply them to the understanding o ... +

This course aims first to enable students to learn the basic perspectives and methodologies of Culture Studies in social science, and then to apply them to the understanding of contemporary Japanese cultural scenes. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai Global Summer School
Shanghai, China

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 in ... +

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. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
University of Exeter International Summer School
Exeter, United Kingdom

This module explores a wide range of visual and literary texts, from gothic novels to Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which provide a sense of the extraordinary historical richness ... +

This module explores a wide range of visual and literary texts, from gothic novels to Pre-Raphaelite paintings, which provide a sense of the extraordinary historical richness of the Victorian era. -
Summer courses
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Evansville
Evansville, USA

Spend five weeks in the beautiful countryside of England taking a course that deeply immerses you in the subject and how it relates to the UK. Most courses go on-site visits t ... +

Spend five weeks in the beautiful countryside of England taking a course that deeply immerses you in the subject and how it relates to the UK. Most courses go on-site visits to bring your learning to life with company visits, performances, guest speakers, and projects. In time away from classes, we offer our full array of Harlaxton programming including our house competitions, clubs and organizations, and local cultural excursions. Students have on-site accommodations and have access to our student development office and full-time staff for any questions or issues. Students travel widely in the summer with our college sponsored excursions or through independent travel. Students also have the option for a three-hour internship after the 5-week summer session. Stay on and live at Harlaxton while gaining real-world experience. -
Summer courses
Full-time
5 weeks
English
24 May 2020
Campus
 
Aspira University College
Split, Croatia +1 More

Welcome to Aspira International Summer School! Collect a lot of wonderful memories by studying hospitality management and gastronomy. Master Mediterranean cuisine through prac ... +

Welcome to Aspira International Summer School! Collect a lot of wonderful memories by studying hospitality management and gastronomy. Master Mediterranean cuisine through practical workshops in a top-notch culinary studio and learn about Croatian culture, language and heritage. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

Learn spoken Arabic and learn about local customs, culture, and language – an enriching opportunity.

Learn spoken Arabic and learn about local customs, culture, and language – an enriching opportunity. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
07 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

This comprehensive summer school will give you choice of two programs, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to spend time in the heart of Central Europe: Olomouc. ... +

This comprehensive summer school will give you choice of two programs, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to spend time in the heart of Central Europe: Olomouc.. The first program offers great insight into European culture and architecture The knowledge and understanding gained during this summer school are particularly of interest in the current, complex new era of globalization. The second program concerns a comprehensive English language course, offering you a tailor-made program that will allow you to improve your language skills over the course of 4 weeks. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
09 Jul 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
Sorbonne University - Summer School
Paris, France

What are the main characteristics of France (art, literature, geography, history, and science)?

What are the main characteristics of France (art, literature, geography, history, and science)? -
Summer courses
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Universitat de Vic
Barcelona, Spain

The University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia offers a three-week summer program on Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona. The objective of this program is to pr ... +

The University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia offers a three-week summer program on Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona. The objective of this program is to provide students with an understanding of Spanish culture and acquire the basic knowledge of Spanish language by developing basic speaking, reading, writing and listening skills so that they can communicate in this language in a simple way. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
Spanish, English
06 Jul 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
St Clare's Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

English and Culture covers modern culture and what makes Oxford a global city This course is designed to explore Oxford’s contribution to science, business, politics, literatu ... +

English and Culture covers modern culture and what makes Oxford a global city This course is designed to explore Oxford’s contribution to science, business, politics, literature, academic research and ideas. -
Summer courses
Part-time
2 weeks
English
21 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of Almería
Almería, Spain

The strong impact caused amongst foreign students in regards to Mediterranean culture, customs, and traditions, makes it advisable to impart this course in which the intensive ... +

The strong impact caused amongst foreign students in regards to Mediterranean culture, customs, and traditions, makes it advisable to impart this course in which the intensive divulgation of Mediterranean culture will be paired up with guidance regarding college students' health, their possible worries about it and their integration in a university campus such us hours, that has the maintenance of health as one of its objectives. The myths and topics about Mediterranean culture must be substituted from the very first moment by truthful, ample, rigorous and strictly academic information. Therefore, introducing foreign students to a viewpoint that combines the characteristics of Mediterranean culture with the insight that, in this case, the Universidad de Almería can give about itself as located within the time and space of an environment that aspires to have its own identity and singularity. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English, Spanish
06 Jul 2020
22 May 2020
Campus
 
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Pisa, Italy

Through the collaboration of professors from various disciplines and several Italian and foreign universities (amongst these Bar-Ilan University and the University of Maryland ... +

Through the collaboration of professors from various disciplines and several Italian and foreign universities (amongst these Bar-Ilan University and the University of Maryland) and under the direction of CISE (Interdepartmental Centre for Jewish Studies ‘Michele Luzzatti’), which guarantees an international and interdisciplinary approach to the subject, the summer school intends to tackle the topic of Jewish prayer and burial sites, in particular, Tuscan ones, analyzed based on their architectural, artistic, linguistic, and anthropological characteristics. -
Summer courses
Full-time
English
21 Jun 2020
10 Apr 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom +1 More

This course consists of lectures, workshops, field trips and guided tours of London, together with a guided tour of a rural/coastal region in Sussex, namely the Cinque Port of ... +

This course consists of lectures, workshops, field trips and guided tours of London, together with a guided tour of a rural/coastal region in Sussex, namely the Cinque Port of Rye and its surrounds. It will offer a wide range of approaches and agendas (both theoretical and policy-related) about tourism, pilgrimage, cultural heritage, and travel more generally – including consideration of refugees and asylum seekers. -
Summer courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
IES Abroad
Dublin, Ireland +1 More

This is the perfect place to study Ireland’s rich heritage and contemporary culture while getting to know the city’s winding streets and unmistakable charm. Our summer program ... +

This is the perfect place to study Ireland’s rich heritage and contemporary culture while getting to know the city’s winding streets and unmistakable charm. Our summer program offers enrollment in IES Abroad courses, housing in fully-equipped student residence halls, and field trips. Starting at the IES Abroad Center, this program helps you to gain meaningful cultural experience and a deeper knowledge of Ireland, and what it means to be a citizen of the world. -
Summer courses
Full-time
7 weeks
English
03 Jun 2020
01 Apr 2020
Campus
 
AUIA International Summer School
Beijing, China

Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU, formerly known as Northern Jiaotong University) is a national key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education an ... +

Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU, formerly known as Northern Jiaotong University) is a national key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education and now is jointly supported by the Ministry of Education, the China Railway Corporation (formerly known as the Ministry of Railways) and Beijing Municipal Government. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus