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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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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
Jun 2022
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
Campus
 
Aspira University College
Split, Croatia

Welcome to Aspira International Summer School! Collect a lot of wonderful memories through studying hospitality, tourism, or sports management. Split, as a highly popular tour ... +

Welcome to Aspira International Summer School! Collect a lot of wonderful memories through studying hospitality, tourism, or sports management. Split, as a highly popular tourist destination, is a typical Dalmatian town with a very rich history, culture, and gastronomy. Students wishing to spend a couple of weeks on the sunny Dalmatian coast, swimming in the turquoise Adriatic Sea, explore surrounding beaches and mountains, indulge in the rich gastronomic scene, are welcome to join us on this adventure. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 

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University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course
Pisa, Italy

The Summer school aims at providing students from different educational backgrounds (graduates in the fields of technical-scientific and humanistic) the specific skills to sta ... +

The Summer school aims at providing students from different educational backgrounds (graduates in the fields of technical-scientific and humanistic) the specific skills to start and develop projects for proper diagnosis and conservative management of Cultural Heritage. -
Summer courses
Full-time
5 days
English
11 Jul 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
Summer at Smith College
Northampton, USA

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history. During yo ... +

Smith College and the surrounding area are home to unparalleled collections and cultural heritage institutions that offer an immersive experience in women's history. During your time at Smith, we will explore women's lives through archival research, visits to local museums and tours of historic sites. With a focus on women and social change, you will be introduced to women who have altered the course of American history through reform, mobilization, cultural interventions and outright rebellion. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
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
 
IES Abroad
Chicago, USA +1 More

Get credit and a global education this summer on our six-week Virtual World DiscoverIES program. This isn’t just your average, online summer school. Picture this: Studying Bus ... +

Get credit and a global education this summer on our six-week Virtual World DiscoverIES program. This isn’t just your average, online summer school. Picture this: Studying Business Ethics with a professor in London one day, Japanese Pop Culture from a faculty member in Tokyo the next, and weekend plans to connect with your new classmates on Zoom; all from the comfort of your home this summer. -
Summer courses
Full-time
6 weeks
English, Spanish, French
Online
 
Sorbonne University - Summer School
Paris, France

To reflect on the foundations of European civilization, Cycle 1 offers an introduction to philosophy in Greece and Rome as well as a study of its relations with politics. This ... +

To reflect on the foundations of European civilization, Cycle 1 offers an introduction to philosophy in Greece and Rome as well as a study of its relations with politics. This cycle invites a reflection on the art in Antiquity and its influence on the power of the speech and introduces to the rhetoric. -
Summer courses
Full-time
French
Campus
 
BAU International Academy of Rome
Rome, Italy

The contamination of Art and Science has proved to be successful in many domains over the centuries and it has reached its peak in the Renaissance, that in fact has always bee ... +

The contamination of Art and Science has proved to be successful in many domains over the centuries and it has reached its peak in the Renaissance, that in fact has always been a model for innovation, “even better than Silicon Valley today”, in the opinion of researchers such as Eric Weiner. -
Summer courses
Full-time
2 - 6 weeks
English
Campus
 
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom

Do you want to learn the basic skills to design a social enterprise or third sector organisation? Are you interested in creating new ideas to solve social challenges? Would yo ... +

Do you want to learn the basic skills to design a social enterprise or third sector organisation? Are you interested in creating new ideas to solve social challenges? Would you like change the world for the better? This experiential course will provide you with some of the basic theoretical and practical tools to design a social venture or third sector organisation. Social Entrepreneurship has emerged in the last decades as the process by which citizens take an active role in tackling social challenges through enterprise development. Some of the social issues that social entrepreneurship has addressed are related to poverty alleviation, widening educational participation, access to health care and promoting common good more broadly. This will be achieved through studying key principles and steps of strategic planning of social ventures, analysing case studies of actual enterprises, developing a business plan and tools to measure social impact. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Campus
 
Summer University Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

The Oregon Institute of International Education (OIIE) has begun in June 2020 to prepare the Summer University 2021 in Thailand on Entrepreneurship and Cross-cultural Communic ... +

The Oregon Institute of International Education (OIIE) has begun in June 2020 to prepare the Summer University 2021 in Thailand on Entrepreneurship and Cross-cultural Communication. The program will be offered in collaboration with a recognized university that will issue you the academic transcript that you need to transfer your credits earned to your home university. -
Summer courses
 
University of Exeter International Summer School
Exeter, United Kingdom

This module aims to give you a distinctive critical introduction to British Cultures as broadly conceived. We will study a variety of different cultural forms and genres which ... +

This module aims to give you a distinctive critical introduction to British Cultures as broadly conceived. We will study a variety of different cultural forms and genres which range from the late medieval period through to the present day. This gives you the opportunity to study familiar texts in depth whilst introducing you to a broader and more diverse set of materials than you might yet have encountered. The aim is to equip you with the skills that will enable you to interpret examples of British Culture in relation to their historical, literary, and cultural contexts. The module is taught by a convenor with frequent guest contributions from academics in the department with research interests in particular areas. -
Summer courses
150 hours
English
Online
 
J.F. Oberlin University Summer Session
Tokyo, Japan

This course examines Japanese society, culture, and education from the viewpoints of Japan’s internal ethnic diversity in today’s rapidly globalizing and internationalizing wo ... +

This course examines Japanese society, culture, and education from the viewpoints of Japan’s internal ethnic diversity in today’s rapidly globalizing and internationalizing world. -
Summer courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
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