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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 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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31 Results in Cultural Studies

J.F. Oberlin University Summer Session

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 understand ... [+]

Prof. Yuko Kawanishi (J. F. Oberlin University)

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. Students’ active participation in class discussions and critical thinking is essential.

Accommodation

Twin size accommodation is available for the Summer Session participants. All housings are located in the vicinity of the school and are convenient for commuting. All housing is equipped with bedding, furniture(desk, chair, table), shower unit, toilet, microwave, TV, and internet connection.

Important Dates

Program Term: June 30th – July 27th... [-]

Japan Tokyo
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
BAU International Academy of Rome

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 infact has always ... [+]

“From the Idea to the Product” Are you born to be an artist…or an entrepreneur? It is a common preconception that Art and Science belong to parallel universes, despite of the fact that when it comes to decision making and problem solving, the human brain does not process information by algorythms ... 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 infact has always been a model for innovation, “even better than Silicon Valley today”, in the opinion of researchers such as Eric Weiner.

As the debate about how to classify Management and Entrepreneurship, whether in the field of Sciences or in the field of Arts, has been endless and still left unsolved, and in the meantime generations and generations of people get stuck in this dilemma and sometimes, even lost, when they have to make a decision about their career…this year we will give our contribution to the research on this topic with a Certificate Program created in collaboration with Campus Citta’ del Sapere and Centro Sperimentale di Arte Contemporanea IS.Ca.PI, which aims at providing a full immersion experience in the daily life of the Renaissance Artist.... [-]

Italy Rome
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 6 weeks
Campus
European University at St. Petersburg

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) invites bachelor and master degree students, researchers, journalists, and everyone interested in Russian Studies to learn m ... [+]

European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) invites bachelor and master degree students, researchers, journalists, and everyone interested in Russian Studies to learn more about history, culture and the modern lifestyle in Russia at our four-week summer school.

Four EUSP professors will deliver courses tailored for a better understanding of Russia through lectures specifically focusing on St. Petersburg. However, the topics explored in each course will provide keys to comprehend Russia’s history, cultural diversity, and relations of state and society. The highlights of each course will be study trips to museums, historic sites, and theatres. Excursions will also include riding the St. Petersburg metro (subway) to see its impressive architecture under the ground, tasting what Petersburgians prefer to eat at various ‘ethnic cuisines’, and watching ballet – to which Russia also owes its fame.... [-]

Russia Saint Petersburg
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
University of Exeter International Summer School

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 rich ... [+]

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.

In this module, we will study a series of major Victorian texts in detail, including a novel by Charles Dickens; some poetry by Tennyson and Browning; short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson, HG Wells and Mary Braddon; as well as art and architecture. We will place the literature and art in their historical, social, political and cultural contexts.

The module is organized around the following significant themes, which galvanized the Victorians, as much as they concern us today:... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
August 2019
Campus
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai Global Summer School

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 helpi ... [+]

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.... [-]

China Shanghai
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Sorbonne University - Summer School

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

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th of July 2019 Week 4: From the 22nd until the 26th of July 2019

From 2 PM until 5 PM

Program

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

Week 3 - course to be determined Week 4 - The French Revolution Jean-François Dunyach, history, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Can we sell culture as a product? France responds Yann Migoubert, greek, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université course to be determined France in American films Michel Echeverry, English language and literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Introduction to French Poetry Nicholas Manning, English language and literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Fees Enrolment before 28/02/19 Enrolment before 30/04/19 Enrolment after 01/05/19 Full fee 360 € 405 € 450 € Former Université d'été participants 270 € 303,75 € 337,50 € Staff and students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2018/2019 * ** 180 € 202,50 € 225 € Jobseekers, retirees and people with disabilities *: 225 € ... [-]
France Paris
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
Aspira University College

Welcome to Aspira International Summer School! Collect a lot of wonderful memories through studying about hospitality management and gastronomy. Master Mediterranean cuis ... [+]

Welcome to Aspira International Summer School! Collect a lot of wonderful memories through studying about hospitality management and gastronomy. Master Mediterranean cuisine through practical workshops in a top-notch culinary studio and learn about Croatian culture, language and heritage.

Experience Dalmatia and the Mediterranean region through field trips and organized visits. Make your summer 2019 unforgettable! Join us at the best summer hospitality, gastronomy and culture program in Europe!

Accommodation

Accommodation is NOT INCLUDED in the tuition fee. The price for accommodation during a two week Summer School course is approximately 400-500 EUR if you stay at hostels. ... [-]

Croatia Split Zagreb
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Palacky University

This comprehensive summer school will give you great insight into European culture and architecture, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to spend time in th ... [+]

Are you interested in Central Europe, its history & culture, architecture & society, its Greek and Roman legacy, in crusades, the birth of modern nations in Central Europe, and in trips and parties in and around the Czech Republic? Then this is the summer school for you!

With topics ranging from:

Christianity and formation of the European East and West; Baroque culture and spirituality; Europe and the world since 1900: from global leadership to periphery?

This comprehensive summer school will give you great insight into European culture and architecture, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to spend time in the heart of Central Europe: Olomouc. The knowledge and understanding gained during this summer school are particularly of interest in the current, complex new era of globalization.... [-]

Czech Republic Olomouc
July 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
SOAS Summer School

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 Po ... [+]

Programme Description

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.

The course will be conducted in an intense, unique, and closely-knit environment providing first-class knowledge/practice of and in the field. The course is open to students in a variety of disciplines including anthropology, sociology, history, geography, development studies, international relations, art – as well as disciplines in Art+Humanities more generally.... [-]

United Kingdom London
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
New College Group

Experience an amazing summer full of activities – and learn English! Students can expect a full daily programme of studying English, social activities and excursions, and ... [+]

Learn English & HAVE FUN!

Experience an amazing summer full of activities – and learn English! Students can expect a full daily programme of studying English, social activities and excursions, and fun and friendly staff – with plenty of opportunities to make new friends from all over the world. Now with exciting new locations available.

CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION: London

KEY FACTS

Theme: Explore London Ages: 12 to 17 Accommodation: Standard or ensuite residence Meal plan: Full board Location: Avery Hill Campus, University of Greenwich, London Dates: 30 June 2019 – 28 July 2019 Manchester

KEY FACTS

Theme: Media & Technology Ages: 12 to 17 Accommodation: Single room with ensuite bathroom Meal plan: Full board Location: University of Salford, Manchester Dates: 30 June 2019 – 11 Aug 2019 York ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester Ireland Dublin York London  + 2 More
June 2019
Full-time
Campus
Institut Europeen De Francais

This course is recommended to you if you are at least 17 years old, and if you wish to learn or to perfect your French for personal or school purposes, on long-term or sh ... [+]

Conditions: Valid for courses until 31.12.2018Click on the image to get an instant online quote and book now!

This course is recommended to you if you are at least 17 years old, and if you wish to learn or to perfect your French for personal or school purposes, on long-term or short-term immersion. This program emphasizes oral skills and cultural discovery.

Number of lessons

28 lessons of 45mn a week (21 hours): 20 General French lessons + 2 open workshops of 45 mn + 6 lessons of oral practice + Cultural activities pack + Accommodation in student residence halls (single room with private bathroom).

Description Communicative Method and task-based learning, based on the CECRL (Common European Reference frame for Languages). Development of various competencies: oral/written understanding, oral/written expression. Use of French in everyday situations: studies, work, travel, or for personal pleasure using a variety of sources including newspapers, songs, photos, audio, and video. Small groups of 7 people on average (Maximum 12 persons). Open workshops of 45 minutes: French pronunciation and phonetics, idiomatic expressions, regular French, games, and activities, etc. Oral practice lessons: you will train to speak (presentations, speeches), to interact (dialogues, exchanges of ideas and opinions, role-plays). You will learn to better listen to and understand the situations of French life and culture. You will improve your pronunciation and your fluency in French. Cultural Activities: 2 activities during the week (Cooking club, tasting local products, ½ a day excursions) + a whole day excursion at the weekend. Accommodation:... [-]
France Montpellier
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The school intends to teach some selected and professional tools that are useful in the study of historical landscapes and past architectures in complex areas as the moun ... [+]

About

The school intends to teach some selected and professional tools that are useful in the study of historical landscapes and past architectures in complex areas as the mountainous ones, taking advantage of the digital advances and of the new technologies, but also looking at the main needs in this field of research, fostering a closer collaboration with the public institutions and professionals in land-use planning and in the promotion of Cultural Heritage. Lectures in the morning by the directors and instructors on their research will provide students with insights in the theory and practice on the chosen subjects. Practical, hands-on experience in the field will be complemented by activity on a computer using new software and/or new digital tools in the afternoon.... [-]

Italy Massa
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
IES Abroad

Why study abroad in one great European city during the summer when you can explore the cultural heritage of Paris, Rome, and Madrid? In this seven-week program, you will ... [+]

Overview

Why study abroad in one great European city during the summer when you can explore the cultural heritage of Paris, Rome, and Madrid?

In this seven-week program, you will explore how art and architecture have affected urban development, life, and culture in three fascinating European capitals, and how museums preserve, develop, study, and display their collections for the benefit of the public. Start your program in Paris, where you’ll begin to appreciate how these cities have developed around the central idea of cultural heritage and patrimony. It’s here you’ll start your two cross-Center courses that will then take you to Rome, and finally Madrid for two weeks in each city. Your courses will integrate class time with course-related excursions to art and cultural management institutions, including visits to well-known museums such as the Musée d’Orsay, Vatican Museum, and El Prado.... [-]

Spain Madrid France Paris Italy Rome  + 2 More
May 2019
Full-time
7 weeks
Campus
Universitat de Vic

The objective of this program is to provide students with an understanding of the Spanish culture (taught in English) and acquire the basic knowledge of the Spanish langu ... [+]

Presentation

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.The program combines Spanish language sessions with cultural lessons, which are comprised of lectures, workshops, seminars, and guided visits.

Aimed at

This program is aimed at undergraduate students who would like to do a three-week summer program on Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 weeks
Campus
University of Southampton

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? Wou ... [+]

Spend your summer becoming part of a world-class university

When you join the International Summer School 2018, you are booking your place to become part of an internationally recognised centre for world-class research, enterprise and learning. Across four weeks, 16 July to 10 August 2018, you will meet many of the students and staff that make the University of Southampton one of the top 1% of universities in the world.

Mixing with students and staff from across the world in the classroom, as you make the most of our modern campus facilities, or while you are relaxing in your comfortable hall of residence, you'll make friends and gain experiences to take home that are unique.... [-]

United Kingdom Southampton
July 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus