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Summer Courses in International Relations

A summer course is a class taken between the spring and fall semesters during summer break. It usually lasts for several weeks and is a good way for students to build on what they have previously learned during the school year, or to catch up on anything they may have missed. It is also a good method of keeping study habits and skills sharp over the summer. What is a summer course in international… Read more

A summer course is a class taken between the spring and fall semesters during summer break. It usually lasts for several weeks and is a good way for students to build on what they have previously learned during the school year, or to catch up on anything they may have missed. It is also a good method of keeping study habits and skills sharp over the summer.

What is a summer course in international relations? It is a course that instructs students on how to analyze and think critically about the relationships between the countries of the world and how global politics play a part in our lives. Students undertaking courses in this area learn about theories of international relations, sociology and political science and how they relate to one another. Courses may cover topics such as dispute resolution, finance and economics, foreign policy, global security and the role of the United Nations.

Summer courses in international relations provide students with important skills such as analytical thinking and effective communication. They also provide students with a well-rounded education, as the field incorporates aspects of business, law, languages and politics.

The costs of participating in a summer course will vary depending on the school. It is best to contact the school that offers the course you would like to take to learn more about any required registration and enrollment fees.

Taking a summer course in international relations prepares students for a number of exciting and in demand careers. Business-minded individuals may find careers with international corporations as managers, consultants or advisors. Many international relations students go on to have rewarding careers as diplomats who represent the interests and policies of a nation. Those who excel in foreign languages may become employed as translators.

Summer courses are available are a flexible way to gain additional credits and can be taken online from anywhere in the world. 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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Sciences Po Lille
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Do you feel like visiting the European Institutions, study EU Affairs and French language at the same time this summer? Welcome to Sciences Po Lille Summer School!

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This stimulating course will provide you with the opportunity to engage with some of the most challenging and pressing issues of international relations and conflict. You will explore the main characteristics of today’s global security environment, from terrorism to tensions produced by climate change, from nuclear proliferation to the migration crisis. -
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Oxford Royale Academy
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Whether we realise it or not, political issues have a bearing on every aspect of our lives. On this fascinating course, you will enjoy an intellectually stimulating introducti ... +

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