Many full time students take classes full time during the academic year and spend their summers relaxing or working to save money for the upcoming school year. In order to preserve, enhance, or add to the information they have already learned, some students choose to take summer courses.
What is a summer course? The name itself denotes that it is a course the typically takes place during the summer. These courses are typically offered by colleges, universities and other schools around the world. Some summer courses benefit students with additional knowledge that will assist them in a future career. Other courses also provide credits toward a higher level degree.
There are many expected and unexpected benefits for those who enroll in a summer course. Gaining more knowledge and keeping current with career enhancing skills are among those benefits that students expect. What individuals may not expect is that taking a summer course often preserves valuable knowledge and study skills, making the return to school much easier at the summer’s end.
Because there is much variation in the types and levels of summer courses that are available, the costs of the courses may also vary. For example, a summer course in fashion, taken through a community college may cost much less than a summer engineering course taken from a four-year university. Contacting individual schools to get information about tuition costs is strongly advised.
Almost any current or future career can be enhanced when one invests time into a summer course. Those who are still in school gain the benefit of not losing ground on the things they have learned during the school year. Their study habits may also be better than those students who do no studying during the summer months. Individuals that are already employed in a career may also benefit by learning more job skills by taking a short summer course.
The most important part of taking a summer course is to make the decision that your ongoing education is important. Once the decision is made, you can search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This summer school is the perfect choice for international students and professionals who want to shape their cross-cultural team building and sailing skills by networking and interacting with talented and interesting peers from all over the world. This course is suitable for all academic fields. During this school you will sail across the Adriatic Sea and discover wonderful Croatian islands with a small team. You will spend ample time together, supporting and getting to know each other, while learning how to function in a group. The professional skipper by your side will take care of your safety and support you to organize the time on board whilst introducing you to the basics of sailing. If you are experienced in sailing you will be challenged as well. [+]
In this program, you can build your own schedule of classes according to your interests. You will have the ability to select your courses from more than 650 undergraduate and graduate options. [+]
Session I: May 21 - June 28, 2018 | Session II: July 1 - August 10, 2018
In this program, you can build your own schedule of classes according to your interests. You will have the ability to select your courses from more than 650 undergraduate and graduate options. Once you are admitted, our full-time advisor will work with you to select courses that are appropriate for your major and academic background.Choosing a Course
When selecting a course, keep in mind:Certain courses may not be available to visiting students, such as courses in the Milken School of Public Health or GW’s Law School. Other courses may be restricted by major so please read the notes below each course to find out more. For questions regarding your course choices, please contact our office to speak with an advisor. ... [-]
A semester abroad is more than an academic adventure, it’s an experience that can enrich your life and change your career path. Many students, particularly from Canada and the US, come to Les Roches [+]
A semester abroad is more than an academic adventure, it’s an experience that can enrich your life and change your career path. Many students, particularly from Canada and the US, come to Les Roches Switzerland for their Semester Abroad. In this program, students of hospitality management or business programs can be based here for 20 weeks and learn the Swiss approach to hospitality by taking up to five academic courses. One of the courses involves working in the different hospitality departments of Les Roches.Other benefits:
- Learn from highly-qualified and experienced international faculty - Develop industry-relevant practical skills through experiential learning - Develop cross-cultural communication skills: over 90 nationalities on campus - Develop independence and leadership skills - Improve foreign language skills - Live abroad: experience a new environment... [-]
This action-oriented course makes the most of the short-term study abroad environment by focusing on the situations that students encounter while in Japan. [+]
(Open to students at all proficiency levels)
This action-oriented course makes the most of the short-term study abroad environment by focusing on the situations that students encounter while in Japan. Depending on the level of proficiency, students will either learn basic grammatical structures and vocabulary or reinforce and fully utilize previously studied grammar while expanding vocabulary to accomplish more challenging communicative goals. Interaction with Japanese students is emphasized.In this course, students will learn to use the language to achieve actual communicative goals in Japanese. Examples of the situations that call for the use of various linguistic forms are introducing oneself (e.g., at an international party, to a Japanese family), exchanging useful information on the neighborhood and surrounding towns, getting around & using public transportation, solving communication-related problems, describing cultural artifacts & asking questions, talking about events, inviting someone to outings, talking about customs, manners, cultural differences, one’s hometown, etc. with a Japanese family, and so on.Students with differing degrees of proficiency in Japanese will work toward the achievement of the goals set according to their level, keeping “can-do statements” in mind. Volunteer students whose native language is Japanese are brought in to work with summer program participants for both language support and authentic interaction in Japanese. Students are encouraged to make the most of various resources available on campuses such as a JSL resource center and the Writing Support Center. Final grades will be given based on quizzes, class participation, and homework/assignments. Students’ self-evaluation of the degree to which they... [-]
The best week of your life is just around the corner…[+]
Every summer, Les Roches attracts curious, talented, entrepreneurial young people from all corners of the globe who want to discover the world of hospitality and its career opportunities.
The best way to learn about hospitality is by doing it. We introduce you to different areas of hospitality through a program that is both experiential and theoretical, so you can see if a career in this dynamic, opportunity-rich sector is for you.HOSPITALITY: A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES
Les Roches Summer Experience programs give you the opportunity to experience diverse hospitality sectors, such as travel, tourism, events, entertainment, conferences, and food and beverage. Our faculty of industry experts and enthusiastic teachers will make this world come alive for you.... [-]
Two weeks of intensive study (in Brussels & Vienna) on the EU decision-making process, for students with a background in (international) politics and/or (European) law. Focus in 2018 is on BREXIT! [+]
In brief: Intensive 2-week Summer School (1 week in Brussels and 1 in Vienna). It's a crash course in EU Policy Making, with focus in 2018 on BREXIT! Participants will study the implications of Brexit from a selected angle, to be presented to their peers at the end of the programme.
Visits: European Commission, European Parliament, OSCE, United Nations, EU Delegation in Vienna.
Dedicated Facebook page:www.facebook.com/summerschooleu/
Apply by 1 May 2018!
The Summer School corresponds to 5 ECTS credits.
Organised by: Inter-University programme: Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, in collaboration with the University of Vienna.... [-]
Practice global learning with new friends from around the world. Explore conflict transformation with practitioners and academics in classrooms, workshops, study-travel, and meetings with senior officials in the Balkans. Do this and more at the Post-Conflict Transformation summer program at the RIT/A.U.K. Our five-week package consists of two courses (three credit hours, offered by A.U.K’s partner university, Rochester Institute of Technology) and one of two study tours: Montenegro, Bosnia, and Serbia or Albania, Greece and Macedonia. Courses are for undergraduates, graduates and professionals in relevant fields The program offers courses in:[+]
18 June - 28 July, 2017 The RIT Kosovo™ (A.U.K) Peace and Conflict Program enables participants to work with academic specialists and distinguished practitioners from the fields of military, diplomatic, human rights and humanitarian affairs with extensive experience in the Balkans and globally. Practice global learning with new friends from around the world. Explore conflict transformation with practitioners and academics in classrooms, workshops, study-travel, and meetings with senior officials in the Balkans. Do this and more at the Post-Conflict Transformation summer program at the RIT/A.U.K. Our five-week package consists of two courses (three credit hours, offered by A.U.K’s partner university, Rochester Institute of Technology) and one of two study tours: Montenegro, Bosnia, and Serbia or Albania, Greece and Macedonia. Courses are for undergraduates, graduates and professionals in relevant fields The program offers courses in:... [-]
The Basics of French Cuisine has been created for people willing to train or reinvent themselves in Cooking. For those who want to learn from the basics in 7 weeks. [+]
The aim of this training is to allow students to learn the basics of cookery and to master the creation of the basic elements.
Practical Lessons: 6 weeksMake basic recipes: sauces, vinaigrettes, mayonnaises, stocks, etc. Make basic starters: soups, quiches, salads, etc. Make fish and seafood dishes: moules marinières, whiting à l’Anglaise, sole bonne-femme, etc. Make meat dishes: roast poultry, sautéed veal, beef stew, stews, grilled meat, etc. Make vegetable side dishes in keeping with the focal meat or fish Make classic desserts: fruit tarts, filled choux buns, layered desserts, moka, bavarois, etc. Assessment of progress ... [-]
You love art, design and architecture. You want to connect with people that move creative ideas forward right now. Come for one, two or three weeks to enjoy Venice as an insider and have an exciting practical holiday experience. [+]
NEXT COURSE: ONE-WEEK VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE COURSE
12-17 NOVEMBER, 2018.
Classes:History of Architecture Biennale: an Introduction in Venice and Beyond. Venice for Venetians, Venice for the world. Venice Biennale: selection procedures, organizational chart and things to know presented by the Biennale Foundation. Case study: organization of national pavilion & collateral event. Connections between Art, Design and Architecture: a thoughtful look.
VISITS:Visit to the Vatican Pavilion, San Giorgio Maggiore island. Tour with curator of Time-Space-Existence, Palazzo Bembo Connections between Art, Design and Architecture: a thoughtful look. Visit to the Venice Architecture Biennale: Arsenale. Guided tour with the Biennale team. Visit to the Venice Architecture Biennale:Giardini. Guided tour with a professional architect. ... [-]
Get the most out of your summer! If you would like to begin or brush up on your Hungarian in a lively international community, spend a few summer weeks in a lovely college town and enjoy multicultural friends and dynamic surroundings! [+]
Get the most out of your summer! If you would like to begin or brush up on your Hungarian in a lively international community, spend a few summer weeks in a lovely college town and enjoy multicultural friends and dynamic surroundings!
The Hungarian Language and Culture intensive summer program includes language learning on various levels, cultural exposure in combination with academic classes and leisure activities as well.
18th SUMMER COURSE: July 15 – August 11, 2018Week 1: July 16-20 Week 2: July 23-27 Week 3: July 30-Aug 3 Week 4: Aug 6-10 ... [-]
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. [+]
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.... [-]
This summer school brings together the theoretical and policy-oriented perspectives from peace studies, security studies and strategic studies. [+]
Welcome to the 2018 Global Peace, Security, and Strategic Studies Summer School.
Europe and the wider world faces complex, multifaceted and fundamental security challenges at an ever expansive scale. Whether it is ‘new threats’ such as cybersecurity, the impact of environmental degradation on security and livelihoods, the societal impacts of the impending ‘robotics and artificial intelligence revolution’ or the resurgence of ‘classical threats’, such as nuclear proliferation, arms races, regional conflicts, information warfare, hybrid warfare and the challenges of peacekeeping, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, the next generation of students and analysts must be literate in the analytical tools and policy-oriented solutions to a wide range of security problems.... [-]
Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing, and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film. Each student writes, shoots, directs and edits his or her own film.[+]
June Filmmaking Workshop:June 2 - June 29July Filmmaking Workshop: June 30 – July 27August Filmmaking Workshop: July 28 - August 24
Each participant shoots his or her own film.
Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing, and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film.
The first two weeks of the program are classroom-based – introducing the fundamentals of directing, screenwriting, editing, cinematography, and sound while also prepping students for their end-of- workshop short film. Each student writes and directs his or her own short while also working on other student productions in various crew capacities.... [-]
Summer courses in French language and French-speaking culture [+]
Located in the historical heart of the city of Geneva, the French Summer Courses of the University of Geneva provide an exciting set of 3 and 6-week intensive course to students from all over the world and of all levels. This is one of the best adult French language and culture programmes available in Switzerland since 1891.
The Summer French courses are open to everyone who is at least 17 years old.
Classes take place every day from Monday to Friday, in the morning and in the afternoon.
3 separate sessions :
- from 25 June to 13 July 2018 / CHF 850.-
- from 16 July to 3 August 2018 / CHF 850.-
- from 6 August to 24 August 2018 / CHF 850.-... [-]
Are you curious, creative and a fast learner? Are DIY and digital technologies your thing? Are you looking for a unique international learning experience? Join our Paris and Lille Digital Manufacturing Labs and play, hack, create, design, think out of the box! Develop your own robot and be part of the Maker Movement! [+]
Are you curious, creative and a fast learner? Is DIY and digital technologies your thing? Are you looking for a unique international learning experience? Join our Paris and Lille Digital Manufacturing Labs and play, hack, create, design, think out of the box! Develop your own robot and be part of the Maker Movement!WHEN?
From July 2 to July 20, 2018WHERE?
Paris (Weeks 1 & 2), Lille (Week 3) – FranceDESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
Our summer program encompasses intensive scientific courses and seminars, as well as practical workshops led by our experts. You will be able to study and work in a creative and inspiring environment, having free access to our cutting-edge technology (3D printers, laser cutters, CNC milling machines, etc.) and software.... [-]