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.
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
Spend your summer living and learning in the heart of Washington, D.C., at Georgetown University. Georgetown Summer Sessions offers a wide range of undergraduate and grad
Spend your summer living and learning in the heart of Washington, D.C., at Georgetown University. Georgetown Summer Sessions offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses on campus and online. Explore more than 250 courses taught by world-renowned faculty and experience the dynamic energy of summer in the nation’s capital.
Programs & Courses
Undergraduate Courses: Whether you’re trying to catch up on credits, graduate early, or free up time to intern or study abroad, our summer courses offer an accelerated way to earn credit and get ahead. You’ll have the opportunity to learn in small, interactive classes and enjoy more time to focus on a single subject area.
Graduate Courses: Offered in a broad range of subjects, our graduate courses cover an entire semester’s worth of material at an accelerated pace. Take an in-depth look at a subject area in small, focused classes while learning from distinguished Georgetown faculty.
Online Courses*: Take classes from the comfort of home while earning academic credit through our flexible online courses. Offered during the Cross Session, these eight-week courses feature the same academic content and learning objectives as the on-campus courses, but in an entirely virtual format.
Special Programs & Courses: Our Summer Honors Institutes and Language Institutes offer unique learning opportunities for students from across the country and around the world.
London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) Executive Education
Start your summer in the right direction! LSBF Executive Education offers an intensive three-week summer programme ideal for undergraduates and recent graduates. This sum
Summer Business School
Start your summer in the right direction! LSBF Executive Education offers an intensive three-week summer programme ideal for undergraduates and recent graduates. This summer course is career-oriented and very practical: one day per week is dedicated to company visits.
Summer Business School consists of three courses:
Strategic Management and Leadership
Corporate Finance in Practice
Global Marketing Practice
Secure your place for the Summer Business School at LSBF Executive Education: you will gain key skills and enjoy London in July.
English language – Common European Framework (CEF) Level B2* or equivalent (all teaching and learning materials are provided in English only)
TRANSFERSKILLS 2019 (www.transferskills.be) is a two-week summer school organised at Ghent University (Belgium) from July 8 to 19, 2019, offering a toolbox of transferrab
Are you looking for a way to lift your performance and make your approach highly appreciated in any professional environment?
TRANSFERSKILLS 2019 (www.transferskills.be) is a two-week summer school organised at Ghent University (Belgium) from July 8 to 19, 2019, offering a toolbox of transferrable skills that determine HOW you do the job, as opposed to technical skills, determining WHAT you do.
TRANSFERSKILLS 2019 offers training in teamwork and motivation, meeting skills, presentation and (popular) writing skills, relational behaviour, conflict handling, cross-cultural intelligence, project management, job-seeking, CV writing and interviewing skills, research ethics, etc. The training modules will allow you to do more in less time and create a healthy and pleasant work environment. ...
The summer school strives to present well-rounded analyses of the legal, business, and policy issues that arise at the intersection of law, technology, and industry. The
The summer school strives to present well-rounded analyses of the legal, business, and policy issues that arise at the intersection of law, technology, and industry. The Program introduces to the main areas of Digital Law, providing participants with insight into the field of IT Law and an appreciation of the significant role of the law in furthering the economic and technological development, and particularly in promoting innovation. Aside from the academic program and its educational value, the Summer School is significant from a cultural point of view: participants will have the opportunity to attend one of Europe’s oldest universities, to discover the authentic Venezia as well as exchange ideas and experiences in an international environment....
Our Summer Trading School introduce you to a variety of different approaches for building trading strategies. You will develop key skills and working knowledge of financi
Summer Trading School Internship Programme
Our Summer Trading School introduce you to a variety of different approaches for building trading strategies. You will develop key skills and working knowledge of financial market trading.
The programme requires no prior knowledge of trading or financial markets since we start with a beginners guide to financial markets and work from the bottom up. The programme then moves on to look at a day in the life of a trader, before moving into an overview of fundamental and technical analysis. We also look at the topic of trading psychology and examine the effects this can have on trading performance. You will be introduced to live markets and be encouraged to trade on a simulated account whilst being supported by the team....
Adults ages 19 and up can discover Costa Rica in one action-packed week!
Begin with a rainforest trek that will bring you to the heart of Costa Rica’s landscape and its t
Adults ages 19 and up can discover Costa Rica in one action-packed week!
Begin with a rainforest trek that will bring you to the heart of Costa Rica’s landscape and its traditions. Learn backcountry skills as you navigate through dense tropical jungle to a series of rural homestays where you’ll discover the slower rhythm of living that inspires the “pura vida” lifestyle. Rappel an 80-foot waterfall, and harvest sugar cane from scratch before leaving the jungle and beginning your beach phase. While along the Pacific Coast, conclude your experience in Costa Rica at Manuel Antonio National Park by learning to surf or boogie board with our experienced instructors.
**This course can be combined with 19+ Panama Scuba & Service course for an unforgettable two-week experience....
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management - Bluche,Switzerland
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 an
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.
- 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...
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management - Marbella, Spain
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....
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 colleg
Summer course 2019. Summer University - Hungarian Language and Culture
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, 2018
Week 1: July 16-20
Week 2: July 23-27
Week 3: July 30-Aug 3
Week 4: Aug 6-10
In this two-week interdisciplinary program, we will approach the issues of energy production, ecological design and sustainable food from multiple—and sometimes conflicti
July 21—August 3, 2019
Join a small community of students interested in moving beyond “green” toward understanding what will be necessary to achieve a truly sustainable future. Learning and living together with a group of equally concerned and engaged people, you will explore how Smith College and our neighboring communities are practicing the ideals and principles of sustainability. We’ll talk about what is working, and what still needs to be done.
Thinking and Acting Beyond “Green”
In this two-week interdisciplinary program, we will approach the issues of energy production, ecological design and sustainable food from multiple—and sometimes conflicting—points of view to expose and understand the complexities and potential impacts of tackling (or ignoring) the issues. Our exploration of these issues will be informed and guided by important work in the natural sciences and the humanities.
Bordeaux, France, voted the most attractive city in the world by the Los Angeles Times and Lonely Planet in 2017, is renowned for its fine wine and knowledge of luxury. W
Bordeaux, France, voted the most attractive city in the world by the Los Angeles Times and Lonely Planet in 2017, is renowned for its fine wine and knowledge of luxury. We’ll take a closer look at the crossroads between traditional expertise and standards of excellence as they intersect with the concepts of brand management and experiential marketing.
Thanks to its location on the Atlantic coast and with an excellent level of infrastructure (now just 2 hours from Paris by high-speed rail!), Bordeaux is a hub for many multinational companies, making it a logical choice for a closer look at innovations in Supply Chain Management & Design.
And did you know that Bordeaux is also labeled as a center of “French Tech” for its aptitude in developing innovative technologies? We’ll give participants a first-hand look at what it means to create a sound Business Model Design and couple it with the soft skills necessary to lead your vision to the marketplace....
By studying the history and development of Japanese management style, this course provides a broad overview of political, economic, technological, legal and ethical force
Prof. Helen de Haan (Rotterdam Business School) / Prof. Kiyoshi Hori (J. F. Oberlin University)
By studying the history and development of Japanese management style, this course provides a broad overview of political, economic, technological, legal and ethical forces that influence international management. Students can learn about cultural dimensions and cultural influences on behavior in organizations, therefore be able to understand strategic considerations for organizations operating beyond national borders.
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....
Develop leadership and teamwork
Discover and master international innovative business models and strategies
Gain the tools to solve the challenges facing global business
IAE Pau-Bayonne is the Graduate School of Management, the guarantor of graduate public training offer in Management, within the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour. Our school offers selective degrees at Master and Ph.D. level, tailored to the needs of companies, and fed from the latest progress in the Management Sciences research area. IAE Graduate School of Management prepares our students to integrate high position jobs in various fields of Management in France or abroad.
-Develop leadership and teamwork
-Discover and master international innovative business models and strategies
-Gain the tools to solve the challenges facing global business’
-Combine in depth learning, international mobility and work experience...
This consists of the three-week academic program: Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2. This Summer Session provides participants the opportunity to take part in East Asian Studies courses and intensive Japanese language courses in both sessions.
Since its foundation in 1961, this program has provided the participants with the opportunity to study about Japan and explore the country's relation to Asia and the rest of the world. The students experience various aspects of Japanese culture and society and witness the myriad ways in which all cultures of the world are reflected....
You want to learn or improve your French? This 4-week intensive program is made just for you: Language course focusing on professional French; company visits; rich and va
You want to learn or improve your French? This 4-week intensive program is made just for you:
Language course focusing on professional French
rich and varied sociocultural activities.
This summer, come and experience what life in Montreal has to offer…
Participate in a total immersion experience to acquire or refine your writing and speaking skills in Business French, thereby increasing your opportunities in the international job market.
Immerse yourself in a program that revolves around the discovery of Montreal, the largest French-speaking city in North America, through a wide variety of cultural activities as well as numerous meetings with key economic players in Montreal and internationally: Hydro-Québec, Cirque Éloize, Radio-Canada, Moment Factory, La TOHU…...