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.
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)
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.
Singapore Institute of Management, Global Education
The Global Learning Experience (GLEE) programme will enable participants to understand and apply the academic concept of global competence and the attitudinal factors, sk
Greetings from Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)!
Have you ever wondered what it is like to study in the vibrant city-state of Singapore? Have you ever considered taking up a summer programme in one of Singapore’s leading educational institutions?
If so, join us at the International Summer Programme (ISP@SIM) for a truly international learning experience!
International Summer Program @ SIM (ISP@SIM)
ISP@SIM 2019 is a stepping stone to the world of opportunities in the workplace. An international programme set in an international city, ISP@SIM is the perfect chance to surround yourself with diverse perspectives and learn more about other cultures. Moreover, ISP@SIM strives to develop in you the Global Edge - to be globally competent and to possess deep creative, emotional, social and digital intelligence....
To be a successful business lawyer nowadays, one must gain a deep understanding of the global hi-tech sector and its unique characteristics. There is a constantly growing
Study Hi-Tech Law in the Startup Nation
To be a successful business lawyer nowadays, one must gain a deep understanding of the global hi-tech sector and its unique characteristics. There is a constantly growing demand for lawyers who master legal theory as well as practical legal know-how tailored to the needs of hi-tech, clean-tech, AI (artificial intelligence) and similar industries.
The Hi-Tech Law Summer School at the Striks School of Law offers you just that, at the most appropriate location - Israel. Known as the “StartUp nation” Israel was recently ranked fifth most innovative country in the world by Bloomberg.com, surpassing Singapore, Sweden, the US and Japan.
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...
University of Southern California USC Gould School of Law
USC Gould's Summer Law and English (SLE) four-week program builds a foundation in legal knowledge and strengthens your English speaking and writing skills.
Summer Law and English (SLE)
USC Gould's Summer Law and English (SLE) is a four-week program that strengthens your English speaking and writing proficiency while helping you build a foundation for future legal studies in the United States.
This summer's program will run from July 15 - August 9, 2019.
SLE is designed for international:
corporate legal counsel
law students, particularly those who have earned or will soon earn their first law degree (LLB or equivalent) and are interested in pursuing legal studies in the U.S.
anyone interested in the U.S. legal system who has earned a non-law undergraduate degree outside the United States
The ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP) offers a unique and intensive set of crash courses – for a total of 200+ hours of intensive training – designed to equip a high-power
Essential business training for new Silk Road managers & entrepreneurs
The 7th edition of CMBP is hosted by Peking University and takes place across Beijing, Chongqing, and Shenzhen (China) from July 19th to August 23rd, 2019
The ChinaMed Business Program (CMBP) offers a unique and intensive set of crash courses – for a total of 200+ hours of intensive training – designed to equip a high-power group of prospective managers and entrepreneurs with strategic skills in the areas of business internationalization, cross-cultural management and creative entrepreneurship, with a focus on China and the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The CMBP curriculum has been specially developed by an international team of scholars of contemporary China together with European executive education specialists and China-based professionals. All faculty members are accomplished business executives, legal professionals, and academics from some of the world’s best universities and most dynamic companies....
The University of Applied Sciences Europe Summer School 2019 is designed to combine in-house workshops with excursions to various professional sports clubs, events and NG
The University of Applied Sciences Europe Summer School 2019 is designed to combine in-house workshops with excursions to various professional sports clubs, events and NGOs in Berlin and the region, where participants get a first-hand impression of the work in modern sport-organizations.
Lectures will be in marketing, sponsoring, strategy, general management, and event management. Field trips to professional sport-clubs, organizations, and events in Berlin, Potsdam and Hamburg offer the opportunity to meet representatives from federations, events, clubs, and agencies.
Germany’s Capital, Berlin, is considered the capital of German sport. Besides the almost 2.500 sport-clubs, the Olympic Centre is providing services for about 20 Olympic sports. In terms of team-sport, Berlin offers a high density of top-tier clubs starting with the football Bundesliga clubs Hertha BSC and Union Berlin, Berlin-Volleys (volleyball), Eisbären Berlin (ice-hockey), Füchse Berlin (handball) and ALBA Berlin (basketball)....
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...
Our Institute for International Scholars will prepare you for graduate school programs by providing focused training in writing and communication skills. Our seminar clas
Our Institute for International Scholars will prepare you for graduate school programs by providing focused training in writing and communication skills. Our seminar classes closely resemble the classroom experience of U.S. graduate programs. During the six-week program, you will build the skills and confidence necessary for success in your graduate school experience while exploring the Greater Boston area.
To apply for this program you must have:
A completed undergraduate degree
An intention to pursue further studies at a university or college
A minimum TOEFL score of 71 (internet), 197 (computer), or 530 (paper)
Your program will consist of two main classes and afternoon extracurricular activities and excursions. You are invited to participate in the Discover America excursions on Wednesday afternoons that explore the greater Boston area. Classes meet weekdays from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Classes have an average of 10 students and last 1 hour and 45 minutes....
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.
Join us for a summer of discovery. This summer school for current undergraduate students of any nationality offers a unique window into Imperial's revolutionary approache
Join us for a summer of discovery. This summer school for current undergraduate students of any nationality offers a unique window into Imperial's revolutionary approaches to some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Balancing lectures with practical tasks, it's a chance for you to challenge yourself academically and personally as you join a global community of learners.
You'll also gain a first-hand look at life at a world top 10 universities, with plenty of opportunities to see for yourself why London attracts more international students than any other city in the world.
Learn from experts
The work of our experts in making the world a healthier, safer and cleaner place to live has helped us earn the title of the UK’s most innovative university for the third year running (Reuters’ Europe’s Most Innovative Universities 2018)....
Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students a unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focu
Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students a unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focused academic programme and the opportunity to experience and explore the best of European culture and travel.
The Vesalius College Summer Programme consisted of courses in Business, Communications, International Affairs, and International & European Law. In addition, there are also a number of internship opportunities available. Students may register for a maximum of 2 courses during the Summer Programme (6 ECTS per course).
The maximum course load is 2 courses.
ART101G – Art in Belgium – Leon Lock
BUS 102G, The Belgian Brewery Industry in a Global Context: Business, Economics, Culture and Innovation – Sven Van Kerckhoven
BUS2113G – Principles of Organizational Management – Munira Aminova
BUS243G – Management Control Systems – Kim Adamsen
BUS 316G – Business models and Leadership in times of Transition – de Kemmeter
BUS 363G – Global Sustainability and Society – Frank Billingsley
CMM 214G, Gamification in Politics, Business and Communications: An Interdisciplinary Approach
CMM233G – Introduction to Photojournalism
CMM 262G, European Film, Culture and Contemporary Visions – Ernest Mathijs & Wouter Hessels
INT 381G, Internship
LAW 204G, Human Rights and International Criminal Law: The Case of the International Criminal Court – Medlir Mema
POL 223G, Ethnic Conflict, Reconciliation and Reconstruction – Medlir Mema
POL 225G, Global Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and (De-)Radicalisation – Serge Stroobants
POL234G, Economics and Politics of the EU – Mark Corner
POL 261G, History...
Are you an ambitious undergraduate student with an interest in a banking or finance career? Our Summer School can set you on the right path. Held in one of the world’s le
Are you an ambitious undergraduate student with an interest in a banking or finance career?
Our Summer School can set you on the right path.
Held in one of the world’s leading financial, educational and cultural centres, our programmes will enhance your knowledge of the sector and provide valuable exposure to the industry while you enjoy the vibrant experience of summer in London.
Choose from a variety of credit-bearing modules that can contribute to your current academic programme, or opt for a consultancy placement with a major financial institution to support your career goals.
Why study with us?
Combining our academic expertise and close connections with major firms within the financial sector, our Summer School offers a unique learning experience. ...
Wellesley College Summer Term offers students a unique opportunity to interact with some of Wellesley’s top scholars and professors in a close-knit, inclusive environment
Wellesley College Summer Term offers students a unique opportunity to interact with some of Wellesley’s top scholars and professors in a close-knit, inclusive environment.
Summer is an excellent time for exploring challenging topics and new areas of interest. Wellesley College Summer Term combines academic excellence in our state of the art classrooms and laboratories with a spectacular lakeside campus that is close to Boston. Summer Term features full-credit classes drawn from a sampling of courses taught during the academic year at Wellesley.
At a Glance
Program Length: 4 or 8 Weeks (2 sessions of Summer Term offered, each runs four weeks)
Eligibility: Must be female and 18+ to live on campus; Males can take courses, but are not eligible for housing or immigration support
Credits: Full academic course credit
Residential Hall: Historic Wellesley Residential Hall (separate from tuition)
Meal Plan: Weekly meal plans available (separate from tuition)
International Students: Must take 2 courses (with in one Summer Term) and live on campus to be eligible for immigration support
Summer Term Fees