5th International Summer School 2017
July 22, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Cultural Plurality: Language, Literature, Media
The Summer School
In July and August 2017, the Mannheim School of Humanities will offer its 5th international Summer School. Participants can choose from five courses relating to the topic "Cultural Plurality: Language, Literature, Media". From July 22nd to August 12th, 2017, students may take up to three courses and earn ECTS-credits during their summer break.
Four courses will be taught by internationally renowned professors from North and South America as well as Europe who are invited from abroad specifically for the 2017 Summer School. One course will be taught by a local Mannheim professor. In this Summer School, the main language of instruction in seminars will be English. Courses will deal with current and influential topics and will give participants a chance for discussion and thought-provoking exchange with fellow students from all around the world.
The Summer School is designed for undergraduate students studying at the School of Humanities or at its partner universities from all over the world. With this offer, we want to provide you the possibility to get a head start on graduation by taking classes and earning credits during your summer break.
For international students, it is also an alternative to studying abroad for an entire semester. You can stay abroad for just one month and take this chance to get to know the University of Mannheim, its academic principles, its students, its culture, the city of Mannheim and Germany. Of course, you are also welcome to start your regular exchange semester in Mannheim or at another university, subsequently.
With a program fee of less than $300, we offer education of highest quality in one of Germany's top universities at a very reasonable cost. Housing prices in Mannheim average at around $350 per month. So don't miss this chance to spend an unforgettable summer in the heart of Europe and apply for our Summer School! The registration phase will begin in early spring 2017.
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The School of Humanities
The Mannheim School of Humanities engages in research and teaching at the intersection of culture, society and business with an interdisciplinary, international and intercultural perspective. It offers research and teaching at the highest level in the fields of Language, Literature, Media and Communication, History and Philosophy, drawing on the excellent resources of the university library and in close cooperation with the Institute for the German Language (IDS), the Mannheim Centre for Empirical Multilingualism Research (MAZEM gGmbH) and an extensive cooperation with outstanding international partner universities. Students can choose from a wide range of courses taught in German, English, Spanish, French and Italian. Depending on their subjects, exchange students can even study completely in English.
The University of Mannheim
The University of Mannheim is recognized as one of the leading academic institutions in Germany and Europe. Frequently awarded high scores in university rankings, the institution is recognized for its high-quality teaching, comprehensive student support, its state-of-the-art facilities and its international character. With 400 partnerships with universities all over the world and around 800 international exchange students per academic year, the campus is truly international. In fact, in the 2011 International Student Barometer, a global survey for international students, the University of Mannheim was ranked #1 in Germany for multicultural study environment.
The university is located in Mannheim's palace - the largest baroque palace in Germany. The campus is very centrally located and the city center is within walking distance. Various student organizations care especially for international students and organize excursions, cultural and sports events as well as parties throughout the semester and also during the summer school.
This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (funding code 01PL12005) and is part of the joint Federal Government and Länder program for the enhancement of study conditions and teaching quality.
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