Catching a breath of international air, spending a summer in the heart of Europe or topping off your exchange semester at the University of Mannheim: The Summer School is an excellent opportunity both for students of the University of Mannheim and students of our partner institutions. The 3-week intense program will give you the chance to explore and discuss current trends in various fields of the Humanities and learn from professors from all over the world. And if that wasn't enough already, our leisure program will provide plenty of opportunity to get to know Mannheim and the region it is located in and to expand your international network of friends and fellow students.
|Topic||Current Topics in International Cultural Studies|
|Date||June 20 – July 11, 2020|
|Registration||January 15 – April 5, 2020|
|Target group||Undergraduate Students|
Maximum number of participants
|Registration fee||250 € for international students, 110 € for students enrolled at the University of Mannheim|
|Course offer||Please select one or two courses from our program|
|ECTS||6 ECTS per course (upon successful completion) + certificate|
|Language of instruction||English|
We will support your search for accommodation! Many students from the University of Mannheim will be looking to rent out their rooms in shared apartments while they are interning or traveling in the summer. We are happy to connect you to these students or support your search on other channels (hostels or private short-term rentals). After registering with us, you will receive details on how we can best support you. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee accomodation!
In order to register for the Summer School, you should be enrolled at the University of Mannheim or one of our partner instutions. Courses are designed for undergraduate level but, if interested, graduate students may apply as well.
You should have English language competence at level B2 of the European Framework of Reference (minimum).
I wanted to conclude my university career with a learning experience in another culture and environment. The Summer School at the University of Mannheim offered a world renowned learning environment in Germany with the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. During my time in the program I was able to engage in discussion with people from the USA, Russia, England, and many other countries. Our differing backgrounds and education gave me new perspectives into what life is truly like in these countries and insight into their culture. Additionally, the team running the Summer School did a fantastic job of hosting and organizing many events for students to network together and enjoy the city of Mannheim. The program was a perfect way to conclude my university career. It also allowed me to travel across Europe and learn more about myself as a person. I highly recommend it to anyone that is thinking about a summer exchange program! You will meet lifelong friends and enjoy a new style of learning.
Internationality at home – The Summer School gave me the opportunity to experience this in my home country, Germany. I met many kind people from all over the world, and I was really fortunate to meet them. The classes had exciting topics to offer with enthusiastic professors, we could learn a lot from. Even when class was in the morning or especially long, everyone in class had a positive and motivational vibe. During our free time we met up many times and got to know each other well. The enthusiasm of the international students is truly refreshing, and I am grateful to the Summer School and the people I met for making this summer at home brighter.
This opportunity to spend a few weeks in a German Baroque palace for the Summer School was a unique experience that really exceeded my expectations. Together with other enthusiastic students from all over the world, I went on amazing trips and explored everything Mannheim and its surroundings have to offer. I'm inspired by the great amount of interesting insights that the professors and my classmates shared during just a few weeks. This added an unexpected dimension to my stay here for which I'm very grateful. My love for Germany only grew bigger and bigger!
The Mannheim Summer School was an experience I could never forget. We, the participants, and already friends, exchanged our thoughts, experiences and knowledge. Learning here was a social activity involving people, the things they use, the words they speak, the social setting they're in, and the actions they take. All of us learned a lot in these three weeks. The lecturers, the organizers and the participants - all were incredibly great. Thank you!
I really appreciated the opportunity to take part in the Mannheim Summer School. It gave me the chance to work with kind-hearted students from all over the world and directly communicate with experienced and renowned professors. I would recommend the program to everyone!