Interim (Short-term) Programs in Hessen, Germany
International Summer Universities (ISU) have a common structure (study program, language courses, cultural program, and credits), the content of the study program varies according to the profile of each university. Since each location offers its own ISU at a different time, it is possible to participate in more than one ISU, and thus to focus on more than one subject while spending the summer break in Hessen. For more information visit the Office of International Education (OIE) or visit the Hessen ISU website. Also, see the program brochure.
Next summer's program dates and courses will be finalized by the end of the fall semester.
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International Summer University in Giessen (ISU)
The interdisciplinary program is offered by the faculties of Law, Economics and Business, Agricultural Sciences and Medicine of the Justus Liebig University Giessen. Justus-Liebig Universitat is based in the university town of Giessen and is highly focused on life science, cultural studies, and mathematics. The university is only 40 minutes from Frankfurt and 15% of the student population are international students. Learn more about the ISU program on their website.
Giessen ISU Course Options
Students will study about Intellectual Property and Biotechnology, Linking Law, Business and Science. The interdisciplinary program is designed for undergraduates with some basic knowledge in the area of biotechnology (and young professionals) who want to learn about Europe's way of dealing with the challenges of a new and developing industry such as biotechnology.
For a detailed schedule of the program, please click here
. Topics covered during the 4 week course include:
- Natural Science: Linking Red and Green Biotechnology
- Law: Linking Intellectual Property Rights and Duties
- Applied Economics: Linking Business and Policies
Find more detailed descriptions of the seminar topics on the website above. In addition, students will study German language (3 UWGB credits) at beginner, intermediate or advanced levels.
In addition to the academic program, students will also have study field trips and cultural activities. Find more about activities here. Past activities have included the following:
During this program students will share a twin/3 bed room with other participants at a local hotel (breakfast provided).
Find more about accommodation on this website.