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 or find a program brochure here.
Next summer's program dates and courses will be finalized by the end of the fall semester.
Interested in this program? Check out these two websites to see videos from different cities in Germany!
International Summer University in Fulda (ISU)
The International Summer University in Fulda is aimed at students who are interested in global questions of Health, Society and Economics and who would like to learn the German language or improve their language skills.
Learn more on the program website: http://www.isu-fulda.de/index.php
Fulda ISU Course Options
Students will take a German Language course (3 UWGB credits, any level) and chose one course module (3 UWGB credits) below. Most course modules are taught in English. Past course modules have included the following:
- Was is Deutschland: German History, Culture, & Literature - taught in German
- Music Therapy- taught in English and German
- International Health Aspects on Stress Management
- Culture and Society
See this website for additional information about the seminar options and the most recent modules. Course description links are found on the website.
Cultural and Evening Programs
On the evening and weekends students have the option to learn more about German and European culture - past and present. Note that some activities do have an additional charge, please check the Fulda website for exact costs.
Past trips and activities have included:
- Study trips to Berlin (included), Eisenach, Weimar, Frankfurt, Würzburg, or Nürnberg (extra costs)
- Evening activities or workshops including photography, canoeing, dance, German culture, cooking, theatre, hiking, & soccer. Bicycle trips are also offered weekly.
A neat perk of this program is that a bicycle (plus lock & helmet) are included in the program cost (with a deposit) to use during the program! Find more information field trips
on the website.
Most students choose to live in the University residence halls (2 or 6 single room apartments). However, there are other options available, including with a host family. For more information on housing, please click here.