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 the fall semester.
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Kassel International Summer University (ISU)
Kassel is a lively city of about 200,000 people centrally located in Germany. The University of Kassel is a young institution that is rated one of the greenest campuses in Germany and has an internationally minded openness in its courses and goals. Kassel itself has a vibrant cultural life and has a museum dedicated to the Grimm brothers, who wrote the famous fairy tales. Find the Kassel ISU website here.
Kassel ISU Course Options
Student will enroll in a German language course (beginner - advanced- 3 UWGB credits) and one additional subject focused course (3 UWGB credits). Students choose one subject focused course module:
- Engineering Module: Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change, Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energies, Earthquake Engineering, Wind Energy, Project Management, Production Management: Digital Factory planning
- Culture Module: German History and Politics, The Brothers Grimm in Kassel - German Fairy Tales, Intercultural Communication, Documenta - Kassel and the Arts
Find course descriptions and tentative schedules for each module and the German language course on this website
Included in the program are multiple exciting cultural activities and opportunities to join workshops in soccer, cooking, and dancing. In addition to leisure activities, several excursions are included in the program fee. Past excursions and activities have included:
- Trips to Frankfurt
- City tour of Kassel
- Welcome and farewell ceremony
- Evening cultural activities including BBQ, soccer workshop, German cooking and dancing
- Optional trip to Berlin (extra cost)
Find out more information about the different programs and excursions
Students will stay with a host family for the duration of the program. The homestay will add immeasurably to your study abroad experience and guarantee diverse opportunities to improve your language and intercultural skills.
Families will provide 2 meals per day and students will work with Kassel's host family coordinator to match with a host family after acceptance.
Learn more about accommodation on the Kassel website