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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.  
Interested in this program?  Check out these two websites to see videos from different cities in Germany! 

International Summer University in Darmstadt (ISU)

darmstadt3The International Summer University in Darmstadt is aimed at students who have a background in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Energy Management or related fields.  Find more information about this ISU program on the website:

Darmstadt is knows as the "Science City" due to the number of scientific inventions founded there, such as the radio clock, Plexiglas, or liquid crystals for mobile phones.  It even has an element named after it (Darmstadium)! The city is also close to the famous Frankenstein Castle. Want to learn more about the city?  Check out this website.


Darmstadt ISU Courses

Students will enroll in a German language course (beginner - advanced- 3 UWGB credits) and an Academic Programme (3 UWGB credits).  The Academic Programme "Energy Efficient and Smart Building Infrastructure Systems" also includes a one-week excursion to Cologne and North Rhine- Westphalia (included in program fee) will bring students to companies and public institutions with an emphasis on building automation and smart living. 

Learn more about the academic component of this program and view course syllabi here.


Cultural Program

In addition to the academic program, students will also have planned excursions and cultural activities.  Find out more about these activities (included with darmstadt4program fee) on the program website.

 Some activities include:

  • Guided tour of Darmstadt
  • Trip to Wiesbaden, Marburg, Kassel, & Rüdesheim
  • German movie night
  • Climbing park
  • Career Fair



darmstadt2Students will stay in the Hotel Atlanta in a shared room with another ISU student.  Breakfast is included at the hotel.  More information about accommodation can be found on this website.  Also, find out about meals here


This program is currently not accepting applications.