Summer Programs

Summer programs are a great way to spend your summer learning in a new country with minimum impact to your degree. Please review the opportunities and contact Katie Haigh at to discuss how to apply. 


Arnhem Business School- Arnhem, The Netherlands

Summer Course: European Culture, Business and Entrepreneurship- 23 June - 14 July 2018.

The course is suitable for all students who are interested in learning more about European culture, entrepreneurship, doing business in Europe and in developing their personal skills. During this short course students will participate in interactive workshops that focus on skills and personal development in both entrepreneurial and general topics. The course consists of modules (which include either (guest) lectures, workshops, company visits or coaching sessions) that take place both on and off campus. Some of the topics covered in the course are:

  • Creative thinking
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Lean management
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Agricultural entrepreneurship
  • Personal branding 

More information and a video can be found online:


IESEG School of Management- Paris, France
IESEG International Summer Academy (July 1-27) focuses on Global Business and Management and awards up to 12 ECTS. Students from all over the world with very diverse academic backgrounds enjoy every year IESEG’s academic excellence and French “art de vivre”. I am happy to confirm that your students will automatically benefit a 10% partner discount on the total program fee. Therefore the total program fee would be only 2871 euros (instead of 3190 euros) for the full program of 5 courses (72 contact hours, 8 ECTS) , an intensive French language course (30 contact hours, 4 ECTS), accommodation in single room, extracurricular activities etc. And 2385 euros (instead of 2650 euros) for students who do not want to sign up for the French language course.
International Fashion Business Summer Program (July 1-15) provides students with basic knowledge in all of the key areas associated with the fashion business including brand development and positioning, digital marketing, retail, advertising, and consumer behavior. The fee for this program is 2160 euros (instead of 2400) including courses, company visits and activities, as well as accommodation in single room and a public transportation pass.


The French Culture Spring Session (June 1-30) is designed to provide international undergraduate et graduate students the opportunity to improve their French Language skills , introduce them to French Culture and give them an insight into Arts, Fashion and Cultural Management.

Aalto University, Mikkeli Campus, Finland

Mikkeli summer semester offers an unique experience for your students with international atmosphere and beautiful endless summer days in lake area of Finland.

In Mikkeli the teaching is organized in intensive modules, 1 module running for 3 weeks with professors from overseas. Students can choose to come for 3-12 weeks (take 1-4 courses) and get 6-24 ECTS credits.

Course modules for summer 2018:



Course name    (choose 1 course per module)

Module 12

May 21 - June 8

Financial Accounting for Global Business

Intercultural Negotiations

Module 13

June 11 - June 29

Consumer Culture

Environmental Economics

Module 14

July 2 - July 20

Business and Management of Digital Media Production 

MIS in International Business

Module 15

July 30 – August 17

Nonprofit Management

International Business to Business Marketing


Jonkoping University-Jönköping, Sweden

Jönköping University offers a summer school at the undergraduate level in Purchasing Logistics with a Global Perspective equivalent to 10 ECTS credits. 

Students will have the opportunity to obtain credits and participate in social and cultural activities to discover and learn about Sweden and the Swedish culture. In addition students will participate in company visits to some of the international well known Swedish companies such as IKEA and Husqvarna They will benefit from a term abroad during their summer break with the possibility to gain valuable international experience.

The dates are:

June 2-3, 2018: Arrival dates and pick-up service

June 4 to June 29, 2018 (4 weeks): The programme takes place

The complete course syllabuses and more information is at

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics- Jyväskylä, Finland

International Summer School in Human Sciences, 21 May - 15 June 2018

The University of Jyväskylä is pleased to welcome you to our 15th International Summer School in Human Sciences in May-June 2018. The Summer School in Human Sciences comprises of 21 interdisciplinary courses for undergraduate and/or graduate students interested in cultural and communication studies, education, business & economics, sport and health sciences and social sciences.

Courses available:

Week I: 21 - 25 May 2018

  • Finnish Language and Culture
  • Education in Finland
  • Introduction to Management and Leadership
  • Everyday Life in New Media – Online Ethnography as a Research Method
  • Organization and Role of Sport in the EU and its Member States
  • Approaches and Methods in Systematic Musicology
  • Intrapreneurship: Current Perspectives on New Business Development and Corporate Entrepreneurship

Week II: 28 May - 1 June 2018

  • Finnish Language and Culture
  • Working Models in Domestic Violence Counseling
  • National Education Systems: Foundations, Frameworks, Structures and Experiences
  • Popular Culture and Identity Construction in the US and Finland
  • Physical Activity, Sport, Health and Health Promotion - International perspectives
  • Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy and other Arts Therapies

Week III: 4 - 8 June 2018

  • Visual Research Methods
  • Learning Environments Enhancing Student Interaction: Global Trends and Best Practices
  • Sport Marketing
  • Cultural Economy and Work

Week IV: 11 - 15 June 2018

  • Press Photography: Theory, Practice and Interpretation
  • Sports Economics
  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • Learning and Teaching in Growing Diversity
  • Introduction to Gender Studies

Course descriptions

How to apply?

The online application form and instructions for completing the application are available at The application deadline is 1 March 2018. You are welcome to apply for the full summer school programme or parts of it. Each course lasts one week and they are 2-5 ECTS credits.


Students from partner universities all over the world are invited to apply to the Summer School. Also the degree students of the University of Jyväskylä are welcome to join the courses.


Students are accepted to the Summer School in the framework of the bilateral cooperation agreements between the University of Jyväskylä and partner universities. Consequently, we do not charge tuition or course fees. However, students may be required to pay tuition for their own home university to enable credit transfer. We will collect small participation fees for individual events of the social programme. Students are expected to pay for their travel to and from Jyväskylä as well as living expenses and accommodation while in Jyväskylä. 

Teaching staff

The teaching staff of the Summer School consists of professors, researchers and experts from the University of Jyväskylä and from partner universities.


Summer School participants will be accommodated in the apartments of the Kortepohja Student Village at about 2.5 kilometres / 1.5 miles from the University. They will each have a furnished study-bedroom with a shared kitchenette and bathroom.

The cost of accommodation is as follows:

4 weeks: 335 €

3 weeks: 295 €

2 weeks: 240 €

1 week: 165 €

Further information:

Summer School in Human Sciences

University of Jyväskylä