What are your summer plans? How about studying a course or two of your interest while you explore a different culture with other young people from all around the world? Attending a summer school program is an investment in your future career and it is a unique way to get the experience of a lifetime, have fun and spend your time wisely while collecting ECTS-points - which may allow you to take a course or two less in your forthcoming semester. Summer school is for those enrolled in a university and those who are currently not enrolled/taking a gap year.
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Countries with summer school programs:
Australia, England, New Zealand & USA
1: Summer school in the USA
AMDA's summer High School program is a 2 week program for high-school students aged 14-19 years. You can choose between 5 performing arts programs and they usually run from July-mid august
NYFA offers short term workshops lasting from 1-8 weeks, which you can take during the summer period.
UCLA offer two different types of Summer Sessions. One starting in June running 6, 8 or 10 weeks and one starting in August running 6 weeks.
Musicians Institute offers a one-two week summer program, their so-called Summer Shot. Spend a week in Hollywood at MI’s campus getting into the music industry.
UC Berkeley offers 6 or 8 weeks summer programs for current or recently graduated high school students running from June-August. UC Berkeley’s summer program is a great opportunity to experience college life and earn credits for college.
It is possible to take courses during summer at Hawaii Pacific University. You can take the summer courses at HPU as a Study Abroad student on bachelor level. Note however that HPU offers a limited amount of courses during Summer.
2: Summer school in New Zealand:
University of Otago’s offers a 3-week program during our summer time (June-July) named ‘International School’ as well as a Summer School during our winter time (January - February), which is a 5-6 weeks course.
3: Summer School in Australia:
University of Sydney offers a short term Summer program with courses on undergraduate level.
You can study at Bond University during the summer by taking a semester from May-August as a Study Abroad student.
4: Summer school in England:
University of the Arts, London offer Summer School programs for either 3,5 or 8 weeks running from May – August.
Regent's University London offer various Summer Programs. Take the ‘Summer at Regent’s’ Program which is an intensive 6 week program offering courses within for example fashion and design or the ‘English Summer Residential’ Program, which is an English language program lasting 2-6 weeks from June-August
Bournemouth University offers a 2 week summer course, which is open to all university and college students as well as graduates (minimum age 18). It is a great introduction to studying at an English speaking university.
UWE has 2-week summer school programs running in July-August, which combines improving English language skills and enhancing your knowledge of a chosen subject. Excellent for gap-year students and young students (minimum age is 16), and it is the perfect way of getting a taster of university life.
- Coventry University (40 min. from Birmingham)
Coventry offers a 2-week summer program from June-August. The summer program is focused on improving your English language skills and students can choose from a range of subjects for their summer program.
Good to know about attending summer schools abroad
- Most courses at summer school run from May to August
- In New Zealand and in Australia you can attend summer school during our winter meaning from November-Februar
- It is possible to apply for scholarships
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