Summer Schools at Lancaster's Global Exchange Partners

Lancaster University has a number of partnerships with universities and other institutions around the world that offer summer schools. By taking part in one of these programmes you have the opportunity to enrich your academic studies while immersing yourself in another culture. We have highlighted the summer schools that may be of particular interest.

In addition to the fees listed below, participants will also need to arrange their own flights to the destination, and will be responsible for ensuring that they have the correct documents, such as visas, to enter the country and participate in the programme. The Global Experiences team will be able to support you with this.

Please note, exchange places may be limited for each programme and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Placement on one of these programmes will also be subject to you being in good academic standing with your department, and you may need to meet minimum grade requirements.

Applications are now open for the following programmes! Once you have completed the online form a member of the Global Experiences Team will get in touch with you to let you know the next steps.

University of Wisconsin, United States

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Political Science Department is one of the United States' oldest and most highly respected programs. During their Political Science Visiting International Student Programme (VISP) you will have the option to choose from three study tracks, each designed to give you new insights to enrich your studies.

Programme Information 

When and Where

11 July - 10 August 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Course offering

Lancaster students can choose between two exciting course offers:

Track II: International Development & Cooperation

  • Explore the political, economic, and social challenges of foreign aid and international development
  • Compare regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America
  • Gain in-depth understanding of domestic & international institutions
  • Learn to think critically about development theory & practices

Track III: Political Economy, Philosophy, and Politics

  • Explore “openness”: international trading strategies, migration and open borders, the politics of free speech, and censorship
  • Read both contemporary and classic literature from economics, philosophy, and political science
  • Engage in the intensive study of the philosophical, economic, and political dimensions of “openness”

Cost

Lancaster University students would pay around $3495 (approx £2,700) to participate. This total amount includes a scholarship from the institution and covers the following things:

  • Tuition & Segregated Fees: $2765 ($4765 less $2000 scholarship)
  • Insurance: $130
  • Housing: $600

More information

 University of Wisconsin Summer Program Brochure

To Apply

Make your application directly by going to https://visp.wisc.edu/apply/

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Nagasaki University, Japan

Travel to our partner institution, Nagasaki University- School of Environmental Sciences to take part in an exciting research and summer school experience. 

Programme Information 

When

9 June - 30 August 2019

Course offering

Travel to Japan to take part in a full summer of activities, including:

  • 2.5 months research stay in a Japanese lab in the School of Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University. Select from a range of host labs and MSci co-supervised projects. We can help you find a suitable host lab within the Faculty of Environmental Sciences.
  • Participate in the International Summer School on the Environment (August 19th-29th). Activities include trans- disciplinary seminars, group work, visits to research facilities in Nagasaki prefecture & cultural visits.

Cost

There is no fee to take part in this programme, and your housing and living expenses would be covered by a JASSO scholarship. You may also be eligible for a stipend from Nagasaki University.

More Information

Contact Dr Gabriela Toledo-Ortiz or view the Nagasaki University Program Flyer

University of Waikato, New Zealand

Enhancing Sporting Performance is an exciting new programme designed for athletes of all levels and students studying sport science. It is taught by experts in the university's Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance.

While studying at Waikato, athletes will have the opportunity to continue with their sport, practicing with local teams in the evenings and competing on the weekends. Students will have access to state-of-the-art high performance training centres where researchers work with elite teams, including New Zealand Cycling and New Zealand Sevens rugby, to reach peak athletic performance.

Programme Information 

When

8 June - 9 July 2019

Course offering

This programme is targeted at athletes who are passionate about their own performance and the opportunity to understand more about the science behind what they can do to enhance this.

Cost

The programme fee is $7500 NZD (approx £4,000), but discounts may be available for Lancaster University students.

This fee covers:

  • Tuition
  • Sports training
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Airport pickup
  • Insurance
  • Trips and excursions

Website

waikato.ac.nz/go/summerabroad

The University of Waikato

University of Torino, Italy

The TOChina Summer School aims to work at the intersection between China’s long-term structural transformations in socio-political, economic and cultural terms, and those particularly salient trends that are currently informing international debates on ChinaThe 13th edition of the School will run in Torino from Tuesday June 25 to Friday July 5, 2019.

Programme Information 

When and Where

25 June to 5 July 2019 in Torino, Italy

Course highlights

The TOChina Summer School is suitable not only for participants wishing to study the domestic aspects of China’s politics, but also for those who intend to explore the rapidly evolving dynamics of Asian and global geopolitics and economics. For those looking for insights into future career options, the TOChina Summer School offers a unique opportunity to engage in lively debates with senior scholars who are often in charge of PhD programs in their country, and affiliated to a variety of organizations. The informal sessions participants join to acquire greater knowledge of the work of TOChina faculty members are a trademark of TOChina’s hands-on approach to the study of contemporary China. 

Cost

Tuition for the programme is EUR 790 (approx £680). Participants will also need to arrange accommodation in the city. Torino University offers scholarships covering accommodation and meals. 

More information

Visit the TOChina Summer School website

University of Trento, Italy

The University of Trento Summer School on China Studies aims to analyse current trends in China's developmentsLeading experts on China Studies and representatives of Chinese political, economic and cultural spheres will analyse current Chinese trends within the frame of economical, legal and cultural phenomenon.

Programme Information 

When and Where

7 to 20 July 2019 in Trento, Italy

Course highlights

The selected topics are: the new E-Commerce Law, the draft of the future Civil Law Code to be adopted in 2020, the Supreme People's Court Case Guidance System, the Fundamental Characters of Chinese Culture Today, the Experience of Modernization and Reform, the Importance and Role of Chinese Language, Sharing Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Law and Virtue, China in a Global Context.

Cost

The programme fee is EUR 1,000 (approx £860). This fee covers tuition, accommodation, meals, museum entry, bus pass and a social programme.

More information and to apply

Visit the Summer School on China Studies: Tradition and Innovation website