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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.
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.
11 July - 10 August 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Lancaster students can choose between two exciting course offers:
Track II: International Development & Cooperation
Track III: Political Economy, Philosophy, and Politics
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:
University of Wisconsin Summer Program Brochure
Make your application directly by going to https://visp.wisc.edu/apply/
The Discover SWUFE International Summer School is a two-week-long English-language summer program focusing on Business Learning and Culture Experience in China. This year's theme is Global Trends in Finance and Economics.
14 - 27 July 2019 in Chengdu, China
Students taking part would pay 10,400 RMB / £1,190 approx. to cover tuition fees, accommodation, meals, activity costs and the application fee.
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The Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) is a four-week academic program offered by various Faculties at the University of British Columbia, Canada. The program provides the opportunity to take two academic courses while learning about Canadian practices and culture.
The deadline to apply for the July programme is 25 March 2019.
13 July - 13 August 2019 at the University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus.
There is a wide range of course packages available. For a complete list visit the programme website.
The packaged fee per student for the 2019 program is $5,250 CAD (approx £3,000). It includes:
Visit the Vancouver Summer Programme Website.
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.
8 June - 9 July 2019
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.
The programme fee is $7500 NZD (approx £4,000), but discounts may be available for Lancaster University students.
This fee covers:
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 China. The 13th edition of the School will run in Torino from Tuesday June 25 to Friday July 5, 2019.
25 June to 5 July 2019 in Torino, Italy
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.
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.
Visit the TOChina Summer School website
The IPBS Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summer Program teaches innovative thinking and presents and encourages an entrepreurial mindset aimed at undergraduate students from across the network of institutions of the International Partnership of Business Schools.
17-28 June 2019 at ICADE central campus in Madrid, Spain
Delivered by a mix of practical and academic classes, off-site visits, company incubators and guest sepakers, the aim of the program is to provide a deep dive insight into entrepreneurship and innovation in order to complement and augment perspectives of other disciplines. Follwing the work of Morris, Neck and colleagues the program emphasises the need for a multifaceted approach to entrepreneuship education, combining learning with direct experience and moving away from simulation and imagined activities towards a more directly engaged curriculum.
The Summer School will be preceded by a self-study mini MOOC, suitable for distributed access to all summer school participants. This introduction will cover entrepreneusrship from a historical perspective; overview of the breadth of conexts in which entrepreneurship occurs; psychological and alternative models of how entrepreneurs have been considered; entrepreneurship in the national and world economy; key trends, concepts and current debates (such as, how should entrepreneurship be taught?).
Course tuition fee: 1,200 Euros
Student will also need to pay for travel to and from the programme, accomodation, meals and free time activities.
Download the IPBS Summer Program leaflet
The University of Trento Summer School on China Studies aims to analyse current trends in China's developments. Leading 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.
7 to 20 July 2019 in Trento, Italy
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.
The programme fee is EUR 1,000 (approx £860). This fee covers tuition, accommodation, meals, museum entry, bus pass and a social programme.
Visit the Summer School on China Studies: Tradition and Innovation website
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