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Summer programs at Laureate International Universities


Summer programs at Laureate International Universities
Summer programs at Laureate International Universities

Are you interested in earning academic credit between semesters and adding an exciting international experience to your resume? Laureate member institutions around the world offer a variety of summer program options for students interested in Art, Business, Culture and English language. You can find all the information you need and more at Please check back frequently to see if new programs have been added.


Doing Business in Brazil at BSP

  • Host Institutions and Locations: Business School Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Dates: July 9 – July 16, 2011
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Program Focus: Cross Cultural Management, The BRIC phenomenon and implications for global growth, Negotiating in Latin America, Foreign Trade, Emerging Markets and Global Economics.
  • Basic Description:

    Brazil is gaining increased attention from the international media and global investors. Many years of solid monetary and fiscal policies have allowed the country to face turbulences and global financial crisis soundly. It is the "B" of the BRIC acronym; huge reserves of oil have been discovered in the pre-salt layer of its ocean waters; and it has become known worldwide as a developer of alternative energy sources, such as ethanol and biodiesel. BSP will provide graduate and undergraduate level students studying in Brazil not only a sense of managing in the Latin America market, but also unique tools and skills that they can apply in their local economy.


"A Tale of Two Cities" 2011 Laureate China Summer School

  • Host Institutions and Locations: Sichuan Tianyi University (Sichuan, China) and Laureate Shanghai (Shanghai, China)
  • Dates: July 5 – July 15, 2011 or August 5 – August 15, 2011. (Two open sessions, you can choose either one.)
  • Program Focus: Chinese Language, History, Culture and Current Society
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Basic Description:

    The Tale of Two Cities program is an adventure taking place in two distinct regions in China (Mid China and East China) specifically designed for international students who want to learn more about this fascinating land, including its people, its food, and its culture. The program offers a broad range of culture practice and outdoor activities. Students will experience Chinese society with special taste into extensive and profound resources in these two great cities. The schedule features several amazing activities, but not limited to: For more information, please visit the program website or contact the program director directly via email at or via phone at +86 21 5238 9782 8005/8002.


  • Host Institution & Location: Ecole Superieure du Commerce Exterieur (Paris, France)
  • Dates: June 27 – July 22, 2011
  • Language of Instruction: English & French
  • Program Focus: French Language, Business and Culture
  • Basic Description: Intensive French Language and Culture Program
ESCE's Summer Program consists of intensive French language instruction in the mornings, and then a choice of 2 of 3 specialized options in the afternoons.

French language classes cater to beginner through advanced. A web based language test will enable us to place you in an appropriate group. Of the three afternoon options, we offer two business related courses taught in English that focus on characteristically French industries: one focuses on the wine business, the other on the fashion and luxury goods industry. The third option is a course designed to introduce the international student to French culture and identity. This is taught in French and so is only open to students with an intermediate level of French or above.

Weekly cultural activities are organized in addition to the courses. Participants are able to enjoy approximately 20 hours of cultural activities during the program. All cultural activities and visits are designed to give students the opportunity to discover aspects of Paris or France through visits that would not normally be available to a typical tourist.

For additional information on the courses and the application form, please visit the program website:


  • Host Institution & Location: BiTS (Iserlohn, Germany)
  • Dates: August 1 – 19, 2011
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Program Focus: Sustainable Mobility–Automotive Management meets Green Business
  • Basic Description:

    The Sustainable Mobility Summer School at BiTS offers a future-oriented course at the interface between Green Business and Automotive Management. To act green, even in the automotive sector, and to have economic benefits are no longer contradictory concepts, but go hand in hand as logical, necessary and productive components. The curriculum of this program consists of green and automotive related issues comprising economic facts – from Sustainable Economics and Green Management to Innovation & Technology and Sourcing & Supply Chain Management. Field trips to different companies such as Bayer in Leverkusen, the German Automobile Club ADAC in Landsberg and to BMW in Munich complete the Summer School program. Program subjects include: Sustainable Economics, Green Management, Sourcing & Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Innovation & Technology

    This three –week program includes 120 hours of study and participants can earn as much as 10 ECTS upon successful completion. The program is of special interest to business and engineering students (undergraduate and graduate), who wish to learn more about sustainability. For more information, please contact the BiTS International Office Tel: +492371776511 or-561 or- or via email:


2011 Summer Session at Domus Academy and NABA Milano

  • Host Institutions and Locations: NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano and Domus Academy, Milan
  • Program Dates:
    1st session: 27 June – 8 July
    2nd session: 12 July – 22 July
    3rd session: 26 July – 5 August
  • Program Focus: More than 30 programs in all areas of Fashion & Design (Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced levels)
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Basic Description:

    The Summer Programs provides a wide synthesis of Domus Academy and NABA know-how, giving a view of the most significant market trends – the industrial creation processes, artistic and social expression, Interior and Product Design, Landscape Architecture, Fashion Design, Styling, Accessories, Fashion Textiles and Fibers, Fashion and Retail Management, Visual Design and Communication together with the opportunity to experiment a topical project theme, under the guidance of renowned professionals that will help students to delve into a design environment simulating a professional studio, gaining profound insight into the technical components of the design process.

    Domus Academy and NABA Summer Session has been designed in a way that will enable students to combine their courses in a 4-week or 6-week session thus making the most of their time in Milan and fully experimenting the two Academies' teaching approaches and values.

    For more information or to apply, please visit our website: To learn more about Domus and NABA and hear directly from Laureate students who have participated in international programs, please watch the following short video:!/video/video.php?v=149524211778030

Domus Academy Summer Programs (pdf)
NABA Summer Programs Overview (pdf)


UEM Summer Campus 2011

  • Host Institution & Location: Universidad Europea de Madrid (Madrid and Valencia, Spain)
  • Dates: July 11 - 22, 2011
  • Language of Instruction: English and Spanish
  • Program Focus: Architecture, Dance, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Photography & Video, Social Sciences and Spanish Language & Culture
  • Basic Description:

    UEM Summer Campus 2011 is a unique occasion to enjoy a summer with a difference in Spain, in a truly multicultural environment that will give you first-hand experience of our customs, culture and heritage, combined with all the leisure activities imaginable. The UEM Summer Campus is an unforgettable experience and also a great opportunity to compliment your education through highly specialized programs that cover a variety of academic disciplines and put you in touch with first-rate professionals, giving you an insight into the needs and trends of today's job market. Student accommodations are available on campus for interested students and there are a variety of cultural experiences and visits available for interested students.

    For additional information on the courses and the application form, please visit the program website:

United Kingdom

  • Host Institution & Location: University of Liverpool
  • Dates: 4th July – 12th August 2011 (1st three week session July 4 – 22, 2nd three week session July 25 – August 12)
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Program Focus: Culture, History, Politics, International Business and English Language
  • Basic Description:

    The six-week program is organized into two three-week blocks. Students take 3 courses of their choice from a list of options offered by University of Liverpool faculty, a full listing is available on the website Students also take an English language program, placement based on language skills, for another four hours per week.

    Students will stay in self catering accommodation in Liberty Living at Prospect Point, which is within a 10 minute walk of 126 Mount Pleasant. The good quality accommodation offers en-suite study bedrooms and a well equipped kitchen diner which includes a soft seating area and TV. Bedding and kitchen equipment will be provided. Accommodation will consist of a study bedroom and shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. 24 hour on site security is provided.

    For more information on the program, please visit the program website: or send an email to the program coordinator

United States

  • Host Institution & Location: NewSchool of Architecture and Design (San Diego, California)
  • Dates: Exploratory Design Seminar (July 11 – 24, 2011) and Second Exploratory Design Workshop (July 11 – August 5, 2011)
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Program Focus: Architecture
  • Basic Description:

    Exploratory Design Workshop
    Students in this 2 week exploratory workshop participate in a series of design lectures, seminars, fieldtrips to place of historical importance and relevant current practices exploring the progressive architectural legacy of Southern California. The workshop is equivalent to an architectural design seminar and participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

    Second Exploratory Design Workshop
    Students in this 4 week exploratory workshop participate in a series of design lectures, seminars, fieldtrips to place of historical importance and relevant current practices exploring the architectural legacy of Southern California and are most progressive practices. The content of the workshop will be equivalent to a design workshop and the participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.