International Summer School Opportunities

We will update this page with all summer opportunities as we learn of them! Check back regularly! And please don’t hesitate to ask the UPEI Study Abroad office questions at any time!

Summer Programs 2025

2025 offerings will be posted as they become available. The following programs were those available in Summer 2024.

Summer Programs 2024

Summer Study Abroad Opportunities with UPEI Partner Schools

Finland: Turku Abo Summer School (open to UPEI students as a North2North partner school)

Deadline to apply is January 9 to April 14, 2024

Turko Abo Summer School offers 17 topical, wide-ranging and fully accredited courses from the key areas of five higher education institutions in the Turku region. Get the latest insights on topics ranging from game design and social sustainability to financing and urban planning and much more! Most of the courses are taught on-site and require presence in Turku, Finland August 5–16, 2024. In addition, there are four self-paced online courses that you can take part in anywhere. Special low course fees! Course fees vary between 50–75 Euro.

Korea: Dankook University's International Summer School 2024

The application portal will open February 1; deadlines for applying are between February 1, 2024 and April 30, 2024

Students also need to complete their online application by:

  • March 15, 2024 - if applying for the Global Village + Academic Program
  • April 30, 2024 - if applying for the Academic Program only
  • May 31, 2024 - if applying for the Korean Immersion Program only

Only four (4) UPEI seats available!

This is a yearly recurring series of summer programs taking place in late June, July and August at Dankook University, South Korea and is organized by the ISS team of DKU's Office of International Affairs. Their office has been running the program since 2009 and over the years have had the pleasure to welcome hundreds of international students from all around the globe.

The International Summer School is divided into three programs over the course of summer: the Global Village in June–July, the Academic Program in July, and the Korean Immersion Program in August.

To summarize, the Global Village is a unique three-week teaching internship program where participants teach conversation classes in their mother language to small groups of DKU students, before continuing to the Academic Program.

In the four-week Academic Program participants can attend one or two interesting academic courses taught by international and DKU faculty. During the week after classes and on Saturdays, participants can participate in fun cultural activities like K-pop dance, Taekwondo, Temple Stay, and many more.

Finally, the Korean Immersion Program is a three-week program in August where participants will be immersed in Korean language and culture by taking intensive Korean classes and joining various fun cultural activities to learn about Korean culture.

For a more detailed overview of their summer programs, visit the International Summer School website.

Finland: Jyvaskyla University Summer School 2024

Do you want to advance your academic expertise in STEM–science, technology, engineering, mathematics–during the summer break, and create scientific networks and memories? Jyväskylä Summer School offers you a unique academic and cultural journey that gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself and develop your skills in your field of interest. You also get the chance to spend time in an international and interdisciplinary science community.

Jyväskylä Summer School, organized at the University of Jyväskylä this year for the 33rd time, offers high-quality courses for advanced Master’s students, PhD students and post-docs in various fields of natural sciences, mathematics and information technology. All courses are taught in English by distinguished researchers from different parts of the world.

Participation in all Summer School courses is free of charge. Students from all over the world are encouraged to apply.

The majority of the 33rd Jyväskylä Summer School courses fall under the following three themes:

  • Self-assembly in Biological and Molecular Materials
  • Circular Economy and Sustainability
  • Data Optimisation

Courses are offered in the following subjects:

  • Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Sciences
  • Cyber Security
  • Inverse Problems
  • Mathematics
  • Nanoscience
  • Physics

Please see the bottom of this section for a complete list of courses offered. In 2024 the courses will mainly be arranged in person, but also a few in hybrid mode. The study mode of each course is marked in the course descriptions


Participation in all Summer School courses is free of charge. Participants are responsible for covering their own meals, accommodation and all costs related to travel as well as possible visa costs.

More information

Course programme, application instructions, practical info

Deadline for applications is April 30 2024!

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via HelpJYU service.

Courses offered August 5–9, 2024

CH2: Critical Raw Materials in Circular Economy
MA1: Convexity, Partial Differential Equations and Game Theory
MA2: Harmonic Analysis Methods for Nonlinear Parabolic PDEs
IP1: Integral Equations and Compact Operators
IP2: X-ray Computed Tomography Inside Out: Physics, Mathematics, Imaging and Applications
NANO1/PH2: Introduction to Quantum Magnetism
NANO2/CH5/PH3: Applied Functional Materials Based on DNA-Nanotechnology
COM3: Introduction to Quantum Computing
COM4: Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)
COG1: Fundamentals of Inclusive and Accessible Design of Technology

Courses offered in August 12–16, 2024

BIO1: Introduction to Sustainability Transitions: A Social-Ecological Perspective
CH1: Troubleshooting in Synthesis: A Practical Course
CH3: Sustainable & Green Chemistry
CH4/NANO4: Fundamentals and Applications of Chiral Molecules and Crystals
NANO3/BIO2: Bacterial Light Perception and Optogenetic Applications
PH1: Superconductivity in Novel Quantum Materials
COM1: Robot Perception: Laser Scanning and Point Cloud Processing
COM2: Beyond Conventional Optimisation: Data-Driven Multi-Objective Bayesian Optimisation
COG2: Accessible Visualizations: Conveying Information Across Sensory Modalities Hands-on Lab
CYB1: Cyber Security in Organizations

France: ESC Rennes School of Business

Deadline to apply via the UPEI International Experience Application is March 1, 2024 in order to be nominated on time.

Summer School Application now open!

2024 offerings for Exchange Students from UPEI:

  • AI Business: 4 sessions (May 13–17, May 21–25, May 27–31, June 3–7, 2024)
  • Consumer Behaviour: Tuesday, May 21–30, 2024
  • Cross Cultural Management: June 4–13, 2024
  • Sustainable Business: June 18–27, 2024

Read more information about the program 

USA: Western Carolina University (WCU) Summer Term 2024

Contact the Study Abroad Office for Application Deadline Information

WCU courses begin June 4, 2024 and run through early August

WCU, located in North Carolina in the US is offering a number of unique and exciting opportunities for summer 2024. Students enjoy small classes, the chance to explore new subjects, fulfill liberal studies requirements, or even lighten their course load. Summer study at WCU is similar to regularly one or two semester study abroad exchanges.

For more information, visit the WCU webpage.

Japan: Waseda Summer Session 2024 

  • Online application period: February 26 to March 22, 2024
  • Summer program duration and dates: six weeks, from June 15–July 26, 2024

Together with Waseda students, participating students will fully explore Waseda and Tokyo, which is consistently ranked high among the best cities to visit in the world.

Students will choose 2 courses to take during the month-long program. You can take part in the courses which cover a variety of interests including business, culture, economics, history, literature and art, politics and sociology in the context of Japan and Asia.

The courses are taught in English by experienced faculty members from Waseda and visiting professors from the top global universities.

Visit the Waseda Summer Session website for more information and to apply.

Japan: SEINAN Summer Japanese Program 2024 (yet to be confirmed)

The application for the in-person SEINAN Summer Japanese Program information is open!

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

The SEINAN program features several on/off-campus experiences-based learning taking advantage of being in Japan. You will come out of the program having learned and/or improved your Japanese language skills!

Dates of the program will be June 19 to July 19, 2024.

Review complete program information

The SEINAN Summer Japanese program has been successfully running for almost 20 years and has recently expanded to offer Japanese language education experiences for more students. 

SUMMER Study Abroad Opportunities Available for Credit from non-UPEI Partner Schools

(you can receive GSO funding and UPEI course credit for these summer programs, but fees are paid to the university programs directly)

Hungary: University of Pécs 2-week and 4-week programs 2024

Deadlines for applying are April 1, 2024

This program offers the following:

Two-week programs:

  • European Studies: July 7–20
  • Leadership Skills: July 7–20

Four-week programs:

  • Combined European Studies and Leadership Skills program: July 3–August 1
  • International Human Rights Law and Debate Academy: July 3–August 1

European Studies Summer School: July 7–20

  • Short description: During the summer school, students will study the political, economic, cultural and social achievements and challenges of the European Union, as well as expand their knowledge on topics such as the art history, gastronomy and folk traditions of Europe. They will broaden their perspectives about the contributing factors that led to contemporary Europe, including migration, cultural diversity, gender issues.
  • Who can apply: The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and PhD students
  • Credits offered: 6 ECTS credits
  • Program fee: 1050 EUR

Leadership Skills Summer School: July 7–20

  • Short description: The aim of the course is for students to become familiar with the leadership skills necessary to become effective, purposeful and good leaders. The main topic areas include leadership styles, strategic thinking, effective communication, team building, time management, responsibility and assertiveness.
  • Who can apply: The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and PhD students
  • Credits offered: 6 ECTS credits
  • Program fee: 1050 EUR

Combined European Studies and Leadership Skills program: July 3–August 1

  • Who can apply: The program is open to undergraduate, graduate and PhD students
  • Credits offered: 12 ECTS credits
  • Program fee: 2250 EUR

International Human Rights Law and Debate Academy: July 3–August 1

  • Short description: The summer school will address some of the most typical issues of international human rights, including the protection of human rights in armed conflicts, the accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to asylum versus national security, the human rights implications of AI systems and algorithmic decision-making, etc. The debate course will provide students with introduction to argumentation theory, rhetoric, and with practical skills-building exercises in debate and public speaking.
  • Who can apply: Law students
  • Credits offered: 11 ECTS credits
  • Program fee: 2500 EUR

All the programs are taught in English.

All the program fees include:

  • cost of instruction
  • accommodation in a dormitory
  • lunch on teaching days
  • dinner when evening programs are organized
  • sightseeing, museum visits, Intercultural Evening, Quiz Night, wine tasting program, traditional Hungarian dinner night, Hungarian folk dance class, beach party

Application period for the University of Pécs summer program is open until April 2, 2024. For more information on specific programs please visit