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Take a summer break - in a German Summer School

May 05, 2008

A good summer break is what we all long for – visiting new places, meeting people, looking at interesting sites and diving straight into a life of another kind. This summer, do it a little differently. Visit some of Europe’s most modern cities, go through breathtaking landscapes and get a cross-section of cultural experiences. All this, while you do a summer course in one of Germany’s universities or institutes of higher education.

In the summer holidays from July to September, Germany's universities, Fachhochschule universities of applied sciences and university-affiliated institutions offer courses in practically all subject areas. In many of the courses you can choose between German and English as the language of instruction.

Besides special courses, there is a vast amount of language programmes available for those who want to learn German. During the language lessons, students also learn regional science, inter-cultural communication or German for special purposes. In preparation for studying in Germany, students can take the German language proficiency test required for acceptance at German Institutes.

Some courses being offered for the summer of 2008 include the Berlin Mathematical summer school from 1st – 12th September at the Freie University in Berlin, four-week programmes from June to September 2008 at the Hessen International Summer Universities and four-week International summer language courses from 14th July – 5th September 2008 at the University of Bremen.

Most summer courses are designed in such a manner that students get enough free time to get to know typical German life during their stay. Concerts, museums, day trips and much more are part of the day’s routine. Students have to pay for most of the courses, but the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) also offers scholarship programmes for advanced students. DAAD’s internet data bank provides a comprehensive list of summer courses available in different subject areas. So just click on your choice and experience a very different vacation this summer.

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