Business, Politics, and Conflicts in a Changing World
Selected Topics in
• Business and Accounting
• Peace and Conflict Studies
• Middle Eastern Studies
• German Studies
Join the International Summer University (ISU) Marburg and spend four weeks…
… learning German,
… attending academic courses of your choice,
… gaining credits towards your degree (up to 9 ECTS),
… travelling in Germany and France for the ISU excursions,
… getting to know yourself better and
discovering the world!
Language of Instruction: English; 1 seminar will be offered in German
ISEP-Direct Summer for all ISEP member students
Hessen International Summer University (ISU) is a four-week summer program with intensive German language courses and academic seminars in the fields of Business and Accounting, Peace and Conflict Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and German Studies.
The compulsory program elements include
1) the language course. The language courses total 45 contact hours and are taught in small groups, offered at various levels.
2) two academic seminars
3) a one-week supplement course on German culture and politics
4) three-day field trip to Strasbourg
5) one one-day weekend trip. More field trips will be offered, students are welcome to participate in all trips at no extra cost.
Course syllabi download (available later)
Students taking courses in English do not need to have any prior knowledge of German. Students who would like to take the course in German should submit a proof of the German language competence as part of the application (B1 level). Non-native speakers of English should have sufficient language competence to follow subject courses. Note: The host institution ultimately determines proficiency level and course eligibility.
See the Membership Directory for details.
July 16 - August 13, 2016
May 15, 2016
HOUSING AND MEALS
The standard housing option included in the fee is in a single room in one of the university dormitories. A meal stipend of 50 Euro is included in the fee and will be pre-charged on the university card (known as U-Card), which can be used in all cafeterias and dining halls around campus, a warm meal there costs between 2,80 and 3,50 EUR. The university bistro and the "Mensa" are located within walking distance from where the ISU classes take place. Nearby there is a plenty of bars, bakeries, and cafés, twice a week right in front of the building a farmers’ market takes place, where local products may be purchased, but also snacks and drinks are being sold. Sandwiches and drinks will be available between classes (no extra cost), the weekend trip to Strasbourg will include meals.
The ISU is all about providing a platform for international dialog – in the classroom with an international team of highly qualified instructors, and outside the classroom during the field trips, excursions, and visits. The summer university students will be welcomed by the lord chancellor of Marburg in the city hall, and by Jewish and Islamic communities of the city. They will have a chance to see behind the curtains of the EU on a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, will follow the wine trail in the Alsace region in France, and will have a glimpse of the darker pages of European and German history in the concentration camp Le Struthof (France). The welcome dinner, movie nights and the international cooking night will provide room for fun and cultural exchange.
• Course readers will be available online prior to the program.
• ISU staff members will welcome the participants at the Frankfurt airport and accompany them on the train ride to Marburg.
• Daily breakfast (sandwiches and drinks, included in the fee).
• Study-In-Hessen Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about Germany, Hessen and Marburg as a study place, individual appointments with the university incoming student advisors for students interested in master and PhD programs can be set up.
The University of Marburg was founded in 1527 as the first Protestant university in the world and is one of the oldest universities in Germany. Since then, it has been a place of research and teaching for nearly five centuries. Marburg places top 6 among the university towns around Germany with the highest student population, with every third resident of Marburg being a student. This unique combination of history and a strong sense of tradition with a flair of a truly university community makes it a great place to study and live in.
Located in the heart of Germany, Marburg an der Lahn is a lively and safe medieval town with a long university tradition. The university campus, the romantic and picturesque old city with its castle, cafés, pubs, boutiques, as well as movie theatres, museums and cathedrals are all within walking distance. Just within an hour train ride from Frankfurt, Marburg is very easy to reach and it is a perfect starting point for a lot of exciting destinations that Europe has to offer: either Amsterdam, Paris, or Prague, it is a short train ride away.
HOW TO FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION
Please consider the following requirements when filling out the online application :
• Participant Profile: REQUIRED
• Host Request List:
º Placement: SELECT "Summer"
º Site: SELECT "ISEP Direct"
º Country: SELECT "Germany"
º Institution: SELECT "Philipps-Universität Marburg"
º Program Type: SELECT "Regular University Courses"
• Course Request List: For Course Name, enter "Europe and the Middle East in Transition" and click the disc icon.
• Language Proficiency: REQUIRED
º Are you planning to study at a host program where the primary language of instruction is different than your native language? SELECT "Yes."
º Please select ONE option that best describes your proof of language proficiency:
SELECT either Option 2 or 3 and fill out all the remaining fields.
• Personal Statement: REQUIRED
• Academic References: ONE REQUIRED
• Transcript: REQUIRED