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Summer 2020 Programs will be announced in January 2020.

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Summer Study Abroad Programs for Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Students

How to apply

To apply please submit an application to the host institution (links will be provided as they are made available in the program descriptions), and, if taking a program for academic credit, please also submit an application to the Baruch College Study Abroad Office.

Host Institution Application Deadline: Varies by program, please see program descriptions for deadline

Baruch College Study Abroad Office Application Deadline: March 15 (must submit application for approval to receive credit for credit-bearing programs)

Application processes, fees, and eligibility vary from program to program. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Global Initiatives at MSPIA.Global.Initiatives@baruch.cuny.edu.

A limited number of Marxe Global Initiatives Scholars Awards are available to offset the study abroad expenses if a student qualifies. To qualify for the award applicants need to have been accepted into a Marxe School sponsored study abroad program, and have 9 PAF credits completed at the time of application with a 3.4 GPA. Applicants must also be matriculated students at the time of application as well as during the course of the program. Please email MSPIA.Global.Initiatives@baruch.cuny.edu for the application if you would like to apply.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Global Initiatives at MSPIA.Global.Initiatives@baruch.cuny.edu


 

For Graduate Students:

Study in Brazil
Study in China
Study in Colombia
Study in Denmark
Study in France
Study in Netherlands

For Undergraduate Students:

Study in Germany

Berlin School of Economics and Law offers a variety of three- and four-week summer programs taught in English that explore topics in the fields of business, economics, entrepreneurship and business law with a focus on the European Union. Program costs differ for each program, but include the following for all programs: tuition fees, accommodation, insurance, study trips, and certificate and transcript of records.

Application: Click here for online application (more information can be found here)

Application deadline: March 15, 2019

The European Union in a Global World: During this interdisciplinary program students will explore several different facets of the European Union, including business, economics, politics and social sciences. Study visits are an inherent part of this program, as is a module on German culture & society from an intercultural perspective. 

  • Program cost: 1,940 EUR (~2250 USD)
  • Course dates: June 23 - July 20, 2019
  • Accommodation: Included in program cost - Student Hostel (shared rooms and kitchenette)
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

How Europe Works: Institutions & Law in the EU: This business law program is a unique blend of business, law, politics and culture, offering students the chance to undertake a demanding, in-depth study of the European Union. Participants explore the political and legal functions of the EU in greater detail, in order to provide a better understanding of the EU’s interactions and role within the world.

  • Program cost: 1,650 EUR (~USD 1925)
  • Course dates: June 30 - July 20, 2019
  • Accommodation: Included in program cost - Student Hostel (shared rooms and breakfast)
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Study in Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. The CUHK International Summer School (ISS) is one of the most reputable and recognized summer programs in the Asia-Pacific region. At the five-week CUHK ISS July Session, you can: enroll in up to two academic courses (each with three credits) taught by leading academics from CUHK and prestigious overseas universities in the areas of business & management, China studies, Chinese language (Cantonese and Putonghua), environment, science & technology, and humanities & social science; study with peers from around the world at CUHK’s multicultural campus, which is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong; participate in excursions, activities, and visits to immerse in the local culture outside the classroom; and join an optional tour to Beijing and explore major landmarks including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Olympic stadiums and Summer Palace.

  • Application: Link can be found here for access to application - apply as Non-local Fee-paying Student
  • Application deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Program cost:
    • HKD 7,410 (~USD 950) for one 3-credit course
    • HKD 3,800 (~USD 488) for Administration & Activities Fee (covers orientation, farewell, cultural and weekend activities)
    • HKD 580 (~USD 75) for Visa Application Fee
    • HKD 450 (~USD 58) for Refundable Caution Money
  • Course dates: June 24 - July 31, 2019
  • Accommodation: HKD 5,130 (~USD 658) for Double or triple occupancy rooms on-campus
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students

All courses listed below are credit-bearing, and can be taken for credit.

Course list:

  • Chinese Foreign Policy: Analytic study of motivations, objectives, means, manifestations and consequences of Chinese foreign policy. Discussion of Chinese foreign policy-making apparatus, procedures and styles. China’s role in the contemporary world and outstanding foreign policy problems facing China.
  • Energy and Green Society: This course is designed to help students to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the global energy crisis and environmental issues our society is currently facing.
  • Government and Politics of China: This is an introductory course that surveys key issues in Chinese politics, including the historical background of the system, the roles of the party/state, the style of leadership, the forms of popular participation, and the distinctive features of Chinese politics. The focus of this course is political change.
  • Theories and Practices of International Relations: This course provides an overview of International Relations (IR) theory, the concepts and approaches often adopted in studying the discipline. It aims to familiarize students with different theoretical frameworks and key issues encountered by the globalizing society.
  • Urban Sustainability: This course explores theories and practices pertaining to urban sustainability, focusing on the fundamental issue that gives rise to the notion of sustainability—the integrity of the Earth’s life-supporting system. It examines global and local environmental issues, as well as consequential socioeconomic problems, arising from urban development and continuous urban growth.

Study in Netherlands

The University of Amsterdam offers summer programs through their UvA Summer School that cover different topics in the humanities, urban studies, political science and social sciences. Each program has its own application deadline and application. To access the application and more program details, please click the hyperlinked program titles.

A Peaceful Mind: Mindfulness and Compassion-based Interventions: This three-week course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary perspectives on mindfulness and compassion interventions and their current applications, demonstrating different, but interconnected elements including research on medicine, education, organizations, and developmental, clinical and neuropsychology.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: June 30 - July 18, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities -OR- 550 EUR (~USD 650) for private room with private facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Building Brands and Influencing Behaviour: This three-week summer program will provide students with the skills to define the brand essence of an organization and bring it to life through design, copy and behaviour. Students will understand how all of the aspects of the brand need to work as one, in order to create a unique and relevant experience.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: July 7 - July 25, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Economics and Game Theory: Students of this three-week course will cover principles of micro- and macro-economics, and receive an introduction to game theory. The course will also cover the basics of different types of economic modelling, and their applications for economic policy and social science.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: June 30 - July 18, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Introduction to Sexuality Studies: This three-week summer course provides a thorough interdisciplinary exploration of central texts and key concepts in the studies of sexuality and gender in the social sciences.

  • Application deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: June 16 - July 4, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Placemaking in the City: This three-week interdisciplinary course unravels the practice, theory, policies and politics of ‘placemaking,' taking Amsterdam as a site for analysis and action. Placemaking is more than a method; it is a philosophy for the development and experience of cities, combining disciplines such as sociology, environmental psychology, (micro)political science, architecture and urban design.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: July 7 - July 25, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Social Movements and Social Change: In this three week program, students will learn about the tactics and strategies of (urban) social movements, researching and articulating a collectivity's interests and claims. In particular, students will learn how to critically apply social movement theory to explain the successes and/or failures of protest and resistance in particular social contexts.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: June 30 - July 18, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

For Graduate Students:

Study in Brazil

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) offers Brazilian Seminars - an international summer school which provides students, young scholars and international administrators with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about Brazil. It’s an interdisciplinary program meant to give a broad perspective of Brazilian issues which are currently in the global scenario. The program consists of 48 hours of lectures and off-class activities that offer a panorama on Brazil’s different aspects, ranging from politics to environmental issues, from culture to public health.

Program Title: Brazilian Seminars

  • Application: Please email MSPIA.Global.Initiatives@baruch.cuny.edu for application and details.
  • Application deadline: May 31, 2019 (Early Bird deadline: March 31, 2019)
  • Program cost: 1450 USD *includes tuition, cultural activities and technical visits (Exchange rate subjected to fluctuation)
  • Course dates: July 11 - July 26, 2019
  • *There is an optional Portuguese survival language course from July 8 - July 11 for an additional fee of 380 USD (includes tuition and cultural activities).
  • Accommodation: 500 USD for a single room (to be confirmed and price includes breakfast and internet access) *Availability for housing/Brazilian Homestay is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.
    • There is a 100 USD non-refundable homestay application fee
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • *Non-credit bearing - taken as a certificate program

Study in China

Southwestern University of Finance and Economic (SWUFE) offers two different diverse 2-week programs combining study, travel, lectures, and visits to local businesses.

Why participate in the programs at SWUFE?

  • An opportunity to visit Chengdu, one of China’s most rapidly expanding cities and host for the Summer School;
  • A variety of curricular and cultural activities featuring lectures, workshop, company visits, sightseeing, cultural night and social events;
  • A diverse student body of the brightest young talents from the leading universities across continents.

2019 SPA Global Academy Summer School

The SPA Global Academy Summer School is hosted by the School of Public Administration at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Professors from international well-known universities are invited to give summer courses and lectures to students. This is a wonderful chance to learn Chinese calligraphy, cooking and traditional tea ceremony. These experiences combined will give you a unique and first-hand understanding of Chinese culture, language and business.

  • Application: Please email MSPIA.Global.Initiatives@baruch.cuny.edu for application and details.
  • Application deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Program cost: Selected students will be funded by SWUFE. The host institution will cover application fee, course fees, accommodation, local transportation around Chengdu, and meals.
    • All other expenses are the sole responsibility of the student, including: visa application fee, airfare, insurance, and other miscellaneous expenses.
  • Course dates: July 14 - July 27, 2019
  • Accommodation: Included in the program fee
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • *Non-credit bearing - taken as a certificate program

2019 Discover SWUFE International Summer School (themed as Global New Trends in Finance and Economics)

Over the last few years, Discover SWUFE has established a reputation for itself by providing a unique opportunity for international students to learn more about Chengdu, and foster a deep understanding of the local historical, cultural, business and economic environments of modern China. The program aims to provide participants a wonderful experience of SWUFE, Sichuan, and China in general.

  • Application: Please email MSPIA.Global.Initiatives@baruch.cuny.edu for application and details.
  • Application deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Program cost: Selected students will be funded by SWUFE. The host institution will cover course fees, accommodation, local transportation around Chengdu, and meals.
    • All other expenses are the sole responsibility of the student, including: application fee, visa application fee, airfare, insurance, and other miscellaneous expenses.
  • Course dates: July 14 - July 27, 2019
  • Accommodation: Included in the program fee
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • *Non-credit bearing - taken as a certificate program

STUDY IN COLOMBIA

Universidad de La Salle, located in Bogotá, Colombia offers short term courses in the International La Salle Summer Academy either in June or July 2019. Students may apply for one of two sessions, where they will participate in a 10-day course that runs Monday-Friday, partake in cultural excursions, and receive a certificate of completion. Please see below for more information about the application, program dates, fees, and course options.

  • Application: Please email MSPIA.Global.Initiatives@baruch.cuny.edu for application and details.
  • Session One:
  • Session Two:
  • Program cost USA 470, includes:
    • Course tuition - USD 395
    • Administrative fee - USD 75
  • Accommodation: Not included - Students arrange their housing on their own but the host university will assist in finding accommodations near campus.
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • *Non-credit bearing - taken as a certificate program

Study in Denmark

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is internationally accredited and a leading European business school. The International Summer University Programme (ISUP) was established in 1999, and at present it draws approx. 2000 participants from more than 50 countries - international exchange students, freemovers, students from CBS and other Danish universities as well as professionals seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills. The Programme provides participants with an exceptional opportunity to study in a truly international environment and combine high-quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience.

ISUP offers courses taught in English that cover a wide range of classic business courses as well as more diverse, innovative and entrepreneurial courses, which draw on other academic disciplines. Each course is 7.5 ECTS, and students can enroll in a maximum of 2 courses (15 ECTS). The program runs for 6 weeks.

  • Application: Link can be found here for application - apply as Non-European Freemovers
  • Application period:
    • First round: February 12, 2019 at 12:00 CET - February 19, 2019 at 23:59 CET
    • Second round: March 26, 2019 at 12:00 CET - April 2, 2019 at 23:59 CEST
  • Program cost: DKK 14,250 (~USD 2,225) *only includes tuition fees (all other expenses are not covered)
  • Course dates: June 26 - August 2, 2019
  • Accommodation: DKK 5,400 - 12,000 (~USD 850 - 1875) *Depends on room size, single or shared double room; and prices are as of 2018 so subject to change
  • Eligibility: Graduate students

All courses listed below are credit-bearing, and can be taken for credit.

Course list:

  • Behavioural Public Policy for Sustainable Development: This course offers an opportunity for students to learn about the insights of behavioral economics and "nudging" in general and applied to the field of sustainability policy in specific.
  • Business and Society: Beyond Compliance toward Sustainability, Innovation and Social Impact: This course will examine the role of firms in society, specifically addressing how they can simultaneously manage shareholder demands for growth, employee desires for meaningful dignified work, and societal expectations related to sustainability and social impact.
  • Circular Economies and Sustainable Development Goals: Attracting increased attention from governments, businesses and civil society, the circular economy is an emerging field of study. This course will cover a range of critical questions from conceptual and practical perspectives, like what is the relationship between the circular economy and growth, and who ventures into the spaces of circular economy.
  • Critical Perspectives on Sustainability: This course introduces students to corporate sustainability, sustainable finance, and sustainable development through the lens of critical social sciences like environmental anthropology and political ecology.
  • Globalization, Employment and Careers: This seminar explores how the nature of work has changed dramatically in recent years putting pressure on traditional institutions and policies governing work in advanced industrialized countries, while exposing the failure of institutions to protect workers in many emerging and developing market economies.
  • Managing Non-Profits - Learning from Principles and Practices: This course seeks to equip participants with an understanding of non-profit organizations (NPOs) and the necessary knowledge and skills to manage them effectively.
  • Internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: As business grows increasingly international due to the interaction, exchange, and interdependence amongst nations, firms, and people around the world, more firms are confronting this exciting yet challenging dynamic. This course aims to help students make sense of how this international dynamic impacts small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • Leading Innovative Organizations: The course will explore the psychological life of organizations and how organizational culture and climate drive sensemaking (filtering, processing and attachment of meaning).
  • Organization: Team Dynamics in Multinational Corporations: The aim of the course is to provide students with knowledge of the dynamics of high performing global teams drawing on organization, communication and competence theories.
  • Project Management - Lean and Strategic: This course will take up project management tools and knowledge necessary to design, manage, and evaluate project work by exploring the conceptual foundations for successful project management in today’s globalized, complex organizations and societies.
  • Psychology of Decision Making - We are not irrational, are we?: A major focus of this inter-disciplinary course is whether, or under what conditions, people deviate from normative rules of decision making that have been developed by other disciplines, such as economics or management.
  • Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Business Practices and Development Economics: an Integrated Framework: This course invites graduate students to delve into different business practices that can transform the socioeconomic landscape and to use recent theoretical contribution in different fields such as economics, complexity theory, and management. The course explores critically social entrepreneurship and sustainability to analyze its economic and social impact.
  • Sustainability in the Nordics: In this course, student more deeply explore sustainability in the Nordics in an effort to understand how the Nordics such global sustainability leaders and consider what lessons may be applicable elsewhere in the world. 

Study in France

The Sciences Po Summer School is a unique opportunity for students from all over the world to discover Sciences Po over the course of a summer. The Summer School's University Program is held in two separate sessions during the months of June and July on the Paris campus.

  • Application: Link can be found here for application
  • Application deadline: Rolling Admissions
    • There is a 30 EUR application fee. Courses are open to admitted students on a first-come, first-served basis and will be closed when they are full. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply in advance to ensure availability in their first-choice class, if they are admitted.
  • Program cost: 2400 EUR (~2800 USD) *only includes tuition fees (all other expenses are not covered)
  • Course dates:
    • June session: June 3 - June 28, 2019
    • July session: July 2 - July 26, 2019
  • Accommodation:
    • 960 EUR (~1125 USD) for a single room with private bathroom and shared kitchen
  • Eligibility: Graduate students

All courses listed below are credit-bearing, and can be taken for credit.

June session:

  • Body, Mind and Soul at War: This seminar intends to address the concepts surrounding the impact of war violence, possibly extreme, on the bodies, the sensitivities and the minds of the people who deploy and/or experience it, both during the event itself and after the guns have fallen silent.
  • Media and Politics: The goal of this course is to provide participants with a good working knowledge of the role of media in contemporary politics.
  • Public Economics: When Markets need Governments: How should the state intervene in the fight between Uber and taxis? How much should governments involve the private sector in providing health insurance to its citizens? Should the state provide higher education or should it be left to private universities? These seemingly unrelated questions and many others will be addressed in this class using tools from economics, including in-class experiments and case studies, to understand the role that governments can play in the functioning of markets.
  • World Politics: This course relies on both theoretical and empirical (case studies) approaches to help students craft their own analysis of world politics. It proposes an interdisciplinary perspective of international issues, using the methods and frameworks of a variety of social sciences fields, including sociology, history, comparative politics, international relations, and political economy.

July session:

  • Changing Practices of Diplomacy: The objective of this course is to show the students how diplomacy, as a specific social activity, is working in 2019. The course will focus on the comparison of diplomatic processes mobilized by actors to reach foreign policy decisions, but it is not a course on comparative foreign policy analysis focusing on the outputs.
  • Economics and Society: The objective of the course is learning how to use economics to understand situations that according to the common wisdom belong to the domain of other social sciences (sociology, political sciences, demography, criminology and legal studies). The course does not substitute for the analysis of these disciplines but rather provides a complementary view on complex social phenomena.
  • The European Union at a Crossroads: Issues and Policies: The aim of the course is to introduce students to the multiple European realities and to provide the necessary tools for understanding how the EU can face different challenges in an ever-changing world. This interdisciplinary course will permit students to approach these major issues through the lenses of political science, law, economics and history.
  • Global Migration Governance: The objective of the course is to provide students with the intellectual and practical tools necessary for analysing and understanding socio-economic structures of migration trends, migration politics, and migrants’ experiences at various levels (local, national, regional, international, transnational) and in various regions of the world.
  • Human Rights and Global Development: This course will use a seminar-style approach to explore the linkages between human rights and development from a historical, theoretical, and practical perspective. Its departure point is the emergence, both in academia and policy, of a "human rights and development" trend over the past two decades.
  • Human Security: The course will introduce students to a broader, alternative, conception of “security,” one which concerns not only states and the international system, but also people in their everyday lives. It will examine what the analytical and policy implications would be of looking at contemporary security threats from an individual perspective.
  • Populism in Europe and the Americas: The main objective of this course is to explore the phenomenon of populism, by considering its meaning, causes and effects in a systematic and comparative way. This course will provide an introduction to populism in theory and practice, employing an increasingly consensual and ideational approach to populism.
  • The Scope and Limits of Economic Analysis of Public Policy: This course will present the role of economists in political decision making. It will first describe the theoretical developments that aim at understanding economic consequences of policies. Then it will focus on the empirical tools to assess the impact of economic policies. Last it will present the institutions built by economists to actually influence economic decisions.
  • Social policies: Europe, the US and the politics of welfare: The aim of the course is to provide students with a clear idea of the diversity of European social policies, of their historical and political origins, and to allow for the assessment of their performance. The course will also provide an in-depth account of current welfare reforms, in light of their historical development.
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Action: Global challenges and policy options: This course will provide intellectual material for students to understand the rationale for and challenges behind sustainable development and climate action. Students will develop a critical sense of the drivers of actions and the factors of inaction in this field/domain.

Study in Netherlands

The University of Amsterdam offers summer programs through their UvA Summer School that cover different topics in the humanities, urban studies, political science and social sciences. Each program has its own application deadline and application. To access the application and more program details, please click the hyperlinked program titles.

Migration and Integration: Refugees, Rights & Realities: This interdisciplinary three-week course introduces students to key issues in the legal, (geo)political, sociological and anthropological analysis of forced migration. It enables students to understand the context in which forced migration takes place, the social change this triggers in hosting communities and the efforts needed to successfully integrate newcomers.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: June 30 - July 18, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Planning the Cycling City: This graduate level program unravels urban cycling from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. We draw on historical and current events and thinking and engage with top Dutch and international experts and leaders. Students learn a host of essential skills that support meaningful understanding, developing and fostering of cycling cities.

  • Application deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: June 16 - July 4, 2019
  • Accommodation: 600 EUR (~USD 700) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Security Governance & Conflict Resolution: This three-week program will give students an in-depth look into the ways in which thinking and speaking about security have changed over time, and how stakeholders on various levels deal with conflicts and security, ranging from the international arena to the state and from private security companies to communities and individuals.

  • Application deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Program cost: 1,650 EUR (~USD 1925)
    • This includes trips to Brussels, The Hague, and various (inter)national organizations
  • Course dates: June 16 - July 4, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Summer Institute on Addiction: While addiction is not a new problem, few countries have sufficient resources allocated to address it. Further, the language and scope of addiction studies has grown in recent years. As our hyper-globalized world brings people, substances, ideas, and potential sources of addiction closer together than ever, researchers, care providers, academics and professionals need to look at addiciton studies in a new, dynamic light. This two-week Summer Institute seeks to provide an interdisciplinary approach and lens to the study of addiction.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1400 EUR (~1625 USD)
  • Course dates: June 30 - July 12, 2019
  • Accommodation: 550 EUR (~USD 650) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society: During this four-week advanced programme, students will gain knowledge of sexuality as it intersects with ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion, and will become more familiar with how sexuality is conceptualized and practiced within research, programmatic, and advocacy venues. Further, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals, important developments, and principles in the field of comprehensive sexuality education.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 2350 EUR (~2725 USD)
  • Course dates: July 7 - August 1, 2019
  • Accommodation: 675 EUR (~USD 800) for private room with shared facilities -OR- 750 EUR (~USD 875) for private room with private facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

The Circular City: Towards a Sustainable Urban Ecosystem: This three-week interdisciplinary and hands-on course unravels the complexity behind  truly sustainable urban development. The program uses Amsterdam as case study for analysis and action. While immersed within this innovative city, students will learn about several aspects of urban resilience from ecological, economic, and cultural perspectives.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: June 30 - July 18, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

The Politics of Ageing: This three-week interdisciplinary program will address important questions: what are the implications of demographic transition for an ageing population? How do governments, civil society, business and households deal with the risks of old age poverty in various regions of the world? What are the specific needs of older people and how do we care for them? In what way is the intergenerational contract under threat regarding social security and care?

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: June 30 - July 18, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Urban Studies: Planning and Living in Cities: In this three-week program students will explore the fundamental issues that are shaping the development and evolution of cities in the 21st century. With a focus on real urban places, set in both contemporary and historical contexts, the course will examine subjects such as neighborhood development and regeneration, housing finance and policy, city planning and sustainability, and the impact of household and demographic change on urban lives and spaces.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1650 EUR (~1925 USD)
    • This includes trips to Brussels, Rotterdam, and Antwerp
  • Course dates: June 30 - July 18, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities -OR- 550 EUR (~USD 650) for private room with private facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit

Urban Studies: Sense, Space and Strategy: This three-week, interdisciplinary programme explores the historical and present sensescape of Amsterdam and the processes of spatial contestation, due to urban renewal, increasing tourism and economic transformations, as expressed in activism and art.

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Program cost: 1575 EUR (~1825 USD)
  • Course dates: July 7 - July 25, 2019
  • Accommodation: 500 EUR (~USD 600) for private room with shared facilities
    • There is a 75 EUR (~USD 100) deposit
  • Eligibility: Graduate students
  • Credit-bearing - can be taken for credit