Spending a short stay abroad is very popular. Summer schools offer the ideal opportunity to combine a stay abroad with the acquisition of practical experience. If the content of the respective summer school meets the requirements, it can be recognized either as a research internship or course at the University of Mannheim. We will be happy to advise you on the subject of summer schools.
Please take note of the topics Selecting Courses for Your Stay Abroad and Recognition of Credits Obtained Abroad. For further information on other summer schools and financing options please see the website of the International Office.
If you find a summer school that is not yet on the list below and that you would like to have recognized as research internship, please contact the Internship Office first.
Students of the master’s programs M.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Sociology can have the following summer schools recognized as research internships:
If you have found a summer school that has not yet been added to this list, please first contact the competent program manager to make sure that the respective summer school meets our academic requirements.
If you have any questions regarding the recognition of the above-mentioned summer schools, please contact the international internship manager at the Internship Office.
If you plan on attending one of these summer schools and would like to have the ECTS credits obtained abroad recognized in Mannheim, please contact the competent exchange coordinators and/
For further summer schools please see the website of the International Office.
|University of Trento||International Summer School on Global Challenges||Website|
|Sciences Po Lille||International Summer School||Website|
|University of Essex||Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis||Website|
|CEVRO Institute Prague||Classical Liberalism in Philosophy, Economics and Politics||Website|
|CEVRO Institute Prague||Central Europe: East or West?||Website|
|Prag Charles University||International Online Winter School||Website|
The Summer School at NDHU University in Taiwan in the summer of 2018 was a wonderful opportunity for me to immerse myself in a foreign culture and learn a lot about the moving history and the complicated political situation of the Republic of China. In the morning we mostly attended lectures at the university and in the afternoon we had time to explore the impressive landscape of Hualia on our own. Furthermore, we were also able to participate in larger excursions on which we watched dolphins, tasted indigenous food or hiked through a breathtaking national park, for example. In all of this, the exchange within the very international group of participants and the conversation with students from our host university never came short, so that all in all the Summer School was a wonderful and enriching international experience.
Although the Aarhus University Summer School 2020 was held exclusively online due to the current situation, participation was a unique and very enriching experience! In small groups we met daily via Zoom to discuss the last lecture unit and the additionally provided papers on the over-theme “Youth, Drugs and Alcohol”. We were encouraged by the teachers to look into the legal situation or consumption rates in our respective countries of origin - this way we had the opportunity to learn a lot about other cultures and their handling of substance consumption by young people from home. Social activities were not neglected either: in addition to the discussion rounds, virtual meetings with different contents were offered to all participants, such as the joint baking of Danish pastries, a kind of virtual city tour through Aarhus or the history of the Vikings. All in all, I had a lot of fun during the four weeks of the summer school, felt well looked after and cared for and learned a lot of interesting and worthwhile things!
The internationalization manager and the exchange coordinators will be happy to advise you on the subject of summer schools. If you have any questions regarding the organization of your stay abroad, the International Office will be happy to assist you.
If you have any questions regarding summer schools or want to be nominated at a partner university, please contact the internationalization manager.
If you have any subject-specific questions about studying abroad, such as questions regarding the selection and recognition of courses, please contact the departmental exchange coordinators at the School of Social Sciences.
Mannheim students who are interested in studying abroad are welcome to contact the International Office. The exchange coordinators of the International Office will be happy to answer any organizational questions regarding the application, visa and financing options.