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Summer Study Abroad Opportunities

Are you interested in spending 2, 3 or 4 weeks in Korea, Japan, Finland or Germany this summer?

Short-term study abroad programs are offered over the summer, and are ideal for students with limited time and resources, but still offer great language acquisition, cultural interaction and intellectual growth. Short-term programs offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in aspects of another culture – the language, literature, history, art and archaeology – as well as have the experience of living abroad.

Explore through our current short-term language and culture programs below. Some of the selected schools even offer free housing and program fees exclusively to our AU students!

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Taylor Jaehrling

Coordinator, Global Engagement & Mobility

Office: SH 203

[email protected]

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria 

In partnership with University of Belgium

Hidden Business Champions Summer school

The Hidden Business Champions Summer School is a two-week European adventure for students interested in innovative business and sales models, who want to witness how innovative European business can be, for students who want to meet people from all over the world and work together on interesting cases, and who want to discover two beautiful cities in Europe! This Summer School is a collaboration between Artevelde University of Applied Sciences (Belgium) and University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria).

University of Applied Sciences in Ghent June 27, 2020- July 3, 2020 

Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (Steyr) July 4 – 11, 2020 


Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK): 2 spots available


Basics of Finnish Summer School: 3-14 August 2020

Free accommodation, tuition, and free-time activity for Algoma U students.


No previous knowledge of Finnish is needed, but it is recommended to start using the Uuno online study material: www.uuno.tamk.fi.


  • Pronunciation
  • Basic structure of Finnish
  • Day-to-day language: greetings, introductions, shopping, asking the way
  • Finnish food, habits, education system, religion

Application Deadline: 1 April-15 May 2020

Kansai University


Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course (IJLC):

Course content 

Japanese language classes, Japanese culture experience, field trip and interaction with Kansai University students.  

Course feature 

Kansai University Students as conversation partners will support the conversation and discussion in classes. There are many opportunities to talk with Kansai University students, and a variety of classes are offered, including Japanese for daily situations, Japanese Studies, Traditional Japanese Culture, Academic Japanese, and more. 

Course language


Summer 1: Thursday, June 1, 2023 – Saturday, June 24, 2023, 24 days (face-to-face course)  

Summer 2: Monday, July 3, 2023 – Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 24 days (face-to-face course)

Application period 

Monday, December 19, 2022 – Friday, March 17, 2023 


Summer School 2023

The English – mediated course: Learning Osaka, the Mercantile Capital of Japan is held in English. The course provides students the opportunity to learn the history and culture of Osaka in depth through lectures and hands-on experience. They also can expect to understand “entrepreneurial spirit” by observing the history, actual and current situation of companies with roots in Osaka. An introductory Japanese course is also available as an option for students who wish to study Japanese language. 

Course language


Two-week Unit

Tuesday, July 4 – Wednesday, July 18, 2023 (First cycle) 

Thursday, July 20 – Thursday, August 3, 2023 (Second cycle) 

Four-week Unit

Tuesday, July 4 – Thursday, August 3, 2023 

Application Open:  

Middle of March  

Application deadline 

Sunday, April 16, 2023  


Nanzan University


Nanzan Anime Study Tour

Through this tour, you can:

  • explore Japanese cultures and society through the lens of anime in class,
  • visit many places and get hands-on experience of Japanese culture, and
  • make friends with similar interests!

Application: April 1-10, 2023
Term: July 10-29, 2023
Fee: 450,000 JPY
Language: English (No Japanese skill needed)




Sookmyung Women’s University


Sookmyung Summer Program (SISS):

  • SISS 1 July 28 – Aug. 18, 2020
  • SISS 2 July 28 – Aug. 18, 2020

See the schedule for more details.

Application Deadline:

  • SISS 1: May 1, 2020
  • SISS 2: May 15, 2020


Kyungpook National University

KNU Global Summer School program 

Session 1 : June 29 – July 24 (4 weeks, 6 credits)

Session 2 : August 10 – 21 (2 weeks, 3 credits)

Application Deadline: 8 May, 2020

Payment Deadline: 15 May, 2020


Pusan National University

PNU Summer School Program

Session 1 : June 30 to July 22, 2020

Session 2 : July 23 – Aug 11, 2020

Sup’Biotech Summer School

Session one: July 6 – July 24 2020
Session two: August 12-25, 2020

Description: Applicants must have completed at least two years of studies in Life Sciences or Applied Sciences. Courses that are offered include: Stem Cell Engineering, Food Science, Cosmetic Product Development.