Learning Fields of Interest

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University of California, Berkeley

UC Summer Sessions

Take part in the Summer Sessions at the University of California that are also attended by local students.

It is possible to participate in the Summer Sessions at the University of California at Berkeley and Los Angeles. The credits acquired from that courses can be recognized as ICU credits.

The great advantage with this program is that students from all around the world as well as local students take regular classes together. In addition, it is possible to attend classes in subjects not ordinarily offered in ICU such as Seismology, Film Studies, Nutritional Science & Toxicology and Neuroscience.

Number of Participants by academic year

Program201520142013
UC Summer Sessions 6 13 8

Field Studies in British Culture

Join summer schools at the universities of Cambridge and Leeds.

Courses are conducted in the International Summer Programmes of the University of Cambridge and in the International Summer School (LISS) of the University of Leeds. It is possible to acquire three credits of the ICU College-Wide Program course, and the evaluation results are incorporated into the students' grades.

University of Cambridge
Students select two programmes from among dozens on offer in such fields as British literature, history, society, politics and education. They then choose one of these courses, and on that subject area they write a paper of 2,000-3,000 words. In addition to lectures, students are able to deepen their knowledge of Britain through extracurricular activities, such as visiting areas associated with famous literary works. Students from all around the world attend the lectures and seminars, and so in this way it is possible for participants to significantly expand their international knowledge and outlook.

A sample course would be as follows: Shakespeare, International politics, History of science, British education, history of politics in Britain and the Great War.

University of Leeds
Students choose two courses from among such options as history, literature, music and society and study various aspects of Britain and its culture. Based on the evaluation at the University of Leeds, ICU makes its final grading of the student and gives credits accordingly. In addition to the lectures, related field trips allow students to interact with their peers from all over the world and thereby enhance their international perspective.

Number of Participants by academic year

Program201520142013
Field Studies in British Culture
(2 schools)
7 8 5

French Studies Abroad

A four-week language study program held in France during the summer break.

It is possible to participate in a four-week language study program during the summer break held at the University of Toulouse Ⅱ-Jean-Jaurès. The program attracts students from all around the world that are keen to study French. In doing so, students are able to acquire ICU course credits for the French Studies Abroad. In addition, students at the end of the course take a French certification examination (TCF). The result of the examination is sent to ICU, and it becomes incorporated in the course grading. For the duration of the program, students stay with a local homestay family, which allows them to increase their French proficiency in various everyday settings.

Number of Participants by academic year

Program201520142013
French Studies Abroad 21 11 17

Korea Summer Program

Lectures in Korea are presented in English by professors drawn from universities all around the world.

In an exchange agreement between ICU and partner institutes in Seoul, it is possible to participate in a six-week summer program at Korea University or Yonsei University. Students can take up to three courses, and the credits acquired from those programs are recognized as ICU credits.

Korea University
At the International Summer Campus of Korea University, students can choose from among a wide range of over a hundred courses in business, international relations, the humanities, social studies and science. Lectures are given in English by professors from noted universities around the world, and they are attended every year by 1,400 students from 26 countries in such regions as North America, Europe and Asia.

Yonsei University
At the International Summer School of Yonsei University, a wide range of courses is offered in business, international relations, humanities, social studies and the environment. The lectures are delivered in English by professors from universities that belong to Yonsei University's powerful international academic network. Students from all over the world, especially Asia and North America, go to study in this international environment. According to their interests, students take two or three courses.

Whichever university program is selected, students can also attend Korean language classes. In addition to the lectures, various activities are on offer, which will give the chance to interact with Korean students.

Number of Participants by academic year

Program201520142013
Korean Summer Program 5 8 15

German Summer Program

Students attend the Term III, International Summer and Winter University(FUBiS) at Free University of Berlin for 4 weeks. The credits acquired from the program can be recognized as ICU credits.

Number of Participants by academic year

Program201520142013
German Summer Program 8 - -

Hong Kong Summer Program


Students attend either 5 weeks at International Summer School July Session or 3 weeks at at International Summer School August Session at the Chinese university of Hong Kong. The credits earned are recognized as part of the credit unit requirements for graduation from ICU.

Number of Participants by academic year

Program201520142013
Hong Kong Summer Program 3 - -

Leadership for Change Programme

International exchange and cultural experience in South Africa.

The Leadership for Change Programme is an educational initiative launched by the University off Free State's administration in order to create a core of student leaders who will become campus leaders for promotion of diversity and racial integration.

It is hoped that the participants get a fruitful experience throught discussions on global themes such as leadership or social justice, as well as communication with the students from UFS and other partner universities.

Number of Participants by academic year

Program20152011\42013
Leadership for Change Program
(University of the Free State)
8 - 7