Outgoing summer programmes
Summer Programmes can be a totally different experience compared to normal university life. By participating in a Summer Programme you’ll be taking the 1st step on an exciting journey that will be an amazing educational, cultural and personal experience. The Summer Programmes here at Edge Hill University are ever expanding and invite you become part of special group of students who have represented the university at many partner universities in many countries across the world.
For summer 2023 we have some fantastic opportunities for you to expand your language skills, embrace different cultures and heritage, or learn about a different subject overseas.
Enjoy a unique academic and cultural experience on one of our Summer Programmes, the perfect way to visit another part of the world and get a taste of university life in a different country. With a range of both EHU organised or self-arranged programmes on offer, you can choose the subject best suited to your academic or personal interests.
Summer Programmes are open to all EHU students, however priority will be given to 1st and 2nd year students should any of the programmes be over-subscribed.
EHU organised programmes
Our Edge Hill organised programmes are run as a group package programme of 10 students, flights and accommodation will be arranged for you and all fees including tuition, flights and a proportion of your accommodation will be paid for, your Turing Grant will be used to pay for the remainder of your accommodation costs. Students will be expected to pay for their food and any other additional expenses while away.
Tec De Monterrey Campuses, Mexico – June 26 to July 28
This program is designed for students who love traveling and learning about new cultures. Following an itinerant schedule visiting Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara, and Queretaro, students will understand, identify and analyze aspects of Mexico’s culture so that they integrate them into their cultural knowledge.
The course examines the composition of the cultural heritage of Mexico, drawing from two analysis dimensions by doing a study about the material characteristics of objects and historical sites to distinguish between tangible and intangible heritage.
Campus Santa Fe
Located west of Mexico City and designed by the world-famous architect Ricardo Legorreta, Campus Santa Fe was built in 2001. Is one of the newest among other 25 campus of Tec de Monterrey throughout Mexico. The campus is located in the Santa Fe area, the newest commercial and residential neighborhood that has become a remarkable economic activity center within the Mexican capital. Our privileged location, close to charming cities like Cuernavaca and Puebla, allows students to travel and enjoy diverse experiences while living within the heart of the country.
Located in one of the city’s best districts, it opened its doors in 2003. On 25 hectares, you will find excellent facilities with classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology as well as cafeterias, gymnasium, fields, and courts to practice your favorite sport. Furthermore, the city of Puebla is located 2 hours away from Mexico City, which makes this campus very attractive for students who wish to travel without having to move great distances.
Campus Guadalajara opened its doors in August 1991 in an area of almost forty hectares located west of the metropolitan area in the municipality of Zapopan. Over time, the campus has developed its facilities to become one of the most relevant campuses of Tec de Monterrey and one of the most modern. Guadalajara is considered a capital of culture, being the home of the well-known Mexican icons such as mariachis, tequila, and charreria, all recognised as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Campus Querétaro is the fourth largest campus in the country with more than 7000 students, of which 55% are from other states and more than 400 international students from around the world. Queretaro is located in the heart of Mexico, just a two-hour drive from Mexico City. Its excellent location, modern infrastructure, diversity of people, food, and touristic places make the state one of the best destinations to visit. In addition, Queretaro is one of the safest, innovative, and state-of-the-art sectors in industrial production, education, and technology.
You will stay in various accommodation as you travel across the 4 areas of Mexico.
Bangalore, India – 17 July to 12 August 2023
The Summer Course 2023 at CHRIST University, Bangalore, India, is designed to invite, initiate, and innovate your inner thoughts and broaden them to envision a better tomorrow. Meet students and educators and explore how cultures can facilitate, enhance, and expand understanding and create a sense of Global Connectivity. This 4 week programme is broken down into three subject areas:
Indian Culture and Wellness
- Understanding of holistic wellness and health
- Yoga and meditation
- Stress management through pranayama
- Mindfulness meditation
- Unity in Diversity- arts, theatre and music
- A combination of music, dance and theatre
- Introduction to the Natyashashtra
- Bollywood and folklore
- Practicing Indian music to gain better breath control
- Enunciation and clarity in speech
- Street Theatre
- Indian culture and wellness
Social Outreach and Volunteerism
- Environmental advocacies sustainable initiatives
- Development of volunteering activities
- Urban and rural camp visits
- Awareness campaigns
- Sensitization of social issues
- Woman empowerment
- Community education and health
- NGO Interactions
- Read, interpret, and analyse Indian literature with attention to content, historical and cultural context.
- Make an effort to define ‘what is Indian’
- Introduction to short stories, poems, novels and plays
- Interaction with the contemporary writers and thinkers living in Bangalore
You will stay in on-campus accommodation in twin sharing rooms and the programme includes airport transfers, food on campus and local sigh seeing tours with an overnight weekend camp.
Jaén, Spain – 12 June to 14 July
The Course on Spanish Language and Culture offered by the Centre for Higher Studies in Modern Languages at the Universidad de Jaén (UJA) is a linguistic and cultural immersion program specifically designed for Edge Hill University students.
The main objective of this course is to help Edge Hill University students develop their communicative competences through immersion. Thanks to the course, students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate with other speakers of Spanish both in everyday situations and in social or academic contexts.
The academic program includes 80 teaching hours. It also includes the necessary classroom materials and outside-the-classroom immersion activities (linguistic tandems, cultural immersion activities, sports activities, etc.). Courses are taught by qualified native teachers with a wide experience in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language in a university context. Through lessons and tuition, students will be able to make the most of their stay in Jaén. Edge Hill University students will have the opportunity to meet local and foreign students on campus and in Jaén, a safe and welcoming city which offers plenty of opportunities to practise Spanish, improve communicative competences and to get in touch with other cultures.
- Socio-cultural activities
- Guided visit to a local company or institution
- Guided visit to Jaén Monumental Area
- Traditional markets in Jaén
- Local cultural and social events
Two day-trips will be enjoyed during the stay:
- One-day trip: Córdoba. Guided visit to the city of Córdoba and the Mosque-Cathedral Monumental Site. Transport, lunch and tickets included.
- One-day trip: Granada. Guided visit to the city of Granada and the Alhambra Monumental Site. Transport, lunch and tickets included.
You will stay in on-campus single room accommodation with all meals included.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – 17 July to 13 August
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summer School is inspired by Vanlang University’s commitment to achieve the 17 SDGs by 2030. This summer school unfolds the United Nations SDGs through student participation in a cross cultural context in Vietnam.
The four week programme will include:
Orientation and introduction to Van Lang University and Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnamese languages for daily communication
Cultural immersion activities with Van Lang University’s students
City tour to visit famous landmarks, such as the Independence Palace and Notre-Dame Cathedral
Guided visit to the War Remnants Museum to learn about Vietnam’s history
Workshop Service learning and its significant role in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Excursion to Da Nang, a coastal city in central Vietnam
Visit to the Marble Mountains, a cluster of five hills made of marble and limestone
Guided walking tour of Hoi An, an ancient town and UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved architecture and traditional culture
Service learning project introduction and planning
Guest lectures on topics related to service learning and social entrepreneurship in Vietnam
Commencement of service learning project
Vietnamese cooking class and excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network used during the Vietnam War
Visit to other attractions in Ho Chi Minh City
Reflection sessions to discuss the impact of the service learning project
Farewell dinner and cultural performances
Self-organised programmes are not arranged by EHU, the programmes are run by one of our partner universities and the links to apply are listed in the information below. Please note these are not funded programmes and you will be expected to arrange and pay for your own flights and accommodation however you will still receive a living cost grant from the Turning Scheme and also a £500 contribution towards your costs from the Student Opportunity Fund.
Yongin, South Korea – 10th July to 3rd August
Only 4 places available for this trip
Dankook University Academic Summer Programme is a 4 week immersion of academic subjects and cultural activities. Students choose 2 courses from a rang of interesting subjects to study while on the programme and all courses are instructed in English. You would choose 1 subject from the morning sessions and one from the afternoon sessions as seen below.
|History of Korea|
|International Business Planning|
|Introduction to Ethics|
|Introduction to Graph Theory|
|Theories and Methods of Language Teaching and Learning|
|Contemporary Korean Culture and Society|
|Sustainable Innovation and Financial Management|
|Introduction to Discrete Mathematics via Recreation|
Cultural activities follow classes every day and field trips on Fridays, these include options for ceramic art, Korean arts and crafts, traditional music, local tours, temple stay, taekwondo, and much more.
Accommodation costs are $500 (£410) for the four week trip, and flights will also be paid for and booked by the students
Tuition and application fees have been waived for this trip.
Please note there are only four places available for this trip.
Madrid, Spain – 26 June to 21 July
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)’s Summer School of Economics and Business (SSEB) is a unique opportunity to broaden your horizons in one of the liveliest and most beautiful cities of the world, while studying at a top university.
The University of Madrid invites you to embark on this life-changing journey to gain a new perspective on your studies, make new friends from all over the world, immerse yourself in a different culture, and discover something new about yourself. Join an exclusive four week study programme that offers some of UAM’s high-quality courses, all taught in English by top professors and researchers of UAM’s Faculty of Economics and Business Studies
The Program is divided into an Economics Track and a Business Track, each composed of two courses. In general, one can choose to apply for admission as a full-time student (two courses) or part-time student one course) and obtain 12 or six ECTS credits respectively. However, the latter option is only available to students who do not need to apply for a visa. Students applying for a visa must be full-time students to obtain a visa to study.
1. Environmental Economics & Policy Analysis (6 ECTS credits)
This course focuses on the main issues related to public environmental policies and management. In particular, the course deals with the role of the Public Sector for internalizing environmental externalities through public policies. The subject also studies the valuation of the benefits and costs of those policies. Some issues will be analysed in depth: environmental taxation and ecological tax reforms, climate change economics, and some applications. As a result, students will be able to understand the justification and effects of environmental public policies, as well as to formulate them, and analyse them. Students will also develop useful abilities for their professional life, and they will learn methodological tools valuable for careers in the public and private sectors and in academia.
2. International Finance (6 ECTS credits)
This course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to develop tasks linked to financial management in internationalized firms, and, more specifically, in multinational firms. In particular, the course will analyse the operative segments of the international financial markets, as well as its products, to get financial resources and financial instruments to hedge risks to which the internationalized firm is exposed. Furthermore, the course will deal with specific issues that are relevant for the financial management of the multinational firm. Likewise, the course will analyse how the international environment affects the internationalized firm and how to cope with it. The course is primarily based on a combination of lectures (theory) and case studies (concepts in action). Several related readings are proposed alongside the topics. Some group assignments will allow students to put learning into practice.
1. Global Marketing (6 ECTS credits)
This course will provide the participating students with a decision-oriented framework for the development and implementation of global marketing programs. Consequently, students will learn to analyse, select, and implement appropriate conceptual frameworks pertaining to five broad management decisions related to global marketing management: Whether going International; deciding which market to enter; deciding how to enter a foreign market; designing the global marketing program; and implementing and coordinating the global marketing program. At the end of the course, students will be better equipped to understand how firms can achieve international competitiveness by designing, implementing, and controlling global marketing programs
2. Doing Business in Spain (6 ECTS credits)
This course will provide the participating students with a decisionoriented framework for the development and implementation of business projects in Spain. Consequently, students will learn to analyse, select, and implement appropriate conceptual frameworks pertaining to six broad management topics related to doing business in Spain: Understanding the Spanish culture; analysing the Spanish firms; enhancing business performance, management and solutions when doing business in Spain; enhancing communication skills to communicate more effectively and confidently within the Spanish business environment; knowing the negotiation processes; and adapting to the etiquette and protocol typical of Spain. At the end of the course, students will be better equipped to understand how to do business in Spain, whether they want to be entrepreneurs or employees.
Each course will have four or five two-hour classes per week. Social and cultural events and academic field trips may occupy part of the afternoons, leaving the rest free. Some events or visits may take place in the morning; in this case, the class schedule would be adjusted to accommodate morning activities.
Venue: Classes will take place in the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
1 course – Tuition £1300
2 courses – Tuition £1700
Flights, accommodation and living costs will also need to be paid for.
Galway, Ireland – 18 June to 15 July
The Irish Studies Summer School comprises an integrated introduction to Irish Studies incorporating elements from all the contributing disciplines, a series of interdisciplinary seminars focusing on key themes in Irish Studies such as Identity, Emigration, and Religion, and a broad range of elective courses as outlined below.
Teaching will be by means of lectures, seminars, dramatic performances, guided tours and informed contact with the music, language and people of Ireland. An interdisciplinary approach will be used within each module and between the modules of the Irish Studies Summer School.
Field trips are an integral part of the programme. Field trips to the Aran Islands, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher are highlights for all Irish Studies students. Students of SS115 Representing Ireland – Literature and Film will visit Coole Park, Thoor Ballylee and Kilmacduagh. Students of SS116 The Archaeological Heritage of Ireland will visit sites in the Burren. Students of SS117 take a trip to an historical pub “The Kings Head” which dates back to the 13th Century to partake in a class debate. Students of SS118 Introduction to Art in Ireland will visit the Book of Kells and the National Museum in Dublin. Students of SS119 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction will attend, and participate in, a number of literary events in Galway City, organised by Over The Edge. Students of SS120 go on an excursion to the Galway City Museum for a guided tour and discussion. Students of SS121 will take a guided cultural walking tour of Galway’s City Centre. Students of SS1153 Economic Policy will go on a field trip to the National Parliament of Ireland.
Please note that courses, planned fieldtrips, excursions and additional classes offered in any particular year and are subject to change.
Students will have access to the library, audio and visual facilities of the University. Assessment for those requiring credit will be carried out on a continuous basis.
You can view biographical material for the academic staff teaching on the Irish Studies Summer School here.
Accommodation: Student Residences (without breakfast – single occupancy) £986
Flights and living costs will also need to be covered.
If you are applying to go on a self-organised programme you will receive a Turing Grant as well as the contribution from the Student Opportunity Fund. The Turing Scheme is a UK government initiative that gives grants to students going on international placements. Turing prioritises funding for students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in international mobility programmes. The grant rates are set by the UK government.
Students going on an EHU organised programme will also receive a Turing Grant, however this grant will be used to pay towards your accommodation whilst on the programme.
The rates are based on whether you are classed as a WP or Non-WP students. You can check the WP criteria in the drop-down information below.
The Turing Scheme will provide a cost of living grant of £120 per week for the duration of the Summer Programme.
The Turing Scheme will provide a cost of living grant of £147.50 per week for the duration of the Summer Programme.
You will also receive a travel grant based on the distance from Ormskirk to your destination:
- 10 to 99km: £20
- 100 to 499km: £165
- 500 to 1,999km: £250
- 2,000 to 2,999km: £325
- 3,000 to 3,999km: £480
- 4,000 to 7,999km: £745
- 8,000 to 12,000km: £905
- 12,000km+: £1,360
To be classes as a WP (Widening Participation) student you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- You have an annual Household income of £25,000 or less (assessed by Student Finance)
- You are care-experienced (this will need to be registered with Student Finance)
- You are an estranged student (this will need to be registered with Student Finance)
- You have caring responsibilities
- You are a refugee or asylum seeker
- You receive Universal Credit or income based benefits (note that you must be the recipient, not a partner or family member)
How to apply
Please complete the application form by clicking the button below. Once your application form has been received we will be in contact after the deadline date has passed to inform you if you have been successful or not.
Application deadline 5pm Wednesday 3 May
Contact the Study Abroad team
Study Abroad Office
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road