Course offers for international students - Summer School

Who can apply?

The International Summer School Bremerhaven welcomes participants from a wide range of academic backgrounds - not only students currently enrolled at a university or college but also graduates and young professionals with a university or college degree. An open mind and lots of enthusiasm for Europe as well as a good general education are the only requirements. Participants need to have a good level of English.

The regular participation fee is EUR 1990 for our full-package Summer School programme and service, covering accommodation for the full period of the Summer School (arrival and departure day included), breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks as well as tranvel and entrance fees for all our social and cultural activities, trips to European cities, and company visits. To register, please click here. For further information please contact

2018 PRELIMINARY program - International Summer School

Date, Day Morning Afternoon  Evening
Aug 2, Thursday Arrival of participants in Bremerhaven Arrival of participants in Bremerhaven Arrival of participants in Bremerhaven
Aug 3,
Workshop or seminar 1: Intercultural Simulation Game  Workshop or seminar 2: Intercultural Sensitivity Sightseeing: City Tower - Bremerhaven from a bird view
Aug 4, Saturday

Workshop or seminar 3: Intercultural Teambuilding

Cultural program 1: Emigration Center Bremerhaven Welcome party

Aug 5,

Excursion 1: Boat trip to Helgoland IslandExcursion 1: Return from Helgoland Island

Aug 6,

Workshop or seminar 4 Workshop or seminar 5  
Aug 7,
Workshop or seminar 6 Workshop or seminar 7
Aug 8, Wednesday Workshop or seminar 8 Workshop or seminar 9
Aug 9, Thursday Excursion 2: Bus tour to Bremen City and guided city tour in Bremen Company visit 1
Aug 10,
Workshop or seminar 10 Cultural program 2: Klimahaus
Aug 11, Saturday

Excursion 3:
Bus tour to Paris

Excursion 3:
Sightseeing in Paris
Aug 12,
Excursion 4:
Bus tour to Amsterdam
Excursion 4:
Sightseeing in Amsterdam
Aug 13, Monday Workshop or seminar 11 Company visit 2
Aug 14, Tuesday Workshop or seminar 12 Workshop or seminar 13  
Aug 15, Wednesday Workshop or seminar 14: Lessons learned  Free time preparation for departure Graduation ceremony and farewell party 
Aug 16, Thursday Departure day Departure of participants  

Topics of the course programme for students

Technology Management for Engineers



By the end of the course the students will be familiar with significant objectives and contents of technical project management, including the practical application of technical projects in international business relations.

Changes, Challenges and Intercultural Sensitivities in International Economic and Business Relations



By the end of the course the students will have a better understanding of new trends in global Economics and Businesses and the corresponding internal and external dynamics of change in the socio-economic, financial, entrepreneurial and technological environments in a global, regional and intercultural context and be able to evaluate the global challenges and dynamics of change in these fields.


Target group:

  • Undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals from all over the world with interest and basic experience in globally changing economic, market and business environments
  • Students with an interest to learn about the transformation of economies, companies and institutions and how to successfully drive change processes forward.



  • New aspects in International Trade, Investment and Business Relations
  • Forms of Capitalism and their influence on Economic Policy and Business
  • Multilateralism versus Bilateralism in the World Economy
  • Monetary and Currency Policies in an international comparison
  • Competition, Competitive Strategies and gaining Competitive Advantages
  • Internationalization strategies of international and multinational companies in the global market place
  • Stock Exchange developments in EU, USA, Japan and China
  • Asset Markets, Money, Prices and Capital Formation
  • Essential Elements of Change and Communication of Change
  • The Learning Organization & Appreciative Inquiry
  • Understanding and Steering of Change Processes
  • Chaos Theory & Complex-Adaptive Systems
  • Intercultural Sensitivity and Teambuilding 
  • Cultural Challenges and Change in cross border Activities and Management.


Learning Methods:

  • Lectures and group discussions
  • Case studies, project work in teams based on the method of problem based learning
  • Company visits 


Credit points: 5 ECTS (for a total student workload of 150 hours) + certificate