General Information

International Summer School - Meet the World in Bremerhaven!

The International Summer School offers education in a relaxed and cross-cultural atmosphere for young people. Undergraduates, graduates, young professionals and lecturers from all over the world come together in Bremerhaven for 2 weeks in the beginning of August for cultural exchange, learning and of course to have fun. After successful completion, participants can receive 5 ECTS and a certificate, as well as an unforgettable experience.

Why Bremerhaven?

There is not only a lot to learn in Bremerhaven but also a lot to experience. Bremerhaven’s exclusive location on the coast provides a large spectrum of maritime sports and activities. Indeed, the wide variety of sports and cultural events in and around the city leaves no time for boredom and nearby beaches offer delightful destinations for a day out. 

Everything is easy to reach in Bremerhaven. The beach, the harbor, the city center, museums, various restaurants and cafés in this seaside city are located in direct vicinity of the university.


2nd August 2018 - 16th August 2018 
(02/08 arrival day, 16/08 departure day)

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.

In this presentation you can find all relevant info concluded for you.

How much?

Students Course and Lecturers Course:

Two-week programme (incl. accommodation*): EUR 1950
accommodation for the full period of the Summer School (arrival and departure day included), incl. breakfast

Two-week programme (without accommodation): EUR 1550

Included in the price: 

  • Service
  • Lunch, snacks and drinks at our Summer School Students' Café
  • Bus ticket valid to travel within Bremerhaven for the whole period of the Summer School
  • Tuition fee and course materials
  • Bus excursions to Bremen, Paris and Amsterdam, boat trip to the island of Helgoland
  • Site visits to local companies
  • Entrance fees for organised leisure and cultural programme 
  • Pick-up service
  • Tango Training
  • Catering at welcome and farewell parties 
  • Visa support



To register, please fill in the registration form and send it to

Please note: If you need a visa for entering Germany, you have to apply for it at your nearest German Embassy or Consulate. We recommend to apply for a tourist visa for the Summer School period. Due to the time it takes for embassies to process visa applications, please submit the visa application at the embassy early in advance.

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  

Course Offers for International Students





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

European Seafood Economy Summer School 2018

If you are interested in getting theoretical and practical insights into topics around the European Seafood Economy, the Prime Fish Summer School might me something for you!

In cooperation with Prime Fish we also offer a one week Summer School programm in the field of European Seafood Economy. Please find more information on the course contents, the fees and the lecturers in this Summer School here.


Telephone: +49(0)471-4823-362

Fax: +49(0)471-4823-369


International Summer School
Hochschule Bremerhaven
An der Karlstadt 8
D-27568 Bremerhaven

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