Germany, Munich

European Studies Vienna - Prague - Munich

when 13 July 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 5 weeks
credits 9 EC
fee EUR 1550

Study EUrope in the heart of EUrope!

Visiting three vibrant EUropean cities particpants will study intensively European history, politcs, law and current developments in the EU. Oragnized within the Framework of the Munich International Summer University (MISU) at the LMU Munich, this summer academy brings together excellent teaching staff and ambitious interantional students who together Analyse processes of globalization, Europeanization and crises that Impact on European politics and EU member states.

The European Union is the most prominent example of how regional integration works. At the same time, however, disagreement on how to deal with conflicts on the handling of refugee flows from the Middle East as well as the still looming sovereign debt crisis seem to show the limits of European consensus and solidarity. Time and again, national particularities appear at odds with the common interests. Public opinion has become less favorable with regard to European cooperation than it had been in the past, with the United Kingdom having decided to exit the Union. Internationally, the EU is triggered to re-consider its global role given the US administration’s isolationist tendencies. Against the backdrop of crises, will the EU get on as an ever closer Union?

Advance your career and widen your academic Network by attending the LMU's EU Studies summer academy. As a result of participting in this summer programme, students will

- visit three different European countries and immerse into their culture
- develop a deep understanding of European history, European politics and current crises
- receive 9 ECTS credits for their performance in class
- strengthen their soft skills and rhetoric
- get to know established researchers and equally ambitious students
- benefit of an interdisciplinary learning environment
- learn German in case you also apply for the complementary German language class

Target group

Students with different academic backgrounds and a general interest in European integration will benefit from each other in an intercultural and interdisciplinary learning process. Former classes consisted of regular students of political science, law, communications studies, intercultural communication and related disciplines as well as practitioners such as civil servants, communication experts even young politicians.

The course does require a general knowledge about European politics, law, history or culture. Participants should be very interested in the field of European policy and culture. In class participation, especially in the discussions with experts, is essential for the course success and plays an important role in grading.

Lectures, presentations and examinations will be held in English. Knowledge of German is not required.

Course aim

The objective of the summer academy is to provide students a broad understanding on the historical development, the economic, societal, political and philosophical dimensions of the European integration project. Furthermore, the course analyses Europe's role as an international political and economic actor and its relations to different countries and regions of the world. The classes are based on an interdisciplinary approach and combine different methodologies such as lectures, round-table discussions, group-work and students' presentations.

Credits info

9 EC
Most international colleges and universities accept credits from the MISU LMU. However, each institution has its own policy regarding credit acceptance from other institutions. We strongly recommend that students consult their academic advisor and/or professor to receive credit transfer approval before applying to the MISU Summer Academy. Students who would like to transfer credits to their home universities should print out all documents contact the professor or study abroad advisor and ask for credit and grade approval.

Fee info

EUR 1550: Registration & Tuition