Summer Schools
in Asia

International Summer School Programs in Asia

Sometimes spending a full-length semester abroad might not be feasible for any number of reasons. Your busy study schedule or the tough academic demands of your home university might not leave room for an entire semester abroad.

You might also be uncertain about committing straight to a whole semester overseas in an unknown environment while still taking part in something more than just a holiday abroad.


Joining a summer school session is a great way of studying abroad for a shorter period of time. You get to experience a new country, learn the basics of a new language, gain friends from all over the world and take some interesting courses simultaneously, all within just a month.

Make the most out of your summer – Study, travel & discover a new culture

If your plans for the summer are primarily about going on a holiday or perhaps studying a bit more, then a summer school is an effective way to combine the two. It’s more than just sightseeing and lying on a beach, more than just sitting in front of a pile of books the whole summer. You get to take a break from your familiar environment while also feeling that you’re doing something productive:

  • You get to know a new country and culture better than a mere tourist
  • You learn things you wouldn’t be able to learn at home, both in- and outside the classroom
  • You earn academic credits, which you can include into your degree back home
  • You get to know people from all over the world
  • A summer school looks good in your CV and showcases to your future employers that you are active and make good use of your time

The international summer school programs

The international summer school programs at our partner universities take place from July to August each year. Find out more about the programs below.

summer school in south korea

International Summer School Session in Korea: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Study in a summer school in Korea and combine the excellent academic standards of the Korean education system with living in one of the most modern Asian countries!

Asia Exchange’s partner university in South Korea is Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Seoul. The HUFS International Summer Session (ISS) is organized every summer from mid-July to mid-August.

The summer school is particularly well suited for students interested in Korean language and culture. Courses are also offered in the areas of performing arts, culture, economy and business, Asian politics, contemporary society and international relations. Courses such as Human Rights in North Korea, Korean Food Class and Korean Cinema Class have been popular in the past. The program includes several interesting excursions.

Students enjoying their Summer at the warmadewa international summer exchange

Warmadewa International Summer Exchange at Warmadewa University

Imagine the best summer of your life studying on the world-famous holiday island of Bali! Join Warmadewa University’s affordable international summer school program, earn up to 12 ECTS and discover the amazing holiday island of Bali with its many recreational activities.

The Warmadewa International Summer Exchange (WISE) program introduces you to Indonesian language, culture, tourism and business. You won’t be just sitting in the classroom either, but will get to take part in many interesting workshops and excursions as well. At the same time you’ll get to make many new friends from all over the world, learn about other cultures and improve your English skills.

You can choose to join either a 2- or 4-week program suitable for students from all fields, whether its business, arts, technology or social sciences. If you have an open and curious mind and you’re interested in learning more about Indonesia and South-East Asia, this program is for you. You don’t even have to be currently enrolled at a university or college to apply.

Why study in Asia?

Study in Seoul

Study in Bali