International Summer School Schmalkalden

International Summer School Schmalkalden (ISSS)

Berlin and Schmalkalden, Germany

Important Information

Program Dates

June 3 - 22, 2024


EUR 1,790 (approx. CAD 2,700) for 2024

Language of Instruction


Course Credit

SSCI 1xxx and/or MGT 3xxx

2024 Program Brochure     2023 Program Brochure

About the Program

The 25th annual International Summer School Schmalkalden is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Germany while learning about its history, culture, and economy. Additionally, students can choose to take modules in cross-cultural management offered by accomplished professors from around the world. The program includes a one-week cultural tour of Berlin guided by a local Berliner that features trips to the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin State Opera House, Berlin Castle, cathedrals, the Reichstag, a Holocaust memorial, Hitler's bunker, the Museum of Terror, the Berlin wall, and much more. The next two weeks are spent in Schmalkalden, where students participate in more tours, a Midnight-Sun Lecture in the forest, the Schmalympics, five open-air concerts on campus, fireworks, and the Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences graduation ceremony.


Included in Program Fee

The fee of EUR 1,790 (approx. CAD 2,700) for 2024 includes lectures, accommodations for the entire program, and activities/cultural tours.

Not Included in Program Fee

The program fee does not include U of L tuition for the course(s) transferred, travel between Canada and Germany, and other living/personal expenses such as food.

Global Skills Opportunity Funding

Domestic undergraduate students who participate in this summer program will receive up to $5,000 through the Global Skills Opportunity Award.

Underrepresented students: up to $5,000

  • Indigenous students
  • Students with a disability
  • Low income students (receiving government student loans or grants)

All other eligible students: up to $2,500

Application Process

  1. Attend an upcoming info session.
  2. Apply to the summer exchange program on MyExperience under Campus Programs.
  3. We will review applications after the February 15 deadline and contact you with steps to apply to the partner if you are accepted.

Email with any questions about the program or application process.