Types of Summer Universities

Summer Course (SC)

The Summer Course is a course about a specific topic ranging from language and local culture to environment and politics. It has a duration of two to four weeks. Participants receive at least 14 hours of tuition per week. The fee includes tuition, lodging, two meals per day (of which one is warm) and a social programme.

Summer Course Plus (SC+)

The Summer Course Plus is mostly the same as the previous one with the great difference that during its duration of two to four weeks, participants receive at least 20 hours of intensive tuition per week by professionals on the topic. The fee includes tuition, lodging, two meals per day (of which one is warm) and a social programme.

Travelling Summer University (TSU)

The Travelling Summer University is organized by two or more locals. During the 2-4 weeks of cultural trip through a part of Europe, the group stays in at least 4 different places. The aim of this event is to combine the different lifestyles and cultures of the places visited with acourse provided like in Summer Course. Since there is a lot of time spent in travelling, the tuition hours are less than Summer Course, but at least 10 hours per week. The fee  includes lodging, two meals per day (of which one is warm), travel costs from the first to the last place mentioned in the programme, and a social programme.

Short Summer Course (SSC)

The Short Summer Course is intended to function as a shorter duration event that will provide more concentrated content in the Summer University project. A shorter duration will serve better the needs of some locals that do not have the ability to participate in the project with the existing types due to finances and human resources. As tested in the Summer Break pilot of 2018, which was part of the 30 Years of Summer University Project, A SSC is defined by a duration between 6-8 nights, a minimum average of 2 hours of tuition per day during the course of the SU and a minimum of 15 participants. The fee of 14 Euros/night includes tuition, lodging, two meals per day (of which one is warm) and a social program.