The European Union in a Global World

The business programmes of the summer school are a unique blend of business, politics, language and culture, offering business and economics students alike the chance to undertake a demanding, in-depth study of Germany and the European Union.


Students will spend four weeks of interdisciplinary study on business, economics, environmental studies, and social sciences. This course programme has been especially designed for U.S. students in accordance with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).


The programme also received the DAAD quality seal for 2008 through 2012. These altogether 17 short-term programmes have been singled out in a highly selective competition and reviewed in their first year of operation by a committee of distinguished study abroad professionals from the US and Germany. Additionally, they share the common characteristics of taking place during academic holidays, being discipline specific, taught in English, and incorporating a German language-learning component.

  • Date: June 24 – July 21, 2018
  • Course Content:

    • The E.U. – a Dynamic Player in International Trade and Institutions
    • Global Challenges for European Firms
    • Global Warming: The Implications of the Environment for EU Businesses and Governments
    • Human Costs of Global Markets: The European Perspective

  •  The course program also includes:

    • Academic support program: Visits to companies and (political) institutions
    • Introductory German language lessons

  • Course Language: English
    Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL ibt 90 or equivalent) is required. 
  • Target Group: Advanced undergraduate business and economics majors (after two years of study) or graduates with good standing.
  • Number of Participants: Approx. 20-25 
  • Registration Deadline: April 1, 2018
    March 15, 2018 for nominated students from partner universities


Student Hostels with shared rooms and kitchenette.


On weekdays lunch can be purchased in the student cafeteria at a reasonable price.

Culture and Leisure Time Program:

The International Office team offers participants a wide variety of optional cultural and social events in Berlin and surrounding area about twice a week. This may include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites (Museum Island in Berlin, Castles and Gardens in Potsdam), Berlin Wall Museum and Holocaust Museum, excursion to the Memorial Sachsenhausen, a boat trip, Beach Bar, and many other activities.


  • 100 contact hours

    • 80 contact hours business course incl. academic support program
    • 20 contact hours German language & culture at beginners level

  • 9 ECTS credits
  • One class hour is 45 min long.

DAAD quality seal



Student Testimonial

Tara Stradling
University of Baltimore (USA), EUGW 2009

“The Berlin study abroad experience was the best experience I have ever had. I met so many people from all over the world that will remain friends for life. The program and professors are challenging but incorporate many exciting extracurricular activities in the program.”