At the University of Mannheim, exchange students may attend preparatory intensive language courses as part of the International Summer Academy and the International Winter Academy, respectively. Yet, the International Summer and Winter Academies have much more to offer than just language courses: In addition to the intensive language course that takes place in the morning, you will have the opportunity to attend a wide range of seminars. For example, you can learn about German language and culture or deepen your knowledge in practice-oriented courses. Moreover, the program comprises courses on German cuisine, pop culture, or the history of the European Union.
Participants of the International Summer and Winter Academies may also use all of the university’s facilities: For example, they can use the Media Center for individual learning or take part in sports courses offered by the Institute of Sports.
Moreover, our tutors will organize the most diverse accompanying activities. In addition to participating in joint excursions and day trips in the region, as for example to the region of the Palatinate or the mountain range of the Odenwald, engaging in sports activities and going to the movies round off the program.
The winter academy helped me out a lot to meet people and learn some German.
If you cannot take part in the International Summer or Winter Academy and have to cancel your registration, the following regulation regarding the reimbursement of course fees will apply:
Please note that the price for the Summer and Winter Academies does not include accommodation costs. Accommodation is the responsibility of the student. Please make sure that you arrange housing in time.
If you have booked a room in one of the student residence halls of the Studierendenwerk, you can stay there for the period of the academy. When booking, please mind the date from which the room is available. Exchange students of our partner universities overseas can book their rooms via myUniMA. You will receive an e-mail containing the link to the portal in May (summer) or November (winter) respectively.