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You can improve your knowledge of a particular European language and/or a specific subject, by taking a summer course in Europe. It will be a great experience plus you get to meet students from other countries. In many courses, credit points are awarded. This makes it easier for universities around the world to become acquainted with students academic achievements. Additionally, it gives you a chance to figure out if a European country is a likely study destination for you.

There are some popular destinations that students flock to. Germany and Italy along with England give you a great international experience. Furthermore, students can look to learn German and Italian which gives them an edge in any career.

Germany

Tuition Fees
The fees are based on the kind of course and how many days per week it is offered. For a 4-week course, the fees range between 600 and 1200 Euros. The tuition costs for the specific courses are within this range. They vary from university to university. It is worthwhile noting that there are scholarships available even for summer courses.

Accommodation
When looking at housing, it depends on the city and the type of accommodation to determine how much you'll end up paying. Most universities offer guidance on finding a room. The good thing is that accommodation is offered more often than not in student halls at low prices and this is very convenient.

For example, a dormitory room In Berlin costs around 400 Euros for 4 weeks. But how this works is that a student will have to share the kitchen and bathroom with others. There are also single apartments available and home stay alternatives that could likely cost more.

Food Expenses
From looking at the feedback of several foreign students, it appears that you'll have to set aside about 170 Euros per month for food. At the same time, this mostly depends on your personal lifestyle. The 150 Euros will cover only food expenses and personal spending for trips and social events will need more money in your budget.

University Freiburg
The University of Freiburg is situated in a scenic valley on the western border of the Black Forest. It is the second oldest university in Germany having been founded in 1457. Summer students can enjoy several leisure activities due to the university's proximity to Alsace and Switzerland. Additionally, it is academically superior to a lot of other program so many students want to come to Freiburg. The university has degree programs in over 60 fields in 11 colleges. Courses are taught in the German language at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced level. The examples of the various courses can be obtained from the BW-Exchange Director, Renate Seitz.

England

University of Oxford
You can head to Oxford this summer for some serious study with some of the finest lecturers in the U.K. The summer school is wonderful for students who wish to benefit from the Oxford system of expert tuition in small groups. In addition to the education, one should not forget the social aspect (a crucial one) for summer school. There will be ambitious students from the U.K., Europe and other parts of the world who you can make friends with. The residential course fees include tuition, all meals and accommodation. Prices range from £1,280 for a Single Room at Rewley House to £1,100 per person for a resident couple for a shared room at Rewley House.

All bedrooms are modern, furnished nicely and have a private bath, TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Norway

International Summer School in Oslo - The University of Oslo (UiO)
The ISS offers intensive Master's and Bachelor's courses in a six week period. Participants attend classes daily, take examinations and/or write term papers, and obtain a University of Oslo transcript. Although, credits are certified, the accreditation can only be done by the students' home institution. The summer school runs from late June till early August.

Bergen Summer Research School
A good place to take summer courses in Values, Language and Culture

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