Interactive lectures and discussions –
Gaining in-depth learning experiences.
The WHU Bachelor European Summer Program offers a three-week course on 'The Business, Political, and Cultural Environment in Europe’ for Bachelor students of WHU's partner schools on the attractive campus in Vallendar, located just outside of Koblenz in the valley of the Rhine River. As an alternative to an exchange semester, the program offers a targeted and compact insight into international business in Europe, focusing on the political and economic environment in Europe as well as on the impact on business relations in this region.
The next program will take place from May 28 to June 16, 2023
The academic modules of the program typically include:
- Trade Integration in Europe and the European Union
- Monetary Integration in Europe: The Euro as Europe’s Common Currency
- Competing in European Markets
- Operations Management in Europe: Embracing Sustainability
- Business Environment and Strategies of Foreign Direct Investors in Central and Eastern Europe
- European Aspects of Marketing
- Aspects of Cultural Competence in Europe
- German History
- The Relevance of Family Businesses in Europe
Additionally there will be several visits to international companies and financial institutions.
The program is taught entirely in English and comprises 65 academic hours (equivalent to four - five US credits) plus around 20 contact hours of a cultural program (equivalent to one - two US credits). In general, there is no tuition for students enrolled at and nominated by WHU's partner schools (to be confirmed individually). Check if your university is part of our Global Partner Network and find out more about the program costs below.
Providing academic excellence –
WHU’s top-notch international faculty.
Our expert faculty is all actively engaged in research, allowing us to incorporate the latest relevant findings for the European business world into our curriculum. We also complement our outstanding faculty with relevant international faculty members from our partner schools, as well as lectures, real-life cases, and workshops from top practitioners and subject-matter experts.
Take a look at the faculty profiles of the Bachelor European Summer Program:
Take the next step –
Find out more about registration and payment.
Apply before March 15, 2023 in order to reserve a place, as seats are limited. Find out more about the registration process and the reduced fees for students nominated by partner universities.
In their own words –
Testimonials from program participants.
The Bachelor European Summer Program offers Bachelor students from around the world the opportunity to enjoy tailor-made and in-depth learning experiences in a European business environment. By cooperating with various educational institutions and companies across the continent, it was possible to create a program which greatly benefits the students’ professional futures.
Find out why the Bachelor European Summer Program is the best choice for you!
Frequently asked questions –
Quick facts about the program.
Please find below commonly asked questions and answers regarding the WHU Bachelor European Summer Program. This set of Q&As includes information about visa regulations, courses, and provides various other tips.
Depending on your nationality, you might need a visa to be able to enter Germany. You have to apply for the visa in your home country (or country of residence) - visas are never issued in Germany! Please contact or visit the website of your local German Consulate/Embassy to determine if a visa is required, making sure you make the appropriate visa arrangements well in advance of the program start. Some nationalities, such as Americans, Canadians, and Australians, in possession of a valid passport, do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days. The passport must not expire before the end of the scheduled trip. You can find further information regarding visas here.
Sample schedules are available online and will be updated on a regular basis. Please note that the online schedules are preliminary and subject to change. You will receive the final schedule shortly before the start of the program.
An airport pick-up is organized for you on Sunday, May 28, 2023:
Where: Frankfurt Airport, Meeting Point Terminal 1
When: Sunday between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Please book your flights accordingly and inform the program coordinator Kristina Schwanitz about your arrival schedule as soon as possible. Please note that if you are unable to schedule a flight to arrive in time for the pick-up, or your arrival is delayed, you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to WHU.
Additionally, an airport drop-off is also organized for you in the morning of Saturday June 17, 2023 after the end of the program. The exact time and meeting point will be announced in due time.
The general rule is smart casual for classes and business casual for company visits and events.
You will have full access to our computer facilities. However, we strongly recommend that you also bring your own laptop.
Before your arrival, you will be asked to prepare for the program using pre-readings which will be uploaded in the download section. Please make sure to you check your email account regularly in order not to miss any updates.
Upon arrival you will receive a USB flash drive containing all course materials for the three weeks, giving you readings for each day.
The deadline for payment is March 15, 2023. The base fee cannot be refunded.
If you have a legitimate reason for cancelling your participation we can, under certain circumstances, offer a 75% refund if you inform us of your withdrawal by May 15, 2023. If you inform us after this date but before the program start, we may reimburse up to 50% of the tuition fee. Once the program has started, no refunds are possible.
Get in touch –
We're looking forward to hearing from you.
We are happy to answer all questions you might have about the program in general, or regarding its content or organization. Please also contact us if you wish to get in touch with previous participants in order to receive insight into their experiences.
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