Summer School: Language Diversity, Education, Social Participation (Germany)

Study AbroadLanguage diversity, education, and social participation, Hamburg International Summer School, Germany (but virtual). July 5-30, 2021. Deadline: open until all spaces filled.

The program consists of four modules:

  • Key issues in multilingualism
  • Language development and education in multilingual settings
  • Language diversity in formal and informal settings
  • Multilingual learning motivation in a foreign language context

Linguistic (as well as cultural and social) diversity are basic characteristics of today’s societies. Their causes include, among others, increasing migration, globalisation, new technical possibilities of communication, and interactions across traditional borders. Using three nations with significant migration – Australia, China and Germany – as examples, we will explore how increasing diversity affects education and social participation, and what policies and discourses have been developed in response to linguistic diversity. Despite their different socio-political traditions in dealing with migration, the challenges and responses to linguistic diversity in the three countries share many similarities. Central among these is that linguistic diversity continues to be a central factor in social exclusion in the three countries.

The Summer School is suitable for graduate students and will be taught by a group of academics from Hamburg University (Germany), Macquarie University (Australia), Fudan University (China), and several other Asian, European, and North American universities. The fee of Euro200 also includes one week of German language lessons! Discounts are available for students from partner universities, and scholarships for students from low-income countries.

Communication of Scientific Research 2021 (Italy)

Study AbroadSummer School in the Communication of Scientific Research, taught by Maria Flora Mangano, August 3-5, 2021, Viterbo, Italy. Deadline: June 20 2021.

The CSR summer school is dedicated to the theory and practice of communication of scientific research, by providing basic instructions on the construction of written and oral text, with analysis in class of written and oral contributions by the participants. This year’s class is particular addressed to non-Italian young researchers, and will be taught in English.

The training in communication of scientific research is an interdisciplinary postgraduate offering dedicated to professionals of science: people who conduct research within the international academic community. The CSR teaching program is addressed to young researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral fellows) drawn from different fields in the natural, social, and human sciences.

Since 2020, a CSR fund has been established, which intends to facilitate the participation of young researchers. The fund has been developed by Italian CSR alumni who wish to help their peers to have access to the CSR training. This year the CSR fund offers two grants of € 150 each which are intended for highly motivated young researchers who cannot cover the whole cost of the CSR school. Priority will be given to those who live in the Mediterranean area (especially the Balkans, Maghreb and the Middle East), as well as to the young researchers who live in Central and Southern Africa, and in Central and Southern America.

PHD Summer School in Mediterranean Migration Studies (Spain)

Study AbroadPh.D. Summer School in Mediterranean Migration Studies, Pompeu Fabra University, Ciutadella Campus, Barcelona, Spain, June 28-July 3, 2021. Deadline: January 4, 2021.

The main objective of this IMISCOE Summer School is to provide an intensive course promoting Mediterranean Migration Studies, whilst engaging students through multi-dynamic activities including lectures, roundtables, documentary screening as well as PhD. Workshops. Further, multi-disciplinarity, multi-topics, multi-methodologies and multi-sited coverage will be ensured, one important way this will be done is through the inclusion of narratives from the South providing new views, voices, and perspectives.

Who can apply: Ph.D. students in the early stage of their Ph.D., who are still designing their research proposal on Mediterranean Migration.

This is an initiative of the EuroMedMig IMISCOE Regional Network funded by IMISCOE.

Case Studies Japan (Travel Grants to Japan)

Study AbroadCase Studies Japan: Research Trip to Japan for Interdisciplinary Scholars and Graduate Students, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnerships, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

This initiative offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and graduate students at U.S. institutions to travel to Japan and conduct case study field research in the realms of the humanities and social sciences. The goal is to provide participants, especially those who may not be familiar with Japan, with firsthand experiences to gain a deeper understanding of and make connections in Japan that will be useful in their own disciplines after the trip.

Eligibility: U.S. universities, colleges, or institutions with 501(c)3 status. A “Project Director,” who is a faculty member and Japan specialist from the applying institution, should have a PhD or terminal degree in their field and teach Japan-related courses, and must accompany the group on the trip. The group must include at least 5 faculty members and/or students not including the project director. More than half of the participants must not be specialized in Japanese Studies. Participants should primarily be from the applying institution, but those invited from relevant nearby institutions may also be considered.

Massey U Expedition & Internship Program (New Zealand)

Study AbroadMarketing and Communication, National Expedition and Internship Program, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, June 8-July 17, 2020. Deadline: March 16, 2020.

Massey University’s National Expedition and Internship Program is open to undergraduate students from any university wishing to study, travel, and intern in New Zealand for 6 weeks in June-July 2020. The program is organised by the ACEJMC-accredited School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, and it begins with the two week ‘Image and Identity Tour’ which takes students across both Islands to delve into how successful the brands and images of the tourism industry are at capturing the attention of people new to the country and culture.

The tour finishes in the capital city of Wellington where students stay to complete a four week internship working on real world problems relevant to their degrees in Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, or related areas.

Koç U Summer School: Research Methods & Ethics in Migration Studies (Turkey)

Study AbroadMiReKoc International Summer School: Research Methods and Ethics in Migration Studies, Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus in Sarıyer, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-17 July 2020. Deadline: 20 April 2020.

The 10th MiReKoc International Summer School will be held in collaboration with IMISCOE. The program reflects the importance of methodological debates. This year’s Summer School includes two weeks of lectures, lab sessions and discussion sessions led by a distinguished international faculty members and experts in the field, exploring different themes focusing on both qualitative and quantitative methods including ethnography, participatory methods, urban mapping, network analysis, big data, visual methods and social media methodologies as well as ethics in migration research to offer a space for scholars and participants to reflect on methodological challenges and opportunities.

MiReKoc International Summer School program is designed for graduate students and PhD candidates, early career researchers, policy analysts, NGO and international organization practitioners, as well as junior experts in the field. The language of the Summer School is English.  MiReKoc International Summer School does not only offer expanding the knowledge of its participants, but also promises networking opportunities between them and distinguished faculty to enhance both parties’ research agendas. Applications from all over the world are encouraged.

Language Diversity, Education & Social Participation (Germany)

Study AbroadSummer Course: Language Diversity, Education and Social Participation, Hamburg International Summer School, University of Hamburg, Germany, July 6-31 July 2020. Deadline: Rolling admission.

Earn up to 10 credits (ECTS). Language of instruction: English. Linguistic (as well as cultural and social) diversity are basic characteristics of today’s societies. Their causes include, among others, increasing migration, globalisation, new technical possibilities of communication, and interactions across traditional borders. Using three nations with significant migration – Australia, China and Germany – as examples, the course will explore how increasing diversity affects education and social participation, and what policies and discourses have been developed in response to linguistic diversity. Despite their different socio-political traditions in dealing with migration, the challenges and responses to linguistic diversity in the three countries share many similarities. Central among these is that linguistic diversity continues to be a central factor in social exclusion in the three countries. All Summer School programs include our supplementary program, focusing on German culture and history, taught through field trips and excursions.

Four core topics:

  • Key Issues in Multilingualism
  •  Language Development in Multilingual Settings
  • Language Diversity in Formal and Informal Settings
  • Multilingual Learning Motivation in a Foreign Language Context

Ethnography, Language, Communication Summer School (England)

Study AbroadEthnography, Language & Communication: Key Concepts and Methods Summer School, University College of London, London, UK, 27-31 July 2020. Application Deadline: 1 March 2020.

Is ‘qualitative data analysis’ too vague for you? Are you wondering how to do justice to your data? If you are researching social processes, institutions, culture or identity,  but are unsure about how to analyse the discourse data from your fieldwork, then consider joining this five-day research training course. 
The programme is designed to help PhD and post-doctoral researchers to navigate the twin perils of over- and under-interpreting discourse data. It introduces a range of key perspectives and tools used to study language and communication ethnographically and it facilitates the study of social practice in a wide range of different settings – education, workplace, recreation, health etc.

The course will be taught by an international team from several leading research institutions:  Prof Jeff Bezemer, Dr Adam Lefstein, Dr Piia Varis, Dr Julia Snell, Prof Ben Rampton.

Study Abroad UCLA: Business Leadership & Communication (Thailand)

Study Abroad

Study Abroad: Business Leadership and Communication, Bangkok, Thailand, July 25 – August 20, 2020. Deadline: April 3, 2020.

This highly interactive and engaging travel study program is set in vibrant Bangkok, a major business hub in South East Asia. Bangkok represents an ideal place for students to embark upon this program’s two core content areas – business communications and business leadership.  While in Bangkok, students will experience global business first-hand, meeting local business leaders, visiting key cultural sights, and learning from professors with extensive regional knowledge. Business communications is often cited as a critical component in both getting a job and rising to leadership positions.

EIUC Summer School: Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy (Italy)

Study AbroadSummer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy,  Global Campus of Human Rights (EIUC) in Venice Lido, Italy, 31 August to 6 September, 2020. Deadline extended to: 30 June 2020.

The Summer School is a training initiative jointly developed by the Global Campus and Picture People. The 11-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.

NOTE: Due to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy will take place in a reduced 7-day format from 31 August to 06 September 2020, taking into account any eventual measures adopted by the 77th Venice International Film Festival.