Corona Virus: the International Summer Academy 2020 is canceled

Due to the current situation - the corona virus and the associated strict hygiene regulations, travel restrictions and problems with obtaining visas - we unfortunately have to cancel the International Summer Academy 2020 (ISA). 

If you have already registered for the course and paid or made a deposit, our staff will contact you by e-mail. We regret the inconvenience.

We hope that the situation will soon improve and hope that ISA 2021 can take place again in the usual quality.

We look forward to welcoming you next year in Mannheim!

Welcome to the International Summer Academy

The International Summer Academy is more than a language course: apart from the daily intensive course, you have the opportunity to take part in various seminars and workshops. You can for instance learn about German culture in our “Philosophy lounge” or join grammar or conversation practice and work on your oral German skills.

During your stay you can use all the facilities of the University of Mannheim including the libary, the gym and the sport courses etc.

Our friendly HuGOs (our German student mentors during the International Summer  Academy) make sure all participants are having a great time. They will organise excursions and events for you. The HuGOs are here for you if you have any questions, if you need help with anything or even if you just want the latest tips for a night out in town. Through our cooperation with the student initiative VISUM, we can offer an even greater array of leisure time activities.


Summer Academy programme 2019

Following please find the Summer Academy programme 2019 as an Adobe PDF.


In the mornings, there are five hours of German class (9am-1:15pm, a coffee break included). The course level depends on the participant’s language level according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). We offer classes for beginners (A1) as well as advanced German speakers (C1).

The language of instruction in all courses is German.


We offer a wide range of seminars for you to join on a voluntary basis: oral communication skills, grammar seminars, intercultural skills training, European regional and cultural studies, basic knowledge in economics, (creative) writing workshops, CineClub, salsa lessons, and scientific talks.

Join the International Summer Academy and experience the German culture and language together with people from all over the world!