Welcome to the International Summer School Soest!

The German economy, culture and more ...

This 2-week program running this summer in August offers a variety of lectures and workshops with a special focus on the German and European economies. Our summer school also offers an excellent opportunity to study German science and culture. In addition, you will gain international educational experiences.

We offer a mixture of high quality lectures (about 45 h), company visits and city tours. Additionally, we organize evening activities with our full-time international students.

We have learning agreements with NYIT and SGU which allow you to earn credits at your home university. Please contact Prof. Swid (NYIT) or Dr. N. Hidayat (SGU) for details. Our target groups are primarily students of the New York Institute of Technology (Manhattan) and students of the Swiss German University (Jakarta), but we also welcome others who are interested.

In 2018, we´ll hold our 10th Summer School from the 11th - 25th of August. We hope to welcome you in Soest next summer!

Prof. Dr. Dina Dreisbach
Course director

You can download the International Summer School Flyer below:


Elizabeth Hamberger: (NYIT, New York): "The program has allowed me to connect business topics like Quality Control Management and Corporate Social Responsibility that I have learned about in the classroom and how they apply to operating SMEs in the real world. The company visits organized by the university combined with the relevant lectures allowed me to garner firsthand knowledge on crucial German industries and their cultural values. After visiting these companies, I will never be able to think of an Audi, BMW or Mercedes-Benz the same way again."

Ahmad Seddik Abdelrahman: (NYIT, Abu Dhabi): "It was an enriching experience being part of the international summer school - Soest (ISSS). It gave us the opportunity to be exposed to different cultures particularly the German one. The program was perfectly designed to provide us with intense knowledge about the European and German economy, coupled with the practical experience, through combining high quality lectures, with company and cultural visits within a multicultural environment.
It exceeds being just an academic experience; we really enjoyed the various activities, either social, cultural or leisure. Yet, the course content was challenging, we had enough time to enjoy our stay in Germany. ISSS provided us with different perspectives, besides gaining new colleagues from around the world. I think it couldn´t have been better. Thanks to the program team, wish you all the best"