IMPORTANT UPDATE – 22.05.2020: Due to the significant uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemics worldwide, the exchange program in cooperation with the New York Institute of Technology will not take place in the Summer of 2020. Please visit the official COVID-19 information page (Link below) of the Fachhochschule Südwestfalen for more information related to the pandemics.

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. Jiang (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 held our 10th Summer School here in Soest. The following year, in 2019, students from our University have the opportunity to join a three week programme at the New York Institute for Technology. In 2020 we will be happy to welcome International students for our 11th edition of the Summer School in Soest!

Prof. Dr. Dina Dreisbach
Course director

You can download the International Summer School Flyer below:


Aamir Bankapur (NYIT, New York): "From studying in the heart of New York City to experiencing 2 weeks of study abroad program in the chilled out and positive setting of the University in Soest, it was a lifetime experience. Prof. Dina Dreisbach along with her student assistant took care of all our needs and made us feel like at home. It was interesting to learn about the European economy, German history and the interactive sessions during our industrial visits to various companies. Kudos to Fachhochschule Südwestfalen, Soest."

Shunan Hu (NYIT, New York): “It’s really hard for me to say which is my favorite part about summer school, because I love all of them. I love Prof. Dina’s lecture. From the lecture, you can have the view about European finance from outside to inside. I love visiting companies most, through visiting the factories, you can combine management knowledge with real world together. I love visiting museum, through the tutor’s speaking, you can learn European history and culture. I want to say this is the best summer school I have ever had.Very tense and enjoyable. As an international student, I feel you have to join this program, take opportunities or you miss a fortune."