International Study Centres   

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International Study Centres (ISC) are short summer courses open to York students of all disciplines and all levels of study (including postgraduates). You will travel in a group of around 20 students from York and spend around two weeks exploring a topic and visiting areas of interest. No prior knowledge of the subjects is required.

Why do an ISC?

Our students' stories may help you to decide if an ISC is right for you. Sophie wanted to experience the culture of another country. The ISC in Cape Town 2019 suited her as she learnt about the history, politics and culture of South Africa and, as the ISC was only two weeks, it also meant she wasn't away from her family for too long. Fahmida went on the India ISC in 2018. She was apprehensive to apply at first but the trip has changed her perspective on life in general.

Application

Applications open on Friday 29 November 2019 close on Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 1pm.

For more details on the application please see our how to apply pages via the link below:

How to apply

The four International Study Centres in 2020 are:

Mexico - Queretaro and Mexico City

Dates:  4/5 to 18/19 July 2020 TBC (depending on flights) 

Host University: Tecnológico de Monterrey

Course: Mexican culture and Identity

https://youtu.be/u4Pewd2REuk

For more detailed information on the programme, visits, costs, bursaries and deadlines etc please read the attached brochure:

Mexico ISC programme information 2020 (PDF , 1,308kb)

South Africa - Cape Town

Dates: 8/9 August to 22/23 August 2020 (depending on flights) 

Host University: University of Cape Town

Course: Contemporary South Africa: History, culture and politics

https://youtu.be/RRRKmZNIR88‌

For more detailed information on the programme, visits, costs, bursaries and deadlines etc please read the attached brochure:

South Africa ISC programme information 2020 (PDF , 1,127kb)

China - Beijing

Due to unforseen circumstances, we are no longer able to offer the International Study Centre to China in 2020.

However, we do have Summer School places at Peking University and the University of Remnin, both in Beijing.  

China ISC 2020

India - Bangalore and Delhi

Dates: 29/30 August to 12/13 September 2020 (depending on flights)

Host: Think India

Course: Modern vs Historic India

‌https://youtu.be/YYVqs3TklDw

For more detailed information on the programme, visits, costs, bursaries and deadlines etc please read the attached brochure:

India ISC programme information 2020 (PDF , 1,100kb)

See previous International Study Centres to get an idea of what's involved.

Contact

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact summer-abroad@york.ac.uk.