European Integration Summer School for exchange students
Join our 29th European Integration Summer School (EISS) from June 26th to August 3rd 2018, and spend a memorable time in Kristiansand!
Why study European Integration at University of Agder?
“The EISS is an academically rigorous and intellectually rewarding experience. Student and staff – both locally based and visitors from abroad – combine to provide a stimulating environment in a wonderful setting” Desmond Dinan, George Mason University, USA
The summer school has received national and international recognition as being a place that provides an exceptional learning environment for its students. Students will have the opportunity to engage with top scholars and experts in a very personal way. The summer school is especially valuable for students who are eager to acquire a specialization in EU studies.
Tuition is free in Norway - no tuition fees are charged - only a registration or semester fee of 760 NOK (app. 80 EUR).
Inexpensive student housing is available.
During your time at UiA, you will enjoy very nice study conditions in small class room set ups of no more than app. 30 students per course.
Engage with scholars and policy experts
Guest faculty of previous years include, amongst others:
Derek Beach (University of Aarhus)
Desmond Dinan (George Mason University)
John McCormick (Indina University)
Claudio Radaelli (University of Exeter and UiA)
Christilla Roederer-Rynning (University of Southern Denmark)
Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zürich)
Michael Shackleton (European Parliament/University of Maastricht)
Claudio Radaelli with EISS students
Add an international dimension - European integration
Although the process of European integration has faced many crises throughout its history – with the Euro and refugee crises being the most recent examples –, the European Union (EU) still continues to call the tune in the global political economy. It is clearly not a superpower, but it certainly ranks as one of the most important actors on the global stage. The EU not only affects the lives of more than 500 million inhabitants living within its territory, but it also has a significant impact on millions of people living outside of its borders. Drawing on sound methodological and interdisciplinary approaches, this European Integration Summer School (EISS) will allow you to deepen your knowledge on a wide range of issues pertaining to European integration, thus adding an international dimension to your specific field of training (e.g. in law, public administration or economics). If you aspire for a career in business or public administration and will be exposed to Europe and the European Union, then you are most certainly going to benefit from our Summer School.
The monthly rate for student housing is approx. NOK 3000 /EUR 310 (as of January 1, 2018), which will be adjusted to the length of your stay. Student housing is provided by the Student Welfare Association (SiA). High standard single room accommodation with shared bathroom and kitchen is provided within walking distance of campus (Kongsgård Allè 7/9). The price includes internet. Once you have been accepted to the course you can apply for accommodation.
Mark your application with "EISS" in the comment section. After you have applied for accommodation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be awarded the contract. If you have any questions about housing, please contact SIA Bolig on: Phone (+47) 40001018, or e-mail email@example.com.
Kristiansand - Norway's Riviera
Both Kristiansand and the entire region are notoriously referred to as Norway’s ‘Riviera’ – many Norwegians regularly spend their holidays in Sørlandet, and the city of Kristiansand is famous for its many cultural attractions including the concert hall ‘Kilden’, an old center built of small and white wooden houses (‘Posebyen’) as well as its city beach. For more information about Kristiansand as a tourist destination check out Visit Sørlandet.
The region of Sørlandet is well known for its warm climate – yes, you can go for a swim in the sea! – and for offering a wide range of social and sportive opportunities during the summer (weekends). During the summer school there will be some time and opportunity to explore some of these places – as in the past we will invite our students on a one-day boat trip to the islands close to Kristiansand or to Lillesand, a small village located on the Northwestern shore of the region.