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Within the International Summer Program you can choose and combine courses from two fields of study: Track A: Engineering and Track B: German and European Culture.

Track A: Engineering is designed mainly for students from partner universities from all over the world in the third or fourth year. It is also suitable for graduate students. The Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering has put together the course catalog and will help you when you have academic questions (see Meet the staff). The program is complemented by two mandatory courses in German language and culture ("German Language Course" and "Germany - Politics, Culture & Society").

Track B: German and European studies is offered for American and other international students interested in German language, literature and culture in European and global contexts. The Faculty of Culture Studies will advise you in academic questions (see Meet the staff).

The International Summer Program classes are regular courses integrating German and international Dortmund students during the second half of the German summer semester. You are welcome to create your very own course schedule by selecting classes from both academic tracks. The track-specific course offerings are complemented by the mandatory German language class, the German culture course, and the cultural program and excursions.





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Students’ Comments

"The ISP was an eye opening experience for me. The city of Dortmund is so multicultural that I felt as though I was learning in and outside of the classroom. I think all students should enlist in experiences like the ISP to help make them a more well-rounded world citizen."

(Participant, ISP 2018)


"I liked that everybody was so attentive and that in this program everybody has experience. The double program is amazing because you meet new friends that will last forever. Thank you TU Dortmund for this amazing experience!"

(Participant, ISP 2018)


"The program was amazing. I loved that my double and her friends went out of their way to take me out around the city and Europe. The staff at school was great and the students were amazing."

(Participant, ISP 2018)


"The community of the ISP was incredibly accepting and accomodating. They were taking us students in and making us feel like we've already been friends for years. Every question, concern or need of mine was dealt with amazingly."

(Participant, ISP 2015)


“Facing the world!! I think that is the first message. People usually say we came back different from a trip, and it is true!! Dortmund ISP is a great opportunity to share and learn new experiences among people from all over the world. Thinking, talking, listening, laughing, learning and so on!!”

(Participant, ISP 2010)