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Travel Information, Visa and Insurance

Travel Information, Visa and Insurance

Travel Information

Arrival in Germany (International Airport Frankfurt am Main)

The arrival day for all participants is Saturday, June 20, 2020

The international airport nearest to Kassel is located in Frankfurt am Main. We recommend you to book a flight that arrives in Frankfurt before noon so that you can be in Kassel on time (before 6 pm). Here you can find the airport map.

If you arrive on the planned schedule, our team will meet you at the airport and coordinate your further travel to Kassel via train.

Upon arrival in Kassel our team will welcome you directly at the Kassel Wilhelmshöhe Train Station, so make sure you get off there. The ISU team will make sure you get some first information and your host family will also come to pick you up and take you to your new home for the next weeks in Kassel.

Departure from Kassel

The day of departure for all ISU participants is Saturday, July 18, 2020. 

Depart from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Frankfurt Airport. The duration and the prices will be similar to your arrival.

Module 1: "Inside Arts" (Kassel)
International Summer University Kassel, June 20 - July 2, 2020 (optional Berlin Trip July 2 - 5, 2020)

Relating to the overall topic of studying in and about another country, the Inside Arts program includes the seminar as shown below. The seminar will be taught by Nora Sternfeld, the documenta-Professor at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and her team.

Classes meet daily in the mornings or afternoons. Eventhough previous knowledge in the selected field of topic can be useful for the completion of the course, the admission is not restricted to students of a similar subject. 

The university program is combined with several leisure time activities, such as workshops and excursions. Kassel's location in central Germany makes other destinations in Germany and Europe easily reachable within a few hours. A special excursion to Berlin is included in the program.

In addition, students will be accommodated at a host family for the time of their stay. Due to this structure the program guarantees a broad and realistic impression of German culture, historical heritage and daily life in modern society.

SUBJECT MATTER

The documenta in Kassel is one of the most important and well known modern arts exhibitions in the world. Since the beginning in 1953, it has grown continuously and can be experienced not only in museums and art halls but also in many places throughout the city, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors. In fact, in 2017 more than one million visitors came to North Hesse. The University of Kassel offers interested students and graduates, especially from the areas of Fine Arts, Cultural Sciences and also Economics, the chance to get involved with the theory and practice of documenta and to learn about its history up to now. “Inside Arts” offers insight in how to curate an exhibition of this dimension – from pre-planning to the management of the documenta, including international marketing. We will visit the documenta Archive, art galleries and museums exhibiting documenta art. 

After the course, you can  participate in our optional Berlin trip. In the capital, we will experience street art, which Berlin is famous for, including the East Side Gallery – the longest remaining part of the Berlin wall painted with graffiti art. Famous art museums like the Nationalgalerie / Museum Island, the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart (Museum of Contemporary Art), or the Gemäldegalerie with masterpieces from the Middle Ages to Baroque will also be a part of the trip.  


After the Berlin tour, you can continue with Module 2 at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. 

 

Module 2: "Curatorship of Contemporary Art" (Venice)
Ca' Foscari School for International Education (Ca' Foscari University Venice, Italy), July 6 - 17, 2020

The module will alternate between in-class lectures, focus seminars and site visits of relevant art projects and exhibitions in Venice's most important exhibition spaces, with a special focus on the Venice Biennale.

Two tracks will be offered in 2020: one for undergraduate students who have little to no background in the art management, and another for graduate students and experts in their field.

 

 

PASSPORT

Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your period of stay. This regulation is strictly enforced in Germany. You will be denied entry to Germany and returned to your point of origin if your passport has less than 90 days validity. If you have to stopover in another countries during your travel to Germany, please check their passport validity regulation.

VISA

The German Embassy in your home country will inform you whether or not you need a visa in order to participate in the ISU program. You can find contact information for the German Embassy on the German Foreign Office website.

Or have a look here: Visa requirements - List of countries  

In case you do need a visa, your visa application will require a “Letter of Invitation” from the University of Kassel. We will send you a “Letter of Invitation” as soon as you have registered and paid the registration fee (see Registration). 

Please note: Visa processing takes six weeks on average. If you apply for your visa too late, you might not be able to attend the program.

Health, Accident and Liability Insurance

Your fee covers health, accident and liability insurance for the time of your enrollment at the Summer School.

If you need further detailed information concerning the insurance policy, please contact the our office.

Luggage Insurance

We recommend that you insure your luggage before leaving your home country.

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