Of course, our advanced education program can't subsitute real cultural experiences, which are a highly important part of every exchange program. Therefore the International Summer University Kassel offers manifold and interesting excursions, cultural programs and leisure activities, such as movie night, sports and hiking, BBQ, game night, etc. All included in the program fee.
Jühnde (Lower Saxony) is Germany’s first village to produce heat and electricity by means of renewable biomass (energetic plants in form of silage and wood chips), thus creating a CO2 neutral balance. The biomass, which can be easily stored and is available in continually good quality, can be used flexibly to meet the changing demands of heat and electricity.
Part of the Environmental Engineering Seminar
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of efficient, reliable and affordable heating and solar products. Their innovative solutions are simple to install, service and use. Viessmann offers a comprehensive range of German-engineered products, from oil and gas-fired boilers to biomass, solar thermal, hot water heating and more for applications in residential, multi-family, commercial, light industrial, schools, universities, hospitals, municipalities and government buildings.
Part of the Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change Seminar
The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automobiles and commercial vehicles and the largest carmaker in Europe. With its future programme “TOGETHER-Strategy 2025” the Group is laying the foundations for becoming a global leader of sustainable mobility.
The Volkswagen factory in Kassel has been producing parts for the whole Group for half a century. Today they produce also the new electric motors. Over 16,000 employees work at the second-biggest domestic factory in an attractive and performance-driven workplace. The Volkswagen distribution centre lies to the south of the factory. Genuine parts are supplied to vehicles all over the world from here.
Part of the Risk Management in Environmental Engineering Risk Control Seminar
Join a guided city tour and scavenger hunt through Kassel and see the continent's oldest museum and Germany's oldest theater and many other interesting buildings and places. Also get to know the life and work of the Brothers Grimm, whose fairy tales such as Snow White and Cinderella are well-known all over the world
Nature Walk – Bergpark
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe is a landscape park in Kassel. The area of the park is 2.4 square kilometres (590 acres), making it the largest European hillside park, and second largest park on a hill slope in the world. Construction of the Bergpark, or "mountain park", began in 1696 at the behest of the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel and took about 150 years. The park is open to the public today. Since 2013, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The town has a medieval center ringed by a wall with numerous watch towers. Thirty-eight meters (125 ft) high, the "Grey Tower" ("Grauer Turm") is the highest remaining urban defense tower in Germany. The city hall, first documented in 1109, with a stone relief of St. Martin, the town's patron saint, is the oldest in Germany still in use for its original purpose. The Gothicchurch of the old Franciscan monastery is today the Protestant parish church, and the monastery's other buildings have been converted into a modern hospital. Many houses in the town center, notably around the market square, date from the 15th to 17th centuries and have been carefully maintained or restored. The town is dominated by the imposing Romanesque-Gothic Church of St. Peter from the 12th-14th centuries.
German Folk Dance
Come and enjoy yourself in our folk dance! Germany has many different regions – each having preserved its own cultural identity. Traditional folk dance is obviously an important part of this heritage. So why do you not join the workshop and experience it yourself. A local folk dance group from Kassel will be invited to show you their best moves.
In the ISU´s most exciting workshop, the Night of Games, your group will compete with other groups of ISU students. Get the most points, have the highest score and win a price with your group!
Optional Trip to Berlin
- Spend some days in the exciting German capital
- Join a guided city tour through Berlin
- Experience German history and politics “in a nutshell”
- Meet a Member of Parliament in the Reichstag building
- Visit renowned museums and theaters
- Go shopping and try the famous Berlin Currywurst
This 4 day trip costs an additional 295 Euro, which includes:
- Transportation by bus from Berlin to Kassel
- Accomodation and breakfast in Berlin
- 3-day-ticket for public transportation in Berlin
- Support service and guided tours as well as museum visits in Berlin
Program is subject to change.