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Summer Schools in Asia

With the support of the project "Cologne Summer Schools" of Cologne University's International Office the Institute for South Asian and Southeast Asian Studies (SASOA) offers the following summer schools:

1. Every March, the summer school "Tamil: Language and Culture" will be held in Chennai (Tamil Nadu). The content of this summer school is the acquisition of the Tamil language (beginner and intermediate level, standart and colloquial language) and lectures on Tamil culture and history. Insights into Tamil culture will be given by immerstion in everyday live, and by excursions to places of cultural importance like Mamallapuram, Pondicherry and Thanjavur. Classes: Mo-Fr 9:30-11:00 a.m., 11:15-12:45 a.m., 1:00-1:45 p.m. (5 teaching-hours daily). In addition, there will be self-studies and project-work.

2. Every September, the summer school "Indian History and Culture" will be held in Korkkadu, Pondicherry, South India. This summer school starts on the first Monday of September and lasts four weeks. The contents of this summer school are history, religions, society, political and economic aspects of pre-modern and modern India. Accommodation will be offered in an extended house of a 3-generations Tamil family, that also organizes "Karuppan Agencies". Classes during the first three weeks: Mo-Fr 9:30-11:00 a.m., 11:15-12:45 a.m., 1:00-1:45 p.m. (5 teaching-hours daily). In addition, there will be self-studies and project-work. During the fourth week, there will be a 6-7 days' excursion covering historical sites of Tamil Nadu and the Tea-growing regions of Munnar in Kerala. Additionally, a crash-course in Tamil language can be offered.

Application for participation (short letter of interest with CV) via email to Dr. Sven Wortmann: swortman[at]uni-koeln.de

 

Costs

The participation fees for each summer school are usually €950 (includes accommodation, meals, excursion costs including hotels, entrance fees and lessons and materials). Visa (tourist visa!) and flight ticket must be organized and paid for by the participants themselves. The University of Cologne's "Cologne Summer Schools" project generally grants students at the University of Cologne and international partner universities a flight cost subsidy (information to follow).

 

Dates and Deadlines

Application (with CV and letter of motivation): 

31.12. for Summer Schools in March
15.08. for Summer Schools in September

Acceptance from our side: within one week after application
Partial payment (50% of the fee):

within one week after admission

Pre-departure meeting (obligatory): the date will be given on our homepage
Full payment:

 one week before the summer school