Politics is all about power. That’s what Kevin Spacey’s character teaches us in the series “House of Cards”. But in fact, it’s much more than that. Join us for our awesome Summer University where we are going to discuss and broach the issues of Human Rights, Economics and Democracy. But this is not the average, boring University course, here you will become active yourself:
First you are going to do a POL&IS (Politics and International Security) simulation game where economical, ecological and political aspects of international politics are discussed; together with a German University organization.
Second, you will visit European and National Institutions in 3 different cities: Frankfurt (European Central Bank/ECB), Strasbourg (European Parliament and Council of Europe) and Karlsruhe (Federal Constitutional Court).
Third, visiting three great cities isn't enough; in fact, you will have the chance to see two more cities not far from beautiful Heidelberg.
And fourth, of course, you will experience the famous bars of the Heidelberg old town, the nightlife of Karlsruhe and Mannheim and have a lot of fun while exploring all those wonderful cities.
Still not convinced? Well, here’s one last advantage: you will sleep in REAL beds!
The theme will be about Human Rights, Polictics/Democracy and Economics.
HeidelbergDid you know that a big group of students in Heidelberg were sent to prison in the 19. Century because they were fighting for democracy and the freedom of speech? You can hear more about that story when you’ll stay in the student city at the river Neckar, with its beautiful old town center and the ancient and famous castle!
FrankfurtThis modern and vibrant city is the financial center of Germany and place of the ECB.
SchwetzingenThe castle of Schwetzingen is famous for its magical garden with a mosque and fountains, temples, pavilions and sculptures.
StrasbourgThis Alsatian city (France) is not only well known for its beautiful old town center and the traditional "tarte flambée" but also for the location of the European Court of Human Rights, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe.
Karlsruhe and SpeyerSpeyer is a pretty city with an interesting Jewish history and a cathedral that was built one millennium ago!
Karlsruhe is the center for the judisiary of Germany with the location of the Federal Constitutional Court. There's also a nice old town with a well-known castle!