Winter Sessions (J-term)

In winter, many institutions in the southern hemisphere offer a long break between the two semesters, often several weeks during the the months December and February. Together with the currently rising amount of mobile students worldwide, there can also be seen a rising demand as also offer of short-term study programs worldwide during this period.

This section therefore shall enhance knowledge and information about suitable short-term study opportunities during that time of the year. Interested students and persons can find available programs below, and can refine the search results by using filter.

For information and offers on social engagement programs and language courses, which also can be offered during just a short period of time early each year, please consult our filter or the relevant menus.

Popular Winter Sessions (J-term)

The University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

The University of Sydney is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is Australia%27s first university and is regarded as one of the world%27s leading universities. In 2017 it was ranked as the world%27s 26th most reputable university and in the top 0.25%. Its graduates are additionally ranked the 4th most employable in the world and 1st in Australia. The university comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In 2011 it had 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students. The university is colloquially known as one of Australia%27s sandstone universities. Famous for its heritage neo-gothic buildings and sprawling parklands, its campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world%27s most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post, spreading across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington. Five Nobel and two Crafoord laureates have been affiliated with the university as graduates and faculty. The university has educated six prime ministers and 24 justices of the High Court of Australia, including four chief justices, the most of any university. Sydney has produced 24 Rhodes Scholars and several Gates Scholars. The University of Sydney is a member of the Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, the Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN), the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network. Find further information at: sss

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Further international study programs & institutions


2 years ago by Martin Scheer from Germany


for „Social Realities in Mexico“ by „Iberoamericana University Mexico City

A student video about the short-term program can be found on .

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3 years ago by Martin Scheer from Germany


for „Computer Science and Engineering“ by „Sabanci University

Information about the Sabanci Summer School can be found at Please also note the offer of the Sabanci-Harvard Summer School, infos can be found at .

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2 years ago by Raymond Modesti from The Netherlands


for „IBA Summer Course“ by „International Belcanto Academy (IBA)

Though I was only with Raymond Modesti for 3 weeks in voice lessons, I understood more about proper technique from Raymond in that time than in my 7+ years studying in college. He made singing feel effortless. It was also one of the first times I felt confident about my singing. For years as an American, I felt behind in my progress. Raymond, Nelly Vogler and Jolanta Nicolai were wonderful in reinforcing that I was perfectly on track developmentally. Their responses were incredibly refreshing to know I'm not behind. Jolanta Nicolai was an incredible highlight of the program. Being that she was a singer, her knowledge of the business and recommendations to my career path was insightful. Her workshop echoed the teachings of theatre masterclasses, but they retained a much more naturalist approach. Nothing seemed forced or over the top. She remained respectful of any participant. I cannot begin to describe the positive experience I had with her at this program. Trey Pittman (North carolina)

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3 years ago by Martin Scheer from Germany


for „IUM Summer School“ by „International University of Monaco (IUM)

For a video about the Principality of Monaco, please see Further information about living in Monaco and the principality can be found at

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