U21 Student Opportunities: Summer School

The Universitas 21 Summer School is a two-week workshop for undergraduate students from all disciplines. Each host chooses a theme to base activities around and many take the opportunity to introduce a topic that is of importance to the host university, region or country, thus making it a culturally-relevant experience for foreign students and an opportunity for local students to gain international perspectives on “home” issues.

Read more on past U21 Summer Schools here.

2017 U21 Summer School: Fabricating Design Space
Start Date:
June 26, 2017
End Date:
July 14, 2017
Nomination Deadline:  
March 1, 2017
Application Deadline: 
March 10, 2017
University of Johannesburg
An application link will be made available to students who receive a nomination from a UConn faculty member.

Click here for more information about the 2017 Summer School.

2016 U21 Summer School: Traditional Chinese Medicine and its Culture
Start Date: July 4, 2016
End Date: July 18, 2016
Nomination Deadline:  February 1, 2016
Application Deadline: March 1, 2016
Location: Shanghai Jiao Tong University
UConn Student Representatives: Spoorthi Sampath (CLAS ’17) and Shaharyar Zuberi (CLAS ’17)
Read about some Summer School 2016 feedback.

2015 U21 Summer School: Cities & Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age
Start Date: July 1, 2015
End Date: July 15, 2015
Location: University of Glasgow, UK
UConn Student Representatives: Tasneem Ahmed (CLAS ’16) and Caitlin Delaney (CLAS ’16)
Read about some Summer School 2015 feedback.
2014 U21 Summer School: Shaping the Future City
Start Date: July 2, 2014
End Date: July 17, 2014
Location: University of New South Wales, Australia
UConn Student Representatives: Emily Kaufman (CLAS ’16) and Ryan Mannix (ENGR ’14)
Watch some of 2014 U21 Summer School’s best moments!
2013 U21 Summer School: Human Rights
Start Date: July 7, 2013
End Date: July 19, 2013
Location: University of Connecticut
UConn Faculty Leads: Glenn Mitoma, Shareen Hertel, Richard Wilson
UConn Student Representatives: Chris Gelino, Celia Guillard, Emily Kaufman, Stephen Tramontozzi
Read the Press Release
Download the Program
2012 U21 Summer School: Shaping the Global Future Entrepreneur
Start Date: July 2, 2012
End Date: July 17, 2012
Location: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
UConn Student Representatives: Aniella Fignon, Hans Govil, Eugenia Logie, Gabrielle Mahon, Brendan Pozsgai
Watch some of 2012 U21 Summer School’s best moments!