Spending a vacation at a sunny beach is not cool anymore. This fact is known by many students from all over the world who joined the European Summer School for summer vacation and changed boring activities as laying on the beach for two busy weeks with lots of fun and experiences. Each student chose his own preference from a wide variety of courses – some students wanted to improve their skills in business English, others were interested in the development of mobile applications, or you could find future marketing experts as well. Within each course, students were given the task of cooperating on a common project which was presented at the closing ceremony.
Each work should be followed by relaxation, therefore European Summer School also provided a great program consisted of cultural trips, river rafting, parties and many more.
Marine, Armenia – Personal and Professional Development
„ESS brings together people not afraid of engaging in something completely different from what they’re used to doing back home. It’s a great way to meet and interact with young people representing different cultures and as such – a definite opportunity to spend quite possibly the best couple of weeks in your life if you’re curious, enthusiastic and open to new experiences. Also, Prague is absolutely amazing!“
Maria, Germany – Online Marketing Challenge
„You apply for a course, in my case Online Marketing, and you get a lifetime experience. It´s not only the knowledge you gain, it´s the people your meet and the friends you make, the ambitious teachers and caring organizing team you get to know, it´s the spirit of an international summer school that makes these two weeks truly amazing.“
Andreas, Sweden – Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Management
„European Summer School helped me discover the best parts of Prague. The course was great, I learned many new things I will apply in both my studies as well my future life. The free time activities were also great with a combination of sightseeing and social events. I study at university, but European Summer School is the best school I went to so far. I will always remember my time in Prague thanks to the dedicated teachers, staff and classmates.“
Andrea, Slovakia – Fundamentals of Marketing
„Besides lot of information in Marketing which helped me to improve my marketing skills, I met lot of nice and lovely people around whole world. Cultural mix in Summer School was amazing it was 30 nationalities there! I gained unforgettable experience during summer school in Split. It was lot of fun, many activities and city Split is wonderful! There was always what to do – morning swimming, exercise, learning, city exploring, sightseeing, barbecue, volleyball, and other activities 🙂 Big thanks!“
Jakub, Slovakia – Project Management
„ I enjoyed time in Prague very much, the city is splendid, people were awsome. Even though I am not a party guy, the program offered me a lot of sightseeing, city tours, I visited museums, parks and everything possible. Two weeks is ideal time for getting to know new people, making new friendships, to learn something and enjoy city. I would recommend joining ESS for everyone.“
Elif, Turkey – Illustration practice
„I found out many new things about compositions, colors and painting methods, which helped me to improve my creative, visual and drawing skills. I met lovely people from all over the world and I also learnt something about their culture. I had lot of fun, gained unforgettable memories, and explored a beautiful city of Split – all thanks to European Summer School.“
Frauke, Netherlands – Illustration practice
„Besides massive new illustration skills, I learned how much you can achieve in only two weeks. I met likeminded people who are open minded and fun to hang out with.The summer school helped me to develop professionally, but most of all it gave me more self esteem in this field of work.“
Lisette, Netherlands – Illustration Practice
„I really liked it. The teacher was really good at his job, he could help you no matter what you were trying to illustrate with whatever technique. For me, as someone with absolutely no art experience whatsoever, it was unclear what exactly illustration practice entailed. I had the idea beforehand that it would be more of a drawing course. Nevertheless the course was really valuable: it got me going. The most import thing I learned is probably that you shouldn’t be afraid and just do and try, it will come to you eventually. More…
Karin, Netherlands – Videomaking & Postproduction
„I enjoyed the course a lot! We covered the wide range of videomaking from the gear to camera angles, to editing and lighting. In our class we were all sort of on the same level of video skills when we started, which is an advantage. Michal was an amazing teacher, very well prepared and willing to help us till the middle of the night. I’ve learnt a lot and enjoyed working on videomaking. It was very nice to have the activities already planned so that there was always something to do! I’ve met the most amazing people during the summer school, I think the activities contributed to that. More…
Jiri, Czech Republic – Illustration practice
“1. Course was great
2. Activities were the best and also mr. Luke is a great guy
3. Term 2 was a perfect group of people and Summer School surpassed all my expectations
4. If I will have a time I would definitely attend another Summer School in another place, somewhere by the sea because I already know Split very well.”
Eva, Slovakia – Illustration practice
„It was amazing experience for me! Yes, of course, it helped me in a lot of different directions. For example I improved my English, drawing and thinking about the sense of the picture. I enjoyed our activities, all of them! The greatest experience for me was an exhibition but I also really enjoyed the party and our graduation boat party. I would like to stay in the summer school even longer. It was totally amazing! I enjoyed the international atmosphere during the activities.“
Kristína, Slovakia – Videomaking & Postproduction
„Course of Videomaking – I liked it a lot and it was more than useful for me – I have learned a lot of new and interesting things which I will certainly use in future 2. Activities – The best! Including rafting, the Krk island, cycling, visiting all the beaches or just BBQ party itself. Everything was perfect. 3. The overall feeling – great, great people, great teachers, great organization and corresponding atmosphere perfectly accompanied by appropriate leisure activities. 4. I would certainly be willing to participate again next year!“
Morten Algy Bonderup – Mobile Developing Concepts
„Being a teacher at this summer school was a meaningful, relevant, and very good experience for me, and it pushed me to think “outside of the box”. What really impressed me the most was that the students showed a high level of ownership in the activities in class and the exercises given that I do not see every day. The organizers of the summer school handled everything in a professional manner and made the whole experience even more enjoyable. I will recommend this summer school to everyone who wants to work on their knowledge and skills.“
Michal Kašparovský – Videomaking and Postproduction
„The course was very successful. I was slightly worried about different levels of each student, in the end it turned out for most of them being beginners. Though each student had a different expectations of what to do with the experience gained from Summer School. How everybody dealt with the course depended mainly on talent of each student. Somebody had better position for shooting, some liked more experimenting, others were real technicians or directors. More…
Berit Simonsen – Intercultural Competencies
„The students were great, very knowledgeable, interested and engaged. They were older and had a more extensive academic background than I had anticipated, but this simply added to my experience, so I really enjoyed that I loved the city and I found the planning and execution of the summer school was very professional and well-planned and I really enjoyed the extracurricular activities that I participated in.
All in all, a very good experience, both personally and professional.“
Francis Giedraitis – Business English
„I was teaching a business English 2 week intensive course in Split, Croatia. The course included three 90 min lessons every day.We dealt with the following themes: how to write a CV, applying for jobs, preparing a covering letter, extensive interview practice, telephone English, negotiating techniques and participating in business meetings. More…
The students that arrived on the first day were quite different at the end. They had become close friends, helpful classmates with a better understanding of business English that would, on some occasions, help them in their existing companies, and for others, help them become better prepared for getting a job and/or change career.
Split was the ideal venue. The weather was great. A variety of beaches were reasily accessible and Split is a great port centre for Island hopping. There was culture to be seen (Game of Thrones was filmed there) and a lively nightlife. The university facilities were air-conditioned and modern.
Personally, I loved teaching different nationalities. I loved that they couldn’t use their own language to explain things and had no choice but to use English which all of them found as a bonus not a disadvantage. Having 4 and half hours of English every day could sound tiring for some but the students were highly motivated and this motivation carried them through till the end.
The course was very well run from an academic view and practical view. The students were very positive about the course itself but also about their accommodation and the activities that Czech-us had prepared for them. Czech-us staff were always available to help out if need be. They were flexible with the extra activities depending on the students’ needs. I never heard any complaints from the students regarding accommodation, facilities, planned activities etc. In fact the students were very enthusiastic about the above.
It was an overall very positive experience and I’d have no hesitation in recommending students to sign up for summer school 2016. I hope I’ll be there too to share the experience.“
Joel Imhoof – Entrepreneurship, Startups and Running a Small Business
I taught two sessions of Summer School in Croatia this year. I felt challenged every day and I never went home feeling any of the students had ‘phoned it in’- everyone was incredibly interested and participated wonderfully. The facility in which I taught was modern and up to date. The city of Split has dozens of beaches to be discovered- some are great for partying, others are perfect for the family. All of them are worth a visit as is the city center with its lovely seafront walks and the amazing Diocletian palace complex. Overall I had a really rewarding experience both teaching and exploring Split. “
Look at the Gallery of ESS activities.
Graduation – 3. term
Look at the gallery of ESS 3rd term graduation
Graduation – 2. term
Look at the gallery of ESS 2nd term graduation
Graduation – 1. term
Look at the gallery of ESS 1st term graduation
Look at the videos of students from Videomaking & Postproduction course, where students, lecturers and even Croatian people played by themself.