Indian Summer Schools

Summer/Winter schools help students when overseas to develop their academic & professional vocabulary to help support them in writing essays/projects and thesis. Moreover, students equally gain excellent exposure as they take a degree/certificate in a subject they have not studied before. Summer/Winter Schools also enable not just students but Institutions as well to pursue their strategic institutional interests in a particular region/center of professional. Addressing these modern global academic needs of budding professionals of tomorrow, Parul University organizes International Summer Schools for four to eight weeks for its partner Universities-Colleges during February every year, and June 2016 onwards. Visiting students have a comprehensive experience package of classroom learning with Credit transfers, industry visits, and excursions to historical places, relishing diverse Indian cuisines of North, South, East and West regions. Visiting Professors-Staff engage with Parul students & staff to gain an alternate perspective to teaching, training & academic culture of India. Similarly, students from Parul Campus as well actively participate in Study Tours and Summer Schools at partner Universities-Colleges in Europe, North America and South East Asia – gaining international exposure – here too they get necessary Credit transfers, excursions to places of interest and equally enjoying local delicacies! Parul Campus Professors visiting partner Universities engage with their students & diverse staff to gain alternate perspectives to teaching, training & academic culture outside India. Since 2012 with 10+ International partner, Universities-Colleges PU has bilaterally exchanged more than 400 students & Staff (accompanying) of various academic disciplines with Summer Schools having a principal share of students’ participation. We are vibrant, we are alive, we are progressive; we invite you to be part of this vibrant International Academic extravaganza! For registrations click here or email us at [email protected] For Department/Faculty/Institution specific query approach any of our International Relations Officers
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Young Entrepreneur Exchange Project 2018

At Parul University, we aim to develop Young Entrepreneurs capable of applying their talents around the world.
13 students and 05 Professors from Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland and Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic are at Parul University, India for a three weeks intensive programme wherein they shall work with Indian students on five different start-up ideas based in the Indian market scenario.
Parul University hosted an Industry Meet to connect Industry and Academia. This Industry Meet was graced by the presence of delegates from start-ups, Multi-National Companies, Entrepreneurs and all the participants of Young Entrepreneur Exchange Project. This meet provided a platform to eminent people from the corporate world to share their knowledge and experience with other industries as well as the students.
Students were taken to visit to some local attractions like Champaner Fort and Laxmi Vilas Palace along with Swaminarayan Temple (Poicha), Gandhi Ashram, Refinery Temple and Gurudwara .
They also participated in Cultural sessions and activities such as Rangoli, Mehndi, Indian Costumes, Indian Dance, Celebration of Indian Festivals.

Humber College, Canada-2018

A group of 6 students from Humber College, Canada visited Vadodara to participate in recently organized ‘Indian Summer School 2018’ by Parul University. This short-term program popularly known as summer or Cultural Exchange program exposes the students to an intensively designed session that increases their understanding of our rich cultural heritage, communities and languages. Here students were encouraged to get engaged in sessions focusing independent stay, language skills, community service and cultural activities.
During this one month exchange program, which started on 3rd June and concluded on 1st July 2018, they were taught about different Indian cultures, Indian Politics, the Indian educational system, traditions and customs. Essentially taking holistic approach for covering the Indian Culture. Students were taken to visit some local attractions like Champaner Fort and Laxmi Vilas Palace along with Swaminarayan Temple (Poicha), Goraj Muni Seva Ashram, Askhardham Temple and Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad.
During their 3 day trip, the group of student visited the important landmarks of Delhi like the India Gate, the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, the Lotus Temple and Humayun’s tomb. They also went for a day trip to Agra to see Taj Mahal, one among the Seven Wonders of the World.
These students undertook different projects along with examinations for the two subjects and were accompanied by Indian students who were also a part of this program.

Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), Bern, Switzerland

Parul University has signed an MoU with Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), Bern, Switzerland on 31st January 2017. The purpose of the Agreement is to promote scholarly exchange and international understanding by stimulating and supporting academic and intercultural activities between students from Switzerland and India.
Therefore, both parties undertake to promote and develop cooperation with various activities on the basis of equality and reciprocity such as Exchange of faculty and administrative staff members, Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students (Semester exchange, Summer school), Exchange of academic information and publications, Conducting of colloquia, lectures and seminars , Cooperation in research and the presentation of results and Other forms of cooperation mutually agreed upon by both universities.
Ms. Debra Ali-Lawson, Professor in Intercultural and International Management and Head of BBA International Programme & Ms. Jacqueline Buerki, Head of International Office were visited Parul University from 30st January 2017 to 6th February 2017. The purpose of the visit was to sign an agreement between both the Universities and discussing Young Entrepreneur Exchange Project International Summer School (YEEP ISS). The purpose of the YEEP International Summer School is to Mobilize young Indians, BFH and BFH partner students with innovative business ideas, Develop an entrepreneurial culture in all areas of study (teaching/learning) at both institutions, Encourage and support new start-ups through an entrepreneurial network, Provide opportunities for intercultural learning and capacity building and Drive economic growth by promoting entrepreneurship in and between India and Switzerland. YEEP ISS Participants will get the following benefits

  • Training – Founder knowledge seminars/workshops
  • Networking – With experts, investors and peers
  • Support – Help from expert coaches
  • Advice – Feedback from experienced jurors
  • Exposure – Extensive coverage in the media
  • Exchange – Opportunities for Intercultural exchange

Under this YEEP ISS, Parul University is hosting approximate 15 to 20 students and two delegates from BFH, Bern, Switzerland in the month of August 2017.

Wroclaw University of science and technology,Poland

Parul University recently organized ‘Indian Summer School’ collaborating with ‘Wroclaw University of science and technology,Poland.
Indian Summer School is a short-term exchange program also known as summer or cultural exchange program. These focus on homestays, language skills, community service, and cultural activities. The students are exposed to an intensive program that increases their understanding of other cultures, communities, and languages.

11 students from Wroclaw University of science & technology came under Indian Summer School for one month student exchange program from 3rd Feb to 4th march 2017. They were taught about different Indian Culture, Traditions and Customs along with Academics. Moreover they were also taught about Indian festivals, Indian martial arts, Yoga, Indian clothing as well as Indian Performing arts.Students were taken to some major attractions like Champaner Fort and Laxmi Vilas Palace along with Swaminarayan Temple(Poicha),Goraj Muni Seva Ashram and Gandhi Ashram,Ahmedabad.

A trip of 3 days to Delhi and Agra was arranged for students interested.They were given study leave and regular exams were taken as planned by the University.

Humber College, Canada & University of Transport Technology, Vietnam

Seventeen Students from Humber College(Canada) and University of Transport Technology Hanoi(Vietnam) are at Parul University Campus 3rd June ’16 onwards for 4 weeks’ and 8weeks’ Indian Summer School/s(ISS), students from both education institutions will study ‘Indian Culture & Traditions’ and ‘International Business Management’, followed by an in depth ‘English Language Training’ program esp. for students from Vietnam.
These students are at PU campus as part of their Exchange-Academic initiatives as mutually agreed in respective MoUs.
This event was graced by presence of Hon. Mr. Tran Quang Tuyen, Minister & Deputy Chief of Mission of S. R. of Vietnam in India who fondly recollected India-Vietnam relations and encouraged similar academic initiatives like ISS.