Program Structure

BEST Summer Academy is divided into two parts: Orientation (week one) and the actual Course Program (weeks two to five).

BEST Orientation (May 28 – June 03)
Monday: ARRIVAL DAY - Arrival of BEST students, pick up service by local buddy students, evening reception
Tuesday: BUDDY DAY - Introductory session, campus tour, city tour, welcome barbeque (with local students)
Wednesday: DÜSSELDORF DAY - Orientation Day at Düsseldorf. Visit of the Federal Bank, State Parliament and Old Town.
Thursday through Saturday: first German language sessions
Sunday: EXPLORE THE RUHR AREA DAY - Excursion day to highlights of the Duisburg region. Visit of an old coal mine, a medieval castle, suspension railway, and much more!

BEST Course Program (June 04 – June 30):
The actual course program starts in week 2. BEST offers three modules: Business, Economics and German language. Each module consists of 3 different BEST courses. Each module is worth three US credits.