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ISM Summer University in the Baltics

Dates | Costs | Location | Activities | Courses | Language | Eligibility
Housing and Meals | Application | Visa

The ISM Summer University in the Baltics program is located in Vilnius, Lithuania. It is near the very centre of the city, thus the University is easily accessible, and the students have the opportunity to make use of all the advantages of the modern and dynamic cities. The cost of living in Lithuania for foreign students is not very expensive. Open the ISM door and you’ll find yourself in an environment where all the conditions to study and develop are created. Spacious, modernly equipped classrooms, computer rooms, the library, which offers the latest business books, and recognized teachers guarantee high quality studies and provide the opportunity to obtain the best results.

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Application Deadline: March 12
Program Dates:
July 4-22, 2016

Estimated Costs

Students will pay tuition and fees to UNC. They will pay all other expenses in Lithuania. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates.

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Program Fees (billed through UNC account)

Tuition and Fees (Tuition rate for 3 credit hours


International Health Insurance


Study Abroad/Exchange Admin Fee


TOTAL Program Fee



Estimated Additional Expenses (not billed to student account)

Hospitality Fee
(Housing, excursions, internet, laundry, and breakfast and lunch on weekdays)




Passport/Visa/Required Documents/Photos/Immunizations


In-country Health Insurance


Texts/Course Materials


Essential Daily Living Expenses


TOTAL Estimated Additional Expenses (without spending money)


Additional Spending Money & Personal Travel
 (not included in financial aid calculation)


The above estimated total expenses are used to help plan and prepare for the program, as well as calculate eligibility for financial aid.  Not all students will incur all the expenses above.  Not that the last line is not considered a necessary expense and is not included in the total for financial aid purposes.  All amounts listed are estimates and are subject to change depending on international economic factors, past participant reports, and on-site staff reports.  Student expenditures in-country depends greatly on personal spending habits, post- or during-program travel, and available funds.



Lithuania is the largest of the Baltic States and a full and active member of the European Union. It is located on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, set amongst a landscape of gently rolling plains with many forests, lakes, rivers and streams. Once a grand duchy and now a multicultural state, Lithuania presents tourists with splendid architecture, the narrow winding streets of the Old Town in Vilnius, historic baroque churches, and numerous cultural events.

Lithuania has put in an impressive economic performance over the past several years, earning such nicknames as the “Ballistic Baltic” and the “Baltic Tiger” for the speed and expected sustainability of its economic growth.


ISM has a great variety of leisure activities including cinemas, art performances, discos and various festivals. Additionally, off -campus modern sports facilities are available for recreation use.


The following courses will be offered at the ISM Summer University in 2015 are:

International Business and Economics (BA 495)
International Project Management (BAMG 495)
International Negotiations

  • International Project Management (Transfers back to UNC as BAMG 495)
  • International Business and Economics (Transfers back to UNC as BA 495)
  • International Negotiations (Transfers back as BAMK 495)
  • Corporate Finance (Transfers back to UNC as BAFN 370)

Students will choose one or two courses for a total of 3-6 UNC transfer credits. For students using summer financial aid, please be aware that you will need to enrol in 6 credits during the summer.

Language of Instruction


Eligibility and Availability

Applicants must have completed a minimum of one year of college-level academic coursework (2.5 minimum GPA) and have a clear disciplinary record. No language requirement necessary.

Housing and Meals

Students will be assessed an 850 Euro Hospitality fee which includes accommodation, catering and social services.

  • Welcome and farewell receptions.
  • Accommodation for 20 nights in the Old Town of Vilnius and on the seaside.
  • Catering: continental breakfast and lunch during weekdays.
  • Cultural events and sightseeing.
  • Multinational and local company visits.


Students must first complete the UNC study abroad application. Students meeting the minimum requirements will be selected to participate. If selected, the student will need to complete an admissions application for ISM via a provided online log in.


No visa is required.