The Fulbright University of Exeter Summer Institute is a four-week cultural and academic programme for US students, focusing on climate change issues in stunning South West England, and is hosted by the University of Exeter.  

The University of Exeter is home to a number of globally renowned climate and weather scientists, and the UK's national weather service, the Met Office, is headquartered in the city.

The first week of this Summer Institute is spent investigating environmental change and its consequences with Exeter's Geography Department, ranked in the top 25 in the world.

In the last three weeks, participants choose an academic programme as part of the university's International Summer School, comprising over 100 students from around the world.


Previous academic programmes have included:

  • Global Climate Change: Environment Technology and Society
  • Adapting Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to improve Access to Psychological Therapies
  • Rethinking Shakespeare: Beyond the Bard
  • Tolkien on Page and Screen
  • International Relations: Security, Conflict and Peace
  • Introduction to English Law
  • Preventative Medicine: Exercise and the Environment
  • Victorian Evolutions and Revolutions: Literature and visual culture

Previous cultural programmes have included:

  • Welcome barbeque
  • Dartmoor National Park
  • Weekend trip to London
  • Day trips to Bath and St Ives

At the end of the programme there will be a farewell party.

More information

Programme dates

19 June to 20 July 2019 (travel dates not included)

Accommodation and meals

19 June to 29 June - Holland Hall: Single, en-suite rooms on campus with all meals provided on or off campus.

29 June to 3 July - Central London hotel with shared, en-suite rooms. Breakfast provided and daily stipend provided for meals during the day.

3 July to 20 July - St Germans: Single, en-suite rooms on campus with access to equipped kitchen per flat. Breakfast provided and daily stipend provided to cover meals.


Each course after the Climate Change week at the start is fully accredited by the University as a module and worth up to 3 US credits (7.5 ECTS). Syllabi and additional information about each course can be provided upon request to check with home institutions.  Full list of optional courses for credit transfer will be available on University of Exeter website by 15th December.