ISSEM 20th International Summer School in Economics and Management

2 week program in Havana, Cuba: September 18th - October 2nd, 2023

ISSEM 2023

Some of the courses will take place in the Faculty of Economics of La Universidad de La Habana and some in the Hotel Habana Libre. Both are located in Vedado and in walking distance from each other.

There is no participation fee this year. Nonetheless, students should anticipate the following costs: flight (~600 - 900 €), accommodation (~ 25 €/ night; to reduce costs rooms can usually be shared), visa service and social activities (~ 150 €).

Click here to pay the contribution for visa service and social activities. After receving payments, you can either pick up your tourist card in our office or have it sent to the address stated in your application form. If you'd like us to send it to a different address, please contact us. 

Who can participate?

We appreciate applications from students from all over the world. The ISSEM is not an internal summer school of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The ISSEM is not restricted to certain minor or mayor degrees. Explain in your letter of motivation why it is important for you personally to take part in ISSEM - for you personally and for your carreer.

As part of your application you need to send us: 
- a filled out application form
- letter of motivation
- transcript of records
- CV

Please send all of the above (in English) as one conjoined PDF to our e-mail address:

Once admission has started, we will open a facebook group 'ISSEM 202X', as well as the 'moodle course' ISSEM202X, where all participants (not only HU students) can register and get in touch with each other.

Announcement: Do you want to work with us?

We are looking for students who would like to join our ISSEM-organizing team to work with the project throughout the whole academic year (10-20h per week):
Are you an enrolled student?
Do you live in Berlin?
Do you have any experience with working in English, German and Spanish?
Please reach out to us, if you are interested.

Dates & Deadlines

Course Inscriptions 
Sunday, September 17th, 2023, 2pm CDT, Hotel Habana Libre, Calle M, Vedado, La Habana

1st Day of Classes 
Monday, September 18th, 2023

ISSEM 2023 Opening Ceremony 
Monday, September 18th, 2023, 9:30 CDT, Aula Magna Universidad de La Habana, San Lazaro y L (tbc)

Monday, October 2nd, 2023


Application Form for ISSEM 2023

Supporting Positions for ISSEM 2023: 

#Organizing team


To be updated for 2023: 

Information Presentation June 28th_2023

Information Presentation (2019)

Info Presentation July 11th_2019

Exchange Opportunity (2019)

Student Tandem


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  • Phone: 030 2093-99476 and 99478
  • Consulting Hour: by appointment