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INSEAD Summer School

INSEAD Summer School

INSEAD Summer School

Transform your future in one summer. Whether you're thinking of pursuing a Master’s degree or kickstarting a rewarding international career, the INSEAD Summer School will get the very most of whatever you choose to do next.

At a Glance
Two Immersive Weeks
One Intake
28 July to 10 August 2024

Student Life

During your time with us, you will enjoy the comfort and security of INSEAD's 4-star Hotel Ermitage, located at the heart of our famous Fontainebleau campus. You have access to all that INSEAD campus life offers as you build ties and bonds with your new classmates and friends.

INSEAD Summer School

Extracurricular Activities

Our programme offers enriching visits to Paris' iconic landmarks and a chance to explore the vibrant activities in and around Fontainebleau. Get ready for a multitude of exciting outings and adventures!

A Typical Day at INSEAD


The programme offers a wide range of academic, social, and cultural activities on and off campus. During the week, a typical day on campus will follow the below schedule.

Sample Schedule

7:45 - 8:30 AM  Breakfast
 8:30 - 9:00 AM Debrief and reflection with Programme Director, Adrian Johnson
 9:00 - 10:30 AM Class session by INSEAD faculty
 10:30 - 11:00 AM Break
 11:00 - 12:30 PM Class session by INSEAD faculty
 12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 PM Class session by INSEAD faculty
3:00 - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 5:00 PM Class session by INSEAD faculty
5:00 - 5:30 PM Break
5:30 - 7:30 PM Selected indoor or outdoor activities organised by counsellors
7:30 - 8:30 PM Dinner
8:30 - 10:30 PM Teamwork led by Alumni mentors
  • Master classes are taught in INSEAD amphitheatres.
  • The late afternoon indoor and outdoor activities provide a range of choices for students- including sports, games, local excursions around Fontainebleau, and other group activities. All activities are supervised by INSEAD Alumni mentors.
  • After dinner, students breakout into groups and attend teamwork sessions.
  • Each week, students go to Paris to visit companies. They are encouraged to discover the vibrant city of Paris. 
  • During the weekend students can attend a mix of cultural and sports activities on and around campus, as well as in Fontainebleau and its surroundings. Some part of the weekend is also dedicated to teamwork supervised by Alumni.
  • On the first day of the programme, students participate in a number of outdoor teambuilding activities in the Fontainebleau forest. At the end of the day, students are invited for a Show & Tell session. The objective of the day is for students to get to know each other and learn about each other cultures.
  • On the last day of the programme, students are invited to present their team projects to INSEAD staff and faculty. Parents are welcome to attend the students’ presentations as well as the closing ceremony and dinner.

Campus Facilities

On Campus facilities are of the highest standard and include: 29 lecture theatres, numerous smaller classrooms, study areas, a restaurants, a café, a bookshop, extensive library resources and a fully equipped gym. Students have access to common areas within the campus as well as to all sporting and educational facilities.

Important Information

Rules for Participants

At INSEAD Summer School, we uphold a standard of respectful behavior and expect all participants to adhere to our code of conduct throughout the programme. Let's create a positive and inclusive environment for everyone to enjoy their experience.


Participants are required to stay for the whole duration of the programme. Participants are expected to take part in all scheduled activities (classes, teamwork, company visits, meals, as well as all cultural and social activities). Only in special circumstances, and with the approval of the head of Summer School School , may a participant miss a scheduled activity.

Computer use

Students have access to computers in all the breakout rooms. Students may find it useful to bring laptops. WIFI is available on campus, in the residence and in each accommodation.

Dress code

At INSEAD Summer School, we encourage a daily dress code of business casual attire, ensuring you're ready for both class and professional settings. Additionally, remember to pack sportswear and some more formal outfits for special occasions and events.


Participants will be given lanyards to carry their room keys and badges, and they are expected to wear their lanyards at all times. 

Lost keys and badges

There is a €50 fee for lost room keys or/and badges.

Message board

The residence and to notify participants of important activities.

Student Safety


Students are supported by a team of Professors and Alumni mentors that are available to support them throughout their learning journey. 

Arrival & departure

Students are expected to arrive the day before classes start. Should you choose to stay in the INSEAD residences, the rooms will be available from 1:00 PM on the arrival date. All participants should be checked in the INSEAD residences by 5.00PM. The Summer School team will address all participants at 6.00PM. It is compulsory for students to attend this session at 6:00PM. On arrival, members of the Summer School team will be there to help students settle into their room, and meet other students.

We can arrange airport/train transfers by taxi for an additional fee. 

After the closing ceremony and a cocktail reception, the summer programme will come to an end. 


Our campus is situated in safe neighbourhoods, with controlled access and 24-hour on campus security. 

During working hours, students can also seek advice or assistance at the INSEAD reception desk. The residences also have a service help desk open 24/7.