Our high school Advanced Engineering Summer Program
Italian Motor Valley Experience
The High School Advanced Engineering Summer Program – Italian Motor Valley Experience offers a 2-week university experience focused on cutting-edge automotive trends.
Designed for high school students, this summer program provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of high-performance vehicles through a deep immersion in lectures delivered by university professors and by exploring world’s leading automotive companies.
The Italian Motor Valley Experience offers an immersive experience, a variety of academic and business contents aimed at understanding high performance vehicles and engineering subjects, and cultural activities to discover the Italian Motor Valley.
This MUNER summer school is hosted at the Department of Engineering Enzo Ferrari, Modena, and organized by University of Modena and Reggio Emilia with the collaboration of Fondazione Marco Biagi (UNIMORE) and Victoria Languages and Cultures.
An unforgettable learning experience in the heart of Motor Valley.
High school students with a strong STEM background and high motivation. Students must be 16 years of age at the time of application.
2-week program, July 14th – July 27th 2024
On site at the Department of Engineering Enzo Ferrari in Modena, in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.
Courses, seminars and workshops held by MUNER professors and researchers; activities in collaboration with MUNER partner companies; cultural activities in collaboration with Victoria Languages and Cultures. All activities will be in English.
Minimum 20 students (16+). Places will be allocated on the basis of candidate assessment.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of the scientific committee’s unquestionable assessment: online applications are first evaluated and prospective candidates are then invited to a virtual motivational interview. The selection procedure closes when the maximum number of enrolled students is reached.
- Outstanding high school academic record;
- STEM background: high achievement based on curriculum and extracurricular activities;
- Basic knowledge of physics and trigonometry and minimum GPA 4 (or equivalent);
- Student motivation statement, commitment and positive attitude;
- English proficiency: language advanced certificate or native speaker status.
- The email address provided will be used for all formal communication, so please ensure it is active and checked frequently;
For more information, please contact imve.summerschool@
The program seemed just amazing: every aspect so well planned and executed from the education in motor vehicle engineering delivered to the cultural experiences interspersed and the beautiful living quarters. We were very impressed by the breadth of the education delivered in such a short period. All in all the students were engaged in learning round the clock.
The factory tours, museums, and lectures were very educational and exciting. The cultural activities were a wonderful bonus. The program was exceptionally well organized and packed with unique experiences, and it has further inspired my son to pursue his passion!
The Italian Motor Valley Experience was a truly once in a lifetime chance to be immersed in the automotive world. I had an incredible 2 weeks, not only attending lectures and factory tours but also meeting other likeminded people who I will definitely stay in touch with!
After my experience at the MUNER summer school program I am able to say that it exceeded my already high expectations and I plan to utilize the knowledge I gained throughout the lectures, labs, and factory tours in my future career as an engineer. Thank you for all that you did to put together this once in a lifetime experience.
My daughter is incredibly grateful that such program exists and that it also caters to girls in her age group. The program is superb: it has given her life skills and academic skills that she will use for the rest of her life. She will never forget her summer in Modena!
This experience has given me the chance to understand more about the automotive industry and, consequently, about my possible future career path as well. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!