The International Summer School (ISS) is a series of events that was started by the Michigan State University (Ron Tamborini & Gary Bente) in cooperation with the Nanyang Technological University Singapore (Joe Walther) three years ago. Previous summer schools were organized by MSU, NTU and the University of Cologne. 

The current cooperating universities are MSU, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Münster.

The 4th ISS would not be possible without cooperation with other institutions at the University of Münster. They logisticially and financially support the event:

- The Research Training Group „Trust and Communication in a Digitzed World“
- The Center of Research on Digitized Publics (in formation)
- The Department of Communication