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Germany Today: Science, Technology and Culture

January 2 - 18, 2014

For students enrolled in the rigourous five-year dual Bachelor degree International Engineering and International Business Programs, it is crucial to get some short-term immersion experience in the country in which they will spend their senior year. This program will allow students to experience the context of the German language and engineering/business studies.  Furthermore, it will give students the opportunity to explore the culture, technology environment and communicate with their budding language skills.


Students will earn 1-3 URI credits for GER 497: Directed Study. Students must be enrolled in German during the 2013-14 academic year to be eligible to apply for this program.

Housing and Dining:

While in Germany, students will stay at Youth Hostels. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the hostel and the group will eat dinner together at a pre-determined establishment.

Cultural Activities:

Students will engage in a number of cultural activities while in Germany including:

  • Company visits include VW, Lufthansa Technology, Deutsche Bahn, and Bayer
  • City tours of Hamburg, Braunschweig, Berlin and Cologne
  • Visit of research institutes at the Technische Universitat Braunschwig, URI’s partner University in Germany
  • Visits to the Phaeno Science Museum, Chocolate Museum, and the Miniatur Wunderland and Maritime Museum


Program Fee*:



Program Fee Includes:

1-3 URI credits Accommodations Meals
Round-trip airfare Supplemental MedEx insurance Excursions and cultural activities
In-country transportation    


NOTE: Program fees include a $2000 scholarship from the International Engineering Program (IEP)

All fees subject to change



Program Deadlines
Application Deadline: October 21, 2013 Final Payment Due: December 23, 2013


For more information, please contact:


Program Director Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Sigrid Berka Damon Rarick Kelly Watts
International Engineering Program Department of Languages/IEP Office of International Education       
401-874-4700 401-874-4711 401-874-2019


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