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Germany Today: Science, Technology and Culture

January 2015

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.

Academics:

Students must be enrolled in German during the 2014-15 academic year to be eligible to apply for this program. Students will earn 1-3 URI credits for GER 497: Directed Study.

Course work will be supplemented with company visits to VW, Lufthansa Technology, Deutsche Bahn, and Bayer. Students will also attend city tours of Hamburg, Braunschweig, Berlin and Cologne. Students will visit research institutes at the Technische Universitat Braunschwig and URI's partner University in Germany. Additionally students will visit the Phaeno Science Museum, Chocolate Museum, and the Miniatur Wunderland and Maritime Museum.

 

Location:

Germany has the largest population within the European Union.  It is considered to be one of the historic leaders in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields.

Accommodations and Meals:

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

Breakdown of Program Cost:
Residence:
Credits:
Tuition:
Program Fee:
Total Cost:
In-State
1
     
Out-of-State
     
In-State

2

     
Out-of-State
     
In-State

3

$834
   
Out-of-State
$1,383
   

 

Program Fee Includes:
Round-trip airfare
Accommodations
Meals
In-country transportation
Supplemental MedEx insurance
Excursions and cultural activities

 

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

All fees subject to change

AIRFARE IS INCLUDED

Program Deadlines:
Application Deadline: October 3, 2014
Final Payment Due: December 1, 2014

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Program Director
Program Director
URI Faculty-Led Programs Office
Sigrid Berka
Damon Rarick
International Center
International Engineering Program Department of Languages/IEP
37 Lower College Road
401-874-4700
401-874-4711
401-874-5546
sberka@uri.edu
rarick@uri.edu
spoie@etal.uri.edu

 

 

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