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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Poznan, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer 2
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 07/05/2019 08/05/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

A&M Danube Summer Institute

Faculty Leaders

Dr. John Robertson
Professor, Political Science 
jrobertson@tamu.edu

Study Abroad Advisor

Alexis Humphreys
ahumphreys@tamu.edu

Danube at Federal Gov Quarter

Danube students in lecture

Prague CLLA 2015 Town Tower

Vlatava River dinner cruise

 

Summer 2019
July 5 - August 5, 2019
Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, & Czech Republic

About 
 
A high-impact international educational experience guided by two key principles: (1) allow the student to appreciate and understand the narrative, logic and structure of the trans-national process of European political, economic, social and security integration through extensive and direct interaction with European experts in the field and (2) enhance the impact of cross-cultural learning for the student by teaming Aggies with European university students and allowing them to jointly explore the trans-national governance process in Europe today. This program focuses on the unique factors that confront the regions of Europe who find themselves at the intersection of traditional western European values and traditions and those traditions of recently democratized Central European nation-states, as well as the cultural influence and political aspirations and influences felt at the intersection of Europe and the Middle East.
 
Credit 
 
All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • POLS 306a : Contemporary Issues : The Political Evolution of Europe Since World War II (3 cr.)
  • POLS 306b : Contemporary Issues : Institutions and Policies of European Integration ( 3cr.) ( can be substituted for LBAR 332) 

Eligibility
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Approval of faculty
  • Must attend ALL program-specific orientations  
Highlights 
 
  • Stays in Berlin, Poznan, Vienna, Budapest, and Prague (in comfortable, modern hotels)
  • Visits and presentations by experts on European and EU politics
  • Danube River boat tour
  • A visit to the Institute of International Relations in Prague
  • Visit the Federal Chancellery in Vienna
Cost
 
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $7,950
Lodging and Meals $4,850  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits $1,000  
In-Country Transportation $700  
Study Abroad Admin Fee $400  
Misc $300  
Insurance $40  
Faculty Expenses $610  
Estimated Additional Expensese - not included in Program Fee $4,845+
Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 6 hours)* $2,200  
International Airfare $1,500  
Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed) $145  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $955  
Textbooks and Supplies $45+  
Personal Spending varies  
Total Estimated Cost $12,745+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

Additional Information 

Program Courses

Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.

 
Funding

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 

 
Scholarships
 
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13

 
Financial Aid
 
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Program Payment

Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments: 
  1. $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
  2. $1,000 Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).