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  • Locations: Aachen, Germany; Berlin, Germany; Bonn, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Erfurt, Germany; Mainz, Germany; Trier, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/20/2019 07/01/2019
NOTE: Depart from US on May 20; arrive in Germany May 21

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

A&M Germany Language & Culture

Faculty Leaders

Dr. David Brenner
International Studies
dab23@tamu.edu
 
Study Abroad Advisor
Drew Crawford
dcrawford@tamu.edu

Kurfuerstliches Schloss
red cottage
Cathedral
Cathedral and Bridge

 

Germany Language & Culture

Summer 1 2019
May 20 - July 1, 2019

(Depart US on May 20, Arrive in Germany May 21)
 
About 
The Germany Culture & Civilization 6-week program offers a fascinating and challenging immersion experience. While living in Bonn with a host family and participating in field excursions, students engage in an interactive investigation of the history of German culture and society from the early Germanic tribes to the 21st-century Berlin Republic. Visits to cities like Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Trier, Aachen, Mainz, Berlin, Dresden, and others, supplement the course and further bring alive the history, politics, art and culture that we study.

Students can extend the program for an additional 4 weeks to participate in a for-credit immersive internship opportunity. The internship program includes housing with host family, most meals, course tuition, internship placement, company and site visits. For more details, visit https://www.aib-studyabroad.org/programs/internships. The internship credit is taken as a transfer credit class and a separate application will need to be completed. When completing the separate application, please choose Summer 2 as the term. Please contact the study abroad advisor for more information about the internship add-on requirements.

Credit 
All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate on this program. Courses will be taken in the 6-week Language & Culture program and received as direct TAMU credit.
  • GERM 221 : Field Studies I ( 3 cr.)
  • GERM 222 : Field Studies II ( 3 cr.)
  • GERM 321 : German Culture & Civilization I ( 3 cr.)
  • GERM 322 : German Culture & Civilization II ( 3 cr.)   
Optional 4-week internship add-on after the 6-week Language & Culture program. Course will be received as transfer credit. A separate study abroad application is required. Choose Summer 2 as the term for the internship application.
  • Internship credit toward your degree with academic advisor approval

Eligibility  
  • Must have a minimum GPR of 2.0 or higher and be in good academic standing with the University
  • Prerequisite: Completed GERM 102 or equivalent prior to program start date
  • Must attend all program-specific orientations during the Spring 2019 semester  
Highlights
  • Cultural excursions to various sites and cities   
  • Walking and bike tours
  • Visits to the theater and other cultural events, and Rhine River Boat Cruise
  • Cultural immersion through homestays with German families
 
Cost 
 
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $5,850
AIB Program fee, lodging, most meals, excursions and cultural site visits $4,880  
Study Abroad Admin Fee $400  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $75  
International Health Insurance $55  
Faculty Expenses $440  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $4,055
Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 6 hours)* $2,100  
International Airfare $1,500  
Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed) $155  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $200+  
Textbooks and Supplies $100+  
Personal Spending varies  
Total Estimated Cost for 6-Week Program $9,905+
4-Week Internship Add-On $2,700**
Total Cost for 10-Week Program $12,605
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
Check rates at: tuition.tamu.edu 
**Internship fee paid directly to AIB.

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. $1000 Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).