Centre in Germany
The Impact of Interning Abroad
Kyle Anderson, Director of International Programs
Research on study and work abroad is still in its infancy, but practical wisdom (and statistical inquiry) indicate that travel with purpose, with intentionality yields superior results.
Study In Germany, Spring 2018
Centre’s German-immersion program is run by the Kentucky Institute for International Studies and held at the University of Regensburg. The program lasts nearly five months and is fully integrated into the University of Regensburg’s academic and social life. Students arrive on campus a month before regular classes begin in order to immerse themselves, on a quiet and relatively unpopulated campus, in one of several intensive four-week language courses. The appropriate course for each student will be determined through a placement test administered in the first days of the program. Thus, students begin their stay by focusing on language acquisition at an appropriate level in a comfortable setting and with close contacts to university instructors and other international students. This intensive language course also helps students advance their language skills rapidly, with the result that they should feel quite at home in Regensburg and in Germany in a short time.
For more information about the program, visit kiis.org.
The spring 2019 program dates will be announced soon but will most likely begin in late February and conclude in mid-July.
The cost is the same as studying in Danville, with the exception of a $375 non-refundable deposit/surcharge and airfare. This amount includes a $15 carbon mitigation fee, but does not include the $20 cost of the required travel medicine presentation that all Centre students going abroad must attend. Regensburg students won’t pay their usual “board” fee to Centre for the semester they’re in Regensburg and instead use this money to cover their food costs in Germany.
In Regensburg, a city of 200,000, students live in university housing.
Application, Deadlines, & Requirements
• Students must have a minimum of nine hours of college-level German or the equivalent and sophomore standing by the start of the program.
• The application process will be discussed during the three campus-wide informational meetings on November 13, November 28, and January 9.
• Submit your completed application no later than noon on February 6, 2018.
• Apply online at https://aegis.centre.edu/fmi/webd/#StudyAbroadApp.
• Students who are selected must pay the non-refundable $375 deposit/surcharge to the Cashier’s Office in Horky House by March 9 to hold their spot in the program.
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