|Location: Esslingen, Germany
This course focuses on creating an engaging experience with the host country of Germany. Our main focus will be to understand how culture influences how school is done and how this relates to issues of difference and social change. We will participate in various German school settings with direct contact with students, teachers, and administrators. Participants will be involved in some classroom interaction, discussions, and workshops. In addition, participants will have many opportunities to see different historic sites and experience German culture and different German leisure activities (from climbing to festivals).
"This is an amazing experience! I have learned so much from this trip about both German life and school. I would highly encourage any student interested in Germany or its educational system to go on this trip. Extremely informative and life changing." --Emily Pedziwiatr, Summer 2011 participant
Activities / Itinerary
Make course/substitution selections on your EIU Program Application. The credit hours associated with your selections may not exceed the credit hours allocated for this program: 3-6
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Course Number: CMN 4030 (CourseID 5013)
The University of Esslingen runs a student hotel (called EcoInn) in downtown Esslingen. Accomodations are modern, as the hotel was built in 2009. Rooms have three beds, and linen service and breakfast are included.
At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.
Your faculty leader will hold one of these orientations, where he/she will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.
The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host country. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **