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Baylor in Germany
Berlin, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Weimar, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
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Restrictions: BU applicants only
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Area of Instruction:: German Program Type:: Group Summer Program
Language:: English, German GPA req.:: 2.75
Housing::
Hotel, On campus residence hall
Program Description:

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Dates: July 13th-August 16th, 2014
Website: Baylor in Germany
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ocation: Dresden, Germany
Cost: $5,100 plus Baylor Summer Tuition
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Dates and Itinerary:  Baylor in Germany will begin in Frankfurt on July 14 (meet at DFW on July 13 if traveling with the group). We will travel to Weimar, Berlin and other German cities en route to Dresden. In Dresden you will attend four weeks of intensive language classes at Dresden’s TU (university); classes are small and held in the mornings. Baylor classes, events and discussions are planned for afternoons, evenings and weekends with ample time for exploration and personal travel built into the itinerary. 

Program Mission: Students earn six (6) credit hours in intensive and intentional language and culture study while traveling and discovering Germany with Baylor professors.

Travel to and from Germany: Students may travel with the program representative from Dallas DFW or make their own arrangements to travel to and return from Germany.  All participants must meet at the designated hotel in Frankfurt July 14. A passport is required for travel to Germany.

Excursions: Our time in Germany brings abundant opportunities for cultural immersion. Major destinations may be Frankfurt, Mainz, Weimar, Berlin, Dresden and Prague.  Other excursions may include: Gutenberg Museum, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Brandenburg Gate, Buchenwald Concentration Camp, porcelain capital Meißen, “Saxony’s Switzerland” National Park, biking and hiking along the Elbe River, soccer games, boat trips, theater, concerts,  lectures, film festivals, and more.  The Elbe River Valley is the perfect natural backdrop for the city of Dresden; this major German city was founded in 1206. As the former residence of kings, Dresden has incredible museum collections, churches and palaces, and its historical significance is writ large in its various neighborhoods and surrounding towns. Dresden and the TU welcome us for our extended stay and will soon feel like home. It is also within easy travel distance of Poland, the Czech Republic, Leipzig, and Berlin.

Accommodations: Baylor students and professors are housed in hotels while traveling. Once in Dresden we are housed on or near the campus of the TU.  The rooms in Dresden have kitchens, as well as groceries and meal options within walking distance. A public transportation pass also greatly simplifies exploration., shopping and dining in Dresden.

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COURSES AUSTRIA

+Spring 2014: MWF 1:25-2:15 pm.  GERMAN 3356: Kontext Deutschland. This course provides excellent preparation to those planning for Baylor in Germany or other study abroad. It offers a dynamic integration of cultural information and texts critical to building your international portfolio with German contacts, internships, scholarships, and options for using your interests in German after graduation.
 
+Summer 2014: Baylor in Germany LANGUAGE/CULTURE STUDY: Students receive 3-6 hours credit for the language course appropriate to their level (2310/2320/advanced GER3V70). Students may take 2310 and 2320 to complete their Arts & Sciences language requirement.
 
+GERMAN 3343: Baylor in Germany: The Dresden Experience (3 hours) Readings, research and discussion relevant to locations our journey through Germany and 20th Century German Culture. Advanced course credit (GER4V90) is available for senior-level German majors.

COSTS

Prices pertaining to the trip are subject to some fluctuation due to the number of students, currency valuation, and tour details. We make every effort to keep costs as low as possible while maintaining a quality program.  If you arrange your own roundtrip flight to Frankfurt, $900 will be deducted from your total program fees. Your $500 deposit (due December 6) is applied to your total program fee.
 
Estimated Costs:
Baylor University summer tuition
paid separately to Baylor University

Baylor in Germany Program Fee includes: 
Roundtrip flight from DFW
Room/Full Board (35 days)
European ground travel (train)
Local transportation in Dresden
All excursions & tours
Insurance
Program Fee:  $5100.00
(plus Baylor summer tuition)

Nearly all costs (food, insurance, travel, room, etc.) for the program are included in the program fee. Past participants recommend $500-700 personal spending money.  Unless you plan additional, extensive travel or shopping, this sum should be sufficient.

APPPROCESS

Applicants to the program must have completed one year of college German or the equivalent. An interview with the directors may be required. Summer tuition must be paid to Baylor University before enrollment is considered complete. Students not currently enrolled at Baylor University should contact the program director regarding application and admission policies. 

Submit your completed application and $500 deposit no later than December 6 Late applications may be considered if the program is not full, however, additional fees may apply. Applications available now! You may have an application interview. Your deposit will be refunded only if you are not selected for the program or if the program is canceled by Baylor University. Participation is limited and requires group booking, therefore, cancellation on your part will result in the forfeiture of the deposit. Payments are due as follows: minimum of $2000 payment due before February 21, the remainder is due no later than April 25.  Cancellation at any point after March 1 will result in the forfeiture of the deposit and ½ of other fees paid. No refunds are possible after May 1. German scholarship applications are due January 24, 2014 and will be announced in February.  You may apply directly for the Goodrich International scholarship by February 1 here --> 

Summer tuition payment dates are determined by the University. 

DIRECTOR AUSTRIA

Dr. Jennifer Good, Director
Office: Old Main 201A
Ph: (254) 710-6542 
Jennifer_Good@baylor.edu

Dr. Andrew C. Wisely, Co-Director
Office: Old Main 208
Ph: (254) 710-7162
Andrew_Wisely@baylor.edu
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2 2015 03/14/2015 03/14/2015 TBA TBA
NOTE: Talk to program director before submitting an application.