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Germany Spring Semester

Dates

March 4 – July 29, 2019

Cost

$8,275 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Advanced German Language, Literature, & Culture

Deadlines

Oct. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Oct. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Since 2002, the KIIS Germany Spring Semester Program in Regensburg has provided an ideal setting for students to experience German language, culture, and history. Situated on the Danube River in central Bavaria and approximately 1.5 hours northeast of Munich, this city of nearly 200,000 residents boasts a living history dating back more than 200 years. The KIIS Germany Semester Program lasts nearly five months and is fully integrated into the University of Regensburg’s academic and social life. City buses provide excellent service to the campus, free of charge to students. Computer facilities, a student cafeteria, an extensive library, and recreational opportunities are available on campus, and students have ready access to the internet. A bookstore, an Italian restaurant, an ATM, and a small store for essentials complement the university facilities. Please note that for this program students must at least have 9 hours of college-level German and are sophomore standing by the start of the program.

Language Requirement: German, must have at least 9 hours of college-level German. 

Accommodations: Dorm, 1-2 people per room. 

Orientation: Mandatory orientation early February 2019. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Rick Weber

Courses

All courses are taught in German and are 3 credit hours except for GERM 306: Experiencing German Abroad, which is required 6 credit hour course. You must register for either GERM 300 or GERM 430, depending on the number of German classes you had prior to departure. You may enroll in 4 courses for a total of 15 credit hours.

GERM 202: The German-Speaking Lands

Prerequisite: GERM 201 or equivalent.

Introduction to geography, social structures, and recent history. Material drawn from literature, popular culture, and the Internet. You learn to read short texts and express opinions about them.

GERM 306: Experiencing German Abroad

Required

Six-week intensive language course taken at the beginning of your stay at the University of Regensburg.

GERM 314: Introduction to German Literature

Emphasis on major periods, literary types and critical approaches through the study of selected representative works and authors.

GERM 330: German Composition and Conversation

Develops skill in writing and speaking standard German. Stress is on vocabulary building, use of dictionary and control of sentence structures. Skill in spoken German is aimed at enabling you to function in social situations.

GERM 335: Contemporary Culture and Civilization

Study of geography, politics, social customs, culture and contemporary issues of the German-speaking countries.

GERM 430: Advanced German Stylistics

Provides intensive grammar instruction and practice in written German, enabling you to write letters, reports, essays, descriptions, and to discuss literary, cultural, and political topics.

GERM 437: German Literature and Film

A study of German film and film adaptations of German literature. Emphasis on textual analysis, special film terminology, theoretical approaches to film, writing about film.

GERM 455: Topics in Germanic Literary and Cultural Studies

Examines different topics of interest in German literary and cultural studies.

GERM 499: Advanced Studies in German

For guided study in culture, language, or literature. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours of credit.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $8,275 + airfare

Earn up to 15 Credit Hours

Accommodations

Enrollment at the University of Regensburg

Housing Deposit

Internet & TV/Radio Tax in Dorms

Groups Excursions & Transport

Unlimited Regensburg Bus Pass

Student Visa

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your airfare and ground transportation to Regensburg (approx. $1,200-$1,400), textbooks, passport fees (approx. $135), meals & personal expenses (approx. $400/month), independent travel ($1500, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

No Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,200 – $1,300

The Germany Spring Semester program does not offer a group flight option. You will purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

You must plan to arrive in Regensburg the morning of March 5. Flights to Germany are typically overnight flights. Return flights from Germany to the USA are typically the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

Visa

Germany Spring Semester program requires you to submit a University of Regensburg Application and Housing forms to the KIIS office. These forms will be in your KIIS application upon acceptance to the program. The KIIS office will forward the documents to Regensburg and the University of Regensburg will issue an individual letter for you to show at Customs when you enter Germany. This letter will serve in lieu of a visa. Visit Passports & Visas for more information.

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Dates

March 4 – July 29, 2019

Cost

$8,275 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Advanced German Language, Literature, & Culture

Deadlines

Oct. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Oct. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Since 2002, the KIIS Germany Spring Semester Program in Regensburg has provided an ideal setting for students to experience German language, culture, and history. Situated on the Danube River in central Bavaria and approximately 1.5 hours northeast of Munich, this city of nearly 200,000 residents boasts a living history dating back more than 200 years. The KIIS Germany Semester Program lasts nearly five months and is fully integrated into the University of Regensburg’s academic and social life. City buses provide excellent service to the campus, free of charge to students. Computer facilities, a student cafeteria, an extensive library, and recreational opportunities are available on campus, and students have ready access to the internet. A bookstore, an Italian restaurant, an ATM, and a small store for essentials complement the university facilities. Please note that for this program students must at least have 9 hours of college-level German and are sophomore standing by the start of the program.

Language Requirement: German, must have at least 9 hours of college-level German. 

Accommodations: Dorm, 1-2 people per room. 

Orientation: Mandatory orientation early February 2019. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Rick Weber

Courses

All courses are taught in German and are 3 credit hours except for GERM 306: Experiencing German Abroad, which is required 6 credit hour course. You must register for either GERM 300 or GERM 430, depending on the number of German classes you had prior to departure. You may enroll in 4 courses for a total of 15 credit hours.

GERM 202: The German-Speaking Lands

Prerequisite: GERM 201 or equivalent.

Introduction to geography, social structures, and recent history. Material drawn from literature, popular culture, and the Internet. You learn to read short texts and express opinions about them.

GERM 306: Experiencing German Abroad

Required

Six-week intensive language course taken at the beginning of your stay at the University of Regensburg.

GERM 314: Introduction to German Literature

Emphasis on major periods, literary types and critical approaches through the study of selected representative works and authors.

GERM 330: German Composition and Conversation

Develops skill in writing and speaking standard German. Stress is on vocabulary building, use of dictionary and control of sentence structures. Skill in spoken German is aimed at enabling you to function in social situations.

GERM 335: Contemporary Culture and Civilization

Study of geography, politics, social customs, culture and contemporary issues of the German-speaking countries.

GERM 430: Advanced German Stylistics

Provides intensive grammar instruction and practice in written German, enabling you to write letters, reports, essays, descriptions, and to discuss literary, cultural, and political topics.

GERM 437: German Literature and Film

A study of German film and film adaptations of German literature. Emphasis on textual analysis, special film terminology, theoretical approaches to film, writing about film.

GERM 455: Topics in Germanic Literary and Cultural Studies

Examines different topics of interest in German literary and cultural studies.

GERM 499: Advanced Studies in German

For guided study in culture, language, or literature. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours of credit.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $8,275 + airfare

Earn up to 15 Credit Hours

Accommodations

Enrollment at the University of Regensburg

Housing Deposit

Internet & TV/Radio Tax in Dorms

Groups Excursions & Transport

Unlimited Regensburg Bus Pass

Student Visa

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your airfare and ground transportation to Regensburg (approx. $1,200-$1,400), textbooks, passport fees (approx. $135), meals & personal expenses (approx. $400/month), independent travel ($1500, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

No Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,200 – $1,300

The Germany Spring Semester program does not offer a group flight option. You will purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

You must plan to arrive in Regensburg the morning of March 5. Flights to Germany are typically overnight flights. Return flights from Germany to the USA are typically the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

Visa

Germany Spring Semester program requires you to submit a University of Regensburg Application and Housing forms to the KIIS office. These forms will be in your KIIS application upon acceptance to the program. The KIIS office will forward the documents to Regensburg and the University of Regensburg will issue an individual letter for you to show at Customs when you enter Germany. This letter will serve in lieu of a visa. Visit Passports & Visas for more information.

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