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Munich

Dates

June 6 – July 9, 2021

Subjects

Intermediate – Advanced German

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Greater Munich provides the backdrop for this KIIS summer program. Individual students are housed with German families in Munich suburbs, allowing them opportunities to hone their language skills and learn about German family life, an experience that participants consistently call remarkable. Several long weekends offer students opportunities for independent travel to explore the wider German-speaking world. Life and learning within Munich is complimented by various excursions around Bavaria, as well as trips to historical and cultural sites within the Munich cityscape.

Language Requirement: Yes, must have at least 12 credit hours of college-level German or equivalent at time of departure. For GERM 455 only, must have at least 18 credit hours or permission of instructor. All courses taught in German.

Accommodations: Homestay, 1-3 students per family

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Bess Dawson

Courses

All courses are taught in German and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

GERM 306 Experiencing German Abroad: 20th and 21st Centuries Munich

Dr. Roxane Riegler

German society experienced significant historical transformations during the 20th and 21st centuries due to the impact of two world wars and migration. This course will explore how Germany, the city of Munich in particular, reflects these changes.

GERM 330 German Composition and Conversation

Dr. Roxane Riegler

Intensive Practice in speaking and writing (process writing) based on students’ interaction with native speakers and activities in Munich and its surroundings.

GERM 455 Topics: Drama, Film and Popular Culture

Dr. Bess Dawson

Drama, film and popular culture each offer unique veins through which to understand contemporary German society and culture. This course will explore German culture through multiple outlets in the cultural scene of Munich.

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

Dachau Concentration Camp

The first concentration camp opened in Germany, Dachau is located on the outskirts of Munich. We spend a day at the camp, allowing each student to see the remaining camp and the temporary and permanent exhibitions on display.

Munich Theatre

Experiencing German culture first hand is irreplaceable. We will attend a play at one of Munich’s many theaters, which differs each year depending on the current schedule. Students in 455 read and discuss the play as course assignments.

Münchner Stadtmuseum

With both permanent and short term exhibitions, we visit the Stadtmuseum to gain a deeper understanding of the rich history of Munich and Bavaria. Located in the city center, it highlights the long-standing beer culture in Bavaria, as well as the history of Munich through the First and Second World Wars, as well as its history dating back to the 12th century.

Historical Center

During the first days of the program, we embark on a city excursion to help orient all participants around downtown Munich. This basic historical tour provides us not only with a general orientation of the city itself, but the historical overview of the rich history Munich has to offer, highlighting the historic Marienplatz, Karlsplatz, the English Garden, and the iconic Hofbräuhaus Brewery.

Salzburg

A day trip to Austria from Munich, Salzburg offers us a unique history complimented by a contemporary cityscape. A visit through the city takes us to the birth house of Wolfgang Mozart as well as another where he spent his youth, the Mirabell gardens (from the iconic Sound of Music) and culminates with a tour of the impressive fortress overlooking the city, Hohensalzburg.  

Neuschwanstein

An iconic symbol of Bavaria, Schloss Neuschwanstein once served as the inspiration for Walt Disney’s castle. A day trip from Munich, we visit the town of Füssen and then hike the mountain to arrive at the castle. Though never finished, we take a tour of the castle and learn about the history of the castle, its patron King Ludwig II and the surrounding areas.

Bad Tölz

Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Bad Tölz offers we look into small town Bavarian life and culture. You also visit the glacial waters of the Isar river, as well as visit the Kalvarienberg and accompanying churches, which offer an outstanding view of the city, river and Alps.

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,875 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Accommodations

3 Meals per Day

Munich Metro/Bus Pass

Groups Excursions & Transport

Medical Insurance

Security Evacuation Protection

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of obtaining a passport ($145), personal expenses (approx. $400-$750 depending on your spending habits/optional independent travel preferences), any class readings/materials, 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.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,750 – $1,850

The KIIS Munich program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Munich with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Munich, Germany is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Germany to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Dates

June 6 – July 9, 2021

Subjects

Intermediate – Advanced German

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Greater Munich provides the backdrop for this KIIS summer program. Individual students are housed with German families in Munich suburbs, allowing them opportunities to hone their language skills and learn about German family life, an experience that participants consistently call remarkable. Several long weekends offer students opportunities for independent travel to explore the wider German-speaking world. Life and learning within Munich is complimented by various excursions around Bavaria, as well as trips to historical and cultural sites within the Munich cityscape.

Language Requirement: Yes, must have at least 12 credit hours of college-level German or equivalent at time of departure. For GERM 455 only, must have at least 18 credit hours or permission of instructor. All courses taught in German.

Accommodations: Homestay, 1-3 students per family

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Bess Dawson

Courses

All courses are taught in German and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

GERM 306 Experiencing German Abroad: 20th and 21st Centuries Munich

Dr. Roxane Riegler

German society experienced significant historical transformations during the 20th and 21st centuries due to the impact of two world wars and migration. This course will explore how Germany, the city of Munich in particular, reflects these changes.

GERM 330 German Composition and Conversation

Dr. Roxane Riegler

Intensive Practice in speaking and writing (process writing) based on students’ interaction with native speakers and activities in Munich and its surroundings.

GERM 455 Topics: Drama, Film and Popular Culture

Dr. Bess Dawson

Drama, film and popular culture each offer unique veins through which to understand contemporary German society and culture. This course will explore German culture through multiple outlets in the cultural scene of Munich.

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

Dachau Concentration Camp

The first concentration camp opened in Germany, Dachau is located on the outskirts of Munich. We spend a day at the camp, allowing each student to see the remaining camp and the temporary and permanent exhibitions on display.

Munich Theatre

Experiencing German culture first hand is irreplaceable. We will attend a play at one of Munich’s many theaters, which differs each year depending on the current schedule. Students in 455 read and discuss the play as course assignments.

Münchner Stadtmuseum

With both permanent and short term exhibitions, we visit the Stadtmuseum to gain a deeper understanding of the rich history of Munich and Bavaria. Located in the city center, it highlights the long-standing beer culture in Bavaria, as well as the history of Munich through the First and Second World Wars, as well as its history dating back to the 12th century.

Historical Center

During the first days of the program, we embark on a city excursion to help orient all participants around downtown Munich. This basic historical tour provides us not only with a general orientation of the city itself, but the historical overview of the rich history Munich has to offer, highlighting the historic Marienplatz, Karlsplatz, the English Garden, and the iconic Hofbräuhaus Brewery.

Salzburg

A day trip to Austria from Munich, Salzburg offers us a unique history complimented by a contemporary cityscape. A visit through the city takes us to the birth house of Wolfgang Mozart as well as another where he spent his youth, the Mirabell gardens (from the iconic Sound of Music) and culminates with a tour of the impressive fortress overlooking the city, Hohensalzburg.  

Neuschwanstein

An iconic symbol of Bavaria, Schloss Neuschwanstein once served as the inspiration for Walt Disney’s castle. A day trip from Munich, we visit the town of Füssen and then hike the mountain to arrive at the castle. Though never finished, we take a tour of the castle and learn about the history of the castle, its patron King Ludwig II and the surrounding areas.

Bad Tölz

Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Bad Tölz offers we look into small town Bavarian life and culture. You also visit the glacial waters of the Isar river, as well as visit the Kalvarienberg and accompanying churches, which offer an outstanding view of the city, river and Alps.

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,875 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Accommodations

3 Meals per Day

Munich Metro/Bus Pass

Groups Excursions & Transport

Medical Insurance

Security Evacuation Protection

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of obtaining a passport ($145), personal expenses (approx. $400-$750 depending on your spending habits/optional independent travel preferences), any class readings/materials, 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.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,750 – $1,850

The KIIS Munich program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Munich with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Munich, Germany is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Germany to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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