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Travel Programs

One of the most effective ways for students to immerse themselves in another culture is to study or work there. German students can be successfully placed in a variety of academic study and employment positions overseas. For further information on study abroad programs, please check the CSUS Global Education web site or call the Office of Global Education at 278-6686 or go to Lassen Hall, Room 2304. For more information about traveling and studying in Germany please email Dr. Wade.

Study Abroad

International Programs administers a variety of study programs abroad at many universities in Germany: Heidelberg, Tübingen, Flensburg.

For more information visit the International Program's web site or email Janis Silver

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Work Abroad

Many of our German students have spent 8 to 12 weeks abroad in Germany, Switzerland or Belgium working through the International Cooperative Educational Program, for companies such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, in banks, hotels, restaurants, etc... THese internships provide not only real job experience, language practice, contacts, and not least of all an impressive addition to resumes that often opens the door to future job opportunities. Interns enjoy maximum contact with native speakers, abundant opportunity to practice the language, learn new skills and put the skills that they have learned in the classroom to practical use.

At least one year of German is required to be eligible for these paid internships, for which students may also receive academic credit.

For more information visit the International Cooperative Educational Program's web site.

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Exchange Programs

The CSUS German Program has a one to one exchange program with the Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz for graduate study that is funded with a scholarship.

The Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, the capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate, has 30,000 students and twenty-six departments. Each department offers about 200 courses per semester, so a broad variety of lectures, proseminars and seminars are available for our students.

For one CSUS graduate student, a stipend is offered by Johannes Gutenberg University in the approximate amount of DM 800 per month.
Applicants should have classified graduate standing at CSUS by the time of application, good academic records with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, three years of college level German or the equivalent, and be prepared to accept the challenge of study in a country with an educational system different from our own.

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Scholarships

For one CSUS graduate student, a stipend is offered by Johannes Gutenberg University in the approximate amount of DM 800 per month.
Applicants should have classified graduate standing at CSUS by the time of application, good academic records with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, three years of college level German or the equivalent, and be prepared to accept the challenge of study in a country with an educational system different from our own.


There is also a stipend available to one CSUS student at the University of Flensburg. Flensburg is Germany's most northerly port and the most important town in Schleswig. There are some 250 courses at the University of Flensburg open to CSUS students. See the website
http://www.uni-flensburg.de/ for detailed information on the courses offered. The student receiving the stipend is expected to live in the dormitory. The cost of the dormitory room (around DM 350 per month) is automatically deducted from the stipend. In addition, health insurance, which is mandatory, is also deducted from the stipend and costs around DM 95 per month. This leaves approximately DM 400 living expenses per month, which is sufficient if one lives frugally.

Applicants for the Flensburg program should have upper division standing with a declared major or classified graduate standing at CSUS by the time of participation, good academic records, a minimum of three years of college level German or the equivalent, a minimum 2.75 grade point average for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduates.

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Last updated March 5, 2012 (ls)