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  • Program Terms: Summer II
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  • Restrictions: WMU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer II 2018 Rolling Admission 06/18/2018 08/12/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

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Program Overview

Students will intern for 2 months during the summer in Berlin. Internship placement is available in a variety of fields, and placements tend to be for 30-32 hours per week. In addition to their internship students also enroll in a 6 credit internship seminar course with other interns to discuss specifics about Germany's business culture. This seminar not only helps students build connections with other interns but also provides a deeper insight into Europe's largest economy.

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Location

Placement is available in Berlin, Germany. Berlin is not only Germany's capital, but it is a city rich in the arts, music, and history making it a place that has something to offer for everyone. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, German workers are the most productive in the world. Given this efficiency, interns have a lot to learn from their mentors and working environments that will prepare them for future success in either the U.S. or abroad.

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Academics

Academic Eligibility
2.5 GPA, Good Academic Standing. 

Academic Program
Our partner organization is able to place students in many different fields. A full list of available fields can be viewed online.

Academic Credit
Students must arrange to earn credit through their department prior to beginning the internship. Most academic departments have an internship or independent study course that they may award credit for when students complete these types of opportunity. Please discuss the process of earning credit with your study abroad specialist prior to applying.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Cost
Program budget for summer 2018 is still being negotiated. Please schedule an appointment with the study abroad specialist indicated at the bottom of this page to get discuss a cost estimate.

Scholarship
Students are encouraged to check with their individual college and department to see if scholarships for study abroad may be available. Please also view our scholarship page on the website for additional funding opportunities.

Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, they must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). *Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad, so plan ahead! Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to receiving financial aid for the semester, such as the program commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable). These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget. 

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Housing

Students will be housed in residence halls. Single, double, triple, and quads are available. All residences halls are equipped with full kitchens, basic cooking utensils, cleaning supplies, and lounges to allow students to mix and mingle over meals, cultural activities, study groups, and special events. 

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Itinerary

Program begins June 18 and ends August 12. 

Tentative itinerary subject to change.

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Additional Resources

Contacts:
Joseph Rasich
Study Abroad Specialist
2425F Ellsworth Hall
(269) 387-5890
joseph.rasich@wmich.edu

Host Institution Information (external links)
CIEE 

Country Information (external links)
Lonely Planet - Germany
Department of State Information
Country Specific Information - Germany
Culturegram - Germany
StudentsAbroad

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