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  • Program Terms: Summer II
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  • Restrictions: WMU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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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 3 or 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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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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Academic Eligibility
2.5 GPA, Good Academic Standing. German language is not required, but students with command of the language may have a broader availability of placements.

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 may arrange to earn credit through their department prior to beginning the internship, or they can earn elective credits through the internship provider's school of recordMost academic departments have an internship or independent study course that they may award credit for when students complete these types of opportunities. Please discuss the process of earning credit with your study abroad specialist prior to submitting an application.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Program budget depends on how credit will be earned for participation. Please schedule an appointment with the study abroad specialist indicated at the bottom of this page to get discuss your plans and obtain a cost estimate.

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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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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Internship Begins: June 15, 2020
Internship Ends: August 9, 2020. 

Tentative itinerary subject to change.

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Additional Resources

Joseph Rasich
Associate Director, Study Abroad
2425F Ellsworth Hall
(269) 387-5890

Host Institution Information (external links)

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

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This program is currently not accepting applications.