Intensive Language Study in Bonn and Bremen, Germany
Students with any – or no – previous German language instruction are eligible for this program. Participants spend four days in Bonn with a UNCW faculty member becoming acclimated to life in Germany and touring the Rhineland. Participants then travel to Bremen and enroll in a German language course.
The program will begin in Bonn, the former capital of West Germany. After four days of exploration in Bonn and the Rhineland, the group will move north to finish the program in Bremen, an economically important city-state in Germany, rich in history and culture.
Program Activities & Features
The orientation in Bonn includes a trip to Cologne and a Rhine River Cruise. In addition to the coursework in Bremen, optional excursions and activities are also available (bowling, etc. and trips to Hamburg, the North Sea, and Berlin).
This program is an excellent opportunity to live and study in Germany. It offers students the unique experiences of attending courses at the Hochschule Bremen, participating in international students’ life, and discovering Bremen and exploring Europe. Bremen is a beautiful and vibrant student town in the north of Germany where students feel welcome and comfortable.
- Degree-seeking student
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
- At least Sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 2.50+ GPA at time of application
Participants are placed according to their skill level into appropriate language courses offered by the Hochschule Bremen. These courses meet every weekday and are small (with about 15 students from around the world in each course).
Additional, optional lectures and activities are also offered. Participants receive 6 UNCW credit hours that count towards the German minor or major, or can be used to satisfy the University Studies World Languages requirement and the Exploration Beyond the Classroom requirement.
March 15, 2020
Tentative Program Dates
July 1- 30, 2020
Estimated Program Fee: $2,835
Program Fee Includes:
(not included in program fee)
- Program travel within Germany
- All breakfasts & occasional group meals
- Rooming and course fees
- Excursions to
- Rhine River Valley
- Museums in Bonn
- Bremen tour
- Medical Insurance
- International airfare
- Transportation to departure airport
- Optional, additional excursions
- Passport, if needed
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at https://uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html