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Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach
Germany

About Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach

The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Mosbach campus at Bad Mergentheim offers a new German language program for UNF students! Language classes take place in an actual German castle, beginning in early January and ending in late March. The possibility exists to take business courses taught in English after the language program ends in workshop-style 2-week modules from early April to late June.

 

Germany

Bad Mergentheim, Germany

Home to 20,000 inhabitants, Bad Mergentheim is located in the heart of south Germany between Frankfurt and Stuggart and is one of Germany's most famous spa towns. Many travel along the Romantic Road to Bad Mergentheim to marvel at this city. You can best enjoy the town by wandering its parks and streets while enjoying historical buildings that reflect the past and modern times of Bad Mergentheim. The Renaissance Castle is located in the center of the old town which was once the home base for the Teutonic Knights. Now, the castle houses the Cooperative State University!
Undergraduate Program

Program Information

Upon successful completion of the intensive German language program, students will earn German language credit through the advanced intermediate level. This will complete the foreign language sequence for International Business and International Studies majors. All participants are required to attend the pre-departure meetings listed below.*     

  
Program TimelineDateTime
Application DeadlineSeptember 1512 p.m.
Selection InterviewsMid - Septembervaries
Notification of SelectionOctober 1N/A
*Pre-Departure OrientationOctober TBD TBD
*DHBW Group Meeting 1 & 2TBDTBD
*Safety & Security SessionTBDTBD
Intensive German Language Program in GermanyClass dates: January - March, 2015  N/A
Prerequisites

The intensive German language program must have 5 UNF students enrolled in order to run. A maximum of 8 UNF students may participate each spring semester.

  • Applicants must have a UNF GPA of 2.5 or above (1st semester transfer students must have a 3.0 transfer GPA or above).
  • Applicants must have successfully completed GER1120: Beginning German I with a "C" or higher, or demonstrate equivalent knowledge.
German Language Courses

Students participating in this program will take all courses listed below:

  • German as a Foreign Language, Beginners Level 2* (Jan. 7 - Jan. 31, 2014)
  • German as a Foreign Language, Intermediate Level 1 (Feb. 3 - Feb. 28, 2014)
  • German as a Foreign Language, Intermediate Level 2 (Mar. 3 - Mar. 28, 2014)

*Students who have completed Beginning German II are welcome to participate. During the first 4 weeks, these students will complete additional coursework and receive credit for lower-level Aspects of German Language & Culture instead of Beginners Level 2. They will take intermediate courses along with the rest of the cohort.

  •  Course - Aspects of German Culture: As more advanced German language students, students will have to give a presentation in addition to taking the first exam in the Beginners Level 2. The presentation topic will be decided on mutually between the professor and student. Moreover, depending on the level of proficiency in German, the teacher might assign other tasks to those students.

 

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Video Introduction: Bad Mergentheim, Germany  

German Language & Culture Program: Student’s Perspective

2012 Slideshow: UNF students at DHBW

Application Material

Submit the following materials directly to Shelby Huber (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Program Application - select the "German Language Program - Spring" box
  • Housing Form - under "Type of Housing", select option 3 indicating that DHBW will arrange housing for you
  • Financial Statement
  • Learning Agreement - contact Shelby Huber with questions regarding completing the Learning Agreement
  • Letter of Motivation - describe your motivation for participation in this study program and state how it will contribute to your educational, career, and personal goals.
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Updated resume
  • 2 passport-sized photos

Interview: Once the items above are submitted , students will be contacted for an interview. Students will be notified of selection status by Oct. 1.

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained

Other Information

Accommodations

For the German language program, DHBW will help you find a room in a dormitory or an apartment. Rent ranges from approximately $160–$370 per month, depending on preferences. It is common to pay a deposit of one month's rent and a small contract fee.

Visa & Health Insurance

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).

Additional Information

Contact

Anna-Magdalena Bröckl
International Office
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University
Campus Bad Mergentheim
+ 49 (0) 793-1530-652