Dates: May 27th-July 6th 2015
The Münster Summer Program has sent more than a thousand students to Germany since 1971. In Münster, students can either finish their language requirement abroad or fulfill two of the upper-level courses required for a German minor or major. This unique five-week program offers students a living-learning experience where classroom instruction and surroundings reinforce each other. Students reside in private homes during their stay and personal contact with host families provides them with a first-hand experience of German life and culture. The program is open to all students in good standing, who have completed at least the first year of Elementary German or the equivalent.
Founded in 793, Münster is a prosperous city of over 300,00 inhabitants. It is situated in northwestern Germany, a beautiful region of rolling hills famed for its moated castles. The city is home to one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in Germany, with a student population exceeding 48,000. Münster has a vibrant student life and a historic city center, which hosts twice weekly markets, numerous restaurants and other urban amenities. Voted the biycle capital of Germany, it was also chosen as "the most livable city in the world" in 2004. Its convenient location will enable students to travel to neighboring Netherlands and Belgium, or France and Denmark.
Courses of Instruction
University-level courses will be taught by visiting scholars from American institutions of higher learning. Classes will be held in the Johan-Conrad-Schlaun-Gymnasium located within the medieval city center of Münster.Students will choose two of the following courses, either to complete their intermediate-level language requirement or to help complete a German minor or major:
Costs and Dates
The dates of the program will be May 27 to July 6, 2015. The cost is expected to be $5070.00 and covers two courses, medical insurance, trip to Cologne & Berlin, room and board, public transportation in Münster. The fee does not include airfare and personal expenditures.
March 1st, 2015- $500 non-refundable deposit and application due.
After the number of participants has been determined, the full program cost will be finalized and bills mailed. Please contact Prof. Johnson about air travel.
Deposits can be paid via PayPal when completing the online application or mailed in by check. If paying by check, please do the following:
1. Make check payable to Hampden-Sydney College and add May Term Abroad on the memo line
2. Mail to:
Hampden-Sydney Business Office
Box 127, Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden=Sydney, VA 23943
For more information, contact:
Dr. Dirk Johnson, Department of Modern Languages
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943;
434) 223-7423; firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 2-4-15