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  • Locations: Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/29/2019 06/28/2019

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Language, Culture, and Humanities
Credit Offered: UC Credit Registration Term: Summer
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, German Language Prerequisite: Yes
Program Lead Faculty: Eckard Rademann Program Advisor: Bene Khoury, Matthew Paul
Program Description:

Program Overview

UC's Summer Program in Munich is a month long intensive language immersion program. Excursions in the city and into the nearby Alpine region augment the two-three hours of daily classroom instruction. The topics of discussion have a new focus for each week:

Transportation and Shopping
University Life & Leisure
Work and Business
Art, Society and Politics

Weekends include planned travel activities and research assignments in small groups. There are also days for specific individual projects of your choice. The coursework includes an extensive review of major German grammar points, while more relaxed conversation classes take place during our visits of cultural and historic sites in and around Munich.

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Who Can Participate?

Any UC student in good standing who has completed the A&S language requirement in German (GRMN1001-1002) with a B-grade or higher is eligible to participate. Students from other universities or high schools may also apply if they have achieved a comparable level of proficiency. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. The instructor makes the final decision about admittance into the program.

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Academic Program and Course Information

Come with us to discover beautiful Munich, the secret capital of Germany. Learn German in a historic cultural center of Europe that today is Germany's favorite city for visitors and Germans alike.

All students in this program are required to enroll in GRMN 2061 (Munich Study Abroad) for 1-3 credits for summer.

The Munich Study Abroad program may be used to replace one semester of the language sequence for German Majors and Minors (GRMN2001-2002 or GRMN3001-3002); see the Undergraduate Director for details.
The intensive nature of the Munich Study Abroad program enables you to develop your German language skills at a much higher rate than in an ordinary classroom setting. Instead of 20 or 30 students we have set the maximum number at 12, which guarantees ample individual attention and much more interaction with your professor. This intensive learning process continues both in and out of class, even while you enjoy leisure time.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Eckard Rademann earned his PhD at the University of Cincinnati. He primarily teaches German for Business and Engineering for UC's internation co-op program (ICP). He has almost 20 Years of experience leading study abroad programs to Munich or Cologne Germany. He is a native speaker of German who is completely bi-cultural and can teach you all it takes to do well in a German speaking environment.

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Living Arrangements

guest house with individual mini apartments including private bath, kitchenette, TV and Wifi
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Getting There

Students fly into MUC or any other nearby airport and then take the train into the Center of Munich. You must arrive no later than June 1. Take the U6 Subway to the stop called WESTPARK and then walk to the Guesthouse called STAHLGRUBER STIFTUNG. MURNAUER ST 61

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Program Costs

2019 Program Costs: $3000

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • Some meals (All breakfasts included, one dinner included)
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Professional translator and private guides
  • Discussions with Guest Lecturers
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • International airfare
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
  • Visa application/processing fees (~$)
This program has been awarded a $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only). This brings the total financial liability of the program cost down to $3600. UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.
Minors and Majors may receive awards through the Department of German Studies.
• Globalization grants are available to qualified students for activities that support the University of Cincinnati's Globalization Initiative.
• Taft Undergraduate Enrichment Awards enable students majoring in Taft departments to undertake projects that enhance their learning experience in their major field.
• McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Scholarships range from full instate tuition and general fees for an academic year to partial tuition for a single quarter or partial tuition on a continuing basis.
• The Department of German Studies' Helga Daily Scholarship provides support for study abroad.
See Dr. Rademann for information regarding eligibility for the above scholarships and help with the application process.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Dr. Eckard Rademann
Department of German Studies
Office 725 Old Chem
Tel. 513-254-9676

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