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  • Locations: Frankfurt, Germany; Heidelberg, Germany; Mannheim, Germany; Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission 05/03/2019 05/12/2019

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: UC Credit Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Hotel Program Lead Faculty: Rob Rokey
Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:
  IS SS 15 (5)  

Program Overview

Germany 17SS at SAPEuropean Systems and Operations in Germany
Discover Germany and its innovative technology and manufacturing industry in a ten-day study abroad program during May Break.  You will visit Munich, Mannheim, and Heidelberg with your classmates to learn about their history and culture, as well as tour companies like SAP and BMW and learn how their business work in Germany and in the global environment.  The University of Mannheim, one of the top Information Systems schools in the world, will host you.  You will participate in classroom sessions with top German faculty and industry experts taught in English.  In Mannheim, you will have the opportunity to interact with German students.  This program will give you an understanding and appreciation for information systems and their role in many important industries around the world.
Sample Itinerary
Friday Depart Cincinnati, group flight
Saturday AM: Arrive in Frankfurt, transit to Heidelberg
PM: Brewery tour and Welcome Dinner
Sunday AM: Walking tour Heidelberg
PM: Free afternoon
Monday AM: Visit with SAP
PM: Bus to Mannheim
Mannheim walking tour
Tuesday AM: Visit to University of Mannheim
PM: Company visit
Dinner and networking with Mannheim Students
Wednesday AM: Travel to Munich
PM: Walking tour Munich
Thursday Company Visits
Friday Company Visits
Saturday Cultural Sightseeing Activity
PM: Group farewell dinner
Sunday Group flight home to Cincinnati

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LocationGroup at U of Mannhei

Heidelberg, Mannheim, and Munich, Germany


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Who Can Participate?

Business majors who have completed IS2080 and INTB 3080. 

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Academic Program and Course Information

Required Course Registration:  INTB3092, Study Abroad Germany European Systems and Operations, 3 credits, Spring Semester 2018.  Class meets Wednesdays 4:40-5:50.

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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Professor Rob Rokey, Director, MSIS Program

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Living Arrangements

Students will share double rooms in modest hotels and hostels. 

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Getting There

A group flight will be offered Cincinnati - Germany.  Students may opt out of the group flight and purchase their own airline ticket.  Students should not purchase a plane ticket until they have committed to the program, enrolled in the appropriate course, and received instructions from the International Programs Office.

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Program Costs

View a cost breakdown for the Germany program here.  All students will receive scholarships from UC International and Lindner College of Business.
Note that both the program charges and the UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Spring 2018 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB3092.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.

This program has been awarded a UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International requires a minimum 2.0 GPA to receive this funding.

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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 scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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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, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page 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 visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

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 knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to 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 StateCenters 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

Lindner College of Business
203 Lindner Hall

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This program is currently not accepting applications.