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*WCU Spring Break in Germany - Trans-Atlantic Relations: Europe and the US
Otzenhausen, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WCU applicants only
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Language of Instruction: English
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Campus Dormitory Area of Study: Politcal Science
Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit
Available to Non-WCU Students:
Yes Faculty/Staff Director: Peter Loedel
College: Sciences & Mathematics
Program Description:
West Chester University and East Stroudsburg University students are offered a unique 10-day (Spring Break), 3-credit seminar on Transatlantic Relations at one of Europe’s premier academic institutes, the European Academy in Otzenhausen, Germany, March 9-21, 2017. The joint ESU-WCU seminar will feature presentations by leading European policy makers, American and European academics, and business professionals; visits to major European institutions in Brussels (Belgium), Strasbourg (France), and Frankfurt (Germany), as well as social activities and regional excursions are also included. Credits are covered through the normal enrollment process, while the seminar fee (which includes all presentations, meals, excursions, and lodging), and airfare are separate. 
This program will take place at the European Academy at Otzenhausen. There are 65 guest rooms, and the facilities are newly renovated, with state-of-the-art seminar technology and a flexible room design. There are three on-site restaurants, a bistro, bowling facility, fitness center, a specialty library, and running trails. All students and the professor will stay on site and in residence at the European Academy.

This program will be conducted in English. Prior knowledge of German is not required for participation.

All participants on this program will be enrolled for PSC 399 (3 credits). Political Science majors and minors are able to use this course as any PSC upper-level elective.
Key political institutions, locations, and attractions visited during the seminar:
European Parliament
European Central Bank
European Commission
Brussels, Belgium; Strausbourg, France; Frankfurt, Germany 
All participants will pay for the course credits (3 credit hours) as part of their normal spring semester load.  In addition, participants will pay the program fee of $1,865.00 which includes all in-country costs in Germany except for local transport from Frankfurt airport train to the Academy (around $30.00). All participants will also be billed the $100 study abroad application fee through the Bursar's office upon submission of their application and will be required to purchase the mandatory international insurance at WCU after being accepted into the program (approximately $22.50).

Airfare is not included in the program fee and will be booked separately in coordination with Dr. Loedel.  All students will travel together as a group. 

Please visit the CIP website to learn more about Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities available for this program.
Dr. Peter Loedel, Professor
Department of Political Science
313 Mitchell Hall

This program is currently not accepting applications.