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|Term||Year||App Deadline||WU Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2014||05/01/2013 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling WU admission application process. Applicants will be notified that their application to study abroad has been approved by Washington University. If the program is administered by a partner institution, the application and endorsement are then forwarded to the program sponsor for review and approval. In most cases, students will need both WU approval and an acceptance offer from the program sponsor in order to participate in the program.
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|Approved Department(s):||Business||Language of Instruction:||English, German|
|Foreign Language Requirement?:||Yes||Additional Opportunities:||Internship, Research|
|Housing Options:||Off-campus apartments||Open to Non-WU Students?:||No|
|Program Type:||Exchange program with university partner||Foreign Language Prerequisite:||At least 4 semesters of college-level language instruction|
|Program Adviser:||Tammy Orahood||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
Germany Internship Program
INTERNSHIP PROGRAMStudents earn 15 credits, study German and participate in an internship in a program at the Otto Beisheim School of Management at WHU in Vallendar. Students will spend four weeks taking an intensive language and information seminar in Vallendar followed by a full-time 15-week internship. The Career Services department of WHU will work with students to find an internship placement with a German or European company. In conjunction with the internship, you will complete a significant research project in English and perform an oral presentation of your research at the end of your program.
Although students will spend the first four weeks in Vallendar, the internship can take place anywhere in Germany. Students will have to create a German C.V. and will need to interview with WHU staff in their pre-departure seminar. Internships are required of all WHU students, so Olin students will be very involved in the placement process just as the WHU students are. While interning, students will complete an online internship course using a model developed by the Weston Career Center, for 1.5 credits and they will complete and applied research paper working with WHU faculty for an additional 6 credits.
Courses and CreditsStudents do not have the option to select other course work in this particular program. All graded course will be calculated in your WU GPA. You will earn a total of 15 credits in this program with the following program of study:
- 6 credits for the internship/research paper (B99 999G)
- 6 credits of German language
- 1.5 units MGT 450I - an online course designed to deepen the overall learning gained from your internship
- 1.5 units MGT 450Z - for the European Study Tour
EUROPEAN STUDY TOURAll of our European program students in the spring (London, Paris, Koblenz and Madrid participants) participate in a weeklong European Study Tour (last week of January) while abroad. This tour is designed to give students an intense introduction to the aspects and challenges facing the European Union. Each student will visit a pre-assigned EU country in a pair. During the visit, the pairs will meet with government and business experts to research their country’s attitudes about a specific issue such as enlargement or the Euro financial crisis. Each student will then travel to Brussels, Belgium to represent his or her country at a mini-parliament exercise where students will debate the current assigned issue. There is an additional cost of $1000 for the logistics of the two trips, which will be arranged by Olin. Students will earn 1.5 credits for the European Study Tour.
ENROLLMENT OPTIONSFall Semester and Spring Semester
DATESFall: Late August to mid-December
Spring: Beginning of January to Middle of May
ORIENTATION PROGRAMAll students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework. INTL 300A Planning for International Learning is a 1.5 credit mini-B course designed to prepare students for their experience overseas the semester before they actually travel. INTL 300B Applying International Experiences is a required mini-A post-departure class that will discuss what students learned while abroad and help students articulate those lessons for employers, graduate schools, etc.
An on-site orientation program is also scheduled during the first week of the program.
ACADEMIC PARTNER - WHUThe WHU - Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management - is a private, state-accredited business school of university ranking. It was founded in 1984 through private initiative and, in turn, it fosters private initiative. It is supported by the non-profit WHU Foundation (Stiftung Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung).
WHU officials are responsible for securing the internship placement for our students. WHU places great importance on providing support and assistance to its guest students. The "International Programs" Department at WHU provides advice and practical assistance in finding housing and mastering everyday problems. V.I.P., an initiative established by WHU students, makes a vital contribution to the integration of our visitors.
PREREQUISITESThe International Internship Programs are open to all Olin juniors and seniors who have completed equivalent of 5 semesters of course work (75 units). BSBA students must have completed all core business subjects (except OSCM 230 and 356). There is a minimum GPA requirement of a 3.0 in your overall course work and a 3.0 in your professional course work.
Completion of Finance 340, MEC 292 are specific requirements for any second major or minor.
Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible. You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience.
LANGUAGE PREREQUISITEGerman 301D
In addition to your WU health insurance, you will be required to obtain health insurance in Germany. Mandatory insurance is around € 50 per month. Details on their health insurance will be sent with the admission packet.
HOUSING AND MEALSStudents will live in Vallendar while completing their language studies. Each student will then live in another city during their work placements. Typically, students will live with a family, in student residences, or in apartments. Housing accommodations will vary as it will depend upon the city and the company where the student completes his/her internship. In recent years, students have lived in Cologne, Bonn, Frankfurt and Hamburg. WHU's International Office will assist each Olin student in finding the right type of accommodation for each student based upon the lifestyle questionnaire that will be completed.
If you don't have your passport, you should start this process once you submit your application.
Information about this process will be sent directly to the applicant after acceptance.
Overseas Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement. We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.
ESTIMATED EXPENSESStudents are assessed the current WU tuition rate and the current WU Health fee. These fees are paid directly to WU. If you are a financial aid recipient, then your financial aid will apply towards these charges.
|Liability Insurance||€ 273|
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