Dive deep into the science of plastics engineering with students from the renowned Darmstadt University of Applied Science in Germany. Learn injection molding process details and participate in exciting laboratory experiments to understand the various technologies associated with injection molding. In addition to working with some of the leading plastics experts, take advantage of your opportunity to venture beyond the walls of the labs and out into the exciting German culture; injecting a noteworthy mark of diversity and foreign experience onto your resume.
Location: Darmstadt, Germany
Darmstadt is where the past and present collide in a city full of German traditions and new age European entertainment. Visit the 'Jazz-Institut Darmstadt’, (Germany's largest publicly accessible Jazz archive,) or explore some traditional German homes and classic architectural landmarks. No matter how you choose to spend your time, you will surely experience the authentic German culture in this exciting urban setting.
The weather in Darmstadt is similar to Wisconsin summer weather. Expect 75-90 degrees average this time of year.
Accommodation: Students will be staying in a youth hostel near the university. Accommodation costs are included in the program fee.
Meals: Students will be responsible for purchasing all daily meals. We have budgeted $40/day in the estimated costs.
Travel: Students will book their own flights to and from Germany. This will allow for students to extend their stay or arrive early for additional travel time. The flight will not be included in the program fee and students will need to pay out of pocket for their tickets. Students will need to arrive on the day/time and location as specified by the instructor.
Passport: All students must have a valid U.S. passport for entrance into Germany. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity. It must be valid for at least six months beyond the return date to the U.S.
Visa: No visa is necessary for the duration of the program. If you are not a U.S. passport holder the requirements may be different for you. Please contact your consulate or the Office of International Education for more information.
The final program cost will be determined by the number of participants, shortly after the application deadline. The program cost includes instructional fees, health insurance, housing, and in country transportation pass.
Passport fees, airfare, meals, optional culture events and personal expenses are not included in the program costs and are paid directly by the students.
See budget sheetfor cost details. Students taking at least 2 credits are eligible for win-term financial aid. For more information, meet with a financial aid counselor in 210 Bowman Hall.