Germany is well known for its quality engineering and machine building technology. Why not take advantage of this knowledge and experience the expertise first-hand; all the while earning UW-STOUT credit on the European adventure of a lifetime?
Travel to southern Germany and tour manufacturing sites and cities as a way to expand your knowledge of the German technology, history, and culture. Learn from the masters themselves!
Location: Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Schwabisch Hall and Stuttgart, Germany
The past and present collide in cities full of German traditions and new age European entertainment. Enjoy authentic music, food, language and customs of the German culture while walking the streets full of today’s hip German youth. No matter how you choose to spend your time, you will surely experience the authentic German culture in these exciting cities.
The weather in Germany is similar to Wisconsin summer weather. Expect 75-90 degrees average this time of year.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a total of 3 credits in PKG-499, Independent Study. Non-PKG students: Check with your program director to see how this will fulfill your program requirements
The graded components of the course include a pre-trip research paper, thank you letters to the host companies, and a final report. The final report will cover the companies, industry, history and the entire overseas experience. The grading will be based on the sincerity of the thank you letters and the professionalism of the pre-trip and final reports, depth of content, grammar, spelling, references, and due dates.
This course is appropriate for students studying Packaging, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Technology, Plastics Engineering, and Industrial Design.
Accommodation: Students will be staying in hotels or hostels throughout the duration of the program. The cost is included in the program fee
Meals: Daily breakfast and three group meals will be provided in the program fee. Students will be responsible for purchasing all other meals on their own.
Travel: Students will be required to purchase their own airfare and must arrive on the date/time and location as specified by the instructor. More details regarding travel addressed at orientation.
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, emergency fee, health insurance, housing, some meals, cultural activities and in country transportation.
Passport fees, airfare, most meals 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 6 credits are eligible for summer financial aid. Summer financial aid needs to be applied for separately. For more information, meet with a financial aid counselor in 210 Bowman Hall.