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Study Abroad

Andreas Fischer

Study Abroad in Germany
January 4 - 20, 2018

STEM Student Learning: US-German Comparison

This winter session, spend 2 ½ weeks in the heart of Germany and earn upper-level credits that count toward your degree.

Visit German schools and cultural institutions with Dr. Jonathan Singer, UMBC Department of Education, to learn how this European educational system compares to the U.S.

Kassel University’s history as a STEM institution mirrors UMBC’s background and offers a window into European education to students studying to be teachers. The program also emphasizes a strong STEM orientation to education.

This program takes a comparative approach to the study of teaching and learning. By reflecting on research in the fields of anthropology and sociology, students will analyze the dynamics of classrooms, schools and communities through lectures, field study, and classroom observations.

Students will visit local cultural institutions in Kassel and will also travel to Berlin, where they will experience Germany’s unique culture and history.

This study abroad program is open to all students, but preference is given to UMBC STEM and Education majors. German language experience is not required.

Participants will enroll in EDUC 310 - Inquiry into Education, a 3-credit GEP Social Sciences course that meets upper level general education requirements for all majors.

This program is approved for a tuition waiver, students pay only program costs and mandatory fees. The program fee is $3400 and includes hotel housing with daily breakfast, excursion to Berlin, guided tours and entrance fees, and on-site transportation in Germany. It does not include international airfare, passport fees, and personal spending money.

The deadline to apply is October 2, 2017.

Attend an information session:

Wednesday, September 6, 12 - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 13, 12 - 1:00 pm
Thursday, September 14, 3 - 4:00 pm  

Where: Sherman Hall – A Wing, Room 208

Visit the program website to learn more.

For more details, contact UMBC’s Study Abroad Office at or 410-455-2624.

Special Programs

Keep on track with a summer class and expand your horizons! Summer Special Programs feature select UMBC courses in the arts, humanities and social sciences that take you beyond the traditional classroom. Explore concepts of civic engagement, pursue service learning in the community, and participate in meaningful special events that help you think critically and broaden your world view.

Most courses fulfill UMBC’s general education requirements, and Special Programs scholarships are available for qualified students.

Program updates for Summer Session 2018 are now underway and will be available in February on the summer session website.  Visit the summer website to see highlights from Special Programs offered in 2017.