- Berlin, Germany
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- The Dickinson program in Bremen, Germany is open to Dickinson and other U.S. college and university students. Students may spend a full academic year or the spring semester studying in Germany. All participants first take part in a pre-semester orientation and complete a four-week, one-credit, intensive language course. For academic-year participants, this gives students the freedom to brush up on their German language skills in another part of the country before settling in Bremen. Spring semester participants complete their language intensive course in Bremen.
Dickinson's host university in Germany, the University of Bremen, was founded in 1971 and has been a model for German higher education ever since. During a recent German initiative to identify the country's best universities, the media dubbed the University of Bremen the "Marvel on the Weser," and Bremen was named among the top 10 institutions of higher learning in Germany. Hallmarks of a University of Bremen education include interdisciplinary study and research, research-based teaching projects and a pervasive focus on internationalization. Classes are available in a wide range of disciplines, including German language and literature, fine arts, anthropology, business, economics, sociology, science, history, music, political science, cultural studies and religion.
Inquire for more info *Program Fee Includes* • tuition and fees • room and board • pre-departure and on-site orientations • academic excursions The program fee does not include primary health insurance, airfare, passport, visa, immunizations, optional travel, personal expenses, meals and housing during vacations, books or supplies.
- Setting Description:
- Bremen, a harbor town on the Weser River with a population of more than half-a-million people, is Germany's smallest city-state. With a history dating back more than 1,200 years, Bremen is remarkably adept at blending the traditional and the contemporary: "preserve the old, try the new" has long been a Bremen motto. The old city center still is surrounded by earthen ramparts and a moat, although the latter now serves as a public park. The city plays host to a number of industries familiar to Americans, including Airbus, Mercedes-Benz Kraft Foods, and Beck's beer.
Based on 1 Reviews
- Excellent Experience07/29/19
The Dickinson in Bremen Program is truly unique in that it encourages its students to be very independent. As a program participant for the full year, I can say I have never been treated so much like an adult in all my life as I was in the program, and
that gave me the opportunity to grow and flourish. We take classes in German with other German students, expected to uphold the same standards as the others. We ourselves must go out of our comfort zones to make German friends, as there are no special events curated by the program to encourage that. If we want to live outside of the provided housing, we must find something in the city on our own, and when we do live in provided housing it is alone, a room amongst the rooms of students from all over the world. We are expected to open and manage our own German bank accounts, register and manage our stay with the Bremen Citizens office, and find our own doctors/health care providers in emergencies. Long story short, Dickinson students are taken from their campus bubble and put into a city setting in which they are most likely completely unfamiliar and told to swim, which I think provides an experience far more valuable than simply taking classes with other Americans and having every aspect of your life organized by the program.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend