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Germany: Summer Study Abroad Program in Münster
Munster, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Cost Summer
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Best Fit Majors: Foreign Languages, German
Language of Instruction: German Program Options: Faculty-Led
Credits Earned: 6 Faculty Leader: Deborah Janson
Program Description:


Germany: Summer Study Abroad Program in Münster

This four-week faculty-led summer program with the Kapito Language School in Münster, Germany offers WVU students the opportunity to study German in a German-speaking, culturally rich environment. The program, which accommodates all skill levels from beginning through advanced, provides a minimum of twenty 45-minute lessons of high-quality in-class language instruction per week, as well as afternoon tutorials, culture classes, and excursions into Münster and the surrounding area. Münster itself—an 800-year old town in North Rhine-Westphalia that is home to the third largest university in Germany—offers students many rich and exciting cultural and social opportunities. Program participants will reside with Germans in private homes or apartments. They will thus be immersed in the German language while gaining first-hand knowledge of German culture and history. Upon successful completion of the program, they will earn six credit hours. Three of these can count toward WVU’s foreign-language requirement, if desired, and 3-6 credits can count toward electives or a major or minor in German, depending on participants’ skill level and which courses they complete.


City: Münster

Country: Germany

Population: 296,599

Information: Münster is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is in the northern part of the state and is considered to be the cultural centre of the Westphalia region. It is also capital of the local government region Münsterland. Münster is a multi-faceted city. It is a city of science and learning, the City of Westphalian Peace, the capital city of bicycles and Germany’s Climate Protection Capital. Westphalia’s longstanding regional capital is a young city, not least thanks to its 50,000 students. It is an outstanding place to live, work, learn and research. It is a place where urban culture, municipal diversity and first-class rural recreation intersect and have a mutually enhancing effect.

Places of Interest:
Munster Cathedral
Lake Asee
LWL-Museum für Naturkunde


GER 101 - Intro to German Language and Culture I - 3 credits

GER 102 - Intro to German Language and Culture II - 3 credits

GER 203 - Intermediate German I - 3 credits

GER 204 - Intermediate German II - 3 credits

GER 393 - Comparing Cultures - 3 credits

GER 493A - Advanced German I - 3 credits

GER 493B - Advanced German II - 3 credits

GER 493C - Advanced German III - 3 credits

GER 493D - Advanced German IV - 3 credits

GER 493E - Advanced German V - 3 credits

GER 493F - Advanced German VI - 3 credits

Upon successful completion of the program, they will earn six credit hours that can count toward WVU’s foreign-language requirement or toward a major or minor in German, depending on their skill level and which courses they complete.


Dr. Deborah Janson


East German and post-unification literature, literature by German minorities, Enlightenment-Romanticism


Total Cost: 3,850  *Does not include airfare, passport, or visa expenses.


* WVU Course Instruction for 6 credit hours
* Lodging including breakfast
* Language Instruction from Kapito Language School
* Student Bus Pass
* International Travel and Health Insurance

For an additional charge of 10 € each, students may participate in chaperoned weekend trips to Cologne, Hamburg, and other cities that the Kapito Language School organizes.

Billing for the program will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Education Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU Semester Tuition and Fees. Students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Mountaineer HUB.


Visa Required for US Citizens? No

Useful Links:
How to Apply for a US Passport

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018
Rolling Admission 07/01/2018 07/28/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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