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Germany: Summer Program in Communication in Erfurt (SPICE)
Erfurt, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Program Cost Summer
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Best Fit Majors: Communication Studies
Language of Instruction: English Program Options: Faculty-Led
Credits Earned: 9 Faculty Leader: Megan Dillow, Nicholas Bowman
Program Description:


Germany: Summer Program in Communication in Erfurt (SPICE)
GermanyStudents are invited to spend nine weeks from mid-June to mid-August studying the intersection of communication and culture in central Germany. The nine-week program - a collaboration with the University of Erfurt (Germany) Big XII member schools University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma - places US students in English-language courses with German colleagues. Students take two courses, each four weeks long, with a one-week excursion to Berlin separating the courses. In addition to these two courses, students will also maintain an active blog on their experiences with German culture, capturing their entire study abroad experience in a digital portfolio. Group travel to other destinations, such as Amsterdam and the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Weimar, is also planned. There will be an information session on Wednesday, December 6th at 5 pm in room 115 of Armstrong Hall.


City: Erfurt

Country: Germany

Population: 203,485

Information: Erfurt is the capital city of Thuringia and the main city nearest to the geographical centre of modern Germany, located 100 kilometres south-west of Leipzig, 150 km north of Nuremberg and 180 km south east of Hanover.

Places of Interest:
Naturkundemuseum Erfurt
Merchants' Bridge
Cathedral of St. Mary


Course(s) associated with this program:

COMM 405 - Effects of Mediated Communication
COMM 416 - International and Intercultural Communication
COMM 424 - Communication Ethics
COMM 493 - Global Communication Campaigns
COMM 493x - Dark Side of Close Relationships


Professors Nick Bowman and Megan Dillow


Total program cost: $ 9,975
* 9 WVU course credits
* Round Trip Airfare
* Lodging
* Weekly Meal Stipend
* Weekend Excursion to Amsterdam

Billing for the programs 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 Summer 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 Office of Student Accounts at (304) 293-4006.


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 06/10/2018 08/06/2018

** 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.