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URI FLP - Germany
Darmstadt, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Munich, Germany; Regensburg, Germany; Stuttgart, Germany (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter J-term
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Program Description:
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Germany Today: Science, Technology and Culture
January 2 - January 18, 2020

For students enrolled in the rigorous five-year dual Bachelor degree International Engineering and International Business Programs, it is crucial to get some short-term immersion experience in the country in which they will spend their senior year. This program will allow students to experience the context of the German language and engineering/business studies.  Furthermore, it will give students the opportunity to explore the culture, technology environment and communicate with their budding language skills.

Germany has the largest population within the European Union.  It is considered to be one of the historic leaders in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields.


Students must be enrolled in German during the 2019-20 academic year to be eligible to apply for this program. Students will earn 3 URI credits for GER 497: Directed Study.

The program will be departing for Germany on January 4th and returning on January 18th. Course work will be supplemented with company visits to BMW, MTU, Siemens, Daimler, Merck and VW. Students will also attend city tours of Munich, Stuttgart and Regensburg. Students will visit research institutes at the Technische Universitat Braunschweig and at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, two of URI's partner universities in Germany where we will also meet with German students who intend to study in the US. Additionally students will visit the Technische Museum Munich, the Pinakothek Munich, the Daimler Museum Stuttgart, the Frankfurt opera and more.


While in Germany, students and faculty will stay at Youth Hostels. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the hostel. Dinner will be eaten as a group in a pre-determined establishment.


 Residency  Program Fee  URI Tuition  Total Cost
 In-State   $1,815  $858  $2,673
 Out-of-State   $1,815  $1,422  $3,237

Program fee includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Program-related excursions
  • Health insurance
NOTE: All fees are subject to change.



Sigrid Berka, Ph.D.
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Dr. Sigrid Berka is the Executive Director of the International Engineering Program (IEP) at the University of Rhode Island, and also the Director of the German IEP and the Chinese IEP, responsible for building academic programs with exchange partners abroad, internship placements for IEP’s dual degree students, corporate relations, and fundraising for the IEP. Sigrid Berka is a native of Germany and has a Staatsexamen in German Literature, Philosophy, and Education from RWTH Aachen (1986), and a PhD in German Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1990). Her book Mythos-Theorie und Allegorik bei Botho Strauss came out in 1991. She also co-authored an intermediate textbook for German language, Spiralen, and has written many articles on German and Austrian writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. As Associate Professor of German at the University of Rhode Island, her publications shifted to the field of international engineering education.

Karina Lammert, Ph.D.
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Dr. Lammert studied German Linguistics, English Linguistics and Media Studies/Communication at Paderborn University in Germany and Western Michigan University, MI. She earned her Magister degree (M.A.) and her Ph.D. in German Linguistics from Paderborn University, where she also worked as a Postgraduate Research Fellow and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and taught classes on both the German and the English language. She has also completed studies on German as a Second and Foreign Language and on teaching those fields in various settings. Her current professional work focuses on multilingualism in interaction, language variation, and German studies.

Shawna Rambur, M.A.
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Shawna Rambur has instructed beginner to intermediate German courses at URI since 2014. She completed her Master’s degree in German at the University of Wisconsin where she started her teaching career. Her studies focused on pedagogy, history of the German language, and German literature. She is currently continuing her doctoral studies in education and motivation in foreign language. Her goal is to share her passion for the German language and culture with her students, help develop any students with the “not a language person” label into multilingual global citizens, and show them how much fun they can have learning new languages and exploring new cultures.

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