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  Posted on: January 7, 2015


A view of the town square in Treuchtlingen, Germany. Historical tours, biking through the Bavarian countryside and a visit to Nuremberg are included in the Modern Languages field school in Germany in May 2015.

Spend three weeks in May learning German and touring the beautiful Bavarian countryside in the Modern Languages Field School in Germany (MLAN 2700). This field school in collaboration with the University of Applied Management (UAM) combines language study with cultural activities and daily interaction in the community to give you the international experience of a lifetime.

Apply by January 31 for the course running April 27 to May 22, starting with a week at TRU followed by travel to Germany May 2-3 and three weeks at UAM’s Adventure Campus in Treuchtlingen, Germany (about an hour outside of Munich). Course fees, including tuition, accommodation and meals, amount to about $1950, with a study abroad CUEF award of $500 guaranteed to accepted students. Students are responsible for additional costs including airfare, passport fees and insurance, and expenses such as independent weekend excursions. Most scheduled weekday excursions are included in the tuition.

Earn six credits toward your TRU degree and 12 ECTS credits toward European university credit, and benefit from the knowledge and expertise of professors from both universities. Enjoy opportunities to interact with German students, improving your listening skills and increasing your immersion in German culture. In addition to hands-on extra-curricular activities, you can participate in other UAM classes such as Sport Management or Arts and Culture Management.

Excursions planned include biking, stand-up paddle boarding, river rafting, cooking, a spa visit, museums and historical tours, and on-campus activities such as slack-lining, archery and climbing. The park-like Adventure Campus offers comfortable living quarters, a dining area and patio and lively social gatherings in the evenings.

Submit your completed application in person with $500 deposit by January 31, 2015 to Cara Cadre, Modern Languages, in AE 233.

About TRU Field Schools

Many international field school opportunities are available to students across disciplines. Led by TRU faculty members, field schools are an intensive, hands-on way to expand your international awareness and gain a richer perspective on what you learn in the classroom through real-life experiences studying abroad. Develop intercultural competency and add a global scope to your academic achievements.