Study Abroad: Germany

Course: Global Perspectives in Higher Education
Germany Locations:  Berlin, Kassel, and Munich, Germany
Session: Winter Intersession (January)
Professors: Dr. Ann Marcus and Dr. Teboho Moja


A January program that examines the higher education system of Germany in comparison to the US and other countries. Germany now provides strong leadership in Europe in terms of economic growth and leadership of the European Union; less known is its robust system and diversified system of universities and its commitment to internationalization. Through visits to universities, policy organizations, and government planning agencies, students will have the opportunity to meet with rectors, faculty, researchers, and students themselves. Our goal will be to understand the opportunity structures for all groups in the country, including large immigrant populations.

The course will begin with several days in Berlin, the nation's capital and a cultural hub of Europe. We will then travel to Kassel to meet with researchers at the University of Kassel's International Centre for Higher Education Research, and conclude the program with field visits to institutions in Munich.