Aquinas College is proud to partner with MSU’s German Language and Culture program in Mayen. Explore the beautiful Rhine Valley while studying German language and culture on this short-term summer experience. Be fully immersed not only through classroom instruction, but also through excursions and living with a German host family.
- GPA of 2.5+
- 2 completed semesters at Aquinas College
- Completed GER 202 with a grade of C or better, or received a 401+ on the German Placement Test
- Not on academic probation or have recent, serious, or repetitive behavioral citations from the Dean of Students
Students participate during the summer and earn 6 - 9 credits that count towards German major/minor requirements.
- Advanced German (3 credits, GER 301 Communicating Across Differences or GER 302 Expressing Identity through Writing)
- Special Topics in German Studies (3 credits, Seminar in German Studies)
- Independent Study (3 credits, GER 299 Independent Project in German)
Classes generally meet in the morning Monday - Thursday for about 5 weeks. Daily classes are augmented by excursions to sites of local and regional interest. The 6th week is spent traveling across Germany to the larger cities like Jena, Weimar, Dresden, and Berlin.
Students are also able to take advantage of long weekends to do their own individual travel in the region (Mayen is fairly close to Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France) or around Europe.
The program fee is in addition to Aquinas tuition. Students will not be charged Aquinas housing fees and do not need an Aquinas meal plan if they participate in this program.
Approximate cost Summer 2024: TBD
Program fee includes:
- Housing (with a host family)
- Daily breakfast
- Field trips and cultural activities
- Course credits/official transcript
- Health/travel insurance
Please visit the Money Matters page and review the budget worksheet for information on scholarships and other expense considerations.
The Office of International Programs will assist in the registration and enrollment process for this program once they have received the signed contract and deposit to confirm participation.
Obtaining a visa prior to arrival is not required for US citizens.
Reach out to the Office of International Programs or review the MSU Mayen website for additional program information.