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Travel / Study in Germany and Switzerland

August 3 – 23, 2017
(Shorter Stays can be arranged)

As in previous years, Prof. Peter J. Schroeck will conduct a three-week travel/study Program in Konstanz, Germany. The Program enables participants to enjoy the Lake Constance area and offers them an opportunity to improve their German language skills in a German-speaking environment.

Lake Constance, bordered by Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, is recognized internationally for its picturesque scenery and cultural treasures. This setting provides an ideal atmosphere for travel, recreation and relaxation, as well as for study.

Day trips from Konstanz include Munich, Freiburg and the Black Forest, Meersburg, the Flower Island of Mainau, UNESCO World Heritage Reichenau Island (Germany), Zurich, Stein-am-Rhein, the Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen (Switzerland), and Kaysersberg, Colmar, Strasbourg (France). Additional highlights are a cruise on the Rhine River and a cable-car ride to the top of the Ebenalp Mountain in the Alps. An additional stay in Munich with trips to Salzburg (Austria) and Neuschwanstein Castle before or after the Program is highly recommended.

Total immersion provides students with an opportunity to practice their German in everyday situations. Participants are encouraged to attend the numerous festivals of this resort area and to interact with native speakers.

  • Purpose, Lessons
    Participants will travel extensively throughout the Lake Constance area and Switzerland. They are offered an opportunity to participate in optional German lessons (included in the fees), suitable for learners from beginning to advanced levels.
  • Accommodations and Meals
    Participants are housed in one or two-bedroom efficiency apartments in a dormitory of the University of Konstanz; bedding is provided. They may prepare their meals in the kitchen in the dormitory or eat in one of the many local restaurants of all price ranges. Internet accessibility is available
  • Prerequisites
    The Program is open to anyone over the age of 18.
    No previous German knowledge is necessary.
    Permission of the Director is required.
  • Fees
    Included are all Program expenses, housing and excursions, as well as language instruction.
    Airfare and meals are not included.
    Charges are subject to change of the exchange rate of the dollar or other unforeseen circumstances.
  • Applications
    Click here to download the application form. Applications are due by March 15, 2017.
  • Contact
    For further information contact the Director.

Dr. Peter J. Schroeck, Director



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