|Restrictions:||WMU applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Program Type:||WMU||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Housing Options:||Apartment||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Class Standing:||Undergraduate Senior||Number of Credits:||14|
|Program Specialist:||Anastassia Kaml||Language experience required:||No|
|Areas of Study:||Education|
"This semester has been amazing at Liberty Intermediate School. I have learned so much from this experience abroad, and in a DODEA school system. I will take back many memories, and experiences that have encountered while I was here. Overall, I have learned most about myself, as a teacher, and what it takes to be in a whole new environment, with all of your friends and family thousands of miles away from you. I have learned there is a sense of community, that is stronger than I could have ever thought at this school, and on every base here in England." - Tracy Broadhurst, Study Abroad Alumna, United Kingdom
Program estimated dates:
Fall 2015 (Germany): 08/25 - 12/04/2015
Spring 2016: (Germany): 01/05 - 04/24/2016
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Good Academic Standing, Must be WMU Elem. Ed. or Spec. Ed. Majors (with concentration in Special Ed.) in 5th year of program at time of departure.
WMU Elementary Education and or Special Education majors with a concentration in Special Education will gain experience and expertise through out this program.
WMU credit will be awarded for all work successfully completed in this program with prior approval of the student's academic advisor. Previous years, 4credits were awarded in SPED 476+ 8 credits in SPED 474: LD + 2 credits of SPED 410: Seminar in Special Ed. Credits for 2010 will be determined before departure. (course registration is defined by the program director for every semester)
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The program fee includes: undergraduate tuition, fees, and WMU international health and emergency insurance (HTH Worldwide) .
The program fee does not include: airfare, housing, meals, passport, books, local transportation, one day meeting with hotel and travel) and miscellaneous expenses.
Students should remember to plan for extra expenses, such as weekend travel and personal spending money.
The WMU program fee will be billed to the WMU student account per semester.
Program fees are subject to adjustment due to changes in actual exchange rates or other factors. In addition, programs may be modified or cancelled in the event of insufficient enrollment. Program dates are subject to slight adjustment by the home/host university.
Note: For tax purposes, the university requires the program fee billing to be divided into qualified fees (tuition) and non-qualified fees (non-tuition costs). The total program fee equals the study abroad commitment fee plus qualified fees and non-qualified fees added together.
Study abroad commitment fee
+ Qualified fees (tuition)
+ Non-qualified fees (other costs)
= Total program fee
Commitment fee: The study abroad commitment fee is billed in advance, after the student submits the commitment form. The remainder of the program fee will be billed to the WMU student account for the fall semester and spring semester.
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad. After a student has been accepted to the program, he/she must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs. It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time). Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.
Scholarships general page http://www.wmich.edu/studyabroad/scholarships
Scholarship for Germany destination: Students applying for this program may also be eligible for DAAD Scholarships.
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Country Information (external links)
Germany - Lonely Planet
Heidelberg - Lonely Planet
U.S. State Department Information
Country Specific Information - United Kingdom
Culturegram - United Kingdom
Country Specific Information - Germany
Culturegram - Germany
Program faculty Director:
Dr. Elizabeth Whitten
Professor, Special Education
Special Education and Literacy Studies
Office: (269) 387-5940
Location: 4571 Sangren Hall
Study Abroad Specialist:
Study Abroad Specialist,
Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education
Western Michigan University
2425 Ellsworth Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 387-5890
Fax: (269) 387-0630