Research in Munich
|Term||App Deadline||Start Date||End Date||Cost|
|Summer||February 25||Early June||Early August||Budget|
- Language of Instruction
- English, German
- Foreign Language Requirement
- Class Eligibility
- Junior, Senior
- Program Open To
- UA Students
- Credit Type
- UA Direct Credit
- Level of Study
- Housing Options
- Residence Hall
- Program Type
This 8-9 week long summer program designed for students in engineering is one of the best-kept secrets of study abroad programs due to its exceptionally low cost and extensive range of programming. The program offers 4 weeks of beginning German language instruction which are integrated with 8-9 weeks of internship placements alongside researchers in local engineering labs. Students live in residence halls alongside other local German university students. Many excursions are also included.
Tentative 2018 Dates: June 4 - August 3
The Research in Munich program is specifically designed for University of Arizona students who wish to gain hands-on experience in research. Projects are offered in several research fields working with professors in their labs. Students must select their top 2 choices for research laboratories as part of the application process. The projects can be independent research projects or part of a larger, ongoing project. Students need to be personally motivated to apply themselves and to ask questions.
Students will receive beginning UA German language credit (GER 101 or higher) and should negotiate internship or independent study credits with their major/minor departments. This means students can receive 3-4 credits of UA German language credits, plus 6 credits of independent study or research credit from their major/minor departments.
- Research Projects and Labs for Summer 2018
- Students can apply for up to 2 research locations, UniBW faculty will make the final selection of students
- Students will be notified of placements by early April
The University of the Armed Forces in Munich (UniBW Munich) has faculties in engineering, law, business, and the humanities which serve approximately 4,000 students. Many of the degree-seeking students at the UniBW are completing their degrees while they are also serving in the German military. There are also many civilian and international students on the campus to make for a diverse and enriching research experience.
Students are expected spend a minimum of 270 hours working on their research assignment during the 9 week period of the program, for which they will receive 6 units of UA direct credit within their engineering major. Students will be expected to work Monday through Friday in the lab, except for holidays. They may also have some Friday afternoons free. Cultural activities and excursions will be organized by the UniBW staff and students. There will also be regular guest lectures from local faculty throughout the summer.
A University of Arizona Graduate Assistant in Teaching (GAT) accompanies the students during the first month of the program to assist with a positive transition. The GAT also teaches German 101 to help students negotiate their surroundings and to earn UA credits.
The Research in Munich program is located in Neubiberg, a short train ride from Munich. Located in the south of Germany, the beautiful rolling hills leading to the Alps surround the city. In a city of well over a million residents, there is a lot to see and do in the area. Siemens is within walking distance from the UniBW campus. Students can take advantage of the many museums and historical sights throughout the city. The BMW museum is a "must see" while you are visiting the unforgettable English Gardens. Before and after the program, there will be time to see more of Europe since Germany is so centrally located in Europe.
Students who are placed in an internship will receive a room in the Student Residence Halls on the UniBW campus. The program fee includes the cost of housing. Residence halls typically offer single rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen. Students will live close to other UA program participants, but will also have the opportunity to live close to German students, who will still be in classes in June and July.