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  • Locations: Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Required: 2.5 Housing Options: Hostel
Program Term: Spring Break Language of Instruction: English, German
Program Provider: RWU Areas of Study: Foreign Languages
Program Location: Germany
Program Description:
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Program Description

RWU Munich 2020 offers students the opportunity to visit Munich and the surrounding area during spring break. Students in both the professional schools and in SHAE will find the excursions and experiences directly linked and relevant to their studies in Bristol. Munich boasts several of the finest museums of German, classical art, industry and culture. Nearby are two major auto manufacturers, a WWII concentration camp, and a world leading soccer Team, Bayern-Munchen. The cities of Nuremberg, Salzburg are a short train ride away. During our visit we will visit all of the these places and sites. 

The trip includes visits to the BMW car manufacturer and production factory, a visit to the WWII Nazi War Crimes Memoriam, 3 castles in Nuremberg and Salzburg, a salt mine, a medieval prison, Dachau's concentration camp, Neuschwanstein (the Disney World castle), and a soccer game. 

The program includes learning goals for all levels of German speakers from beginning German to advancing speakers. Students' level of German or previous course (if any) will determine which track in the syllabus the students will follow, if above the elementary level. In general, beginning students will master basic phrases and approximately 100 words. Intermediate and advancing speakers double or triple this requirement. See the syllabus for details. 

Students are not required to know any German prior to the trip. Basic level training will be provided to students during the semester before the spring break trip. 

Upon returning from the RWU Munich program, students will feel comfortable traveling around southern Germany. They will have visited local establishments, restaurants, historical sites and hotels, and, they will have traveled on trains, buses, and subways as the Germans do. Students leave Culturally enriched, knowledgeable of Germany's history, and with a sense of confidence to visit again and explore more. The cost for all travel, fees, accommodations, breakfasts and most dinners is $1,485 (not including airfare).

Program Capacity: 10
Required Credits: 1



Open to All Majors
  • No prerequisites
  • Students should be in good academic and judicial standing

Application Deadline: November 1st

Academic Details

Courses Offered:

  • Students complete LANG 430: Language in Context. Upon completion students will receive 1 credit at the 100, 200 or 300 level, depending on their German Language competency. There is no German language prerequisite.


Students will stay in a youth hostel with other RWU students at the Euro-youth-hotel for the duration of the trip

Program Dates

March 6, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Financial Details

Program Fee: $1,485
  • Includes: housing, travel within Germany/Austria for programmed events, all entrance fees, all breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 
  • Does Not include airfare and personal expenses 
Payment Deadlines:
November 15: $500 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit
January 31: Remaining Balance

Financial Aid and Scholarships
RWU students applying to RWU-sponsored short term study abroad programs are not eligible for financial aid, however, they may apply to one or both of the scholarships listed below.  Students apply for the scholarship(s) at the same time they submit their application for a short-term program abroad. In order to be considered for the Global Engagement Scholarship, they must submit their application by stated program application deadline.

The Bridging the World Scholarship:
Scholarship awards based on academic merit only
Scholarships awards based on financial need and academic merit

More Information

Faculty Leader:
Professor Anthony Hollingsworth, Department Chairman and Professor of Foreign Languages and Classics 
Office: GHH 112

Health & Safety Abroad
Students should review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for complete information regarding the health concerns and vaccine recommendations specific to Munich. Students should also review the U.S. State Department’s consular information website for complete information on safety and security.

All information subject to change - Roger Williams University reserves the right to cancel any faculty-led program offered during the academic year for insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. These reasons may include safety and security concerns at the program location. Should it prove necessary to do so, the School will promptly notify all registrants.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.