A series of cultural events, beginning during the
period of language instruction in early February and continuing through the
end of the academic program in July, includes theater and museum visits,
concerts, excursions, and other events, which are paid for by the program.
Trips to Berlin and Prague are likely to be included in this series.
Because of the unusually large number of residence
halls, most program students will be assigned a room in either a university
Studentenheim or in a Wohngemeinschaft. Students usually take their noon
meal at a student cafeteria (Mensa), while the evening meal (Abendbrot) is
usually prepared at home.
All participants must submit proof of health insurance
coverage through family insurance coverage or through their home
institution. Students also will be provided with German health insurance
from their day of arrival to the end of the program. The cost of German
health insurance is included in the comprehensive fee. Students are required
to purchase the International Student Identity Card, which carries
additional insurance coverage.
Students who do not have a passport or whose passport
will expire within six months of the end of the program must apply for a new
one as soon as possible. Passport numbers must be included on the
application form or be sent to the program as soon as they are available.
U.S. citizens, as well as citizens of certain European countries, do not
need student visas. Please contact the nearest German Consulate to see if
securing a student visa is necessary in your case.