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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Hannover, Germany; Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty Led
Area of Study: Business Instructor: Jacks, Tim
Program Description:

Germany Business 2017
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The annual faculty led program to Germany has been one of the most popular short term study abroad opportunities offered through the School of Business.

The 10 day, 3 city and 3 credit program offers company tours, automobile factory visits, cultural activies and the opportunity to interact with students and faculty at a German university. The group will visit the Hochschule in Hannover (HH) , and be accompanied by HH students as we explore the cities of Berlin and Munich. The program has been designed to enhance international business understanding while immersing students in German culture.


Undergraduate Students GBA 489 Business and Culture in Germany 3 credit hours
The course is taught in seminar format and students will be reviewed based on the value they add to the course. Students will be required to attend 3 to 4 pre-trip class meetings and possibly 1 post-trip meeting. Course Requirements include an oral presentation, personal Journal, papers, and professional, responsible behavior, 24/7.
Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations.  Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations.  Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences.  Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites.   Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them.  If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip. 

Hotel accommodations in shared rooms. Roommates will be assigned.

COSTS $3,300 approximately
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This cost includes:

  • Air Ticket
  • Lodging
  • Some Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Field Excursions
  • CISI Health Insurance

It does not include:

  • Passport/Visa Fees
  • SIUE Tuition costs (3 credit hours)
  • Meals in Germany (Budget $500 to $700)
  • Some local transportation
  • Books and Materials
  • SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
  • >SIUE Technology Fee


To be announced. Applicants should be aware that a deposit payment of 50% of the program fee will be due December 3, 2016.

Hannover Germany city viewFor more information contact:

Dr. Tim Jacks
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Management Information Systems
School of Business
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Deanna Lotter
Office Manager
School of Business
Founders Hall 3307
Tel: (618) 650-5440

Dates / Deadlines:

This program is no longer accepting applications.