Binghamton University offers inexpensive ways to immerse yourself in the culture of Austria and Germany while taking courses for regular Binghamton University credit. After two years of college German or the equivalent you can enroll in the Karl Franzens Universität Graz (KFU) program taught by regular KFU faculty. Or, after one year of college German, you may register in Graz for a mix of general education classes taught in English and German language classes. Students are quickly integrated into the University, paired in dorms with Austrian students and taken on a number of excursions, including to Vienna and Slovenia. In Graz, students are free to take courses in any field and have them count for regular credit at Binghamton or at other colleges and universities. Some scholarship support is available.
Students with advanced proficiency in German (ordinarily three years of language study) may study in Leipzig, Germany, taking courses in their major or double major. Programs in German studies, management, economics, and political science especially recommended. Some financial support is available.
For more information on studying abroad in Austria or Germany, contact Prof. Rosmarie Morewedge, Faculty Director of the Study Abroad Program: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find helpful links on studying in Graz and Leipzig—and on studying abroad more generally—here.*
This scholarship consists of a base award of $1500 to support a semester or summer program in German language and cultural studies abroad. Students who can demonstrate financial need may wish to apply for additional need-based funding and may submit additional application materials. More information on eligibility, deadlines, and the application process here.
* Please note: Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that this fact may impede their eligibility for study abroad. Students who have concerns about such matters are advised to contact the office of International Education and Global Initiatives.