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CofC Internship in Germany 2018

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2017
Program Starts: May 15, 2018
Program Ends: Aug 01, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,350
Link 1: Click on this link for video of a previous year's program
Link 2: Click here for the Cultural Vistas page for this program
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Lodging in homestays and breakfasts for the month-long intensive language course
- Cultural Vistas internship placement fee
- CDC language school fee
- Overseas medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled)
-$950 deposit for Cultural Vistas (due with application by December 1. If you back out after March 1, you will receive a refund for $750)

** Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - CofC tuition for three credits and associated fees
- CofC transfer credit fee ($150) for the 3 credit German language course
- Round-trip airfare to/from Europe
- Lodging during 2 month internship
- Most meals
- Ground transportation
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will book their own flights and be charged tuition for their courses.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships.
Program Description


Students will transfer 3 credits of German language taken at the Carl Duisberg Centrum Sprachenzentrum in Berlin; the CofC course equivalency must be approved by the Department of German prior to departure. Students will also enroll in a 3 credit CofC course, GRMN 320, for internship credit.


This program offers students the opportunity to obtain an internship in a variety of professional fields, including, but not limited to, business, general administration, production, computer science and engineering, all while improving your German language skills.

Students participate in an intensive German language training in Berlin for the first month, and then conduct a two-month professional internship in their field of study. GRMN 320 is a reflective journaling course in which students answer specific weekly questions about the people they meet, what their daily work lives are, questions about the field and vocabulary development in the field.

College of Charleston works in conjunction with Cultural Vistas, who takes care of the students' work authorization and visa paperwork. They also arrange the internship placements for the students, and they work with the Carl Duisberg Centrum Sprachenzentrum in Berlin.


Mr. Stephen Della Lana
Department of German and Slavic Studies

Stephen Della Lana, M.A.T., has been at the College since 2000. His specialty is in Business German and he has several years' experience as a business owner in Germany. He has been involved with the CofC Internship in Germany program since 2003.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact Professor Della Lana. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run.

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