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German Study Abroad

Study abroad is an important supplement to the study of a foreign language. Spending time in a German-speaking country is an invaluable capstone to a college program in German, which brings a level of fluency and a degree of understanding of German culture that can hardly be attained through classroom study alone.

Rutgers programs

One of the easiest ways for Rutgers students to study in Germany is to participate in the Rutgers Study Abroad Program. The programs are less expensive than many others, and credits transfer seamlessly to Rutgers Camden. The program offers full-year and summer programs at the University of  Constance (Konstanz) in southern Germany. Follow these links for more information about 

Programs at other institutions

Students may also receive credit for participating in a wide variety of other study abroad programs. For a website that provides links to a large number of summer, semester, and year-abroad programs in Germany, Austria, and other countries, go to Study Abroad Links. (Credits transfer from most programs, but check with us to make sure before you enroll. The mention of a program on this page or on a linked web site does not  guarantee that it will provide transferable credit.)

Career-oriented programs and internships 

Some students may be interested in more career-oriented study and  internship abroad programs. For information on some of these, see the web sites of CDS International and the Mannheim Program.

Post-graduate study abroad

Study abroad does not have to take place before graduation. Fulbright and Rotary scholarships, among others, provide an excellent way of continuing your studies at a university in a German-speaking country, whether or not you are planning to attend graduate school. Unlike most undergraduate study abroad programs, these programs are competitive scholarship programs: you may  be turned down, but if you are successful, your year abroad will be paid for. The contact person for both Fulbright and Rotary at Rutgers Camden is Tom Venables. Contact him at for more information.