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Germany - Sustainable Design

May 10– 22, 2018

The Course: GLS-120 Education Experience Abroad (3 credits) 
Humanities course for students in AAS programs and 3 credit elective course which meets the Diversity Requirement for AA/AS students. 

The Destination:
Sustainability is an emerging practice for Americans, but is a way of life for those in Europe. Students in this program will have firsthand experience with a wide range of innovative technology and practices Germany has to offer, and will witness the societal changes that accompany this way of living. The program targets students who share an interest in sustainability topics. Participants will study building science, environmental science, architecture and construction, and engineering.

The Experience Highlights:
Study at Bildungszentrum in Biberach, Germany. The center addresses different training requirements targeting groups from students, apprentices, journeymen, foremen, master carpenters, planners, architects and construction company´s support staff offers an integrative training concept in the field of timber construction. The center aims to become more involved in identifying the European trends and up-to-date development in the field of carpentry and construction trades and to contribute to their further enhancement. The training programs are a mixture of lectures, practical skills and site visits. In the evenings and on the weekends the participants are free to explore the region, rich of history and culture.
  • 5 Days of Professional Training in Biberach, Germany
  • Spring Fest and  Football (soccer) match in Stuttgart
  • Lake Constance (border of Austria and
  • Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Guided City Tour of Munich 
  • BMW or Mercedes Factory Tour 
Estimated Program Fee: $3,950 
($1,000 Global Advantage Scholarships for Qualified Students) 

  • Round Trip Airfare 
  • Housing 
  • Some meals 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Cultural Excursions 
Does Not Include: 
  • Tuition for 3 Summer 2018 credits 
  • Personal Expenses
  • Passport Fee 
Faculty Contact:
Joe Greathouse, Professor,
Construction Management
Jones Hall, Room 134