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Study Abroad Opportunity in Germany

By Tsivia Chonoles
On March 9, 2016

Summer is coming, and for those of you students who have yet to make plans, I have but one question: have you ever considered studying abroad?

West Liberty University’s two-week, faculty-led, study abroad trip to Würzburg, Germany is happening near the end of the summer and, good news for Concord Students, it is open to any West Virginia college student age 18 and older. Lasting from July 13th until July 28th, the program costs $1590.00. This program fee includes room and board, breakfast, travel insurance, extracurricular activities, and tuition, meaning that students will be responsible for their round-trip airfare and for any other meals during the trip.

    Led by Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas in West Liberty University’s Education department, the trip is listed as a three credit-hour special topics class in Education in the West Liberty course catalog. Dr. Douglas has said that students from every discipline are welcome and encouraged to join the trip. However, students should be sure to check with their advisors and/or department heads to ensure that Concord will be able to accept the credit. During the trip students will be a part of life on campus at The University of Würzburg, attending morning classes and guest-lectures related to German culture and community in varying fields, with a focus on Community Education.

    Extracurricular trips will include outings to world-cultural heritage sites such as Bamberg, Heidelberg, Munich & Neuschwantstein Castle, and Nuremberg, in addition to visiting a German forrest kindergarten where children spend their entire time at the kindergarten out in the forrest, no matter the weather, and a German bakery. Knowledge of the German language is not a requirement for the trip, as all instruction will take place in English.

    Students at Concord University wishing to attend the trip will need to discuss thoroughly with their advisor how the trip would count for credit towards their G.P.A. and then obtain a transient student form from the Registrar’s office. Last year, Dr. Douglas took 16 students from varying universities, and in varying disciplines including Arts, Biology, Business, Education, Mathematics, National Security, etc. The trip is first come, first serve, so students who wish to ensure their attendance are required to submit their completed application plus a $600 deposit by April 15, 2016. 

    Contact Dr. Douglas at for more information. 

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