Philipps University: Marburg, Germany
BCA Study Abroad
Want to live in a 13th-century stone castle on a hilltop? The Landgrafenschloss castle is a housing option for students on this program. Experience German culture firsthand in Marburg, a large university town with medieval roots located within the scenic Lahn River Valley. Intensify your German language skills by designing an individualized language study program and by taking classes taught by German professors at the oldest Protestant university in the world. During their time in Germany, students travel with the program to significant locations like Berlin, Vienna,Hamburg, and Verdun, France. The city of Marburg offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities for leisure time!
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BCA Study Abroad offers students, who are seriously interested in enriching their college experiences, an opportunity to enhance their curriculum with a semester or year of study abroad. Programs in China, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Mexico, and Spain give students a wide range of options.
Dr. John Beaney, Boyer 157, 717.766.2511 Ext. 3610
Goals and Objectives
BCA Study Abroad attempts to integrate American students into an overseas university, allowing them to broaden their horizons, to experience different cultures, and to practice speaking another modern language.
Students must have completed two full years of college and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to qualify. Students must have completed 202 or 206 level language courses; recommendations from language faculty are a large part of the application process.
Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.
BCA Study Abroad Summer Programs
Students may also participate in 3- to 6-credit options in the summer in any of the Messiah-approved locations. However, students will NOT receive the cross cultural waiver. Messiah will pass through costs for BCA Study Abroad summer programs; airfare is not included. Click here to learn more about these options.
Credits / Grades
The 15 or 16 credits students earn each semester may meet some general education or major requirements. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades. (Please refer to the grade conversion scale).
Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.
Costs: 2013 - 2014 $20,530, plus $250 deposit
Fee covers tuition, housing, meals, *round-trip airfare for the group flight, educational excursions, pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) local transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees.
For comparison, a typical semester in Grantham for 2013-2014 is $19,655.
Note: *Once flights are booked, students are responsible for the cost of the flight if they cannot participate for any reason, including visa issues. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the jumping off point in the United States.
|A $50 fee must accompany your application.
“I joined an international Church while I was in Germany, and so I was able to speak with Christians around the world. They helped to challenge my theology with their own, made me defend my thinking.”
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