Study Abroad in Germany


Deutschland heute – Facets of Contemporary Germany

May 19 to June 8, 2019


Available NIU Credits

  • FLGE 300 - Special Topics in German Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture (3)
    INTL 301 - Study Abroad Program (3)

Facets of Contemporary Germany

8:15-9:00 Breakfast
9:15-12:30 Learning and talking about the Harz Mountain National Park, Tourism, Mining and its environmental impact, UNESCO world heritage sites in the area
12:30-1:15 Lunch
2:30-5:30 Walking tour through the Harz to the old mining town St. Andreasberg and tour of historic silver mine Grube Samson
5:45-6:30 Dinner
7:00-8:00 Discussion and information session “Germany goes green – recycling and beyond”
8:00-10:00 Reflection of the day and writing journals followed by Snack and German Gemütlichkeit

Students share a comfortable twin room with bathroom. A balcony provides a breathtaking view of the beautiful surroundings. At IHS, students get full board. So far, everyone agreed: the food there is outstanding. Once traveling, students share rooms in excellent hotels, breakfast included.

Rooms at IHS

bedroom image of beds bedroom view and desk room-view.jpg

Regional excursions from the IHS to, for example, Goslar, Göttingen, the VW Autostadt in Wolfsburg, and more.

During the last week, participants will travel along the German Fairy Tale Road in the footsteps of the Brothers Grimm, visiting Bremen and Bremerhaven, Hameln (The Pied Piper), Kassel, and Marburg. The last three days are spent in Berlin with plenty of sightseeing, guided tours, and expert presentations, but also free time for exploration.

autostadt museum photo

WLC offers numerous scholarships, especially of interest should be the Blog Scholarship and the Facebook Scholarship. On both, students share their experience regularly while abroad.

Program Directors

Friedemann Stuebing, NIU - World Languages and Cultures (
Volker Langeheine, TU Braunschweig, Co-Director and Lecturer
Lutz Heinke, Co-Director and Lecturer


Internationales Haus Sonnenberg

Contact Us

World Languages and Cultures
Watson Hall 111