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An image of Statler Engineering Students at Neuschwanstein

The Program

The course is design to expose students to engineering as a global profession. Focusing on Germany, students will learn the language, culture, customs and history of another country, especially in regards to engineering. Once in Germany, students will gain practical, first-hand experience with the coursework.

The travel, which is conducted over spring break, will focus not on sightseeing, but on site visits to locations of cultural and historic relevance, as well as factories, facilities and universities relevant to the study and practice of engineering. The itinerary includes visits to sites that are not available to the typical leisure traveler, giving students an introduction to the kind of technology that Germany is famous for.

The course fulfills three hours of the cultural component of the Statler College Certificate of Global Competency.


The approximate cost for the program is $3,700, which includes course delivery and instruction, airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, meals, entrance fees, guided tours and travel and medical insurance. WVU students are eligible for financial aid, according to standard University procedures.

For more information, contact:

Todd Hamrick
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Freshman Engineering
West Virginia University
PO Box 6101
Morgantown, WV 26506-6101
(304) 293-7104