CfA: UNB Berlin Travel Study program

Interested to travel and study in Berlin during summer term (May 4-24, 2019)?

The department of Culture and Media Studies of the University of New Brunswick invites you to participate in our Travel Study program in Berlin. Students will spend 3 weeks in one of the world’s most interesting cities, learning about Berlin’s historical legacy and its cultural, political and economic significance all while exploring exciting neighborhoods and communities, fascinating museums and world-class galleries.

Three courses are offered. Please check with your department to see if courses will count as Transfer credits.

The CCS is a Comparative Cultural Studies course with a German Studies focus.

•       CCS 3025 Berlin Now, Building the Modern City 
•       HIST 3053 Berlin, From Empire to Republic
•       ECON 2203 Introduction to Economic
Governance/ECON 3705 Canada and the New Global
Economy

For further information please see the UNB Travel Study website and PDF here!

Contact: Dr. Anette Guse, Assoc. Prof. Department of Culture and Media Studies, University of New Brunswick  aguse@unb.ca

CfA: German Studies Travel Grants for Students

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies offers travel grants (usually ranging between $500 and $750) to full-time graduate and undergraduate students who will be participating in a recognized institutional, Canadian-organized German language or cultural studies program abroad. (The program can be in Austria, Germany, or German-speaking Switzerland.) The travel grants are available to students in all disciplines. Deadline for applications is March 1. Requirements: The study abroad program must occur between May 1, 2019 and April 30, 2020.

To apply, students must submit a one-page letter of intent and, where possible, confirmation of their participation in the study abroad program. (The confirmation can be submitted later if the student hasn’t received it by the application deadline.)

Full details on the travel grants and application procedure can be found on our website.

Did you know that WCGS gave out over 20 travel grants in 2018? The awards ranged in value from $500 – $750.


 Quotes from 2018 recipients:
“I left Berlin with a more open mind and a great eagerness to go back to Germany and discover the other wonderful parts of this beautiful and fascinating country.” Pierre-Olivier Major-Chayer – participated in the Berlin Summer School 2018, a joint program from UQUAM and UQTR, and is a Communication and Public Relations student at UQUAM

The CSSG program allowed me to learn more about both the German and Canadian cultures. I mention Canadian as well because I am an international student from the Kingdom of Bahrain with very few Canadian friends. Now, thanks to the CSSG program I have two very lovely Canadian friends.”Amir Taheri – participated in the CSSG program and is a Psychology student at the University of British Columbia. 

“As a result of this experience, I’ve felt my German has greatly improved and I found a new love for Germany as a country. … As a computer science student, this really opened up my eyes to career possibilities or grad studies in Germany. It also helped me understand some of the importance in studying the humanities.” Stephanie Ginovker – participated in the Waterloo Summer Language School in Bamberg and is a Computer Science student at the University of Waterloo.

Read more of past award recipients’ experiences here. For more information, contact Misty Matthews-Roper, the administrative assistant for the Waterloo Centre for German Studies.

CfA: Canadian Year in Freiburg Student Exchange

The Canadian Year in Freiburg student exchange program is now accepting Canadian applications for the program in Germany starting in Fall 2019 (Program runs from Sep. 2019 to July 2020).  Students must have had 2 years of German/A2 level before commencing the program. Higher levels can also be
accommodated. The program offers 5-6 required full semester courses and students take additional courses at the University of Freiburg in subjects of their choice and its “Sprachlehrinstitut” to achieve their full-
year credit load. No program fee is charged. Continue reading CfA: Canadian Year in Freiburg Student Exchange

German Online Sprachkurs (A2/B1), Winter 2019, University of Guelph

Would you like to take German online?

This online course at the University of Guelph develops German language skills and cultural awareness. Discussions include such topics as Heimat, nation, migration, and study abroad. Students will engage with and reflect on different social and cultural perspectives through interviews, videos, and texts. Online interactions, including with people in and from Germany, form an integral part of the course.

Please find further information here: https://courses.opened.uoguelph.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=9925137

Or contact Ruediger Mueller mueller@uoguelph.ca

CfA: 2019 Canadian Summer School in Germany

The application process for the 2019 Canadian Summer School in Germany is now open. You and your students can access all the information you need on the program’s website (www.cssg.ca).  Please announce the CSSG in all of your language and culture classes. You will find posters (in English, French, and Mandarin) below. Please print and circulate to each student. (Posters and brochures have also been mailed to your department / program chair or contact person). Continue reading CfA: 2019 Canadian Summer School in Germany

PAD: Foreign Language Assistant Exchanges to Germany 2019/20

In co-operation with the German Pedagogical Exchange Office (PAD), the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German is accepting applications for positions as English-language assistants in the Federal Republic of Germany. Further information and application forms are available from your university’s Department of German (or Department of Modern Languages) and below. Continue reading PAD: Foreign Language Assistant Exchanges to Germany 2019/20

CfP: European Studies Undergraduate Conference, U of Guelph

Undergraduate student researchers are encouraged to submit paper proposals (of approx. 250 words) for a one-day conference held on Saturday, November 24, 2018, organized by the European Studies program at the University of Guelph. Papers are invited from a variety of disciplines Continue reading CfP: European Studies Undergraduate Conference, U of Guelph