Summer: Rutgers- European Summer Institute
Kassel, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Kassel is a lively city of about 200,000 inhabitants in the state of Hessen in central Germany. It is a city that constantly shapes urban culture and art, and owes much of its fame to the legacy of the Brothers Grimm. Kassel has one of Europe's most palatial patio nurseries, the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is easily accessible from all major cities of Germany.
The European Summer Institute program is open to M.A. students in the department of Political Science, as well as to undergraduate political science majors who plan to enroll in the accelerated MA track.
The European Summer Institute (ESI) is a joint program offered by the MA Program in Political Science–United Nations and Global Policy Studies, Rutgers University, and the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD), the University of Kassel. Students will enroll in 6 credits of intensive coursework in global politics and international relations, as well as a German language courses.
Below is a list of tentative course offerings for the Summer 2017 program. Courses will be taught by a combination of U.Kassel faculty, guest lecturers and professionals, and Rutgers faculty. All students are encouraged to enroll in the "Origins of Radicalism" course, taught by Dr. Eric Davis of the Rutgers Political Science department.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts, please visit the Academics section of our website.
The program features unique excursions designed to expose students to topics covered in the course beyond the classroom and university campus. Past excursions have included
Accommodations and Meals
Students will be housed with German homestay families in the neighborhoods adjacent to the University of Kassel's campus. Meals will be provided as part of the homestay.
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses for this program, please view the program budget sheet.
For more information about finances, including information about financial aid and tuition remission, please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.
Students are encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. There are many kinds of scholarships available, with different eligibility requirements and application criteria. To get a sense of what scholarships are available for your program, please download the Scholarships At-A-Glance worksheet, and visit our Scholarship Directory for a comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships.