The Rollins College study abroad program at Jacobs University offers students the opportunity to directly enroll at a prestigious German University for the fall semester.  Participants in the program are fully integrated at Jacobs University—they live in residence halls on campus, take courses with Germans and other international students, and are able to take advantage of all the activities and services offered through the University. A semester at Jacobs is an excellent fit  for students who are studying International Business, the natural sciences, the humanities, the social sciences and, of course, German language and German culture.

At Jacobs University, all courses are taught in English so this program offers students the opportunity to live and study in an English-speaking environment while still studying the German language and experiencing life in the German city of Bremen.   In addition, students may opt to participate in Jacobs's Exploring German Culture and Society program which introduces students to German culture and pairs students with local families.

Location: Jacobs University is located in northwest Germany, in the city of Bremen, about 10 minutes from the center of the city. The city of Bremen dates back more than one thousand years and the historic Old Town boasts many notably buildings and sites. It is also a city rich in industry and in 2005, Bremen was named Germany’s first City of Science.

Host University: Established in 2001, Jacobs University is Germany’s first private, international university. Jacobs University includes the School of Engineering and Science, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development.  Many of the academic programs emphasize a global and interdisciplnary approach. Just over 1,300 students attend Jacobs; approximately half are international students representing over 111 countries.  Jacobs has partnerships with a number of US institutions, including Rice University and Carnegie Mellon University.


Program Costs:

  • Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester.  For 2014-2015 this is $28,275.
  • Includes: Tuition and program administration, accommodation, all meals, complete medical and emergency insurance, orientation, and local transportation.
  • Does not include:
    • Airfare from Orlando: Estimated at $1,400
    • Visa: estimated at $150
    • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $800
    • Souvenirs, entertainment and independent travel: Costs will vary but an average estimate is $1200-$2000
    • Travel/Property insurance (if desired): Costs will vary
  • Need-Based Scholarships: scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare, and, in exceptional cases, other costs associated with study abroad.  Students apply for scholarships through the normal program application.



Requirements for Admission:

  • Juniors and seniors, and exceptional sophomores
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Good college standing
  • Good record with Community Standards
  • Good reference
  • Professional Application
  • Previous knowledge of German is recommended

Fall 2014 Calendar

  • Aug 26: Arrive in Bremen
  • Aug 26 – Sept 1: Orientation
  • Sept 1 – Dec 6: Classes
  • Dec 5 – Last day of classes
  • Dec 6-20: Exams
  • Dec 21: Depart Bremen

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