Germany – Global Education – S23

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Closed

Trip Destination

Germany

Approximate Price

$1550 (BWR Grant Applied)

Trip Date

05/04/2023

TO

05/14/2023

Application Deadline

01/25/2023

Cost Information

Cost for Domestic Students: $500-$1000 (includes IFS + BWR Course)
Cost for International Students: $1000 (includes IFS + BWR Course)
Cost for Students Not Willing to Take the BWR Course: ~$5000 (Full amount of IFS)

Above costs are for International Field Studies, for other programs please see the approximate cost listed above.

Program Information

This opportunity is available to all Niagara College students currently enrolled in the School of Business & Management. Students who will be completing their program in April 2023 are not eligible. You must be returning to studies for the Spring/Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 semesters to be eligible.

Please note that part-time students are not eligible for the Be World Ready Grant.

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Germany – Global Education – S23

A land of pure enchantment, rich history, and boundless discovery. Germany has something for everyone. From delicious feasts of local delights such as schnitzel, world famous brews and noble Rieslings to incredible manufacturing and technological feats with some of the worlds most note worthy car manufacturing, Germany is a must visit destination for Niagara College’s inspiring minds of tomorrow.

Benefit from Germany’s high quality of education at our international academic partner, the University of Applied Science Osnabrück! Each day this week, you will have the privilege of being inside an international classroom with the opportunity to expand your global business knowledge through diverse perspectives that will be delivered by professors from all over the world. For select programs in the School of Business & Management, students will have the opportunity to qualify to earn up to 2 courses during their time abroad, pending successful completion of all coursework. Course equivalency confirmation will be provided to students for qualifying courses after registration. For additional information regarding academic course credit opportunities for this experience, contact your Study + Work Abroad Advisor.

Do you want to take your education to soaring new heights and advance your global skillset and mindset?

My Advisor
Elisabeth Vint
Study + Work Abroad Advisor
Phone: 905-735-2211 x 3669
Location: Daniel J. Patterson Campus

Travel Visa + Immigration Documentation:

Students are responsible for researching and applying for any required visa(s) on their own; Be World Ready is not able to apply for any travel visa(s) on your behalf. Be World Ready will provide you with supporting documentation as needed to apply for a Visa once the deadline to register has passed. All international students will need to ensure that their Study Permits and Student Visas are not expired before the date of return from the international experience, to ensure that there are no challenges upon reentry to Canada. Travel restrictions and requirements for entry to Canada may change at any time. All travellers are responsible for remaining up to date with any restrictions and requirements for travel and re-entry to Canada leading up to and throughout their International Field Study. Niagara College Canada will assume no responsibility for any changes to governing body travel restrictions, required documentation for travel or any refused entry as a result of change. Travellers are encouraged to review the Government of Canada Website for the latest restrictions and requirements for entry to Canada, as well as to check entry requirements to their destination country as a Canadian citizen.

All international or domestic students, in full-time or part-time* status, and in good academic standing at Niagara College, are eligible for a Be World Ready grant to help offset the cost of their international experience. You must be actively enrolled in studies during the term of travel to participate. International Field Studies participation is permitted only for students who have not yet experienced a Be World Ready IFS since beginning their studies at Niagara College. Students will not directly receive grant money as the full value of the grant has already been applied to the final payment to offset the total cost of the learning experience abroad. For students who do not complete all grant requirements by established deadlines (including the time of submission), the full grant amount may be charged directly to their student account. Details on grant requirements will be shared with you as part of the mandatory Be World Ready (SOCL 1128 or IDPL 9103) course, which all students participating in a Be World Ready International Field Study must enroll in and successfully complete. Eligibility requirements can vary from term-to-term, and from one opportunity to the next. Please complete the eligibility quiz linked on the specific opportunity page to determine if you meet eligibility requirements.

*Part-time students, are defined by Be World Ready as those actively enrolled in a Niagara College program, taking a minimum of 2 classes during the term of travel that contribute to their program progression and credential completion. Students taking a class that does not contribute to a program would not qualify to participate in a Be World Ready International Field Study.

DAY 1:  MAY 4, 2023

Prepare to take your education to soaring new heights this week! Grab your bags and head to Toronto Pearson International Airport where you will be joined by your fellow Niagara College classmates to embark on a week full of amazing sights, experiences, and most of all, global education!

DAY 2: MAY 5, 2023

Welcome to Frankfurt! This bustling city is home to Europe’s third largest airport, the financial capital of Germany and home to the Frankfurter hotdog. With only a few short days in Frankfurt, we waste no time and take the train into the city to check into our hotel and freshen up before enjoying a food tour! There is nothing quite like food to bring people together. Get to know your classmates by breaking bread, or a strudel, and get acquainted with bustling Frankfurt.

  • Food tour

(D)

DAY 3: MAY 6, 2023

Wake up feeling rested and enjoy a hearty German breakfast before seizing the day ahead. We start our day by looking at Frankfurt from a new perspective – on the River Main! Walk down to the waterfront to head off on a river cruise and relax while gazing at the skyline as you sail past.

Frankfurt is home to some of Germany’s most interesting museums and today we will be visiting one of the more notable museums in Frankfurt, the Städel Museum. Established as a civic foundation in 1815 by the banker and businessman Johann Friedrich Städel, the Städel Museum ranks as Germany’s oldest museum foundation and offers over 700 years of European art from the early fourteenth century to the present. Walk to the Städel Museum after your river cruise concludes to take in some of the world’s most infamous pieces of art.

  • Enjoy a river cruise
  • Visit the Städel Museum

(B, D)

DAY 4: MAY 7, 2023

Now that we have had time to shake off our jetlag and adjust, it’s time to leave Frankfurt and take the train to Osnabruck where we will enjoy an incredible week of global education at the internationally recognized Hochschule Osnabruck!

  • Transfer by train from Frankfurt to Osnabruck

(B)

DAY 5 – 9: MAY 8 – 12, 2023

Each day this week, you will have the privilege of being inside an international classroom with the opportunity to expand your global business knowledge through diverse perspectives that will be delivered by professors from all over the world. For select programs in the School of Business & Management, students may have the opportunity to qualify to earn up to 2 courses during their time abroad, pending successful completion of all coursework. Course equivalency confirmation will be provided to students for qualifying courses after registration.

Educational sessions will mostly take place from 9 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Thursday and from 9 AM – 1 PM on Friday. These education sessions are not optional and require full attendance whether you will receive academic credit or not. The evenings will be free to explore the city of Osnabruck at your leisure with your new classmates.

  • Educational Sessions

(B)

DAY 10: MAY 13, 2023

To cap off our time in Germany, today we leave Osnabruck to travel north to Bremerhaven to visit Deutsches Auswandererhaus. Take an exciting journey through time into the history of emigration and immigration in Germany and Europe. Through authentic recreations, discover the journey that many experienced on their path to a new life.

Enjoy your final evening in Osnabruck at your leisure.

  • Visit Deutsches Auswandererhaus

(B)

DAY 11: MAY 14, 2023

Pack your bags and wave your goodbyes as we check out of our hotel and take the train back to the Frankfurt airport to return to Toronto. Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland!

  • Transfer by train from Osnabruck to Frankfurt Airport

(B)

Disclaimers: Be World Ready does their best to execute the itinerary as outlined above, however all elements are subject to change based on availability or requirement to adapt due to circumstances outside of our control. Cost of the overall experience may fluctuate up to a maximum of $200.00 +/- CAD due to volume of participants and local exchange rate. Students will be informed in writing as early as possible if it is foreseen that the cost will increase. Students are also reminded that it is their responsibility to research the entry requirements to the destination countries visited per their nationality and vaccination status.

* Price per student is in Canadian Dollars and reflects the Be World Ready (BWR) grant which has been applied to the total trip cost to heavily subsidize the rate per person for our Spring 2023 International Field Studies (IFS). Our future IFS BWR grants will not remain this high. To qualify for the full value of the BWR grant applied to this IFS, mandatory training and tasks are required to be completed, training and task expectations will be clearly communicated by BWR staff upon registration. Failure to complete the requirements as outlined by BWR staff will result in the value of the grant being billed back to the applicable student account, up to a maximum of $2500. Securing your seat on this trip will occur on a first come, first serve basis based on registration date, and meeting payment timelines.

Included

  • Round-trip airfare, including 1 checked bag (maximum weight is 23kg/50lb and maximum size is 158cm/62 linear inches)
  • Accommodations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Activities as described in the daily itinerary
  • Rate per student is in Canadian Dollars and inclusive of taxes and fees

Not Included

  • Visa Fees (if neccessary)
  • Passport (or any associated costs)
  • Transportation to/from Toronto
  • Meals not outlined in the daily itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Souvenirs
  • Departure taxes (otherwise known as an Exit Tax) or additional fees for items not noted as included, if applicable. Example of additional fees could be overweight baggage.
The Be World Ready program at Niagara College prepares you for global success through education, exchange, and international experience. This program offers you the opportunity to experience culturally diverse learning environments, understand different perspectives and connect practical skills with a global mindset to help you launch your career.
An international field study is a 7 – 10 day experience that incorporates both vocational and cultural elements, while visiting some of the world’s most famous sights! Many of our international field studies are customized for specific Schools and programs at Niagara College, allowing students to apply the skills learned in the classroom in a real-world setting. All international field studies depart during the Niagara College break weeks to ensure that students do not miss any classes.
All international field studies will include roundtrip airfare (where applicable), accommodations, travel insurance, entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary, and some meals as outlined in the itinerary. A detailed list of inclusions and exclusions will be viewable on the posted webpage for any international field study on our website. Participants can expect to purchase some meals on their own and will need to bring spending money for any souvenirs, extra excursions, incidentals or items of a personal nature.

No. All aspects noted as included in the overall cost of the selected international field study are mandatory with no exceptions made. Our international field studies are built using group pricing and it is important that we do not deviate from the inclusions as it could negatively impact our ability to offer fair pricing to all participants.

In addition to affecting group pricing, these are our Niagara College International Field Study policies, and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

No. Students are not able to book their own flight in any way or alter the flights confirmed by Be World Ready. The round-trip flights as confirmed by Be World Ready are part of the package pricing, and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together.

These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies, and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Each international field study destination has different accommodation providers or themes. Accommodation types that are used may include a combination of dorm-style rooms, homestays, tourist class hotels, or occasionally hostels. We strive to ensure we use centrally located accommodation when in city centres, allowing our participants to explore their surroundings more easily. Private accommodation is not guaranteed.

Rooms will vary in style on each trip; however, they are commonly twin share (2 people to a room with separate beds where possible). Single rooms may be available for an additional room fee provided adequate notice is given to Be World Ready staff. We strive to ensure you have comfortable, affordable accommodations anywhere you travel.

Students will be given the opportunity to meet their fellow travellers before the deadline to submit their roommate requests. Be World Ready does their best to accommodate rooming requests, but please note that final rooming arrangements are subject to room occupancy requirements and availability. A rooming list will be created by Be World Ready staff and shared with our accommodation providers before your departure. All participants will be emailed and will have the opportunity to identify their preferred roommate(s). While we will make every effort to ensure all preferences are met, we cannot guarantee it.

As long as they are current full-time Niagara College students and meet the program eligibility requirements. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept any persons to participate in any of our international field studies that are not current full-time students at Niagara College.

In addition to regular communications shared with participants leading up to the departure of their international field study of choice, Be World Ready requires students to attend the Be World Ready course, which includes but is not limited to, online trainings and pre-departure training sessions. During the pre-departure training sessions, students will be presented with the overall expectations of the trip as well as in-depth details concerning their itinerary.

During their time abroad, students will be able to communicate with their trip leads directly, 24/7, with any questions or concerns.

All participants are required to hold a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond any expected date of return to participate in any opportunity involving outbound travel.

You are responsible for researching and applying for any required visa(s) on your own. Be World Ready is unable to tell you what visa you require and how to apply. Be World Ready will provide you with supporting documentation as needed to apply for a Visa. While Be World Ready is not able to advise or guide you in a heightened level of detail through any particular visa process, you may consider hiring a travel visa service to assist you with the visa application process, such as CIBT visas. Please note that Be World Ready and Niagara College do not endorse any third-party vendors, nor have any influence or control over any outcomes or services rendered. We cannot apply for a visa on behalf of any participant.

All international students will need to ensure that their Study Permits and Student Visas are not expired before the date of return from the international experience, to ensure that there are no challenges with reentry to Canada.

Yes, while it is great to have a Nexus card, all participants must hold a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond any expected date of return in order to participate in any opportunity outside of Canada.
Depending on your destination country, we encourage you to book an appointment with a travel health professional regarding any additional vaccinations and medications you may need. It is strongly encouraged that you book an appointment with the Campus Nurse to go over this information. To do so, please visit the medical office to book an appointment at your respective campus.
Be World Ready takes the safety of our staff and students very seriously and has a rigorous risk management assessment when creating all opportunities. Be World Ready staff monitor destination country risk levels as communicated by the Government of Canada. Your safety is the most important aspect of this trip. Be World Ready and Niagara College take all possible precautions to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable experience while travelling abroad.
Students who sign up during the active promotional period for the international field study will be presented with a payment schedule to follow. At time of registration, students will be only required to pay the full non-refundable deposit that is disclosed at time of registration. Students who are permitted to sign up late will be expected to catch up on any payments missed according to the payment schedule advertised. In some instances, there may only be one payment due date.
Complete the eligibility quiz linked on the webpage of the International Field Study you’re interested in to find out if you meet eligibility requirements.
No. Students will not directly receive grant money as the full value of the grant has already been applied to the final payment to offset the total cost of the learning experience abroad. For students who do not complete all grant requirements by established deadlines (including the time of submission), the full grant amount may be charged directly to their student account. Details on grant requirements will be shared with you as part of the mandatory Be World Ready (SOCL 1128 or IDPL 9103) course, which all students participating in a Be World Ready International Field Study must enroll in and successfully complete to receive funding.
Students are only permitted to travel on an IFS to their home country if the IFS is program specific. IFS’ that are open to students from all programs do not permit students to travel if the destination is their home country. The purpose of the grant funding is to help students gain global competencies that they would not otherwise be exposed to, and as such, travelling to destinations they’ve previously lived in does not support this goal.
Students have the potential to travel and receive funding through Be World Ready up to 2 times; students can travel once on either an International Field Study, Summer Institute, or Semester Exchange, and they can potentially travel again for a Work Abroad opportunity (if eligibility requirements are met – please note that if more applications are received than work abroad grants available, priority will be given to those who have never travelled on any type of Be World Ready experience before). So, if you’re wanting to travel on an International Field Study, note that participation on an IFS is permitted only for students who have not yet experienced a Be World Ready IFS, Summer Institute, or Semester Exchange since beginning their studies at Niagara College.

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