Germany – Hallo Deutschland – S23

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Closed

Trip Destination

Germany

Approximate Price

$1999 INCREASED BWR GRANT APPLIED

Trip Date

04/23/2023

TO

05/02/2023

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 actively enrolled Niagara College students. 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.

Students studying part-time in Spring 2023 or Fall 2023 are eligible for the full BWR grant for Spring 2023 IFS opportunities.

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Germany – Hallo Deutschland – 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.

Our incredible journey begins in Munich, where we will see inspiration of fairy tales – Neuschwanstein Castle, tour the factories of automotive giants, sample beers at the world’s oldest monastery brewery and of course reflect on the past with a visit to Dachau Concentration Camp. And that is only the beginning! Students will also be travelling to Berlin and Hamburg, where they will visit a fully sustainable village to discover more about renewable energies and play amongst the stars with a visit to the Airbus build facility and see a life size replica of the Columbus Module!

Will you be among the students to say Hallo Deutschland?

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: April 23, 2023

Sit back, relax, and get ready as we are about to embark on a whirlwind adventure through the most industrious nation in Europe – Germany! Try to catch a few winks of sleep after you board your direct flight to Munich. The adventure begins promptly upon landing!

DAY 2: April 24, 2023

Willkommen in München, the Bavarian heartland! On arrival, we will be met by our Contiki team and taken into the city. We hope you caught a little bit of sleep as we waste no time and hit the streets for an epic bike ride tour with Mike’s Bikes!

This evening, we get to know each other a little better over a hearty German dinner at a local beer house. Prost!

  • Mikes Bikes tour
  • Welcome dinner

(B, D)

DAY 3: April 25, 2023

After breakfast, we board the bus for a day trip outside of Munich. Warning – this morning’s excursion may be a bit difficult, but it is a very important piece of history and equally important that we learn, grow, and reflect from the past as we move forward in our lives, leading with patience, understanding, acceptance and kindness.

This morning we visit Dachau Concentration Camp. Opened on March 22, 1933, by the Nazi regime, this prison and place of terror existed for 12 years and saw a saddening 200,000 + prisoners from over 40 nations. At least 41,500 persons died here of hunger and illness, from the torture they suffered, were murdered, or perished from the consequences of their imprisonment. We will visit the grounds, memorial, and learn from the past.

This afternoon, we enjoy a lighter activity as we head to Regensburg to visit the Weltenburg Monastery. The roots of the Weltenburg Monastery go back well over a millennium to the seventh century and is the oldest monastery brewery in the entire world! We will dive deep into German tradition, and learn why Weltenburger believes in preserve the proven, promote the progress! We will enjoy a guided tour and learn where the award-winning Dark has its origins and why top-fermented wheat is becoming increasingly popular.

  • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Weltenburg Monastery – Regensburg

(B)

DAY 4: April 26, 2023

We’re on the road this morning for a huge day of adventure! Today is absolutely a good day to bring your extra battery pack with you because your camera is likely to never leave your hand. On tap for the day are two very iconic sights in Germany – Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) and Neuschwanstein Castle!

BMW is one of Germany’s most iconic auto brands and we will be learning all about the historic and powerful engineering innovations that they have developed over the years.

Neuschwanstein Castle has long since been one of the most famous castles in Germany, and perhaps the entire world. Fun fact: Neuschwanstein Castle was an inspiration to the design of both Sleeping Beauty’s Castle as well as Cinderella’s Castle due to its Romanesque style, making it the perfect architectural model. Whether you are a Disney fan or not, one thing is for sure – this fairy-tale like castle will be sure to leave you swooning.

  • BMW Factory Tour
  • Neuschwanstein Castle

(B)

DAY 5: April 27, 2023

It’s an early morning for our crew as we say our goodbyes to Munich and head to Germany’s historic capital – Berlin. It’s a full day of exploration as we visit the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bamberg enroute to Berlin! Be prepared to get lost in the magic of this incredible city with its awe-inspiring architecture, enchanting palaces and museums, it surely won’t disappoint.

On arrival in Bamberg, we have the pleasure of participating in a tour of Weyermann Specialty Malts and learning about how it all started with a hand driven roast drum that lead them to be the world market leader that they are today! Our tour will include the labratory, malting house and their state of the art logistics centre that enables them to provide more than 135 countries with their speciality malts. See for yourself how Weyermann’s has had a profound impact on the North American craft beer market.

After we are done exploring the incredible Bamberg, we complete our journey to Berlin where we will check into our hotel and stay for the next 3 nights.

  • Transfer from Munich to Berlin
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bamberg
  • Tour Weyermann Specialty Malts
  • Visit Aecht Schlenkerla

(B)

DAY 6: April 28, 2023

Welcome to Berlin! This city is brimming with history and with so much to do its best to begin with a sightseeing tour. Some of Germany’s most iconic landmarks call Berlin home and we will head out to discover what we can. Take in Checkpoint Charlie, The Brandenburg Gate, Russian War Memorial, Berlin Wall Memorial, Museum Island, and Marienplatz. You can’t look left in this city without encountering an architectural wonder.

Next, we visit Foundry, a top-rated agency who creates engaging content and rebuilds entire brands from scratch. They believe in the power of storytelling, brand aesthetics, and strategic use of touchpoints and channels that give way to ideas that inspire dialogue.

This afternoon, we will have time to explore Museum Island at your leisure.

  • City tour of Berlin
  • Visit Foundry Berlin
  • Museum Island

(B)

DAY 7: April 29, 2023

This morning we will leave Berlin proper for a journey to the small village of Feldheim. It may seem like an average suburban town, but this is Germany’s first community that is powered entirely by renewable energy. What began with a few wind turbines turned into a fully sustainable way of life. We will learn about the towns model and how such a fantastic symbiosis was achieved.

Continuing our educational journey of renewable energies and technology, this afternoon we return to Berlin to join a technology tour at Olympic Stadium! During the tour, we will learn about some of the behind-the-scenes elements such as energy management, sustainability, and infrastructure in addition to the technical center, sports areas, sky boxes and player’s lounge.

  • Village of Feldheim
  • Visit Olympic Stadium in Berlin

(B)

DAY 8: April 30, 2023

We keep the good times rollin’ as we pack our things and board our private bus and set our sights on Hamburg.  Our journey to Hampburg will involve a slight detour to visit the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg! This state-of-the-art facility is at the forefront of modern manufacturing and true to its name of the “people’s car”.  We will look at their innovative designs and practices, while learning about their production and history.

Once we reach Hamburg, we will get ourselves acquainted with a city tour. Did you know that Hamburg is in fact home to the most bridges in the world? Hamburg has more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice combined!

Calling all beer enthusiasts! This afternoon we will be heading to Haus der 131 Biere – a specialist beer retailer that is home to over 300 beers, despite the name 😉. Take this evening to enjoy some free time.

  • Tour of Volkswagen Factory
  • City tour of Hamburg
  • Haus der 131 Biere – Specialist Beer Retailer

(B)

DAY 9: May 1, 2023

Today we journey just outside of Hamburg to visit the Airbus build facility. Germany has a rich history of aircraft design and construction and is home to some of Airbus’ largest and most important operations. Airbus regards themselves as pioneers of sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. Here we will tour the facilities and experience a full-size replica of the Columbus Module, which was Europe’s contribution to the International Space Station. We will also learn about the effects of zero-gravity on humans and technological equipment.

  • Airbus Build Facility

(B)

DAY 10: May 2, 2023

What an incredible time it has been. We came, we saw, and we conquered with newfound friends. Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland. Prost!

(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 necessary)
  • 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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