F19 Germany – School of Technology



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+/- 2245 (Grant Applied)

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Application Deadline

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)

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F19 Germany – School of Technology

Pack your bags and get ready to experience Germany-a powerhouse in research and innovation! From physics and chemistry, to cars and consumer products, Germany is a world leader in innovation, engineering, IT and manufacturing industries.

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.


19 Oct, 2019 

Pack your bags we are off on a whirlwind adventure through the most industrious nation in Europe – Germany! Board your flight with your group and relax, we’ll pick you up when you land tomorrow in München to start the adventure.

Day 2| MUNICH 

October 20, 2019

Willkommen to Munich, the Bavarian Heartland! On arrival, your Contiki team will meet you for a sightseeing tour, followed by free time and checking into your hotel. This evening, we will get to know each other over a hearty German dinner at a local beer house. Prost!


October 21, 2019

Visit to two of the world’s most iconic auto brands, BMW and Mercedes Benz! You’ll learn all about the historic and powerful engineering innovations these companies have developed over the years as well as the branding of truly iconic companies.  This afternoon, meet the Mike’s Bikes team for an epic ride around 2018’s “Most Livable City” worldwide.

  • Tour of BMW
  • Tour of Mercedes
  • Bike Ride
  • Breakfast included

Day 4| BERLIN 

October 22, 2019

We will begin with a sightseeing tour that includes Germany’s most iconic landmarks, You will have the afternoon and evening free to visit the sites that move you. Perhaps the world famous Berlin Zoo or one of the city’s beer gardens!

  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • The Brandenburg Gate
  • Russian War Memorial
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Museum Island
  • Marienplatz
  • Breakfast included

Day 5| BERLIN 

October 23, 2019

This morning we journey to the small village of Feldheim – the first city in the world to be powered entirely be renewable energy. We will learn about the towns model and how such a fantastic symbioses was achieved. Learn the planning that went into the creation of a completely energy-sufficient village, how heating and electricity is 100% from renewable energy source and be introduced to the concepts of Wind Energy, Bioenergy and Photovoltaic cells. This afternoon, we whip back into Berlin. Spend your afternoon exploring the astounding street art of Berlin or try out the local delicacy, currywurst.

  • Tour of Feldheim
  • Breakfast included


October 24, 2019

Next stop, Hamburg – one of Germany’s busiest port cities with stunning architecture. On route, we stop in Wolfsburg to visit the world’s largest manufacturing plant, Volkswagen. This state of the art facility is the forefront of modern manufacturing. Autostadt mean ‘Autocity’ – the Mecca off all things engineering. This facility features ultra-modern architecture created by more the 400 of the top designers in the biz with and investment cost of around €435 Million. VW dominates as top seller and as one of the Largest employers in Germany. The stunning show room and development center focus on the companies past and game changing plans for the future.

  • Tour of VW Plant
  • Breakfast included


October 25, 2019

This morning we visit the Bremen Technology Park The park is home to 550 companies studying and developing everything from Microgravity to artificial intelligence. Next up, we check out Beck’s Brewery for a tour of the facility which finishes with a fantastic sampling of the golden bubbles.

  • Visit Bremen Technology Park
  • Breakfast included


October 26, 2019

We came, we saw, we laughed, we learned. Your epic adventure through Germany ends this morning. Say good-bye to the Contiki crew at the airport. Auf Wiedersehen!


  • Roundtrip airfare in economy class
  • Twin share tourist class accommodations
  • Insurance
  • Be World Ready t-shirt
  • Entrance Fees as per itinerary
  • Tour Guide and private motorcoach throughout
  • Breakfast Daily & 1 dinner
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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