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Summer: Rutgers- University of Constance Ecology Program
Constance, which sits on a peninsula in Lake Constance, is in the Bodensee region of Germany and borders Switzerland and the Rhine River. The Bodensee region is known as a year-round resort for boating, swimming, hiking, skiing, and mountain climbing. It is a picturesque city with medieval structures, historic landmarks and postcard perfect plazas. The University of Constance is a well known and respected research institution both domestically and internationally. The highly coveted Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize has been won six times by scientists from the university.
The Department of Biology at the University of Constance offers six-week advanced courses in Ecology taught in English. Rutgers students choose one course out of the following four:
1) Limnology of the Lakes
2) Dynamics of Aquatic Ecosystems
3) Plant Ecology
4) Bioinorganic Chemistry and Biophysics of Plants
These advanced courses offered by the Department of Biology run for six weeks during the summer, between June 16th to July 25th 2014.
Classes are small, with about 12 students and are most suitable for students in the 3rd or 4th year of their undergraduate degree. Students are expected to have skills and knowledge in the respective research field.
These intensive courses take place five days a week for six weeks. They are comprised of 90 minutes of lecture in the morning and a full afternoon lab component (supervised by a post doc) where students create and conduct their own research project.
Please see the program syllabus for further details on the available course offerings.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Arrival: June 16th
Departure: July 25th
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the program dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Students will be housed in a hostel (double rooms, with single beds or bunk beds, shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities). Bedding and linens will be provided, but student must provide their own towels. There will be easy access to both the university and town by bus.
Meals are not included in the cost of the program. Students are responsible for providing their own meals for the duration of the program.
Program Costs: Summer 2014
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the Constance Ecology of Freshwater Systems Expenses Worksheet.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid, 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 Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Global Reach Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
SEBS International Summer Scholarships- Available to SEBS students only. For more information please visit the SEBS Scholarships web page.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.