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Study Abroad: Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany)

Hamburg, Germany

Program Description (Summer)

Chicago-Kent can nominate five (5) students to study at the Bucerius Summer Program in International Business Law. Students will pay tuition to Chicago-Kent for up to 6 ABA-approved credit hours, and are responsible for any additional costs. The Summer Program courses are taught in English. The summer study abroad application deadline is March 15 but please note that applications are reviewed and spots are allocated on a "first completed" basis.

More information about the summer program at Bucerius can be found here.

Program Description (Fall Semester)

Chicago-Kent can nominate up to two students to study at the Bucerius Law School for the fall semester (from August to December). Students pay tuition at Chicago-Kent and are responsible for any additional costs. The Exchange Program courses are taught in English, however, students with sufficient knowledge of German may attend regular classes. The Program also offers two German language classes. Application deadline is March 15. For more information visit www.law-school.de and for the newsletters from Bucerius, please click here.

Please note that this program is offered during the fall semester only for non-German speakers.

Country Background Notes

"As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation, Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro." This information came from the U.S. Department of State. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Germany for additional information.

Country Travel Notes

"You'll encounter history in towns where streets were laid out during the Middle Ages and a mixture of Renaissance and Baroque architecture in Schloss Weesenstein. Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and other vibrant cities will wow you with progressive cuisine scenes and a cultural kaleidoscope bursting with a panoply of experiences—high-brow opera to underground dance parties. And wherever you go, Romanesque, Gothic and baroque classics rub rafters with architectural creations from modern masters such as IM Pei and Frank Gehry. There's something undeniably artistic in the way the landscape unfolds, from the dune-fringed island of Sylt in the north, to Thuringia's Forests, and romantic river valleys of the middle regions to the off-the-charts splendor of the Alps, carved into rugged glory by glaciers and the elements. All are a part of the vast and magical natural quilt that'll undoubtedly have you burning up the pixels in your digicam." This information came from Lonely Planet's online travel guide. For more information on travel and hostels check out Lonely Planet's travel guide here.

Weather Report

"Any time is a good time to be somewhere in Germany, but when is the best time to visit pretty much depends on you. Most people arrive between May and September when roads are often clogged, lodging can be at a premium and you'll be jostling for space at major attractions. Still, summer is fabulous because skies are more likely to be sunny, much of life moves outdoors, beer gardens are in full swing, and festivals and outdoor events enliven cities and villages. Hiking, cycling, swimming and outdoor pursuits are popular during these months." This information came from The Weather Channel. Find out the current weather report in Hamburg by clicking here.

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