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Ludwig Maximilians Universitet Munich Short-term Study Abroad
Munich, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Short-term Type:
Coursework, Cultural Experiences
Short-term Duration:
3-4 weeks
Program Description:

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich Short-term Study Abroad
European Studies Program

LMU European Studies ST SAB
Location Munich, Germany
Program description The European Studies Program takes place under the auspices of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich). CAP is a university-based institution for political consulting and research on European affairs. The European Union is the most prominent example of how regional integration works.
Supranational policy-making determines political and economic systems for 28(27) European states; in addition, global challenges of the 21st century illustrate the limitations of power of individual governments and thus require common approaches. As a result, integration is also considered important for European security policy.
The objective of the summer academy is to provide students with a broad understanding of the historical development, the economic, societal, political and philosophical dimensions of the European integration process.
In the seminars, a particular emphasis will be placed on the Australian perspective on various issues and policies discussed. Moreover, the course will also specifically focus on the relations between Europe, Australia and South East/East Asia and identify prospects and challenges for developing further the European-Australian partnership.
The course also involves several extra-curricular cultural experiences and field trips:
  • Sightseeing tour Munich
  • Skiing/Snowboarding at Kitzbühel/Alps
  • Day trip to castle Neuschwanstein or Salzburg
  • Opera/ballet
  • BMW Museum of BMW factory visit
  • 3 day trip to Brussels including an academic and EU instiitution viisiting program
Relevant subject areas FASS - European Studies
Program dates 22 January – 16 February 2017
Application deadline Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Places available 18
Eligibility criteria You should consider the course syllabus here before registering, and consider whether the program meets your academic requirements by discussing it with your course coordinator at the University of Sydney.
Credit/ Not-for-credit Please contact your faculty office with the below form to submit an application for credit. Participation in any short-term program does not guarantee credit and will require faculty assessment of individual applications-for-credit.
The course is 60 contact hours and should equate to 6 cp (European Studies)
Arts and Social Sciences
Language Classes are instructed in English.
Fees and Scholarships This is a Study Abroad program which means all students pay tuition and living expenses to LMU.
  • € 300 Registration fee
  • € 1,100 tuition European Studies Program
  • € 100 German class
  • € 550 housing fee (Munich/Brussels)
  • € 100 (optional) Ski Trip to Kitzbuehl (Austria)
Included in fees:
  • participation in class (Munich, Brussels)
  • course reading materials
  • participation in all excursions
  • airport transfers in Munich
  • transfer ticket by train 
  • internet access
  • library access
  • tutors, 24h emergency hotline
  • accommodation in double rooms in Munich/Brussels
Additional costs: Airfare, travel insurance, personal expenses.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
Location overview Munich is Germany’s unofficial southern capital, with an ambience completely different to rest of the country – while it is the 3rd largest city in Germany is has all the respite-inducing feelings of a small town, coupled with the modern and global conveniences and comforts of a metropolis.
Munich is multifaceted enough to please anyone’s taste, boasting proximity to natural wonder of the Alps, as well as the picturesque Disney-inspiring castle of Neuschwanstein. Brimming with art galleries, museums and Mediterranean street-style cafés, there is always enough activity at your disposal to fill a crisp winter’s day.
The beerhalls provide an atmosphere unlike anything else, with a culture of drinking, dancing and dining that comes together in such a uniquely Bavarian way. History enthusiasts, merely by walking through this historic city, can experience all of the landmarks that bear heavy significance from the events of World War II – the University itself was the alma mater of Hans and Sophie Scholl – prominent members of the non-violent resistance against the Nazis, and the campus is peppered with inconspicuous tributes to their life and death.
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