The International PDS in Nürtingen, Germany provides opportunities for teacher education students across grade levels and academic disciplines to delve into Germany education and culture. Additionally, teachers from Germany are provided an opportunity to work and observe in American schools. Teacher candidates and faculty/staff travel to Germany every other summer for approximately two and a half weeks. Teachers from Germany visit Buffalo each spring semester for two weeks.
Nürtingen (view map) is a small, historic, town located near Stuttgart - the home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche - in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany. With the Black Forest only an hour away, Nürtingen is surrounded by hills, valleys, parks, and vineyards. The average July temperature is 68°F with a daily average of over 15 hours of daylight. German is the national language.
Study: Spring Semester
Travel: late June/early July (2+ weeks)
Overall estimate of approximately $3500 includes:
Final program costs are determined once all participants are enrolled. The majority of the expenses are due to Buffalo State prior to travel. Other expenses are paid separately by each student before and during travel.
Travel: June/July 2019
Coursework: Spring Semester 2019
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
Applications for IPDS Germany are accepted through the School of Education Office of the Dean during open application periods only. Applicants must submit a completed application form with an essay of intent, one academic reference, and a copy of past grades and current course registration. Handwritten applications are acceptable.
Email Tamara Horstman-Riphahn
Follow Germany participants as they experience life abroad.
View individual profiles of past participants - colorful demonstrations of the impact of IPDS programs on the personal and professional lives of our students.
In addition to sending participants to Germany, the School of Education welcomes visitors from Germany to the United States. New teachers from Institute Nürtingen, along with their faculty leaders, spend two weeks in the Buffalo-area each spring semester.
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