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Universität Konstanz

About the Program

The city of Konstanz is located at the intersection of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.  Situated on the Bodensee (or Lake Konstanz) in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, its unique geography lends itself to outdoor pursuits of all kinds. It is home to the Universität Konstanz where participants will have the opportunity to take German language courses, as well as to fulfill Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC) requirements at one of Germany’s premier research institutions.

Course of Study

Students will take 6 credits of German language and culture fulfilling SBU’s Skill 3 and DEC I.

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Course Information

Location Konstanz, Germany
Language of Instruction English
Language Proficiency N/A
Program Type International Summer School: Students select courses offered by partner institution
Program Dates August 2 - 23, 2015
Living Arrangements Residence hall-style accommodation


GPA 2.0 or higher
Other Requirements Undergraduates only; all qualified students may apply
Application Deadline March 1, 2015
Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$265 per credit for NY residents


$816 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

$800 (includes housing, group excursions, and international health insurance)

Administrative Fee

$200 (non-refundable)

International Health Insurance

Included in the Program Fee

Other Fees

$2,000 (approximately; estimated personal expenses, books, passport, etc.)

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,500.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.  Students who do not abide by this policy may be dismissed from the program.

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

Program Highlights

  • Experience international summer school at the Universität Konstanz, one of Germany’s most prestigious institutions of higher education.
  • Take advantage of first-rate athletic facilities, a professional rock-climbing course, and beaches.
  • The city of Konstanz is located in southern Germany near the cities of Zurich, Stuttgart, and Munich.
  • Group excursions include an medieval castle in Meersburg, the Vorarlberg region of Austria, and the state of Liechtenstein.

More Information

Grades earned in an exchange program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.

Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.

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Contact Information

Jen Green
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
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