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  • Locations: Darmstadt, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
The main features of the program:
  • seminar (in English) on “Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Building and Construction“
  • a one-week field trip to Munich and southern Germany as part of the seminar
  • German language courses (beginner and intermediate)
  • an introduction to German culture, the state of Hessen and the “city of science” Darmstadt
  • lots of fun activities with fellow participants and German students
General information:
The International Summer University of Hochschule Darmstadt is a four-week intensive program which runs in summer.

It offers a state-of-the-art introduction into “Energy-efficient and Sustainable Building and Construction“. The program combines lectures and seminars from professors from the department of Civil Engineering with hands-on experience and lectures of practitioners during field trips in Germany. Participants will also have the chance to improve or start learning German in intensive German-as-a-Foreign-Language classes. 3 credits for the engineering course.  German language is 3 credits beginner or intermediate.

The International Summer University also aims to provide an insight into German life and culture. Therefore, the ISU Team has a variety of activities prepared for all participants outside the classroom. The team will be available 24/7 during the summer university.

Academic program:
The academic program of ISU Darmstadt consists of two parts: first of all you will attend a seminar on “Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Building and Construction”.

The duration of the language course will be 31 contact hours including a final exam. The classes are planned and provided by the h_da language center, which has long-standing experience in teaching foreign languages. You will be taught by highly qualified instructors of German as a foreign language who will pay special attention to your personal learning needs and interests. Class sizes of no more than 12 students guarantee intensive learning.


This program is currently not accepting applications.