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  • Locations: Stuttgart, Germany
  • Program Terms: November-February
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
November-February 2017 17/10/2017 ** Rolling Admission 13/01/2018 23/02/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education Program Type: Short Term Partner Program - Exchange
New Colombo Plan Funded: No Language of Instruction: English
Credit Weighting: 2 Credit Points Credit Type: Undergraduate
Housing Options: Homestay OS Help Available: Yes
Scholarships Available: Yes
Program Description:
stuttgart winter

University of Stuttgart - Winter Program - 5x $1,000 travel grants available!

About the program:
The Winter University is a great opportunity for students who are interested in German language and culture to make new experiences right in the heart of Europe.
The program consists of German language classes and a subject specific course (taught in English).

Location profile:
Stuttgart is the capital of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, with a population of approximately 600,000 in the immediate city and more than 2,5 million people in the metropolitan area.
Stuttgart was founded in the 10th century; its name is a modern version of the original Stutengarten ("mare's garden"). Presently it is the 6th largest city in Germany. It is most famous for its automotive industry - both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have their headquarters in Stuttgart and both have car museums.
Stuttgarters are amazingly friendly people who will forgive you if German isn't your first or second (or any) language. If you do speak German well: beware that many people speak the local Schwäbisch dialect natively which may somewhat affect their standard German - which however everyone can speak. They love to practice other languages (especially English) and will try to help you. Stuttgart is a big city with a small-town atmosphere.


Academic information:
In addition to the German Language course, you will take a subject course in one of the below areas. Please ensure you chose one of the below:
Cross-Cultural Communication & German Language Course
This program has been assessed as a level 2 elective for 2 Deakin credits and meets BIS international experience requirement.
Approved by Arts & Education

The accelerating pace of globalization has made cross-cultural competence an indis-pensable qualification for today’s university graduates.
This seminar introduces you to different approaches of comparing cultures and their value systems as well as to the principles of intercultural communication. It familiarizes them with the concepts and methods developed by intercultural anthropologists for analyzing cross-cultural misunderstandings and therefore look for a deeper understanding of different
cultures. For more information please visit this link.
Introduction to Art History I: European Focus & German Language Course
This program has been assessed as a level 2 elective for 2 Deakin credits and meets BIS international experience requirement.
Approved by Arts & Education

This course will provide a chronological introduction to aspects of European visual art and architecture. We will focus on a select number of styles, and enhance our understanding
through timely visits to the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart as well as trips to the Bauhaus architecture site at the Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart, the Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart, and the
contemporary art museum SCHAUWERK in Sindelfingen. For more information please visit this link.
20th Century Architecture & German Language Course
This program has been assessed as a level 2 elective for 2 Deakin credits and meets BIS international experience requirement.
Approved by Arts & Education

From Stuttgart to Architecture and return. This course will navigate through the evolution of the Modern and Contemporary Architecture with new eyes and new perspectives. It will be a journey discovering the design and its application through building details as edifices are not only aesthetical and functional elements of urban
and countries’ contexts but also harmonious assemble of details, materials and technological solutions. In the same years Stuttgart became a very important centre of the automotive industries where new technologies and material are developed and applied, contemporary architects and designers are always interested to experiment, so they scout and learn
those technologies to  apply them in facades, canopies, roofs and details of their buildings to express new forms and compositions. Lightweight structure and intelligent material dictate the current architectural scenes. The central location in Europe consents to a continuous wandering among different cultures who have expressed one of the most interesting
architectures and engineering, it will allow the students to capture references for their essays and design work assignments which will be developed during the course. For more information please visit this link.
German Film and Literature after 1990 & German Language Course
This program has been assessed as a level 2 elective for 2 Deakin credits and meets BIS international experience requirement.
Approved by Arts & Education

This course deals with literature and film in Germany since reunification in 1990. October 03,1990 marks the end of a long post-war period, of national ideological division and for
millions the end of stifling political oppression. At the same time, it is the beginning of a new, unexpected ‘normality’ that involves a quest for identity and adjustment to the changing
realities of globally expanding capitalism. In another context, modern German society includes a large number of people from other countries and many of the successful new figures on the scene have a multi-cultural background with new stories to tell, or they tell their stories in a new, different way. We will examine the topics, styles of expression and narrative techniques of selected literary and cinematic works. This course offers the opportunity to get acquainted with some very recent works and important figures on today’s
literary and cinematic scene, including Herta Müller (Nobel Prize in Literature 2009)and director Fatih Akin. This course is about Germany NOW. For more information please visit this link.

While participating in the Winter University you will stay with:
  • host families (at least two people households, often with children)
  • in single households
During the week, the host families will provide you with breakfast. In the evenings and on weekends you are responsible for your own meals. Most families live within 40 minutes commuting time from the university. During the week, lunch is available in the student cafeteria at a very reasonable price.

Cost: €1,200 Euros
Inclusions: Housing while attending Winter University, unlimited public transportation (bus, subway, underground) within the greater Stuttgart area, excursions (bus, train, lunch, guided tours, entrance fees; a EUR 15/20 registration fee is additional). You will have to pay for your own flights and personal spending money. This is an Exchange program meaning you will pay a unit fee to Deakin University.

  • You may be eligible for the OS help loan of up to $6,567.
  • Deakin Abroad will be giving away 5 x $1,000 grants

Program Dates: 13th January to 23rd February 2018

For more information please visit the partner website

Previous Deakin students who attended this program rate it highly, both the social and academic aspects of the program. You will have ample opportunity to travel regionally if you choose -  long weekend trips to other cities such as Berlin or Paris. Stuttgart is the cultural centre of the State of Baden-Württemberg with a wealth of theatres and concert halls. It is also the home of world-famous ballet and there are museums and art galleries as well as academies of music and art.

Short Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.