Programs : Semester Exchange
The Exchange Semester will be at the Institute for Geoinformatics (hereafter referred as IFGI) at University of Münster, Germany (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, hereafter referred to as WWU).
Apply for the exchange with Dr. Piotr Jankowski. You can go for a semester of study at IFGI either in the fall or the spring. Fall application deadline is May 1. Spring deadline is November 1.
The academic semesters at WWU do not overlap exactly with semesters at SDSU. The fall semester at WWU starts around October 15 and ends by February 15. The spring semester starts around April 15 and ends by July 15. With a bit of planning you can still be able to complete in one academic year a semester of study at IFGI combined with another semester at SDSU.
To start the application procedure you will need to prepare your CV and develop a plan of courses and/or research projects you would like to participate. Review classes and projects. Click on the English version in the upper left corner.
Preparation for the Exchange
Additional information about preparations for study abroad can be obtained from Study Abroad Handbook and Medical Self Assessment/Liability forms (at end of booklet).
- You do not have to speak German to participate in the exchange. There are courses and research projects at IFGI conducted in English
- Check with the Office of Financial Aid about when you will receive any money that you are eligible for, as the shifted semesters may cause a delay in disbursement
- Studying abroad may make you eligible for additional scholarships, so be sure to review the list of available scholarships
- Finally, if you do not currently possess a passport, apply for one as soon as possible. Applications are available at many U.S. Post Office locations
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