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Chocolate Internships in Germany

Winter: 13 January–10 April (approx.)
Spr–Sum: 11 May–7 August (approx.)
Fall: 14 September–11 December (approx.)

Application Deadline:
Winter: 28 October 2023
Spr–Sum: 1 February 2024
Fall Priority Deadline: 1 February 2024
Fall Final Deadline: 1 August 2024

Students intern with Halloren, Germany’s oldest chocolate factory and a sister company of Bouchard. Students intern in Halle, Germany, a town nestled amongst the hills and forests of central Germany, where Halloren chocolate is produced. Halloren produces some of the world’s finest chocolates that reflect time-honored traditions of the founders. Intern responsibilities may include the following:

- Prepare product sheets for customer presentations (PowerPoint and Photoshop)
- Manage inventory of samples
- Coordinate the sending of samples and packages to customers
- Coordinate information requests from customers and sales representatives with the production team
- Gather information on industry trade fairs
- Market research on products and prices at target retailers for competing chocolate products
- Sample several different chocolate products and give detailed feedback
- Production optimization
- Product development
- Graphic design work
- General support

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Contact Us

Tony Brown
3113 JFSB
(801) 422-7012


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits during a semester and should register for the following classes:

GERM 311R—Advanced Conversation (5 variable credit hours)
GERM 399R—Academic Internship (3 credit hours)
IAS 380R—Proofs of Cultural Immersion (3 credit hours)
IAS 399R—Academic Internship: International (7 variable credit hours)

If students are not a German major or minor, they are encouraged to earn additional credit from their major and minor areas.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Students pay for 12 credits of BYU tuition, which will cover international health insurance coverage, Kennedy Center support, and in-country incidentals.

Halloren covers students’ in-country housing and reimburses them for international airfare expense.

Does not include preparation course tuition, international cell phone plan, or other personal expenses.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Students majoring in the Humanities who complete the preparation course and register for 3 hours of RUSS 399R qualify for a College of Humanities program discount that ranges from $1,500–3,000, depending on one’s FAFSA score.  Students minoring in the Humanities who fulfill the aforementioned requirements receive half support.  Contact Dr. Brown for details.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Preference will be given to students majoring in Food Science and/or German. Other requirements include a love of European cultures and a love of chocolate.

Students are required to participate in the prep course, IAS 369R, during the second term of fall semester for the winter program, and during the second term of winter semester for the spring–summer program.

Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program and have at least two blank pages. All US citizens must obtain a quick online document known as ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) before entering any of the EU/Schengen member countries

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Apartment accommodations are provided by Halloren.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadlines:
Winter: 28 October 2023
Spr–Sum: 1 February 2024
Fall Priority Deadline: 1 February 2024
Fall Final Deadline: 1 August 2024
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Tony Brown, Professor of Russian
3113 JFSB
(801) 422-7012
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.