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German Teachers Institute

Dates: 3–23 June 2024
Application Deadline: 1 December 2023

German teachers are invited to participate in the BYU German Teachers Summer Institute. The main purpose of the institute is to help German teachers in the public schools refresh, improve, or develop abilities in German culture, teaching, and language. The institute will include three weeks of online coursework and approximately three weeks of travel in Vienna. In Austria, we will live in Vienna and go on excursions outside of Vienna. Participants may arrange to bring a spouse to the in-Austria segment.

Each day, participants will meet as a group to learn about the history and culture of Vienna, to increase their proficiency in German, and to create plans to teach their own students. We will learn about art (Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Belvedere, and Albertina Museum), natural history (Naturhistorisches Museum), cultural history (Hofburg Palace, the Sisi Museum, and Schönbrunn Palace), architecture (Stephansdom, Karlskirche, Jesuitenkirche, Peterskirche, Augustinekirche, and Stift Melk), music (attend an opera and the Elisabeth musical), and food (Schnitzelwirt, Tichy Marillen Eisknödel, Sacher Hotel, and Cafe Central).

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students will enroll in the following courses while on this program:

SLAT 613—Teaching and Learning about Culture (3 credit hours)
SLAT 680R—Directed Studies in German (3 credit hours)

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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$ Tuition

Includes Latter-day Saint graduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), course materials, housing, a light breakfast, some dinners, local transportation, admission fees for program outings, two computerized oral proficiency interviews, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare, airport shuttles, or cost of meals above the food allowance in Austria. Participants who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pay an additional $2,042.
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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.

A generous donor provides funds to keep the cost of the German Teachers Institute reasonable. The Department of German and Russian and the Center for Language Studies also financially support this program.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students are required to be a practicing German language teacher in fall 2024.

Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour).

All teachers who are accepted into the program must participate in both the coursework and in-Austria phases.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Participants will stay with a host family in Vienna.
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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
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(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 page.

Space is limited. To facilitate planning the in-Austria phase of the program, participants should contact the institute director to express their interest as early as possible before the deadline. She will give participants more details about the program, instructions for completing the online application, and the payment plan. As is the case for all BYU International Study Programs, participants need to arrange for an ecclesiastical endorsement. Participants are expected to follow BYU standards of dress and conduct during the program, both on BYU campus and in Austria.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2023
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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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Teresa Bell, Associate Professor of German, will direct the program. She will teach the online graduate classes and direct travel and study in Austria.

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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.