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  • Locations: Dortmund, Germany; Paris, France; Zaragoza, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led GPA Requirement: 2.5
Education Abroad Advisor: Michelle Harvancik Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Business, Engineering, Sciences
Program Description:

NAU in Spain, France, Germany:
Science and Industry in Western Europe
Zaragoza, Spain | Paris, France | Dortmund, Germany
Summer 2019

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Join us to learn how culture has influenced science and industry on our visit to three thriving European cities: Zaragoza, Paris, and Dortmund. This program will include visits to our partner universities, company site tours, city outings, and cultural activities unique to each destination. You will interact with European students and practice the phrases you’ll learn in German, French, and Spanish. In two weeks, you will get to eat, walk, talk, and travel like the locals do! Immerse yourself in the European lifestyle and return with an awareness of three distinct cultures and the lives of the people who live there.

Join us for our Info Session on Wednesday, January 30th at 7:00pm in Blome (Bldg. #2) to learn more!

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David M. Weber, PhD.
is a lecturer of Computer Information Systems for the W.A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University, and has a BA in Business Administration with a Minor in Economics, an MBA, and a PhD in Information Systems. Professor Weber has lived overseas multiple times and has led student programming abroad in Prague, Czech Republic, Thailand, India, and Mexico since 2004.

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Marcela Pino Alcaraz
is a Program Manager for Interdisciplinary Global Programs in the Center for International Education at Northern Arizona University, and has a BS in Supply Chain Management with an International Business Certificate. Ms. Pino Alcaraz has lived overseas in Europe and Australia and has worked with business partners across various countries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia since 2014.

Prior to Trip (March & April)
7 March - Predeparture Session #1: Expectations & Agenda
4 April - Predeparture Session #2: Trip Preparation

Trip (18 May-1 June)
18 May - Arrive to Zaragoza, Spain

19-22 May - Zaragoza
  • Visits to Universidad de Zaragoza campuses (Río Ebro, San Francisco, Paraíso)
  • Sessions with professors and students from three departments: Engineering and Architecture (EINA), Economy and Business, Sciences
  • Visits to various research institutes and companies, possibly including: BIFI, INA, I3A, BSH
  • Tour of the historic city center
23 May - Travel to Paris, France

24-27 May - Paris
  • Visit to Université Paris campus, classrooms, and labs
  • Company visit to French bakery
  • Evening boat cruise on the Seine River, Cité des Sciences museum, guided tour by MICEFA students of le Marais
  • Free time to explore the City of Lights
28 May - Travel to Dortmund, Germany

29-31 May - Dortmund
  • ​Visit to Technische Universität (TU) Dortmund
  • Class visits, roundtable discussions, and presentations with Engineering and Science departments
  • Company site visits to EMC Test NRW Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility and Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Tours of Technologiezentrum Dortmund and Phönix See
1 June - Depart from Dortmund, Germany
Course Information
Students will study and receive credit for SA 250. This is a 1 credit hour class that can serve as an elective for all NAU students regardless of their major. The graded items in the course will consist of:
  • Language preparation oral exam
  • Pre-, during-, and post-trip blog posts requiring reflection on what they’ve seen
  • Presentations on the sites and universities we will be visiting
  • Presentations about NAU and college life in America to local students at TU Dortmund and Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Participation and attendance

NAU students will have several shared activities and presentations with local students. All of the guest speakers and guides will be locals. All program instruction, company visits, lab visits, cultural activities, and guest lectures will be in English. We will have a basic rundown and exam before each country to ensure students know basic phrases.
  • Students are expected to make their own accommodations for travel to and from Europe
  • Travel within country will be coordinated by NAU
  • For the duration of the trip, students will be housed at on-campus housing, hostels or hotels

Program Fee: $2,468
  • Includes trip programming between 18 May-1 June (within-Europe travel expenses, housing, visit entry fees, one credit of tuition, some meals)
  • Students will be responsible for the flight to and from Europe and some meals
  • Best flight pricing between the U.S. and Europe will be to Madrid and from Dusseldorf. These cities are easily accessible to the other locations by train/bus 
Note that this is one of the best deals going for a summer faculty-led program! 
  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Good Academic Standing with NAU
  • Must be at least 18 years old
Interested students are also requested to schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with the faculty leader, Professor Weber (, once the application has been submitted.
To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once you start an application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100, so be sure at the time of application that you intend to go! Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application.

If you are curious about this program, but not ready to commit, you can hit "Talk to an Advisor" and you will be put in contact with to the study abroad advisor for this program.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.