A Cultural Comparison of Recreation Professional Practices - Europe vs. America
When does the program take place?
May 22- June 15, 2014
Friday, February 14
Eligibility & Selection Process
This program is open to all Ohio University students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The minimum GPA for admission consideration is 2.5 for undergraduate and 3.5 for graduate students. Applicants will submit two letters of reference, a statement of purpose and meet with the program director for an interview. Knowledge of German is not a requirement.
Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Students selected for the program will participate in several pre-departure orientation sessions held during Spring semester.
Students live in dormitory-style housing or 3-star hotel accommodations. The majority of meals are included in the program fee.
Courses & Credits
Participants will earn 6 OHIO credits by enrolling in Special Topics in REC 4901/6932 Recreation: A Cultural Comparison of Recreation Professional Practices - Europe Vs. America.
Additional Information on Germany
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination.
Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department website for information related to safety and security at this destination
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Please review the entry and exit requirements for Germany. US citizens will not need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. (Please note: If you plan to travel before or after the program, you may need a visa). You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.
Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OEA's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
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