International Summer University Landscaping Industries 2020
(ISUL) at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany
|Date:||May 24th – June 13th, 2020|
|Number of Credits:||5 ECTS Credit Points, 3 US Credit Points|
|Enrollment Requirements:||Experience in Construction Design and Graphic Expressions|
|Application Documents:|| |
- Grading Plan
- Construction Detail Plan
- transcript of records
- for non native speakers of English (except those studying at an university in an English speaking country): proof of English language competence on B2 level
|Class Standing:|| |
Undergraduate, Bachelor: freshman, sophomore, junior and senior
Graduate, Master: all
|Deadline for Registration:||March 31st 2020|
|Details:||Schedule (example of 2018)|
Students from the United States and Germany will work together on a project, in small groups, in order to find a technical solution to a landscape construction project. For the project, the students will get a draft from a recognized landscape architecture office. This draft will be worked on within the context of construction documentation to the preparation of the bidding procedure. The students will compare the different approaches to a solution from the perspectives of German and American cultural regions and try to find a solution together.
The goal for the students is to develop an understanding of the construction and the building management beyond the national standards.
In the lectures German professors will answer technical questions regarding the project that the students will be working on in order for them to complete the project correctly. The professors will give information about the different approaches used in the United States and in Germany.
You will find the course description for the module 'International Summer University Landscaping Industries' here.
Hosting Cities and regions: Zurich (Switzerland), Basel (Switzerland) and Lake Constance (Switzerland/Austria/Germany)
These places visited during the excursion are some of the most notable cities and regions in Europe. The students will visit current important projects in the field of landscape architecture and constructional engineering.
The goal of the excursion is to experience the cultural importance of these cities, but also to get to know the constructional solution approaches and how to create quality.
During the excursion the American and German students will be housed in hotels or hostels in the different cities. During the project work in Osnabrueck, the American students will stay in a hostel (Backpackers Penthouse) in the city center.
Meals are not included in the costs of the program. During the project work, the students will get the possibility to eat in the university cafeteria. In addition, the German students will show places where cheap and good meals can be purchased in Osnabrueck.
The program fee is 2,400 euros. It includes
- Program Administration
In case of specific exchange agreements students from partner universities can benefit from a tuition waiver. In that case, the program fee would be 1,600 euros.
- Travel to Germany, Osnabrueck
- Travel from Germany back home
- Medical and other insurances
- All personal expenses
Please be aware that participants of the International Summer University Landscaping Industries are not insured through Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and the university does not assume any liability. Therefore, please check your insurance coverage (health, accident, liability) and make sure that your insurance also covers your stay abroad.
Important: In order to eat at the student cafeteria at student rates, you need to present an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) If you do not have an ISIC, you will have to pay guest prices which are higher. Also, many museums, cinemas and theaters offer tickets at reduced rates for students so you would need your ISIC there as well.