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Study Abroad Opportunities

Experimental Learning Berlin-America (ELBA)

TCNJ Physics majors can take advantage of an outstanding new study abroad opportunity, specifically designed for them:  The Experiential Learning Berlin-America (ELBA) project.   This is a project with our partner institution Beuth University of Applied Science, (https://www.beuth-hochschule.de/) also known as Berlin Institute of Technology (BHT) located in Berlin, Germany.

Over the next 4 years (2021-2024), up to 24 TCNJ physics majors can travel and live in Germany to participate in science/technology experiential learning facilitated by BHT.  The travel occurs during May and June and most of the student travel and living expenses are provided by BHT.  Students may also earn academic credit for this study abroad experience, and may combine this experience with a full-time paid summer research fellowship at TCNJ following their return from Germany.

The project also includes the development and delivery of Collaborative On-line International (COIL) courses and funds for in-person culminating visits for as many as 36 TCNJ students to German research institutes and cultural institutions.  Funds will also support TCNJ faculty and administrative staff training and collaborative engagement with BHT faculty and administrative staff.

TCNJ Physics majors are highly encouraged to start planning their application to these programs early in their second year, in consultation with their faculty advisor.  For more information, contact Prof. David J. McGee at mcgeed@tcnj.edu

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