What are the exact dates? Advice from former students:
Kaiserslautern, Germany Classes begin April 28th and will end on August 2nd. We will "If you intend to travel a lot, buy the 3 month
be leaving a little before this to settle in before classes begin. Eurail pass because it's really worth it. Also, don't
Study Abroad Program We are tentatively planning on leaving on Thursday April 24th
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the evening.
be afraid to meet new people and learn new
things." -Chinwe Edeani
Take ECE courses to advance your How much will I be charged for the courses?
Electrical or Computer Engineering Students on this program are registered in MSU classes and, "Get the e-mail addresses of students in the
once enrolled in courses, are charged for MSU tuition and fees, program in the past and e-mail them your
Degree based on the number of credits taken and their status (resident / questions. Try to do EVERYTHING; you'll regret
Live in an apartment in non-resident, lower division / upper division). In other words, anything you wanted to do but didn't. Respect the
Kaisersluatern the tuition charges are identical to what the student would be
charged if they took the same course here on campus.
people and countries you visit and don’t bring
Learn to speak the German disrespect to the country and people you come
Language by taking GRM 290 in How many students are going? from." -Andrew Bell
Germany This is a very popular program that only supports up to 15
students. There are still openings so please fill out a study "The courses were fine, I enjoyed them. My
Experience the German Culture and abroad application as soon as possible. Also, send me an email recommendation is that everyone go to the
way of life to let me know you are interested! german train system website and become familiar
Travel around Europe with how it works ahead of time. Everyone
What should I be doing now if I am interested in
Scholarships are available going?
planning on doing a good amount of travel should
purchase a eurail unlimited pass for 3 months
1 Apply for a passport. before leaving for germany. They will find they
Courses Offered Prerequisites Comments
can go to 17 some countries for no additional
2 Apply for study abroad scholarships (Due February charge, and this is more than enough to fill up the
ECE 306 Electromagnetics ECE 305 Taught by German 3rd) Include FAFSA if financial aid is needed. summer program. These passes can be purchased
Fields and Waves II Professor 3cr.
through AAA or online. The german train system
ECE 320 Power Electronics ECE 305, ECE Taught by German 3 Meet with Garth Motschenbacher about classes.
302 Professor 3cr. is at www.diebahn.de" -David Wecker
Take a look at the course offerings and adjust your
ECE 360 Signals and Linear MTH 235, ECE Taught by me 4 cr.
spring schedule so you can take the courses that are
offered in Germany.
ECE 457 Mobile ECE 360, ECE Taught by German
Communications 302 Professor 3cr.
4 Apply for the program (“Officially” Due March
ECE 491 Special Topics ECE 302, ECE Taught by German
Measurements 303 Professor 3cr. 1st) Remember that for housing reasons this needs to
GRM 290 section 750 None Taught by German
be completed earlier My name is Michael Markey and I am the lead faculty instructor
Professor 3cr. for the Kaiserslautern, Germany study abroad program. I am soon
to be finished with my Masters of Science in Electrical
GRM 490 section 751 Some Previous For more advanced
5. Visit the Kaiserslautern Program Web Page for Engineering here at Michigan State University, and also received
German students 3cr. more info: my Bachelors here. Study Abroad is a wonderful way to
experience a new culture while also taking some courses that you
Note that the engineering courses are all taught in English (including the
ones taught by German Professors). Also, there are no labs associated with need. I studied abroad in Florence, Italy and loved it. I was able to
any of the courses (only lectures). www.msu.edu/~markeymi see quite a few places in Italy on the weekends and some of
Europe once the program ended. Last Summer I did research for a
German company in Hildesheim (south of Hanover). I think
Germany is an exciting place and the culture is fascinating. I hope
you all choose to join me for a fun and rewarding experience this