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Technology, Innovation and Culture in Germany

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Frankfurt, Mainz, Darmstadt, Stuttgart, Munich, Reutlingen, Germany
Course # SA 10931
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/05/24 to 05/19/24

Program Leader

Name Grant Richards
Email gprichards@purdue.edu
Click here to enroll in this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

MAY 5 - 19, 2024

Technology, Innovation, and Culture in Germany (MFET 49900) is a three-credit course based in western and southern Germany in May 2024. This course is a two-week exploration of innovation in industry and technology including visits to three partner universities that offer extended study abroad opportunities.

In this experience, you will explore cultural and historical sites, interact with your German counterparts, and get private tours of some of the world's most innovative and futuristic production facilities.

The program starts at noon on Sunday, May 5, 2024, in Frankfurt (FRA) and travels to a number of cities throughout Germany, culminating in an extended visit to Munich, with the opportunity to independently visit additional locations.

Each offering is unique and the upcoming offering is still being developed.  An example of a past program itinerary is published on Wanderlog and available at:  Technology, Innovation, and Culture in Germany (tentative)


Academic Credit

3 credits (MFET 49900).  Please check with your academic advisor to determine how this global experience may count towards your program of study.


This program is open to Purdue undergraduates in any program of study on the West Lafayette campus.  This program requires the completion of an application questionnaire and submission of a video interview for consideration.  This is a selective program as there are typically many more applicants than available spaces.  Unfortunately, the program is space limited to 14 students due to constraints posed by the unique locations and experiences in the program. 

Link to the additional online application:

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

The estimated program cost is $3,500-$3,570 (to be determined in late Fall 2023) , including insurance, lodging, foreign ground transportation, activity and event tickets, and most meals.  Participants will be responsible for purchasing and arranging their own airfare to and from Germany, allowing for the flexibility for an extended stay outside of the program dates.

Beverages, some meals, souvenirs, and incidentals are not covered by the program fee. Past participants report spending about $300-$500 on these items while traveling. 

A $500 deposit is required within five business days of being accepted into the program to hold your position.  The remaining program balance will be charged to your Summer 2024 Purdue tuition bill.  Additional information appears in the Program Contract.

This program is eligible for Purdue Moves study abroad scholarships (14+ day program) of up to $1,500 and may be eligible for additional scholarships.  More details: Purdue Study Abroad - Purdue University

Application Deadline

This program will start reviewing completed applications in October 2023.  This review process will continue until all program spaces have been filled.  Accepted students must submit a deposit within five business days to secure their spot in the program. 

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.