Please read all of the details below. To express interest in the trip or ask ANY questions at all, contact Kevin Rose at email@example.com or visit the TLC department in ET 331.
This is a multidisciplinary course emphasizing sustainability, globalization, and German culture. This course looks at sustainable practices in businesses, industries, and municipalities in France. Students will visit industries, businesses, universities, municipalities to see sustainable practices in Germany, such as like, Roche and MVV Energy. We also visit Speyer, Freiburg, Ladenburg, Heidelberg, and Schwetzingen. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to visit a number of facilities in Indianapolis to compare information gathered in Germany.
Supplementary Activities in Germany
Students will have evenings, some late afternoons to explore Mannheim, Heidelberg, Ladenburg, and/or other close cities or towns. Heidelberg and Ladenburg can be reached via a short tram or train ride from Mannheim. An important part of this class is learning about the German culture. This time should be used for students to observe and mingle with Germans and exploring Germany.
When is the Trip?
IUPUI – Spring late start online class from March 5- May 5, 2024.
Additionally, the class will meet face to face Saturday, April 6, 2024.
Mannheim, Germany – May 23-May 29, 2024**
IUPUI –June 22, 2024 (Saturday)*
*Class is approximately 9:00 am- 3:00 pm.
** Note: You must be in Germany on May 23 through May 29, therefore your flight leaving Indy cannot be later than May 24 (it is best to leave on May 25) and you cannot leave Mannheim until May 30.
How Do I Sign Up?
Interested students MUST complete the following steps:
- Apply or inquire for more information via the IUPUI Study Abroad program
- Obtain permission to register for OLS 42300 – Go Green or OLS 56300 – Sustainable Practices in Business and Industry in the European Union
- Ensure you have a current passport in hand by 10/31/23!!
RISE Credit Information
An International ("I") RISE credit is automatically applied at course completion.
What is the course?
Undergraduate Course: OLS 42300 – Go Green
This is an interdisciplinary course emphasizing sustainability, globalization, and an international culture experience. In this context, sustainability refers to design, engineering, manufacturing, technology and leadership processes implemented and maintained in industry and business for the purpose of being environmentally responsible, energy efficient, cost effective, and socially responsible.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Acquire knowledge of issues in sustainability (interdisciplinary area) as it relates to business and industry internationally and nationally.
2. Acquire some knowledge and appreciation of German culture and some language skills.
3. Utilize, analyze, and synthesize sustainable knowledge from course to apply in life upon return to U.S.
4. Understand and analyze the interconnectivity of global concerns.
Graduate Course: OLS 56300 – Sustainable Practices in Business and Industry in the European Union – The graduate course is taught with the undergraduate GO GREEN study abroad course (OLS 42300 and/or OLS 20000). The class dates are the same and costs for the program are the same, except for the tuition. The assignments are different for the graduate course. Interested graduate students should contact Professor Rose, firstname.lastname@example.org for course expectations.
Graduate Course Description:
This course examines and critically assesses sustainable practices in businesses, industries, and/or municipalities in Germany or France. Students will spend one week in Marseille, France or Mannheim, Germany visiting, touring, and analyzing businesses, industries, or municipalities on their sustainable practices. In addition, to learning about the organization’s sustainable practices, students will also learn about their specific country’s culture and some language skills.
Graduate General Course Learning Outcomes:
- Acquire knowledge of issues in sustainability (interdisciplinary area) as it relates to business and industry internationally and nationally.
- Identify and describe trends and business practices in various sustainable organizations.
- Utilize, analyze, and synthesize sustainable knowledge from course to apply in life upon return to U.S.
- Acquire knowledge and appreciation of German culture and some language skills.
- Understand and analyze the interconnectivity of global concerns.
What is Included in the Cost?
In addition to the three-credit hour tuition fee for the course, there will be a charge of a flat fee of $650. This fee will be used for class materials, weekly tram pass, museum passes, tour guide fees, train fare for the week, a welcoming and farewell dinner, and several lunches. In addition, IUPUI International Programs office charges a $90.00 fee (estimated) for all study abroad courses.
Estimated cost of room and transportation
The estimated cost of the roundtrip airfare from Indianapolis to Frankfurt, Germany or another comparable German city is generally less than $1000.00 (can be between $700 and $900). We have used a German travel agent in the past, which has been able to purchase Germany tickets at a particularly good rate. The estimated cost of a round trip train ticket to Mannheim from Frankfurt is $80.00. Sharing a room with another student is the cheapest way for accommodations; the cost would be approximately $70 per night if shared or cheaper if students choose Airbnb or Hostel option. Meals in Mannheim are estimated to cost $400 or less. There is a $35 mandatory fee for insurance. A student would need at least approximately $3,400 or more for the trip in addition to the tuition. See estimates below. Some of the cost of the trip can be offset by scholarships (see scholarship below).
Includes local transportation, train travel during the week, materials, tickets, guided tours and some meals (welcome and farewell dinner)
International Program Fee (estimated)
Airfares fluctuate greatly from year to year. This range covers the maximum and minimum amounts we have seen. Past students have paid roughly $700 to $900 for airline tickets through a special travel agent (see Professor Fox for details)
Hotel accommodations range as they do in the US. The estimates here are for 3 and 4-star hotels. For a lower accommodation cost you may stay at 1 or 2-star hotels or even a hostel. You can split the cost and share rooms with other students traveling with the GO GREEN class. Many students are now staying in Airbnb apartments which are even cheaper than hotels.
This expense covers transportation to and from the airport to Mannheim.
This fee can range as well depending on your dining preferences.
Through Study Abroad Office – Must have this insurance plan no exceptions.
This is another expense that depends on how much shopping you plan to do for personal items. We suggest this as a minimum amount.
$3,385 plus tuition
How Can I Afford This?
There are a variety of opportunities to fund this experience.
- IUPUI International Experience Scholarship (Deadline October 13th!)
- IUPUI Shreve Study Abroad Scholarship (Deadline October 13th!)
- Ivy Tech Transfer Student Study Abroad Scholarship (Deadline October 13th!)
- Honors College Study Abroad Stipend
- E&T Honors Program Study Abroad Stipend
The program fee will be billed to your Bursar account for the Spring semester. You can use any source of funds (financial aid, grants, external scholarships, etc.) that you can apply to your Bursar bill to help offset the cost of the trip.