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Munich, Germany

Summer 2018- Short-term Faculty-Led Programs

Program Description
For students interested in how entry-level employees are developed and their careers are managed, this program involves the study of workforce development systems in the US and Germany. Since 2014, the US has invested millions of dollars in improving its decades-old apprenticeship system. Meanwhile, when it comes to training, Germany’s centuries-old apprenticeship system has been considered the world’s gold standard. While in Munich, students will explore six organizations (i.e., businesses, unions, schools) involved with the delivery of apprenticeship training. The travel portion of this three credit hour course will be offered in mid-July 2018. Pre-travel projects will involve individual work while the post-travel reflective assignment is a group project. Your professor has participated in the study of workforce development systems in Mexico, Japan, China, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Egypt, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Russia, and India.  

Dates
Online Dates: May 28-July 27, 2018 
Immersion Dates: July 8-July 14, 2018

Academics
MNGT 3100/HRMG 9950 Comparative International Workforce Development Systems – 3.0 credit hours
Professor: Dr. John S. Gaal, Management Department
Course Description: Students will study the workforce development systems of the USA and Germany. By doing so, students will be able to identify aspects of the global war for talent and so-called skills gap while experiencing first-hand how Germany strategically addresses the needs of a 21st century (global) workforce from both the employers' and employees' perspectives. This primary focus of this course is HRM and HRD students.
Course Syllabus

Housing and Meals
Students on this program will stay in a local hotel while in Munich.Some meals are included in the cost of the program. Please check the itinerary for further details.

Program Costs
Program Fee: $2,525 (includes accommodations, cultural and co-curricular activities included in the itinerary (unless otherwise noted), selected meals, and other logistical costs such as transportation, etc.)
Study Abroad Fee: $175 (includes international insurance and International Student ID ISIC Card)
Application Deposit*: $165 (due at the time of application)
Tuition: Summer per credit hour rate Click here for Undergraduate Tuition RatesClick here for Graduate Tuition Rates

Scholarships
Students may be eligible for Webster study abroad scholarships.  Please reference the Study Abroad website for more information.

Application Process
Application Deadline: March15, 2018

To apply, follow these steps:
1) Ensure you meet the study abroad eligibility requirements
2) Start an application via the Webster online application system
3) The application will ask you to fill out a number of forms, pay the study abroad fee, write a brief statement of purpose, and submit a passport sized photos. 

*The $165 application deposit is refundable to if ALL of the following conditions are met: 1) Student attends the program
2) Student completes the pre and post-study abroad surveys 3) Student does not have any outstanding program charges.