Location: Weimar, Germany (GER)
Language of Instruction: German
Spring Term Dates: 03/05/19 to 07/31/19
Weimar is a city in the federal state of Thuringia, Germany. Together with the neighbour-cities Erfurt and Jena it forms the central metropolitan area of Thuringia with approximately 500,000 inhabitants, whereas the city itself counts a population of 65,000.Weimar is well known because of its large cultural heritage and its importance in German history.
For more information on sites to see in Weimar, please feel free to visit http://www.weimar.de/en/tourismus/homepage/
About the university:
With faculties and areas of study such as Architecture and Urbanism, Civil Engineering, Art and Design and Media, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has a distinctive identity. Today the University offers an extensive spectrum of instruction with about 40 courses of study, including fine art, design, visual communication, media design, media studies, architecture, civil engineering, materials science, processing technology, environment and management. The term »Bauhaus« stands for an eagerness to experiment, openness, creativity, a close link to industrial practice and internationality.
Pratt majors accepted at Bauhaus:
- Digital Arts
- Industrial Design
- Fine Arts
Information on the structure of each program can be found on their website: https://www.uni-weimar.de/en/art-and-design/start/
Yes, 1 month intensive German language course in March in Germany, continued during semester. Student should learn basics before leaving the U.S. (at student's own expense)
: Housing on campus at Bauhaus available. Student must reserve room in Willoughby Hall before departure.
Students are able to pay tuition and fees to Pratt. Housing on campus at Bauhaus is available. Student must reserve room in Willoughby Hall before departure.
Passport and Visa:
No Visa Required: Citizens of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea, as well as EU citizens may apply for their residence permit after entering Germany without a visa.
No Visa necessary. Entry clearance requirements are dependent on the citizenship of the applicant. Citizens of many countries do not need a visa to visit Germany for stays up to 90 days. Please check our country list if you are not sure whether you need a visa: https://visaguide.world/europe/germany-visa/who-needs-visa/?
Student needs to have a valid passport.
Germany uses the Euro as its National Currency.
Understanding the EURO (€):
In the case of Germany the official currency is the euro, it refers to the system of bank notes and coins used by 17 eurozone members of the European Union. Bank notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro. They vary in size, color and patterns. Coins come in cents and euros. Cents are minted in 1-, 2-, 5-, 10-, 20- and 50-cent denominations. Euro coins are 1- and 2-euro. The coins vary in size, color, thickness and design, depending on their value.
For up-to-date exchange rates, please visit http://www.oanda.com/
Keep in mind that a power adapter (voltage converter) for your electronics will be needed. If you are unsure as to which adapter you will need, a universal adapter is recommended for all future travels.
This website offers more information on which adapter should be used in each place, if you are not interested in investing in a universal product: http://www.walkabouttravelgear.com/electg.htm