The program costs sum up to US $3.800 for two courses (including reading material), housing and the Berlin trip (travel and accommodation). An additional administrative fee might apply at your home university.
Travel to and from Erfurt, food, personal expenses and an international insurance will have to be organized and paid for by each participant. The liaison host will assist participants with organization. Day trips will be organized by the program coordinator but are not covered by the program fee and need to be paid for by the students depending on participation.
Since payment options vary at the different universities, please check with your study abroad office and SPICE coordinator. We can accept individual payment as well as group payments from each university.
Students are required to officially apply for the program at their home university. Please check with your study abroad office and SPICE-coordinator. The official SPICE-application deadline is February 20, 2020 though different (earlier) deadlines may apply at the participating universities. If the number of applications exceeds the number of maximum participants, we will choose from the list provided from the universities.
Students will be living in fully furnished single or double rooms in shared apartments on campus. Each apartment consists of several double and single rooms with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Participants will share the apartment with German or international students.. Rooms are equipped with internet access. The dorms are app. two minutes away from the lecture building, five minutes from the next grocery store and 15 minutes from the city center.
Participants are required to organize their own travel to and from Erfurt. The nearest international airport is Frankfurt Airport. All major airlines serve this airport. Between Frankfurt main station and Erfurt runs a regular high speed train service (ICE) that takes app. two and a half hours. A single ticket costs about 50 Euros (www.bahn.de). Students arriving in groups of more than five will be picked up by the liaison host.
Students simply need a valid US-passport to enter Germany for a stay up to 90 days. If you want to travel to other esp. non EU-countries before, during or after the program, make sure you are aware of all entry regulations. The schedule of the courses is set up to allow for extensive travel activities throughout the program. The liaison host will assist you with arranging trips to your favored destinations.
Participating students need a valid health insurance covering international travel. The study abroad office of your home university might be of assistance.
Important note on the 2020 programme: Due to travel restrictions caused by the Corona crisis, the SPICE programme for 2020 unfortunately had to be cancelled.
Wichtiger Hinweis zum Programm 2020: Auf Grund der Reisebeschränkungen im Zuge der Corona-Krise musste das SPICE-Programm für 2020 leider abgesagt werden.