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The Goethe Institut is such a wonderful institution! It offers a truly unique experience by merging language learning and cultural excursions, while introducing students to both local and international students. It's an amazing feeling to share a second language as a commonality.
– Brie Elzinga
Calvin College

dates and fees

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 fees
Fall or Spring semester - $17,420
One month Goethe Institut - $3,456
Two months Goethe Institut - $6,235


Academic Year - $34,840
One month Goethe Institut - $3,456
Two months Goethe Institut - $6,235

Central College students pay the same tuition rate for each of the international programs that they pay on the Central campus, plus the price for accommodations. In addition, students who transfer to Central College from another college or university must complete one semester at Central prior to participating in Study Abroad.

What's included:

  • Tuition
  • Guaranteed housing in residence halls, including double rooms (with German-speaking roommate). No meal plan.
  • Computer/internet access at the Central College Abroad center and in residence halls
  • Two-week orientation
  • Language and culture exchange (optional)
  • Excursions and cultural events such as a weekend trip to Prague, Budapest, Salzburg or Graz
  • Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
  • Trainfare from Schwäbisch Hall to Vienna
  • On-site resident director and support services
  • Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
  • Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course
  • Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
  • Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more
  • International student ID card provided by INEXT
  • Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission


Fall 2014 dates*

Two-month Goethe Institut option

Arrival in Schwäbisch Hall; Orientation
Aug. 4, 2014
Classes begin
Aug. 5

One-month Goethe Institut option

Arrival in Schwäbisch Hall; Orientation
Sept. 1, 2014
Classes Begin
Sept. 2

Vienna program

Arrival (all students)
Sept. 25, 2014
Orientation
Sept. 26
Classes begin
Oct. 1
German intensive classes begin
Oct. 7
Christmas break (tentative)
Dec.20 - Jan. 6, 2015
Classes end
Jan. 30
German intensive classes end
Jan. 22
Final date to vacate housing
Jan. 31


Spring 2014 dates*

Two-month Goethe Institut option

Arrival in Schwäbisch Hall; Orientation
Jan. 7, 2014
Classes begin
Jan. 8
Transfer from Schwäbisch Hall to Vienna
Feb. 27

One-month Goethe Institut option

Arrival in Schwäbisch Hall; Orientation
Feb. 3, 2014
Classes begin
Feb. 4
Transfer from Schwäbisch Hall to Vienna
Feb. 27

Vienna program

Arrival (all students)
Feb. 27, 2014
Orientation
Feb. 28 - Mar. 7
Classes begin
Mar. 3
Easter break
Apr. 12 - 27
Classes end
June 30
Final date to vacate housing
June 30

*Program dates are tentative. Do not purchase airline tickets based on these dates. Please check the official program calendar in your online acceptance account to confirm dates.