You will take 4 required courses:

  • German Language
    • Beate Wenzel
  • Cologne Sightseeing Cruise

Enjoy a one-hour panoramic Rhine River sightseeing cruise and soak in the spirit of Cologne. The Rhine River provides access to many of the city’s major attractions, such as Cologne Cathedral, and during your cruise, you’ll see top sights and learn about Cologne’s 2,000-year history from the onboard audio commentary.

While cruising down the Rhine River — Germany’s second-largest — pass some of Cologne’s top attractions, like Cologne Cathedral and the Hohenzollern Bridge (Hohenzollernbrücke), where couples traditionally leave padlocks as a token of their love to one another. See other favorite sights such as Cologne’s historic old town and the Cologne Chocolate Museum. Your comfortable sightseeing boat features a spacious sun deck and bar with beverages available for purchase. Admire the city skyline of Cologne while enjoying a freshly tapped glass of Koelsch, the famous local beer (own expense). Learn about Cologne’s interesting 2,000-year history from the informative, onboard audio commentary, and hear interesting stories about Germany’s fourth-largest city.

  • Buddy Program

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences has organized a Buddy Program for each Berkeley College student in the Study Abroad program. You will be introduced to your ‘buddy’ once the regular semester begins towards the end of September. Activity to be finalized.

  • Hochschule Fresenius Day-Visit

Hochschule Fresenius would like to invite all Berkeley College students to an interesting and fun daytrip to Düsseldorf. We are going to visit the Hochschule Fresenius campus in Düsseldorf where you will meet future Berkeley College study abroad students and also attend a lecture; we will visit the Economic Development Agency NRW Invest who will give insights into North Rhine-Westphalia as a business hub – following this, we will explore the city and finish the day at the Christmas market with some “Glühwein” and tasty food. The excursion is part of your study abroad program, which is why we kindly ask you to attend. The costs of the trip are covered so you would only need to pay for expenses at the Christmas market. We will also organise your train tickets and will inform you at a later stage about when and where we will give them to you.

CSCMP Presentation [pdf]

Mr. Jungen from NRW Invest has forwarded his presentation, so please have a look at the attachment.

Note: Europeans use business casual as an opportunity to show off their character and fashion sense. “Europeans know how to express themselves and be comfortable at the same time, while most Americans tend to think it’s mostly about just being comfortable,” said Patrick T Cooper, a US-based fashion consultant. Cooper recently returned from an extended trip to London where he was impressed by men “in two-button, peaked lapel, ticket pocket, double-breasted blazers with British spread collar shirts (no tie) and light wool slacks — all tailored, of course, to fit perfectly.” He said that women may have a tougher time with the business casual look in Europe, and thus may want to stick to their regular business attire, even when attending business casual events. “There’s no real letting your hair down when it comes to business attire for women. For women who normally wear suits at work, I would take it down just one notch for business casual, to a tailored pants suit or a poplin top and a pencil skirt. And never any flashy or dangly jewellery,” he advised. Excerpt from BBC Travel