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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: German Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Apartment, Homestay Area of study: Art and Art History, Business, Child Development, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Finance, Health Science, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Marketing, Media Studies, Politics, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, Social Policy & Administration
Program type: Internships Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Description:


Living in Bonn

The EPA program in Germany offers a unique and exciting opportunity to put your language skills into practice not only in the classroom, but in a professional setting. It’s a terrific way to explore your career interests while living and studying in an overseas setting. Bonn is the main administrative center of the program and the base, along with nearby Cologne, for all nonpolitics placements. Berlin is the base of a satellite program for politics students. For all students the program begins with orientation in Bonn and then students either remain in Bonn/Cologne or move to Berlin, depending on the internship selection. Bonn is also home to 16 United Nations organizations and a prestigious university, providing a rich cultural and social life. Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany and currently the fourth largest, with a population of over one million people. Cologne is located 20 minutes by train from Bonn.

Internships (Unpaid, Academic, Work Placements)

Internship fields:

Politics & Law: Law Firms, Municipal Government, Non-Govt’l Organizations
Business: Advertising/PR, Banking
Computer Programming
Health Science: Medical Research, Psychiatry, Psychology, Horseback Riding Therapy
Arts: Museums, Music Management, Radio, Theatre
Education: English, Pre-school/Kindergarten

All internships are unpaid. Fall and Spring students work three or four days at their internship while taking two classes. 



Bonn/Cologne students can live with host families. Short-term apartments and student dormitories are also available.


All internships and classes are in German.


No Visa is required for the programs in Germany because they are less than 90 days in duration. Students will apply for a residency permit after they arrive.

Other Requirements

EPA accepts applications from undergraduate students studying at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada with a 3.0 GPA. At this time we do not offer placements for graduate students or students who have recently graduated.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2019 07/06/2019
Fall 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 09/02/2019 11/29/2019
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Application deadlines can change. It is your responsibility to confirm the application deadline with the program sponsor or overseas university to which you are applying.