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The Arch Semester Away - Technical University of Dresden
Dresden, Germany (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall - Arch Away,
Spring - Arch Away
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Restrictions: RPI applicants only
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RPI Fall application deadline: May 1 RPI Spring application deadline: September 1
Program Description:
Program Description:
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University and Location
The Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden) has its roots in the Royal Saxon Technical School that was founded in 1828. Today it is a university that unites science and engineering with humanities, social sciences, and medicine. This wide range of subjects allows TU Dresden to offer a multidisciplinary learning environment and to contribute to the integration of science and society. With more than 36,000 students in over 120 degree programs, TU Dresden is one of the largest technical universities in Germany.  Since 2012, TU Dresden has been a University of Excellence, part of an initiative organized by the German government tstrengthen Germany’s research landscape. The Excellence Initiative supports member institutions in cutting-edge research projects by funding activities in research and teaching that will enhance Germany’s overall performance in science and higher education. Located on the Elbe River in eastern Germany, Dresden is the capitol of the German state of Saxony and is near the borders of Poland and the Czech Republic.  Berlin and Prague are within a 2-3 hour drive or train ride, and other European destinations are easily accessible by train.  Dresden is a city with a rich, often tragic history, and is a cultural center with renowned theaters, museums, parks and architecture.
Language Requirements
Research is conducted in English, but some German language proficiency is useful for everyday life.  A four week intensive German language and culture course is available.
The Arch Semester Away
Students who attend TU Dresden  during the Semester Away of their junior year will have the opportunity to gain cutting-edge research experience in a wide range of scientific fields.  Participants will work in state of the art laboratories under the guidance of leading TU Dresden faculty.   Please note:  This is a non-credit research opportunity.
Program Dates
Program dates are flexible.  Students may participate  for a period of 4-12 weeks between September and December or January and May.

Application Procedures
Students must receive a nomination from the Office of International Programs and will then be directed to complete the TU Dresden application materials. In order to receive a nomination, interested students should submit a Semester Away application to the Rensselaer Office of International Programs  by clicking apply now, above. Semester Away experiences must be approved by the student's academic adviser . 
Application Deadlines
Fall:  May 1 Spring:  September 1
Accommodation and Meals
TU Dresden will assist students with the process of finding suitable housing in either a university or private apartment.
Estimated Expenses and Cost of Living
TU Dresden will provide selected students with a travel allowance of 600 Euros and a monthly allowance of 800 Euros to cover living expenses.

Questions?  Please contact Karen Dvorak

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