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ERIC Number: ED330298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Studying in the German University: A Guide for U.S. Advisors and Students. Working Paper #15.
Markert, Axel
This guide is designed for student advisors in the United States who are counseling students preparing for a period of study in a fully integrated higher education program in the Federal Republic of Germany. Topics covered include: (1) an overview of the higher educational system in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG); (2) organization of FRG university studies; (3) university campus life; (4) language test and registration; (5) types of classes; and (6) studying at a German university, university professors, and the administration. Major differences between American and German systems of higher education identified include: the requirement that the student be more independent in the German system; less emphasis on individual courses and more emphasis on examinations in the middle and at the end of the course of studies; and less contact between students and professors. A bibliography of recommended books is provided. (LPT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.
Identifiers - Location: West Germany