International Programs Office

International Programs Office

International Programs Office

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Ontario Baden-Württemberg (OBW) Summer Programs

Program and application details refer to Summer 2021 and will be updated for 2022.

The Ontario Baden-Württemberg (OBW) programs provide students with an opportunity to learn about German language and culture in the South West corner of Germany. Short-term independent study abroad programs include the International Lake Constance Summer School (Internationale Hochschule) and the Summer Research Program.

International Lake Constance Summer School

The International Lake Constance Summer School, or Internationale Bodensee Hochschule (IBH), is a four-week summer program at the University of Konstanz in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. Students from around the world congregate to learn and discuss the cultures of German-speaking countries that surround Lake Constance: Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland. Along with intriguing classroom experiences, IBH promises engaging extracurricular activities and regional excursions.

There is no German-language prerequisite for successful participation in the IBH. Classes are taught at various levels, including beginner's. For complete program details, including the nomination procedure, program fee and further details, please visit the IBH website.

Eligibility

To be eligible students must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • be pursuing a degree in at Queen's University;
  • be registered at Queen's in the academic year preceding participation in the IBH; and
  • be continuing in the same academic program in the academic year following participation

Students who will be graduating in advance of the relevant summer term are not eligible to apply.

Application

To apply you must:

Please submit the following documents to the International Programs Office at ipo@queensu.ca:

  • complete and submit the online OBW-specific 2021 IBH application form;
  • Copy of academic transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended since September 2018.
  • A statement of your reasons for applying to participate in the ORA SLP (max. one page, double-spaced).

Applications are due in the International Programs Office by 4:00pm EST on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. You must apply through to this program through the International Programs Office. Please do NOT submit your own application directly to the ORA office.

If you are accepted to this program you will need to apply for an online International Letter of Permission. There is a $60 fee for this document.

Summer Research Program

The Summer Research Program (SRP) is designed for undergraduate (in second year of studies or above) and graduate science students interested in conducting research with a professor at a partner OBW university. Students must be studying science or health science disciplines.

The program runs for either two (2) or three (3) calendar months, with some flexibility. Students who will be graduating in advance of the relevant summer term are not eligible to apply.

View the OBW SRP 2021 brochure

Knowledge of German is not required for participation, so long as the receiving professor is aware of the level of the nominee's language skills and agrees to host the student. Some knowledge of German would of course enhance the student’s experience. Students are encouraged to work with a Queen's professor to find a faculty member at a partner OBW institution who would be willing to bring them into an ongoing, relevant research project, as this is a preferred prerequisite for participation.

For complete details about the nomination procedure and the program, please visit the SRP website.

Application

Application details and the application form can be found on the OBW SRP websiteStudents must have submitted their online application and emailed their PDF copy + all supporting documents to haley.mccormick@queensu.ca.

Applications are due in the International Programs Office by 4:00pm EST on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Please do NOT submit your own application directly to the ORA office.

Please take precautions when emailing sensitive personal information. We advise you to securely send the files to Haley McCormick using OneDrive, found in your Queen's Office 365 applications. You can view a tutorial on how to use OneDrive by watching this short youtube tutorial.