The Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik offers a wide variety of different programs for fulfilling the requirement of spending time abroad. Students have different possibilities to improve their language skills by way of studying, working, or interning abroad. This page provides information on various stay abroad possibilities and serves as a starting point for organizing your own experience in an English-speaking country. The Referat Internationales provides excellent and very useful information on the many different possibilities for Dortmund students to study and intern abroad.
Study Abroad in an English-speaking Environment
For criteria on what counts as an English-speaking environment, please refer to the Stay Abroad page.
Students who wish to study in an English-speaking culture have the following options:
The Institute of English and American Studies has exchange programs with several European universities, among them Leeds and Worcester in the UK. Students participating in the ERASMUS program will receive a travel subsidy and a small scholarship to cover their costs. The ERASMUS coordinators of the Institute also offer an annual ERASMUS Infoveranstaltung in the winter term which addresses all questions regarding partner universities, application procedures, and application deadlines. Watch out for flyers and announcements on the iaawiki. For more information on the program, please consult the ERASMUS page at the International Office and the ERASMUS departmental coordinators at the Institute of English and American Studies.
Each year, the institute's ERASMUS coordinators hold an information session on the application procedures and deadlines. Students should watch out for flyers and current announcements. If they plan to apply for an ERASMUS exchange, they need to submit the following documents in English to the respective ERASMUS departmental coordinator:
1. What do you expect from your study abroad experience with regard to your academic and personal development?
2. On the basis of which characteristics are you particularly qualified to study abroad, and what makes you especially attractive for the host university?
3. What actions and events at your host institution can you imagine organizing to make TU Dortmund more popular and to get as many foreign students as possible interested in studying in Dortmund?
Outside of Europe: Bilateral Exchange and ISEP
If students want to study outside of Europe, they can apply to the bilateral exchange programs or to ISEP.
Interning Abroad in an English-speaking Environment
Students also have the possibility to do an internship in an English-speaking country. If the internship is connected to their study program, such as a Stay Abroad, they can apply for funding, such as ERASMUS or PROMOS programs. For funding and internship opportunities, application procedures and deadlines, please consult the internship page of the Referat Internationales.
If students wish to intern as a German language assistant, they can either apply for a School Placement coordinated by Emily Mulder or the Albuquerque Academy coordinated by the Referat Internationales.
Study Abroad & Interning Abroad in a non-English-speaking Environment
Students who wish to study or intern in a non-English-speaking culture have the following options:
Please note: A stay abroad in a non-English-speaking country does not fulfill the requirements of the Stay Abroad that is mandatory for LABG 2009 (M1). However, should students study abroad, some courses might be transfered to TU Dortmund. As this will be judged on an individual basis by the respective professors, students should contact them early.
ERASMUS Partner Universities and Coordinators
The Institute of English and American Studies maintains the following cooperations with European universities.
Contact Person: Julia Sattler
Contact Person: Sina Nitzsche
Universities Outside of Europe: Israel
The Institute of English and American Studies offers students the possibility to study abroad at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Please contact Walter Grünzweig and Sina Nitzsche if you are interested in this exchange. The application deadline is 15 November each year.
International Initiatives at TU Dortmund