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  • Locations: Heidelberg, Germany; Lucerne, Switzerland; Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Tarleton applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 05/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Tarleton Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Communications
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-majors: Yes Minimum GPA: 2.0
Classification: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Tarleton Faculty: Ms. Prairie Endres-Parnelle
Program Description:

Switzerland and Germany - Communications

Faculty Leader:

Ms. Prairie Parnell

Travel Dates

May 15 - May 23, 2019

COMM 3304 - Interpersonal Communication 

A course designed to improve individual communication skills relevant to human relationships. The development and maintenance of interpersonal (one-to-one) relations are examined, with special emphasis on identifying and correcting communication breakdown. A portion of the course will be devoted to exercises designed to improve interpersonal skills. 

Credit:COMM 3304: Interpersonal Communication
Summer I: 2019, 8 weeks 

Travel Itinerary:
Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

Day 2: Munich
  • Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Take a walking tour of Munich
  • With your expert local guide you will see:
  • Munich Cathedral
  • New Town Hall
  • Hofbräuhaus
  • Enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner in Munich
  • Discussion at dinner: Relationship differences observed through travel; forming long distance relationships; cultural differences in relationships
Day 3: Munich
  • Take a guided tour of Munich
  • With your expert local guide you will see:
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Residenz
  • Marienplatz
  • Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site 
  • Discussion: Impact of history (Dachau) on relationships. How did relationships protect/fail to protect individuals? Interpersonal connections and the impact on history
Day 4: Munich
  • Discussion during travel: Relations in film and as portrayed in the media (Sound of Music). Impact of work on relationships; impace of type of work on relationships; work relationships over history.
Day 5: Munich • Neuschwanstein • Innsbruck
  • Discussion during travel: Interpersonal expectations based on roles; interpersonal connections between persons of different classes; effect of environment on communication.
  • Travel via Neuschwanstein to Innsbruck
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
Day 6: Innsbruck • Liechtenstein • Lucerne region
  • Discussion during travel: Interpersonal communication differences observed as countries change. Cultural difference in communication between Germany and Switzerland. 
  • Take a walking tour of Innsbruck with your Tour Director
  • Travel via Liechtenstein to the Lucerne region
  • Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region
Day 7: Lucerne region
  • Take a walking tour of Lucerne 
  • With your Tour Director you will see:
  • Lion Monument
  • Kapellbrücke
  • Enjoy dinner at your hotel in the Lucerne region
  • Discussion at dinner: Impact of physical context on interpersonal communication; impact of physical context on dating, family communication, and work communication
Day 8: Lucerne region • Freiburg • Heidelberg
  • Travel via Freiburg to Heidelberg
  • Spend time exploring Freiburg on your own
  • Take a tour of Heidelberg
  • Visit the Heidelberg Castle wine barrel
  • Enjoy dinner in Heidelberg
  • Discussion at dinner: Impact of communication rituals on interpersonal communication: dating, marriage, ruling, class differences, impact on rituals of communication
Day 9: Depart for home
  • Discussion at airport: Debrief on application of tr4avel to research, impact of travel on communication, impact of other communication rituals on one's own communication
Approximate Cost: $3,575.00
Does not include tuition and fees.

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Tarleton Scholarships:International Education Fee Scholarship 

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