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Student Exchange with Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Student exchange in the fall semester 2017.

General Information

Two BA students from our department will be able to study at the English Department of CMU in the fall semester 2017 without paying the substantial tuition fees that students at CMU and other American universities are faced with.

CMU is a mid-sized American campus university with 28,000 students. It has a vibrant social and academic life including sporting events, musical and theatrical productions, and a host of student organizations.

The English Department offers a wide variety of courses, with classes in British and American Literature, World Literature, Linguistics, composition theory, creative writing, children’s literature, and literary theory. It also offers monthly readings by local, regional, and national writers.

Mt. Pleasant is a college town only two hours away from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. Detroit, Chicago and Toronto are also fairly close (by American standards).

If you require more information, write to Professor Niederhoff or see him in his office hours. You can also visit the website of CMU.

The students who will be selected will be able to apply for a PROMOS scholarship from the RUB International Office.

How to Apply

Hand in the following documents at Frau Sicking’s office (GB 5/129) or send them to Hildegard.Sicking-at-rub.de by Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

(1) Transcript of grades.

(2) Filled-in application form (see below).

(3) Letter of application. In this letter, you should present yourself and your reasons for applying for the CMU Exchange. Length: 500-800 words. Please consider the following questions.

What are your academic interests?
Have you lived, worked or studied abroad?
What are your expectations from your stay at CMU?
Do you have a special interest in American culture or in the Midwest?
Is there anything else you want us to know about your application?

A number of applicants will be invited for an interview.

Michigan Exchange Application Form Studying English at CMU