UROP International

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UROP International is designed for students from North American universities who wish to gain research experience by conducting research projects at RWTH Aachen University. It takes place during a ten-week research summer school between the middle of May and the end of July.

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UROP International 2018

Student Arrival Date: Friday, May 11, 2018

First day of Program: Monday, May 14, 2018

Last day of the Program: Friday, July 20, 2018

Student Departure Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018

Student Housing Dates (if different than arrival and departure dates): May 1 through July 31, 2018

Program Duration: 10 weeks

Course Programs and Leisure Activities

UROP International consists of three components: a research project at one of RWTH Aachen's research institutes or labs is at the core.

Additionally, students are offered a comprehensive accompanying program: an intensive German course and workshops on intercultural learning, scientific methods, and research practice to prepare them for their respective research project.

Furthermore, our international guests participate in a number of leisure activities to gain a look at German history and culture and meet German and international students at RWTH. Regular get togethers, excursions in the region, institute visits, and much more, form the framework of the students' stay in Aachen.

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

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+49 241 80 90695

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UROP International in Detail

The program’s duration is ten weeks. The first week is dedicated to a Fit for UROP workshop, introducing participants to research and culture, as well as to an intercultural training, which allows the students to gain an initial impression of German culture and informs about intercultural differences. Moreover, the first week is used to settle organizational issues and to make students familiar with RWTH Aachen University and with life in Aachen. Each student is assigned a RWTH student, who serves as a buddy and mentor during the first steps in Aachen.

From the second week to the end of the program, students work on their research project full time. The German language course starts during the first week and ends at the end of the eighth week. It takes place twice a week in the morning.

The program is supplemented by numerous leisure activities and excursions with the buddies.

All communication is in English.

Students will receive a certificate for both their research project and the language class upon successful completion of the program, marked by the submission of a report and participation in the closing UROP Symposium, where students present project results as part of a research conference. A total of 60 students can annually participate in UROP International.

Going overseas for an entire summer to see Europe while building a really strong resume point by doing international research is the best thing that I ever could have hoped to do in one summer.

Andrew Hudson, Carnegie Mellon University

UROP was a great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and learn new lab techniques and meet a ton of amazing people. I would highly recommend this to anyone as an amazing opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Dayna Schultz, University of Saskatchewan

UROP International at RWTH Aachen University

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