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KU Student Awarded Danzer Fellowship to Study in Germany

April 21, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University junior Chloe Swope has received the Danzer Fellowship to study abroad at Reutlingen University in Germany. The fellowship, which is funded through the Danzer Foundation, awards the recipient a $3,000 tuition scholarship, plus 50% of additional school costs, and 4,000 euros for room and board, books and other living expenses. Kutztown University's College of Business has an exchange agreement with Reutlingen University; students pay KU tuition and fees, and enroll in courses that will meet KU requirements.

Swope, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing, with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in advertising, will take business and marketing classes at Reutlingen's ESB Business School from Sept. 15, 2014, through Jan. 17, 2015.  Although the program is taught in English, Swope will also enroll in a German language course while abroad.

"I'm so excited to spend a semester in Germany," Swope said. "It will be interesting to learn about different approaches toward business. At Reutlingen, half of the students are from Germany, and half will be from all over the world. During class discussions, I'll be able to discuss business topics within a global context."

Last year, Swope studied in Spain through KU's faculty-led summer study abroad program. While there, she was able to travel to Barcelona, go on city excursions with classmates and explore Valladolid, northwestern Spain's biggest city, all while keeping up with classes, which were held 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday.

She became interested in studying at Reutlingen after hearing KU professor Dr. David Wagaman discuss how engaged the students were, and beautiful the campus was.  While there, Swope will also take advantage of the university's location, and visit Germany's unique Christmas markets, the Black Forest and the picturesque Neuschwanstein Castle.