As you board your plane in the U.S., leaving behind the comforts of home, family and friends for your new adventure in Germany, be confident that we’ve got you covered pre-departure through to arrival and beyond.

All of our programs begin with a comprehensive one-and-a-half day orientation. Led by Arcadia staff, in conjunction with the University of Bonn staff in Germany, orientation will be an excellent introduction to your time in Germany and is a mandatory component of an Arcadia study abroad experience.

Your orientation will feature:

  • cultural and recreational activities;
  • learning about the language, customs and traditions;
  • guidance concerning academic policies and procedures;
  • advice to help you settle into housing;
  • information on health and safety, banking, and the German academic system;
  • and discussion of cross-cultural issues.