Immersion Period Abroad (ImPA)
Learn more about fulfilling your Immersion Period Abroad (ImPA) requirements and/or about exchange programs and resources for studying or working abroad.
You can find the ImPA Policy (LAB students) and the Application for Recognition of a Period Abroad (ARPA) below, or by clicking on the links before.
LAB students with an English
component must spend a minimum of 12 weeks working or studying abroad in an English-speaking country in order to complete their program. The 12 weeks may be split into 2 separate stays, but each stay should not be less than 3 weeks in total. Students may choose to study abroad (1 or 2 semesters or a summer study program) or work abroad (part-time, full-time, paid or voluntary work) in a country in which English is an official language and such that their work or study is conducted in English. Students must document their study or work abroad (with certificates, a letter from their employer, etc).
LuS students are required to spend a minimum of 6 weeks abroad in order to complete their program. Students may choose to study abroad (1 or 2 semesters or a summer study program) or work abroad (part-time, full-time, paid or voluntary work).
- For initial orientation, see Jonas Freiwald in the English department library.
For Erasmus, UWA and other specific questions:
see the English Department Student Mobility Co-ordinator and/or Student Mobility Co-ordinators for your second field of study
Students are responsible for organizing and finding sponsorship for their work and study abroad. The following are some possibilities:
- Erasmus+ grants for study or internships abroad
- Other EU funds for work or volunteering abroad PROMOS grants to promote mobility of German students
- DAAD Kurzstipendium
For further information please contact the RWTH International Office.
Erasmus and Other Exchange Programs
The English department has exchange programs with the following universities:
- Erasmus exchanges at the University of Lleida and the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and the University of Bergamo (Italy).
- Student exchange with the University of Western Australia in Perth
Students may also apply for Erasmus exchanges sponsored by other departments (in particular that of students' second field of study).
Participation in Erasmus Programs
- Excellent academic record
- Strong letter of motivation
- Language competence level: C1 in English and at least B1 in the language of the host country
Receiving Credit for Courses taken Abroad
- Lehramtsbezogene Studiengänge: Dr. Thomas Griffig
- Komponenten English and American Studies im Studiengang Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft: Dr. Nicole Hützen
All enquiries about exchange programs should be directed towards your student mobility co-ordinator, Ms. Zurhelle-Waser.