Trip to Germany announced

Associate professor of German Julia Gruber is looking for 10 students to travel abroad to Berlin, Vienna, Hamburg and Salzburg from May 11-25.


German major Nancy Webb said she always liked the idea of moving abroad and attending the trip last year made her sure.


The trip costs $1,500 per student and is broken down into equal installments of $500 due in February, March and April. The installments pay for accommodations, transportation and some tours.


Tech’s travel grant reimburses up to $1,000 for airfare.


“I had a student once who sold her cow to go,” Gruber said.


Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA, be a full-time student and not be scheduled to graduate this spring to qualify for a spot.


She said German get priority, but all majors are welcome to apply.


The itinerary includes going to the Turkish market, the Berlin Wall and the Saint Stephen’s Cathedral. Gruber said she wants students to have a humbling experience while being out of their comfort zone.


She said she started these study trips abroad in 2009 and since then, over 100 students have traveled with the program.


“If you have the chance to go, definitely go,” Webb said.


For more information or to sign up, email Gruber at