The Germany Close Up Fellowship: An Open Student Program for Students and Young Professionals in Affiliation with the Orthodox Union, August 11th - 21st 2014
The 11-day program between August 11th and 21st (start in the U.S. on August 10th) will focus on the following topics:
Each participant is responsible for a fee of $870. This fee will be paid indirectly to Germany Close Up via a flight contribution. After acceptance to the program, each participant is expected to book their airline ticket with economy class. Participants will be expected to land in Berlin and return home from Munich. In most cases this expense will cover the $870 fee. If your air fare is lower than $870, you will be asked to pay Germany Close Up the difference. If your air fare is more than $870, you may be eligible for a flight reimbursement from Germany Close Up for the difference between $870 and your actual flight costs. Please note, however, that reimbursements have a maximum cap. For participants departing from the New York or Washington D.C. greater metropolitan areas the maximum ticket cost Germany Close Up allows for is $900. For participants departing from California the maximum ticket cost Germany Close Up allows for is $1150. If you depart from anywhere else in the United States or Canada the maximum ticket cost Germany Close Up allows for is $1100. This means you will receive a maximum reimbursement of $30/$280/$230 ($900/1150/$1100 max ticket cost minus the $870 registration fee). This is to ensure the participation fee remains the same while participants may come from across the Unites States and Canada. Reimbursement will take place several weeks after the program’s conclusion and will be coordinated by the Orthodox Union.
Once you have been accepted for the trip, we encourage you to begin researching flights ASAP due to the maximum reimbursement levels and the rising cost of airfares as the trip dates near.
Germany Close Up covers the following expenses in Germany: hotel accommodation in double rooms, most meals, transportation within Germany, admission fees and event tickets. The scholarship does not include tipping. Please keep in mind that you will need to pay around 50€ (roughly $75) for tips.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Application closes on May 4, 2014.