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UF in Switzerland, Germany, France and Holland - Medicine, Microbiology and Health
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Basel, Switzerland; Geneva, Switzerland; Heidelberg, Germany; Strasbourg, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Aaron Watkins
Type of Credit:
UF Course Registration: ALS 4404 Program Type: UF Sponsored
Agricultural and Life Sciences Field of Study: Health Studies, Microbiology and Cell Science
Program Description:

UF in Switzerland, Germany and France

Medicine, Microbiology and Health
Summer A 2018: May 15 - June 1

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*** This program is currently full. Applications will only be accepted for the waitlist.


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About the Program

This unique study abroad program is an integral part of a Summer A class that will consist of online preparation, 18 days abroad, and a final reflection project, which is due at the end of summer C. There will be some hands-on assignments & discussions, lectures, and a final project during the trip. “Medicine” related topics will be explored by visiting institutions and a variety of organizations, companies, and museums. You will experience “Microbiology” by exploring the production process at a chocolate factory, a cheese dairy, a brewery, and wine cellar. “Health” will be incorporated by your participation in fitness and wellness activities and exploring the central European lifestyle. The faculty program director, Dr. Monika Oli, was born & raised in Germany, has extensive travel experience throughout Europe, and spent 7 months in 2014 in the countries to be visited.

About the Location

This program will take students to to Geneva, Fluehli, Gruyere, Root, Nenzlingen, & Basel (Switzerland); Marburg, Heidelberg and Titisee (Germany); Strasbourg, Eugisheim and Ingersheim (France) and Amsterdam and Delft (Holland).


Guided canal tour in Amsterdam. Visit the Micropia Museum, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Titisee and Rothaus brewery, a Kneipp activity and visits to several UNESCO World Heritage sites, and much more.


To understand European culture better, you will stay in Youth Hostels, comfortable hotels and in a castle, the Chateau de Pourtales in Strasbourg.

Course Information

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Course is taught by UF Faculty

ALS 4404: Medicine, Microbiology & Health (3 UF GPA Credits)

Total Number of Credits Offered: 3 


  • open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • students in good standing

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Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.


2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $4,793
2018 Graduate Program Fee: $5,041

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for 3 UF GPA credits, accommodations, breakfast daily, travel within Europe, entrance fees, maps, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, lunch and dinner, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Aaron Watkins

Program Director
Dr. Monika Oli


This program is currently not accepting applications.