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  • Locations: Hamburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • Budget Sheets: Summer I
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer I 2018 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/24/2018 07/14/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Housing Options: Independent
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Mary Kerr -
Faculty Leader: Barry Friedman (
Program Description:
Hamburg canal  Hamburg Town  Hamburg Port
The Location   |   The Program   |   Housing and Meals   |   Costs   |   Insurance   |   Financial Aid   |   Applications 

The Location
Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany, is connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River.  It is crossed by hundreds of canals and also contains a large area of parkland.  Hamburg is often considered on of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is one of Europe's most dynamic business regions as it is home to a large number of companies with global operations.  Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) is located in the heart of Hamburg, directly adjacent to the city hall and the stock exchange, at the hub of the city's social and economic life.   HSBA, a private business school, was founded in 2004 by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and cooperates with more than 250 companies.  HSBA's Cooperative Education Model has its origins in Germany's dual education system, which was applied to the university level.

The Program
The program is split into portions: pre-departure, Hamburg School of Business Administration, and post-HSBA Germany travel.  The first portion of the program, requires students to participate in an online discussion prior to departure, facilitated by Dr. Barry Friedman.  

The second portion of the summer school is run through Hamburg School of Business Administration in Hamburg, Germany.  The summer program focuses on business ethics and corporate social responsibility in a globalized world.  The two-week program will feature lectures from professors from around the world as well as case studies, company visits, and panels of experts.  The HSBA summer school portion of the program is worth three credits.

After the HSBA program, students will stay in Germany for an additional week with Dr. Friedman and continuing exploring Germany with excursions, site visits, and meeting with businesses.

Students will receive a total of six credits for the program.

Housing and Meals
Students will be responsible for their own housing and meals for the duration of the program.  HSBA will provide a list of recommended hostels to the participants, but housing is ultimately up to the student for both the HSBA portion of the program as well as the additional week in Germany (based in Hamburg). 

Costs (budget sheet)
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All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (, as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.

Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at for further details.

A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.

Updated: 01/30/18