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NECC Student Selected to Spend Summer in Germany

Submitted by on April 13, 2011 – 11:51 am

Northern Essex Community College student, Daniel Dwyer of Salisbury, has been accepted to participate in the Baden Württemberg Stipendium Work Immersion Study Program (WISP) this summer in Germany.

Daniel Dwyer

The Baden Württemberg Stipendium Work Immersion Study Program, available to community college students, is a fully funded three-month work study immersion program that gives participants practical work experience, a chance to improve their German language skills, and exposure to the German culture.

Dwyer, a Liberal Arts major and second year German student at NECC, is the only NECC student accepted into this program. A graduate of Whittier Vocational Technical High School in 2010, Dwyer first heard about this program from his professor, Joe Guy, and jumped at the opportunity. Dwyer is looking forward to traveling and being able to teach English to others. Dwyer says “the application process is very stressful, but in the end it was worth it.” Interested applicants must be attending a community college, have completed one semester of German language, complete an intensive application, and provide letters of recommendations.

Dwyer will leave for Radolfzell, Germany this June and will be enrolled in a one-month language course at the Carl Duisberg Centrum, a language school in Radolfzell. After completion of this course Dwyer will be in a two-month internship working at a summer camp and teaching English before returning home in late August.

As a participant in this program all expenses are paid, including, accommodations, airfare, language course, health and accidental insurance, and spending money each month.