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Are you interested in studying abroad or gaining international work experience?

Highly motivated OWL students have a chance to be part of a unique experience in New York. They can pursue an internship either in the Campus OWL liaison office or as part of the newly launched Professional Experience Program (PEP). 

OWL students find more information on the internship opportunities via the PEP program or in the liaison office below.

For North American students: North American students have the opportunity to study abroad at one of the five universities of Campus OWL. The Campus OWL universities have a wide range of study programs and hands-on and real-world opportunities for students from abroad. The overview below includes short-term summer courses and direct exchange as well as a brief overview of the Alberta OWL cooperation.

Professional Experience Program (PEP) in New York

Are you a student at one of the OWL universities? Do you want to gain work experience in spring/summer 2023 in the New York metropolitan area? Campus OWL New York is accepting applications for PEP – the new Professional Experience Program. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of being part of this 3-month long experience and get the chance to work in a company or organization in the New York metropolitan area (other areas possible, too).

The deadline to apply was August 14, 2022

PEP is your opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an international environment. The program includes an internship in a company/organization in the New York metropolitan area, a one-week preparatory skills seminar in NYC and a virtual workshop after your time abroad. Find out more about the program and the requirements in the call for applications and the FAQ.

The Call for Applications is currently closed:

New Call for Applications_PEP in New York in 2023

Template for Letter of Recommendation:

Please download and submit with your application. 

Template Recommendation Letter – PEP in NY 2023

Read the FAQs:

FAQ_PEP 2023 in New York

Learn more about the previous program round and first student cohort PEP22 (spring/summer 2022):

PEP 2022 Brochure Campus OWL NY (10MB)

Internship at Campus OWL New York

The Campus OWL liaison office offers 3-month internships for students, studying at one of the OWL universities. The intern works closely with the Executive Director in the Campus OWL office in the German House in New York and is responsible for a variety of research, administrative and creative functions.

The application is currently closed.

A student adjusts a thread for an experiment in the laboratory


Each year hundreds of international students come to the Campus OWL universities from partner universities around the world. Studying abroad for a semester is a great experience from which you benefit in many ways, both personally and professionally.

Direct exchange students must be nominated by one of the partner universities. The first step is therefore to apply for an exchange place in the international office at your home university. After successful nomination you will be contacted by the OWL partner university.

More information on direct exchange programs at:

Summer Programs

Summer courses in OstWestfalen Lippe are open to all students who want to take advantage of a unique and diverse selection of courses from a research university and a university of applied sciences.

These programs are smart ways to gain international experience in an academic setting during the summer.