Attendance is mandatory for all lectures Absence is only excused in cases of illness or emergency. Signatures are to be appended on attendance register daily. Participants are also expected to be on time for classes. Active participation in class and group work is highly encouraged. Grades will be based on the only the quiz.
There is no dress code for classes. Most participants dress casual. We hope to have the warm and sunny summer weather typical during this period in Potsdam. Please ensure you bring summer clothes. You may also bring warm sweater for the evenings and a rain jacket in case of some odd days. Kindly check the various weather forecast websites if you want to have an idea in advance
Grading…show more content… Cash and Credit Card Usage in Germany
Germany and 22 other European countries have a common currency — the Euro. All purchases and transactions in Germany are executed in euros.
Germany has a relatively low level of credit card usage compared to other European countries, with many people preferring to pay in cash. As elsewhere, the most common cards in Germany are Eurocard/MasterCard and Visa, however credit cards are not accepted everywhere. Check a shop's door for a sticker showing, which credit cards are accepted or just ask. If you have a PIN for your credit card, you can use it to withdraw money from ATMs, but watch out for the charges, as these can be high.
Most credit card companies charge a yearly fee. When choosing one, look at several banks to find out which credit card is best suited to you. Some banks do not readily issue credit cards for to recently arrived foreigners, so if you need one, it might be worth checking if your current bank has a branch in Germany.
Beware that most of the shops do not accept checks; it is better for you if you pay in cash or use your credit card.
B. Bank…show more content… Most participants do not do it. However, if you would like to set up an account, it is a fairly straightforward operation, much the same as at home. All you need are your passport and money for the initial deposit. If you bring cash, your account is opened immediately. If you are transferring funds from your home bank, it can take a couple of weeks for the amount to be credited to your account.
Once you have opened the account the bank will issue you a Eurocard (EC), which is very valuable for transactions. You can use it to get cash or statements around the clock from the automatic teller machines (ATMs), and it is commonly accepted for payments at hotels, ticket offices, department stores and even