Students who have advanced German language skills may participate in the Dresden Internship Program offered fall and spring semesters. The program combines language study and coursework with a professional internship. Students study and live among German and other international students in university dormitories. During the first weeks of the program, students enroll in an intensive language and cultural immersion course. Then, beginning week nine, students directly enroll for two or more elective courses at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), one of the oldest and most prestigious technical universities in Germany. During week nine they also begin their internships and work for an average of 30 hours a week. In the final week of the program, students attend a capstone seminar in which they deliver the final presentations on their academic internship projects.