Meet & Greet

A delegation from Pforzheim University (Prof. Wentzel, Sabine Schnabel) will be visiting Penn State in January 2017. There will be a summer school program presentation, for date and time please check back with us!

Final applications have to be complete by February. For details please contact Maureen Desorcie at the Business School.


Prof. Dr. Dirk Wentzel

Pforzheim Business Summer School Program Director

Hochschule Pforzheim University
Tiefenbronner Str. 65
75175 Pforzheim / Germany
Phone: 0049 - (0)7231 28-6293 
E-mail: dirk.wentzel(at)hs-pforzheim(dot)de

Professor Dr. Wentzel taught at the Pennsylvania State University for two years from September 2000 to June 2002. In 2005, he was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Integration by the European Commission. He is a professor of political economics in Pforzheim.

Follow this Link to look at Prof. Wentzel's complete profile.


Maureen Desorcie

The Pennsylvania State University
Assistant Director

Department: International Programs 
Office: 355 Business Building 
Phone: 814-863-4264 
Fax: 814-865-6284
E-mail: mdesorcie(at)psu(dot)edu 

Maureen is employed with the Smeal College of Business, to advance the strategic goal of internationalizing the experience at Smeal for all students. She coordinates the International Programs staff to promote study abroad experiences for domestic and international students studying at Smeal College of Business, and is the international programs coordinator at Penn State University. She is happy to counsel students on their fit for the program. 


Sabine Schnabel

Pforzheim Business Summer School Program Coordinator

Hochschule Pforzheim University
Tiefenbronner Str. 65
75175 Pforzheim / Germany
Phone: 0049 - (0)7231 28-6465 
E-mail: sabine.schnabel(at)hs-pforzheim(dot)de

Sabine Schnabel is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Foreign Languages at Pforzheim University and teaches German as a foreign language and Cross Cultural Communication. In fall 2010 she was a guest lecturer at the German Department at Penn State.


These institutions may be helpful for obtaining additional information about living and studying in Germany:
Auswärtiges Amt - Federal Foreign Office of Germany
German Embassy in Washington

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