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PROGRAM OPTIONS IN GERMANY (AS OF JANUARY 2012)

University of Tuebingen

  • Targeted Students: Advanced German language students
  • Courses Offered: Full curriculum offered in German
  • Advantages of Program: True immersion program in historic university town; southern German culture; small city of about 85,000
  • Traditional German academic calendar (semesters run October-January and April-July), though students complete pre-semester language immersion program
  • About Tuebingen
  • Center for Global Education program webpage

University of Koblenz-Landau

  • Targeted Students: Advanced German students and others of all levels interested in Environmental Studies, American Studies, French and Francophone Studies
  • Courses Offered: Full curriculum offered in German; courses available in English in Environmental Studies, American Studies, and literature; courses in French language and culture also available
  • Advantages of Program: small city of about 40,000 in a region similar to Finger Lakes; proximity to France
  • Traditional German academic calendar (semesters run October-January and April-July)
  • About Landau (in German only)
  • Center for Global Education program webpage

University of Bremen

  • Targeted Students: Advanced German students and others of all levels seeking coursework in a variety of other disciplines
  • Courses Offered: Full curriculum offered in German; courses available in English in a range of fields including physics, biology, computer science, law, economics, history, geography, political science, IR, philosophy, media and society, English, creative writing, literature, American studies, European studies
  • Advantages of Program: Sizable(population 600,000) but very livable city; standard German spoken; broad range of offerings in English; northern German culture
  • Traditional German academic calendar (semesters run October-January and April-July)
  • About Bremen, and more about Bremen
  • Center for Global Education program webpage

University of Leipzig

  • Targeted Students: Advanced German students and those interested in physics and American Studies
  • Courses Offered: Full curriculum offered in German; courses available in English in American Studies and physics
  • Advantages of Program: sizable (population 500,000) city noted for its parks, close to other cities of interest; reunification efforts still present and transition can still be observed
  • Traditional German academic calendar (semesters run October-January and April-July)
  • About Leipzig
  • Center for Global Education program webpage

Lexia International Berlin

  • Targeted Students: Architectural Studies
  • Courses Offered: Program in Architectural Studies offered in English along with German language courses
  • Advantages of Program: Capital city with unique history and vibrant culture, widely recognized for rich architectural heritage
  • Lexia International Overview
  • US-style academic calendar (Fall semester September-December, Spring semester January-May)
  • About Berlin
  • Center for Global Education program webpage

IES Berlin

  • Targeted Students: Advanced German students (for language immersion track) and others of all levels in various disciplines, particularly the social sciences or urban studies
  • Courses Offered: Two program tracks offered: German Language and Area Studies, with all coursework in German (advanced students have the opportunity to take courses directly at local universities), and Metropolitan Studies, with courses in English along with German language courses
  • Advantages of program: Capital city with unique history and vibrant culture, opportunities for language immersion for advanced students
  • Berlin Overview
  • Fall semester runs from late August through mid-December (students taking courses at local universities and participating in certain internships remain until February) and Spring semester runs from early March through late June (students taking university courses remain until mid-July and those participating in certain internships remain until early August)
  • About Berlin
  • Center for Global Education program webpage

APPLY

Submit your applicaton and accompanying essay by Friday, March 1 at 5 p.m.

Click here to learn more about the application process.

Program Options

  • University of Tuebingen
  • University of Koblenz-Landau
  • University of Bremen
  • University of Leipzig
  • Lexia International Berlin
  • IES Berlin