German Language and Contemporary Issues
Choose from the option to study intensive German language or delve into a special topics course taught in English that addresses contemporary issues. You also have the option of completing an additional four weeks of intensive German language study.
Four-week Option: late May through late June
Eight-week Option: late May through late July
The program takes place in Leipzig, in the heart of Europe in former East Germany.
Language of instruction
- Intensive language option: German
- Contemporary issues course: English
During the first four weeks, you’ll choose from the option to take either:
- Intensive German Language:
- You will enroll in a course(s) at interDaF (of the University of Leipzig’s Herder Institut), a non-profit association which constitutes the University of Leipzig’s center specializing in German as a foreign language. The Herder Institut has more than 50 years of excellence in advancing German language skills, as well as teaching about the culture and civilization of Germany
- Special Topics course
- Topic in 2024: Green Germany? Environmentalist Movements before and after Unification in Literature and Film
- Taught in English by program director Dr. Andrea Schmidt
- Earn credit for German 3220: Topics in German History and Culture (history and sociology cross-listings also available)
You also have the option of completing an additional four weeks of intensive German language study.
This program offers several excursions and organized cultural events in order to enhance your learning experience while in Germany.
The summer 2024 program director is Dr. Andrea Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Instruction (German), French, German, Italian and Slavic department at Temple University.
Program-arranged dormitories or apartments
Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: February 15