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Leipzig, Germany

Academic Program

Global Temple Conference

Course selection

Prior to departure for Germany, students in the four-week program register for four credits and students in the eight-week program register for eight credits. Depending on program length, students register for one or two of the following courses, according to the appropriate level. You will take a placement test upon arrival to confirm your course(s).

In addition to the courses below, students who participate in one course on the program after the German 1002: Introduction to German II (4 credits) level will also enroll in a one-credit independent study in German Studies (German 2011: Immersion in German), while students selecting to participate in two courses after the German 1002: Introduction to German II (4 credits) level enroll in a two-credit section of the same course. The additional credits earned in this course serves to reward the extra time and exposure students above the Beginning level receive during the program.  

If you have any questions about the academic program or course placement, please contact the Program Director and Faculty Advisor.

Beginning

Beginning students, who must have completed one university-level semester of German or the equivalent, enroll in German 1002: Introduction to German II (4 credits), for a total of four credits.

Intermediate

Intermediate students enroll in one of the following courses, plus a one-credit independent study in German studies (German 2011: Immersion in German), for a total of four credits:

Advanced

Students placing at advanced levels enroll in one of the following courses, plus a one-credit independent study in German studies (German 2011: Immersion in German), for a total of four credits:

Academic program notes

  • 4-week program, 4 credits or 8-week program, 8 credits
  • Courses are taught by local faculty 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.
  • Upon arrival in Germany, you will take a placement test to confirm your level and course. Students in the 8-week program will take another placement test at the start of the second session to confirm course enrollment for the second term.
  • The Temple University faculty advisor oversees the academics during the program.
  • Following completion of the program, you will earn credit for the Temple University course equivalent to the level of course you took while in Leipzig.
  • Temple students who successfully complete (with a C- or better) credit-bearing coursework worth at least three semester hours in an approved summer or semester study abroad program with a minimum stay abroad of 28-days will satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement.