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Leipzig, Germany

Program Description

Global Temple Conference

Take your language skills to the next level by participating in Temple's Intensive German language program in Leipzig. The four-week or eight-week program is designed for undergraduates who have completed at least one semester of university-level German, and is best suited for those who are looking for an immersive experience with opportunities for independent exploration of German culture.

You will spend the first few days of the program in Berlin and then travel as a group to the Herder Institut of the University of Leipzig. Faculty from the Institut will teach you in a course that reflects your German language level, and you can expect to further your language skills through the group project component, which includes conducting research outside of the classroom on a topic of interest such as music in Leipzig, German soccer, or the Peaceful Revolution.

Located in the heart of Europe in former East Germany, Leipzig has a population of nearly 600,000 and is known as a city of music, arts, science and learning. Your on-site program director, Dr. Patricia Melzer, a Temple University faculty member, will lead several excursions and activities within Leipzig, and you will also have opportunities to explore the city on your own. Attending a Bach Music Festival concert, watching a soccer match on a screen in one of the main plazas, and taking in the magnificent architecture and historical monuments on a walk through the city are some favorite student activities in Leipzig.