Arizona Summer Study in Leipzig
|Term||App Deadline||Start Date||End Date||Cost|
|Summer||February 25||early June||late June||Budget|
- Language of Instruction
- Foreign Language Requirement
- Class Eligibility
- Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
- Program Open To
- UA and Non-UA Students
- Credit Type
- UA Direct Credit
- Level of Study
- Housing Options
- Residence Hall
- Program Type
- UA Faculty-led
Spend the summer in a historic city in the middle of Germany, immerse yourself in the German language and culture, make new friends, and earn 6 units of credit to fulfill the UA’s second language requirement (taking a 200 level course) and/or work towards a major/minor in German Studies (taking a 300+ level course). Engage in a language/culture exchange with a German student and explore central Germany.
Priority Summer 2019 Application Deadline - December 15
Tentative 2019 dates: June 1 - June 30 ( +1 week flexible online course preparation in May)
Please do not buy your airline tickets until you have received instructions from UA Study Abroad.
The priority application deadline for Summer 2019 is December 15, 2018. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who apply after December 15 will be considered as program capacity allows.
Founded in 1409, Leipzig University is Germany’s second oldest university. Famous students include Leibniz, Lessing, Goethe, Nietzsche, Wagner and chancellor, Angela Merkel. With over 29,000 German and international students, it is Saxony’s largest university.
Students can enroll in 6 units of of direct UA credit in the following courses:
*Completion of a minimum of two semesters fo college-level German or equivalent is required
- GER 211: Intermediate Intensive German (6 units): Intensive practice of communication skills in German (listening, reading, speaking, and writing), systematic review of German grammar (equivalent to GER 201 and GER 202). Prerequisite: completion of two semesters of German study at college level or the equivalent.
- GER 392: Directed Research in German Studies (6 units): Daily class meetings, conversation, reading and writing, individual research and group projects on topics in German Studies (art, business, film, history, language, music, politics, and sports). Prerequisite: completion of a minimum of four semesters of German study at college level or the equivalent.
- GER 492: Directed Research in German Studies (6 units): Same as GER 392, but a more extensive individual research project on a topic in German literature / culture. Prerequisite: GER 392 of a previous Summer Study in Leipzig Program.
Faculty: Peter Ecke, Ph.D. is Professor of German Studies and Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. He has directed the program annually since 2003. His experience and connections in Leipzig, and assistance from two departmental teaching assistants, make this a top UA program.
The historic city of Leipzig is located in the central eastern part of Germany. It is only 1.5 hrs. by train from Berlin. Leipzig airport (LEJ) is only 15 minutes away from the city center. The compact and easy-to-get-around city has a population of about 545,000. Founded in 1409, Leipzig University is Germany’s second oldest university. Famous students include Leibniz, Lessing, Goethe, Nietzsche, Wagner and chancellor, Angela Merkel. With over 29,000 German and international students, it is Saxony’s largest university.
More than a decade after Germany’s re-unification, Leipzig has become again a major center of higher education, research, culture, nightlife and shopping as well as a busy venue for trade fairs and conferences. The lovely old Renaissance and Baroque buildings, churches, historical trading centers, malls with restaurants and cafes, numerous museums and art galleries are now fully restored, providing a stylish paradise for students, shoppers and sightseers. High-class entertainment is assured – attractions for arts-lovers include the Gewandhaus concert hall, the Opera House, the St. Thomas Choir, cabarets, theaters, jazz cellars, the Drallewatsch pub district and the Moritzbastei, Europe’s biggest students’ club (an underground vault with various bars, cafes, and dance floors).
Students will be accommodated in single rooms in student residence halls that house German and international students. All rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet connection.
Program fee includes:
- University of Arizona tuition and registration fees for 6 academic units
- Single room accommodation in student residence halls
- Unlimited transportation cost within Leipzig
- Excursions (travel by train or bus, accommodation in youth hostels or budget hotels)
- Group events including visits and entrance fees to museums and performances
- Program administrative costs
- Medical/travel insurance
Not included: transportation to Germany, meals, and miscellaneous personal expenses
Students make their own travel arrangements from the US to Leipzig. Leipzig is easily accessible by air to the airport Leipzig/Halle or through high-speed trains from Frankfurt (3 hrs.), or Berlin (1.5 hrs.).
There will be a weekend excursion, two day-trips to other cities in the area, a visit of either the Porsche or BMW factory, a brewery tour (Brauhaus Reudnitz), various visits of museums, and a concert in the Opernhaus or the Gewandhaus. Participants will have two weekends for rest or individual travel. Possible destinations are the cities of Naumburg, Erfurt, and Quedlinburg.
Links of Interest
University of Arizona German Studies Department Scholarships (Please note some application deadlines arrive as early as December.)
- Accepted students may want to pay special attention to the Oskar Grunow Scholarship, which is specifically for students studying through the Arizona Summer Study in Leipzig program.
Gilman Scholarship (for Pell Grant recipients only)