College of A&S - Summer In Germany
Leipzig, Germany (Outgoing Program)
|Restrictions:||OU applicants only|
|Program Type:||College Sponsored||OU Sponsoring College:||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Language of Instruction:||German||Non-English Language Prerequisite:||1 Semester|
|Housing Type:||Student Dormitories||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Study Abroad Adviser:||Karen Elmore||University Name:||University of Leipzig|
This program will be offered in 2016.
2016 Program Dates will not be available until October or November 2015.
2015 Program Dates - 2016 dates may not correspond closely to this scheduleRequired Components
May 11 - 22 MLLL 3823 taught on OU Campus
June 2 Arrive in Leipzig
June 2 - 27 Kurs A: 3 1/2-week intensive German session at the Herder Institute, University of Leipzig
June 28 - July 6 Excursion Week: Culmination of MLLL 3823
July 7 Departure from Germany for those taking just one session of German
Optional but strongly recommended by the German language section at OU
July 7 – July 31 Kurs B: Additional intensive language course
Aug. 1 Check-out/Departure day
Program DesignThe program begins with two weeks of coursework on the Norman campus immediately after the spring semester ends. The number of participants is capped at 12 by the Herder Institute at the University of Leipzig, but additional places are sometimes granted to the University of Oklahoma. There is no guarantee that this will happen for 2016, however. Acceptance into the program is by "rolling admissions," which is truly first-come, first-served. Cultural events and activities, as well as excursions, are built into the program, inlcuding travel as a group to cities such as Weimar, Wittenberg, Meissen, Erfurt, Berlin, and Dresden. The 2016 Summer Germany Information Sheet will appear here before applications open, providing more program details.
Participants on this program need to plan any independent travel for the time before or after their language sessions in Germany. Longer excursions of several nights usually do not fit into this program schedule. Students who miss too much class time in Germany run the risk of not receiving transfer credit for their coursework. Only students seriously interested in improving their German language ability and willing to put in the work required for an intensive language program should apply.
- OU overall GPA of 2.5 or above
- One semester of university-level German language study or the equivalent
- One faculty recommendation, submitted electronically as part of the application process
- A passport valid through six months beyond the program end date, or a copy of a receipt showing that a passport application has been submitted (U.S. passport application)
AcademicsThis program entails both direct OU credit for the course listed below, as well as approved transfer credit for the language courses in Leipzig. More details about this and the program design are in the 2016 Summer in Germany Information Sheet that will be linked here before Thanksgiving break. All participants will be enrolled in the OU course listed below.
- MLLL 3823 German Thought and Culture
- University of Leipzig dormitories:
- Mostly shared flats with several single rooms, a small kitchen and a bathroom
- Modern equipment
- Internet access (no WiFi; ethernet cable may be required)
- Coin-operated washers
- Accessible by public transport.
- Hostel or hotel accommodations on overnight excursions
Money MattersIt is each applicant's responsibilty to share information about costs with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works. The 2015 Summer Germany Estimated Budget shows details of the program pricing and will appear here before applications open, but no later than Thanksgiving break. It will help you compare programs and plan for study abroad. Costs are subject to change based on the number of participants. All Arts and Sciences programs require a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of application. That amount is deducted from the program fee and payment of the deposit is explained in the "A & S Deposit Acknowledgement" within the application.
There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started
- Presidential International Travel Fellowship, an OU need-based scholarship for airfare - Students may now apply early by September 20 for summer 2016 funding. Second deadline is February 28, 2016.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - students with a PELL grant in their financial aid package may apply. Requires a minimum of 28 days in one country. Students on the Germany program usually need to stay for both language sessions to meet that length requirement. Students may now apply early by October 6 for early summer notification. Second deadline is March 1, 2016.
Getting StartedClick on the "Apply Now" button when it becomes available at the top and bottom of this brochure. Schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, Director, College of Arts and Sciences International Programs , then attend a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad. Both an advising appointment and attendance at Study Abroad 101 are required.
A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen Elmore, Director of Arts and Sciences International Programs
232 Ellison Hall
For an advising appointment, go to: http://iadvise.ou.edu/casip
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