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College of A&S - Summer In Germany
Leipzig, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
College Sponsored
OU Sponsoring College:
College of Arts & Sciences
Language of Instruction: German
Non-English Language Prerequisite:
1 Semester
Housing Type: Hotel or Guesthouse, Student Dormitories Minimum GPA: 2.5
Study Abroad Adviser: Karen Elmore
University Name:
University of Leipzig
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:

CAS Summer in Germany

This program will be offered in 2017.   Dates and details may change.  Watch here for updates.

2017 Projected Program Dates

Required Components
May 15 - 26          CAS 3900 taught on OU Campus
June 4                 Depart U.S. for Germany
June 5                 Arrive in Leipzig
June 6 - July 1     Kurs A intensive language at the Herder Institute
July 1 - 10            Group excursion - Culmination of CAS 3900.

Optional but strongly recommended by the German language section at OU
July 11 - Aug. 4    Kurs B - second language session
Aug. 5                  Departure day to return to States or travel.

Program Design

The 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 2017, 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, including travel as a group to cities such as Weimar, Wittenberg, Meissen, Erfurt, Berlin, and Dresden. The 2017 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.

Program Requirements

  • 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


This program entails both direct OU credit for the course listed below, as well as approved transfer credit for the language courses in Leipzig. All participants will be enrolled in the OU course listed below. 
  • CAS 3900 German Culture in Context -- Please note that this course does not fulfill a General Education requirement, but has been approved by the German Section of Modern Languages to count toward a German major or minor.  Please check with your academic adviser on this point.


  • 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 Matters

It is each applicant's responsibility to share information about costs with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works.  The 2016 Summer Germany Budget Estimate shows details of the program pricing last summer, and the 2017 version will appear here before applications open, but no later than Thanksgiving break.  It will help students 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.  Summer applicants may apply early by November 16 for early award notification or by February 26, 2017 for the second round.
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - a nationally competitive award open to PELL Grant recipients. Applicants may apply by October 4th for summer awards or by March 7, 2017 for the second round of consideration for summer.

Getting Started

Students can click on the "Apply Now" button when it becomes available at the top and bottom of this brochure.  Applicants must 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
210 Ellison Hall
Phone: 325-4716
For an advising appointment, go to:

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.