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College of A&S - Summer In Germany
|Restrictions:||OU applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||German||Program Type:||College of Arts & Sciences, Faculty Led|
|Non-English Language Prerequisite:||1 Semester||Housing Type:||Student Dormitories|
|Minimum GPA:||2.5||Study Abroad Adviser:||Karen Elmore|
|University Name:||University of Leipzig|
2014 Program Dates
May 12 - 23 MLLL 3823 taught on OU Campus
June 10 Arrive in Leipzig
June 11 - July 5 Kurs B: 3 1/2-week intensive German session at the Herder Institute, University of Leipzig
July 5 - 9 Excursion Week: Culmination of MLLL 3823
July 10 Departure from Germany for those taking just one session of German
Optional but strongly recommended
July 10 – Aug. 2 Kurs C: Additional intensive language course
Aug. 3 Check-out/Departure day
Program DesignThe number of participants on this program is capped at 12 by the Herder Institute at the University of Leipzig, but we are allowed to request a few more places if there is interest. Acceptance into the program is by "rolling admissions," which is first-come, first-served. The program begins with two weeks of coursework on the Norman campus immediately after the spring semester ends. Excursions built into the program, as well as the travel as a group after the first language session, allow students to visit places outside of Leipzig.
- OU overall GPA of 2.5 or above
- One semester of university-level German language study or the equivalent
- A passport valid through six months beyond the program end date, or a copy of a receipt showing that an application has been submitted. To access the U.S. State Department passport application, click here.
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 2014 Summer in Germany Information sheet. All participants will be enrolled in the OU course listed below.
- MLLL 3823 German Thought and Culture
- University of Leipzig dormitories
- Hostel or hotel accommodations during overnight excursions
Money MattersIt is each applicant's responsibilty to share information about cost with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works.
The 2014 Summer in Germany Budget Estimate shows details of the program pricing. 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 Fellowships, an OU need-based scholarship for airfare
- 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 would need to stay for both language sessions to meet that length requirement.
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, College of Arts and Sciences International Programs Coordinator, 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, International Programs Coordinator
232 Ellison Hall
For an advising appointment, go to: http://iadvise.ou.edu/casip
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2014||02/14/2014 **||Rolling Admission||06/09/2014||08/02/2014|
|NOTE: NOTE: The MLLL course taught in Norman is from May 12-23. June 10 is the arrival date in Leipzig for the required 1st intensive German language course. The group excursion is from July 5 - 9. Departure for those not staying for the second language course is July 10. The optional second language course begins on July 10 and ends on August 2. Departure date is August 3.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed