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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: Student Dormitories Minimum GPA: 2.5
Study Abroad Adviser: Karen Elmore
University Name:
University of Leipzig
Program Description:

CAS Summer in Germany
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 schedule

Required Components
May 11 - 22           MLLL 3823 taught on OU Campus
June 1                   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 3    Excursion Week:  Culmination of MLLL 3823
July 4                    Departure from Germany for those taking just one session of German

Optional but strongly recommended by the German language section at OU
July 7 – Aug. 1   Kurs B:  Additional intensive language course
Aug. 2                Check-out/Departure day

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 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 2015 Summer Germany Information Sheet will appear here before applications open, providing more program details. 

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

Academics

This 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.  All participants will be enrolled in the OU course listed below. 
  • MLLL 3823  German Thought and Culture

Housing

  • 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 required)
      Coin-operated washers
      Easily accessible by public transport.
  • Hostel or hotel accommodations on overnight excursions

Money Matters

It 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  2015 Summer Germany Estimated Budget shows details of the program pricing and will appear here before applications open.  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.  
  • 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.

Getting Started

Click 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, Director of International Programs
232 Ellison Hall
Phone: 325-4716
For an advising appointment, go to: http://iadvise.ou.edu/casip

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