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University of Tubingen Summer (direct enroll)

Tubingen, Germany
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Summer in Tübingen

  • 4-week intensive language instruction
  • Intermediate to Advanced courses
  • Extracurricular activities galore
  • Excursions in and around Tübingen

If you've ever wanted to gain an international experience and improve your German but thought you couldn't 't fit it into your four-year plan, well now you can! This program offers you the chance to do just that all while earning credits towards your German major or minor. You and your classmates, hundreds of international students from all over the world, will explore German language and culture through engaging coursework tailored to your and your classmates' interests.

Outside of class you will engage in a number of exciting activities arranged by program staff that will give you the chance to learn first-hand about German history, culture, and contemporary issues. These extracurricular activities include but are by no means limited to film evenings, cooking courses and excursions (e.g. to nearby towns, to a pretzel workshop and to a brewery). There is simply no better way to improve your German than to immerse yourself in the language and the culture. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

The picturesque city of Tübingen is located in southern Germany not far from Suttgart. The city is near the Black Forest and the Neckar River flows through town. Mountains rise to the south. The Schönbuch Nature Park is located to the north. The 500 year-old University Tübingen is a major feature of the city. Tübingen is filled with students not tourists: it's said that nearly 1 in every 3 residents of the city is a student. With all the natural beauty, student nightlife and program-related activities, you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy your surroundings and immerse yourself in the language and culture.

Program participants have the option of living in university residence halls in the city with shared kitchen facilities and bathrooms. You will either stay in a single dorm room or have a single room in a suite. More information about housing and accomodations can be found on the program's website.

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You must have completed at least GERM203, and be in good academic and judicial standing.


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  • Improve your German with students from all over the world
  • Enjoy a cost-effective immersive experience (Approximately 1020 euros for tuition & housing)
  • Explore Tübingen and nearby cities like Stuttgart and Munich
  • Visits to points of cultural interest (e.g. a pretzel workshop, brewery)

You will take coursework in German language at the level appropriate for your learning. You will earn up to six (6) credits towards your German major or minor (to earn all 6 credits you must attend three optional class meetings). You will be placed in levels appropriate to your German language skills based on a placement exam taken the first day of class. Your Germanic Studies advisor will work with you to help determine how your coursework in Tübingen will apply to your degree here.

All aspects of this program are managed by on-site staff in Tübingen. Your EA advisor is available to answer questions pertaining to the program and application process. For questions about how coursework applies to the GERM major or minor, please contact the departmental advisor, Dr. Julie Koser.

More information about the program, including costs, are available on the Tübingen summer course website.

The following breakdown is intended to provide an estimate of the cost of attendance for this program. For up to date fees from the host institution, please visit the Tübingen summer course website.

Paid to UMD:

Application fee $50
Education Abroad fee $500
International Health Insurance $40 (est)
Paid to host institution:
Registration fee (est. - based on summer 2018) - includes tuition, on-site student services and support, excursions and local outings
Housing fee $500
Out of pocket expenses:  
Round trip Airfare (estimate)  $1,200
Passport $140
Course materials (estimate) $250
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $425
Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance (estimate) $350
Total Cost of Attendance $4,225


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To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018 08/04/2018 08/24/2018