Type of Program: Semester
City: Lüneburg, Germany
When Offered: Fall or Spring
Cost: See Program Costs page

Lüneburg is ideal for students interested in learning the German language and focusing on European Studies - specifically Germany's role within the European Union. Through formal coursework and personal interaction with the host culture, you will greatly expand your language skills and knowledge of German society. Lüneburg offers students the quality of life of a smaller community without sacrificing the cultural resources and activities of a large metropolitan city. Lüneburg is also only 30 minutes away from the former East Germany, providing a unique vantage point from which to study the dynamics of reunification.  The program offers three diverse academic areas: German Language, European and Engineering Studies. The intensive language approach allows you to complete up to two years of university language requirements in one semester. Additional courses in economics, history, culture, art history, intercultural communication, politics and engineering are taught in German or English to provide a well-rounded curriculum. the academic courses are only a part of the intended value of a program abroad. Participation in cultural activities, festivals and field trips to Hamburg, Celle, Bremen and an optional tour to Berlin in the spring also form an integral part of the program.

The Lüneburg program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the overall operations of the program abroad: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding and Social Sciences and previously taught political science courses on the program. Sören will meet the group flight at the airport, organize transportation to your housing, provide an on-site orientation and additional support and resources while you are on the program. 

Academic Calendar

Spring: January - April
Fall: September - December  

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.


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