SUMMER STUDY IN LEIPZIG - GERMANY PROGRAM
June 1 - June 29, 2013
An Intensive, Total-Immersion Program in German
(offered by the University of Arizona in collaboration with the Universität Leipzig)
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
(This webpage works best with Firefox browsers)
The University of Arizona is proud to announce its 2013 Summer Study-in-Leipzig-Germany Program, an intensive program in German language and culture. Students of any area of study with a minimum of two semesters of college German are eligible to apply. We will accept a maximum of 28 students. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the program is filled.
The City of Leipzig
Bursting with confidence and full of vitality, Leipzig is located in the central eastern part of Germany in the Free-State of Saxony. It has a population of 493,000. The University of Leipzig, one of Germany’s pre-eminent seats of learning, was founded in 1409. The University is currently celebrating its 600th Anniversary. Famous students include Leibniz, Lessing, Klopstock, and Goethe. You are invited to become part of the community of 24,000 German and 2000 international students during this summer program of study and travel.
More than a decade after Germany’s re-unification, Leipzig has become again a major center of higher education, research, culture, nightlife and shopping as well as a busy venue for trade fairs and conferences. The lovely old Renaissance and Baroque buildings, churches, historical trading centers, malls with restaurants and cafes are now fully restored and modernized, providing a stylish paradise for students, shoppers, and sightseers. High-class entertainment is assured – attractions for arts-lovers include the Gewandhaus concert hall, the Opera House, the St. Thomas Choir, cabarets, theaters, jazz cellars, the Drallewatsch pub district, numerous students' pubs and the Moritzbastei, Europe’s biggest students’ club (an underground vault with various bars, cafes, and dance floors).
Museum and art lovers will enjoy the Museum der Bildenden Künste, the Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Museum in der Runden Ecke (exhibition: STASI -Power and Banality), the City History Museum, Bach Museum/Archives, Mendelssohn House, Battle of the Nations monument and numerous art galleries, e.g., the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, ARTCO Galerie, Galerie Leipziger Hof, Galerie Michael Beck & Eggeling.
GER 211: Intermediate Intensive German (6 units): Intensive practice of communication skills in German (listening, reading, speaking, and writing), systematic review of German grammar (equivalent to GER 201 and GER 202). Prerequisite: completion of two semesters of German study at college level or the equivalent.
Research in German Studies (6 units): Daily class meetings,
conversation, reading and writing, individual research and group
projects on topics in
German Studies (art, business, film, history, linguistics, music,
and sports). Prerequisite: completion of a minimum of four semesters of
study at college level or the equivalent.
GER 492: Directed Research in German
Studies (6 units): Same as GER 392, but a more
extensive individual research project on a topic in German literature /
culture. Prerequisite: GER 392 of a previous Summer Study in Leipzig
The fee includes:
International travel health insurance is included in the program fee.
kinds of scholarships* are available from the Department
German Studies: (1) the Weinel
for UA Majors of
German (download application form), (2)
Studies Scholarship for UA
of all majors and minors (download
application form) and (3) the Deutscher
Studenten Club Study Abroad Scholarship. (download
application form). Deadline for these applications is March 15.
from $150-500): Application forms can be requested
from the Office of Study
Abroad and Student Exchange: Kristen Michelson (Tel.
621-9403, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) Application deadline for the
travel scholarships is March 15.
Boren Scholarships for International
Study. Applications are available online at: BorenAwards.org.
*Scholarship funding is limited and the application pool is competitive. Only UA students are eligible.
January 15, 2013 (first round)
We strongly recommend that
students apply early, i.e. by the January 15 deadline. Students accepted
into the program should make
travel arrangements as early as possible in order to get inexpensive
The 2011 group during a soccer game with a team from Bräunrode (a village in the Harz mountains)
Contact and Links