Program Information
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Winter 2020: Leipzig, Germany LLCU
January 02, 2020 - February 03, 2020
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Joerg Busch
Interest Meetings:
03/21/2019 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
04/15/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
09/04/2019 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
09/10/2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
09/13/2019 4:30 AM - 5:30 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/25/2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
11/05/2019 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
12/02/2019 4:15 PM - 5:15 PMTBD
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
The German Section of the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures offers a scholarship of $1000 specifically for a student participating in the Leipzig program. See “Costs” for information on applying for this scholarship.

If you missed an interest meeting, check out the power point at the bottom of this page!
Program Description
Students will study German in Leipzig, one of Germany’s most culturally and historically significant cities. Leipzig is known as a major center of publishing, and the site of the largest battle of the Napoleonic wars. More recently it was the city where peaceful protests took place which eventually led to the opening of the Berlin Wall and the fall of communist East Germany.

Based at the Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig, University of Delaware students join other students from around the world who come to Leipzig to learn German. In addition, students learn about German history and culture by visiting museums and sites around Leipzig. This winter session program will take a three-day weekend excursion to Germany’s capital city of Berlin, where they will tour the Reichstag building (home of Germany’s parliament), tour historic sites in the city, and visit such places as Checkpoint Charlie and the German Historical Museum. A shorter weekend trip will take students to Dresden, Eisenach, or Erfurt.

Students reside in dormitories. Each will have a single room and share a bathroom & kitchen with 1-2 other students. A weekly food stipend will be enough to buy groceries and cook some days, and eat out occasionally.

The Winter Session in Leipzig, Germany is an opportunity for students to learn German in a structured setting and then go out after class and practice in real life situations, such as ordering dinner, asking directions or going to a movie. Students won’t run out of things to do in this vibrant city.

Find out more about the program from past participants by reading their posts on the UDAbroad blog.

The Program Fee includes housing, a local transportation pass, excursions, most meals, and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in the University of Leipzig dormitories throughout the city, and may room with each other, other international students studying German at the Herder Institute, or with University of Leipzig students.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare or transportation to/from airports in the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Germany. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Those who arrive at the Leipzig airport at the appointed time will be able to take advantage of the group bus to their lodging. Students who opt to arrive at a different time are responsible for traveling to their lodging independently and at their expense as instructed by the faculty director.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All students take GRMN 208 and choose one other course.

Please note:
This program is designed for intermediate-level students of German (i.e., those who have not yet reached the 300-level).
GRMN 106-070: German II - Elementary/Intermediate (4 credits)
Completion of basic German. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Prerequisite: GRMN 105 or two to three years of high school German
GRMN 107-070: German III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, and reading texts of average difficulty.
Prerequisite: GRMN 106 or four years of high school German.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
GRMN 206-070: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
Discussion of topics drawn from contemporary German life. Designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge of German culture while improving their oral and aural language skills.
Prerequisite: GRMN 107 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
GRMN 208-070: Contemporary Germany I (3 credits)
Introduction to contemporary Germany, its culture, its people, their way of life and the issues confronting them. Material presented in the form of guided tours and lectures by invited guests. Taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-067: Study Abroad - Leipzig, Germany DLLC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The Winter Session Program in Germany is designed for any student, regardless of major, who is interested in studying German language at the intermediate level and who has taken at least German 105 or 2-3 of German in high school. We encourage Freshmen to apply!

Please note: This program is designed for intermediate-level students of German (i.e. those who have not yet reached the 300-level).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $800.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,385.00$6,404.00
Final Program Fee$2,750.00$2,750.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,165.00$9,184.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$800.00$800.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The German Section of the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures offers a scholarship of $1000 specifically for a student participating in the Leipzig program. To apply for this scholarship, write an essay in English of no more than 500 words explaining how this program will further your academic and/or career plans. Submit this essay as a pdf e-mail attachment to the faculty director no later than 15 September.

The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 30, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Victoria Finney
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
226 Jastak-Burgess Hall
File Downloads
Leipzig 20W interest meeting power point

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.