Program Information
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Winter 2022: Leipzig, Germany LLCU
January 03, 2022 - January 30, 2022
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Joerg Busch
Interest Meetings:
03/16/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMzoom:
03/26/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMzoom:
09/07/2021 4:15 PM - 5:00 PMJastak-Burgess (JBH) 201
09/08/2021 1:15 PM - 2:00 PMonline
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/08/2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM101 Recitation Hall
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 two scholarships specifically for students participating in the Leipzig program. See “Costs” for information on applying for these scholarship.

Miss an interest meeting? Download the power point at the bottom of this page!

If you do not have a current passport, you should be aware that COVID-19 has delayed passport processing times significantly. The U.S. State Department has announced that it now takes an average of 18 weeks (4.5 months) to process a passport.

Given the circumstances, if you want to study abroad in 2022, you need to apply for or renew your passport NOW - even if you’re not 100% sure about your study abroad plans yet. We recommend expediting both the processing time and the shipping time for your passport.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by CGPS).
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 weekend excursions to Weimar, a focal point of the German Enlightenment, the well-preserved medieval city of Erfurt, to the romantic Dresden, and to Germany’s capital city of Berlin, where program participants will tour the Reichstag building (home of Germany’s parliament) and enjoy an aerial view of the city while having a meal at the Berlin TV Tower.

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: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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 LLCU or GRMN 208, depending on their language level, and choose one other level-specific language 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: Contemporary Germany I (for engineering students only) (3 credits)
An introduction to contemporary Germany, its culture, its people, their way of life and the issues confronting them.
Prerequisite: GRMN 104
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: taught in German
LLCU 208: Cultures in Context (3 credits)
This course introduces students to their host culture and its history. Includes excursions to important cultural and natural sites, readings and discussion, and research on the host culture.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). In special cases, students can take a 300-level course in Leipzig. They must be able to place in proficiency level B2 of the European Frame of Reference.

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 email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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 $1,000.00.
  • 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 CGPS 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.
  • CGPS 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$2,435.00$6,534.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,400.00$3,400.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,865.00$9,964.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,000.00$1,000.00
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 three substantial scholarships. Scholarship application is considered complete once students apply to the Study Abroad program and a letter of recommendation on their behalf is submitted.

David and Alison Matsen Scholarships: $2400
These two scholarships are need-based. To apply, students submit a two-page (double spaced) essay outlining why they wish to study abroad, how it will further their career goals and how only the scholarship can make their participation in the program possible.

German Community Scholarship: $1200
This scholarship money will be credited towards the program fee. Interested students must first apply. They must then submit a two-page (double spaced) essay outlining why they wish to study abroad and how it will further their career goals.

Essays should be sent to Dr. Victoria Finney, and are due at midnight on September 15th, 2021.

To apply for these scholarships, write an essay in English of no more than 500 words explaining how only the scholarship will enable you to participate and 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. Students who are taking GRMN105 at the time of application are not eligible.

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, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2021
$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.
Iris Busch
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
231 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Victoria Finney
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
316 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
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Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.