Program Information
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Winter 2024: Leipzig, Germany LLCU
January 03, 2024 - January 29, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Joerg Busch
Interest Meetings:
03/15/2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMPurnell 326
09/07/2023 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall (Zipser Room)
09/11/2023 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall (Zipser Room)
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/16/2023 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM201 JBH
11/14/2023 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMZoom Abroad PDO
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 scholarships. See “Costs” for information on applying for these scholarship.

Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 24W study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 9-13 weeks (3+ months) to process a passport.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program for information about COVID-19 related travel requirements and policies for UD study abroad.

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.
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.

This program welcomes students of all majors, and students pursuing the German for Engineering Certificate. Based at the Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig, all University of Delaware students take German language courses from experienced German instructors. Engineering students will also take GRMN 208, a language course that focuses on engineering and STEM topics. These students will participate in engineering-related excursions, such as a visit to the BMW plant in Leipzig and the German Technology Museum in Berlin. Students not in the engineering program take LLCU 208, in which they 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. Students will also go on short excursions to the medieval city of Erfurt and the beautiful baroque city of Dresden.

Students reside in rented apartments, four students per apartment, two students per bedroom. Kitchen is furnished, and towels and bedding are provided. 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 apartments that are easily reached by public transportation.

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.
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
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
Restrictions: Two to three years of high school German acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
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
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
Restrictions: Four years of high school German acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
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
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
Restrictions: Taught abroad only.
GRMN 208-070: 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: Open only to Engineering Students. Taught abroad only, in German. Not for major credit. Does not satisfy foreign language requirement.
LLCU 208-070: Cultures in Context: Germany (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 (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 Zoom.

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 $1,200.00.
  • 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$2,633.00$7,065.00
Final Program Fee$3,300.00$3,300.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,933.00$10,365.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
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.
German scholarship info
The German Section of the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures offers two 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: $1500
This scholarship is 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 Prof. Ester Riehl, and are due 9/10/2023

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, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2023
$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.
Ester Riehl
Faculty Director
233 Jastak Burgess Hall

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