University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Leipzig, Germany DLLC

Program Dates January 03, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview 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 $800 specifically for a student participating in the Leipzig program. See “Costs” for information on applying for this scholarship.

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, you’ll take German classes with students from around the world who come to Leipzig to learn German. In addition, you’ll learn about German history and culture by visiting museums and sites around Leipzig. This winter session program typically takes an excursion to Germany’s capital city of Berlin, plus a shorter trip to a small city such as Dresden or Eisenach.

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 your opportunity to learn German in a structured setting and then go out after class and practice in real life situations, such as ordering your dinner, asking directions or going to a movie. You won’t run out of things to do in this vibrant city.

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

The Program Fee includes housing, a local transportation pass, excursions, some 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.

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: German II - Elementary/Intermediate (4 credits)
GRMN 107: German III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
GRMN 206: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
GRMN 208: Contemporary Germany I (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-067: Study Abroad - Leipzig, Germany DLLC (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$2,500.00$2,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $4,758.00$8,506.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,100.00$1,100.00

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.

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.

*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.

Contact Information:
Ester Riehl
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
233 Jastak-Burgess Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 2017

Interest Meetings:
03/02/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, room 201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
04/17/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, room 201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
09/07/2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, 201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
09/11/2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 201 Jastak-Burgess Hall

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