University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Leipzig, Germany LLCU

Program Dates January 03, 2022 - February 01, 2022
This program has been cancelled.

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 two scholarships specifically for students participating in the Leipzig program. See “Costs” for information on applying for these scholarship.

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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).

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.

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)
GRMN 107-070: German III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
GRMN 206-070: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
GRMN 208: Contemporary Germany I (for engineering students only) (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
LLCU 208: Cultures in Context (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$2,435.00$6,534.00
Final Program Fee$3,400.00$3,400.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $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.

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:
Iris Busch
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
231 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Victoria Finney
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
316 Jastak-Burgess Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 29, 2021

Interest Meetings:
03/16/2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, zoom:
03/26/2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, zoom:
09/07/2021, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Jastak-Burgess (JBH) 201
09/08/2021, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM, online

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