Departmental and KU Programs

The University of Kansas and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offer two summer language institutes and several semester- or year-long study abroad programs in German-speaking Europe. All KU study abroad programs are designed to expose students to German, Austrian, or Swiss culture while maintaining accordance with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements. This helps ensure the transfer of credits while keeping a genuine study abroad experience. The summer language institutes, which are directed by faculty in the German Department, offer courses from the KU undergraduate German curriculum. Students receive University of Kansas credit upon completing their coursework.

Undergraduate credits earned during a KU-approved semester- or year-long study abroad program also transfer as KU resident credits. Students should meet with the Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Lorie Vanchena, and with Justine Hamilton, Office of Study Abroad, prior to their departure and after their return to ensure that the credits earned will count toward College and/or German major or minor requirements.

The many study abroad programs offered at KU are further described at the links below.

Summer Language Institutes

Updated schedule - Holzkirchen 2014 (currently being revised)

Home-stay phase - Holzkirchen 2014 (currently being revised)

Summer Internships in Germany

Semester and Year Programs


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