German Study Abroad

Students interested in studying abroad in Germany can choose from a variety of programs at UNC.  Programs in German as well as programs in English are available. 

Programs

For students interested in spending one or two full semesters in Germany, we offer programs in Karlsruhe, Oldenburg, and Furtwangen:

Karlsruhe

Students will study at the University of Education in Karlsruhe.  Karlsruhe is a mid-size city located in the Rhine Valley in Southern Germany, not far from the Black Forest and the Alsace in France.  While the university specializes in the education and training of K-12 teachers, courses in a variety of subjects are available.  The language of instruction for this program is German.

For more information about this program, please visit:
http://www.unco.edu/cie/studyabroad/semester_germany_karlsruhe.html
To learn more about the University of Education in Karlsruhe, visit their website at http://www.ph-karlsruhe.de/index.php?id=3970 (in English). 

Oldenburg

Students will study at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg.  Oldenburg is a mid-size city located in Northern Germany, not far from the German North Sea coastline.  The language of instruction for this program is typically German(although some courses in English are available).

For more information about this program, please visit http://www.unco.edu/cie/studyabroad/semester_germany_oldenburg.html
To learn more about the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, visit their website at http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/ (in English). 

Furtwangen

Students will study at the University of Furtwangen, a university of Applied Sciences with programs in Computer Science, International Business, and more.  Students from UNC will typically study at the campus in Villingen-Schwenningen, approximately 18 miles from Furtwangen.  Both Furtwangen and Villingen-Schwenningen are small cities located in the Black Forest in Southern Germany, not far from both France and Switzerland.  The language of instruction for this program is often English, but students can take intensive German language courses concurrently. 

For more information about this program, please visit http://www.unco.edu/cie/studyabroad/semester_germany_furtwangen.html
To learn more about the University of Furtwangen, visit their website at http://www.hs-furtwangen.de/english/index_en.html (in English).

For students interested in participating in intensive German language courses during the summer, we offer a program in Oldenburg:

This program takes place at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg.  Oldenburg is a mid-size city located in Northern Germany, not far from the German North Sea coastline.  Excursions to nearby attractions are a part of the program.  In order to participate in this program, students should have completed German 202 at UNC or have equivalent language proficiency.

For more information about this program, please visit http://www.unco.edu/cie/studyabroad/summer_germany.html
To learn more about the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, visit their websit at http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/ (in English). 

Applications

Applications for all programs can be found at the CIE website: http://www.unco.edu/cie/studyabroad/apply.html.

The application deadlines are typically:

  • approximately March 11 for the following Summer or Fall Semester
  • approximately October 1 for the following Spring Semester

Students should check the CIE website at http://www.unco.edu/cie/studyabroad.html for specific application deadlines prior to applying.

Contact Information

Students can visit the website of the Center for International Education (CIE) at http://www.unco.edu/cie/studyabroad.html for more specific information on these programs (approximate cost, specific dates, application deadlines, housing, …) or contact CIE directly with questions.  CIE is located in Room 2205 at the University Center (at the corner of 10th Avenue and 20th Street) and can be reached at 970-351-2396. 

Students can also contact any German faculty member in the Department of Modern Languages with questions about our study abroad programs in general and questions about meeting German language requirements for particular programs (if applicable) in particular

 

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