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
- KU Office of Study Abroad: Programs in German-speaking Europe
- Graduate Direct Exchange (GDX). The Graduate Direct Exchange programs were established at the University of Kansas after World War II to provide students with opportunities to pursue non-degree graduate-level studies in their fields. Under the terms of each reciprocal agreement, an enrolled graduate student of KU may study at one of our European partner universities during the academic year, while a European graduate student attends the University of Kansas.