Würzburg is a small university town in Bavaria. The city was founded by Christianized Franks and has become the principal city in the Franconia region. It is a railroad junction, an industrial center, and the commercial hub of an agricultural region noted for its vineyards. Students will enjoy the outstanding examples of baroque architecture, paintings and sculpture abundant throughout the medieval city center.

This program combines daily intensive classroom instruction with organized cultural activities and excursions. Students will enroll in a 4 credit advanced German course that can be applied toward a major or minor in German. The course is taught by experienced German faculty from LVC.

There is a mandatory set of pre-departure orientations at Lebanon Valley College for all students planning to participate in the program.

Program Details

Housing and Meals

Students are housed in single occupancy efficiency apartments on University of Würzburg's campus. The program provides a declining-balance card for university cafeterias. 

Academics

Classes will be held in the mornings at the Katholische Hochschulgemeinde, Würzburg. Students will earn four credits in an advanced German course that will strengthen conversational and compositional skills through analysis of significant historical and current issues in German society. Class work will also emphasize practice with idiomatic expressions and expansion of German vocabulary. Students will read a major literary work in German, in addition to examining various media including press, television, film, and music.

Cost

An estimated program cost of $3600 will cover tuition (4 credits), housing, field trips, books, transportation to and from the airport, and health insurance. 

Food, airfare, independent travel, and personal expenses are NOT included in the program cost. Fees are subject to change. 

Limited scholarships are available for this summer study abroad program. 

Dates

  • Application deadline: February 1.
  • Applications are available for pick up in Dr. Rick Chamberlin’s office (HUM 310-A) and the Center for Global Education
  • $200 program deposit is due with acceptance, non-refundable after February 1.
  • Remaining balance is due by March 15.
  • Summer 2015 dates in Würzburg: July 1 – July 30

Language of Instruction

German 

Eligibility Requirements

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good social and academic (2.5 GPA) standing may apply. 

Group Excursions

In addition to tours of Würzburg, the program includes excursions to Rothenburg, Munich and Berlin. Visits to a folk festival, theatrical performances and a Frankonian wine tasting event are also included. Students will have the opportunity to explore Germany and central Europe on the weekends.