LVC student group in Wurzburg Germany

Germany | Wurzburg

We plan to run this program in Summer 2023.

This 4-week summer program is offered to students in any major who have completed at least two years of college-level German language.

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 sculptures abundant throughout the medieval city center.

This program combines daily intensive classroom instruction with organized cultural activities and excursions. Students will enroll in a 6-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

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

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. Classwork 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.

Tentative program costs for Summer 2023 are $3,900 and will cover tuition (6 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.

Study abroad grant funding is available based on eligibility. In addition, this program may be eligible for limited financial aid. Please read the 2022-23 Summer Financial Aid Application instructions on the Financial Aid website for additional information and submit an application to the Financial Aid Office.

July 10–August 9, 2023

  • 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.


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

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.

In Their Words

Studying abroad in Wurzburg twice was a fantastically immersive experience. Dr. Rick Chamberlin and Dr. Joerg Meindl helped me refine my German skills and widen my cultural horizons by allowing me to gain greater insight into German life and history.
Julia Wiker ’18, German and English; Archivist/Librarian, Mennonite Life