The Department of German participates in the Academic Year in Freiburg program, supported by the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. The program provides a year of study for undergraduates at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany. Following a four-week intensive language program in September, students take a combination of special program classes and regular German university courses during the winter (mid-October through mid-February) and summer (mid-April through mid-July) semesters. Organized field trips give students a broad perspective of German culture, while vacation periods permit extensive travel throughout Europe.
The University of Iowa also offers exchange programs with the Universität Dortmund and business-oriented programs in Frankfurt and Vienna. Study abroad scholarships are frequently available. Visit the Study Abroad office for more information.
The USAC Lüneburg program is ideal for students interested in learning the German language and focusing on European Studies—specifically Germany's role within the European Union. Through formal coursework and personal interaction with the host culture, you will greatly expand your language skills and knowledge of German society. Lüneburg offers students the quality of life of a smaller community without sacrificing the cultural resources and activities of a large metropolitan city. Lüneburg is also only 30 minutes away from former East Germany, providing a unique vantage point from which to study the dynamics of reunification.