Please note: this program has been cancelled for Summer 2020.
May 31- June 27, 2020
Study for four weeks in Regensburg, Germany - a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Receive full immersion training in language and culture
Excursions to Munich and Nuremberg
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.
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Join us in the quintessential German city of Regensburg for four weeks of language and cultural studies. With many opportunities for cultural interaction, it is centrally located in Germany and Europe with easy access to major cities such as Munich, Nuremberg or Frankfurt. Enjoy your coffee or pretzel at the many outdoor cafes and try your German skills ordering fresh Brötchen or Bratwurst at the many quaint shops.
Students will study language for four weeks at the Horizonte Language School in Regensburg, Germany which is an UNESCO Heritage site with a rich history dating back to Medieval and Roman times. Regensburg, a partner city of Tempe, is a small town (approx.160,000 inhabitants) with a world-renowned university.
To hear a student's perspective on this program, check out Avery's blog post here and a video about her experience here!
It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy.
PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.
This program is open to all students who have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Any student enrolling in upper level courses must have have completed German with a minimum of a C.
Students will enroll in 6 credits.
GER 101, 102, 201, 202: German Language - 4 credits GER 310, 311, 313: German Literature - 3 credits GER 194, 294, 394, 494: German Culture- 2 or 3 credits
A sample course pairing for students enrolling in lower level German courses: GER 101: German Language - 4 credits GER 194: German Culture - 2 credits
A sample course pairing for students enrolling in upper level German courses: GER 310: German Literature - 3 credits GER 394: German Culture - 3 credits
The students will be housed in Horizonte owned rooms and small apartments that are in the same building as the language school in the center of town of Regensburg. The students will share rooms as well as bathrooms and will have the opportunity to cook their own food and wash their clothes.
Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus. In the German Language and Cultural Immersion Program, students will have numerous cultural excursions that will require a lot of walking and regular use of public transportation.
Disability Accommodations Abroad
Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Germany, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture, which promises cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entry-ways, and small indoor spaces. The German Language and Cultural Immersion Program involves the regular use of trains and buses in Germany. Accessibility in these modes of transportation can vary.
In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.
LGBTQIA Students Abroad
Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.
We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.
Gender Identity Abroad
When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.
Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services. For example, in Germany, racism and discrimination do occur, but seem to be directed more towards immigrants from Africa or the Middle East.
You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on ourRacial and Ethnic Minority Students page.
The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $5,165.
Program Fee includes: tuition for 6 ASU credits, all housing; course-related field trips and excursions, and some meals. Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and personal expenses.
Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
Funding Your Study Abroad Program
Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program
View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
The Dorothy Govekar Scholarship, administered through the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) for study abroad for Summer 2019, consists of grants of $500 to $1000 awarded to ASU degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students participating in:
- ASU Study Abroad faculty- directed summer programs sponsored by the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC)
- ASU Study Abroad GIE Programs (Global Intensive Programs) sponsored by SILC
Application opens November 22, 2019:https://clas-forms.asu.edu/silc/dorothy-govekar-endowed-scholarship
*The ASU Study Abroad Office does not officially endorse, administer or monitor the content of these links.
Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.