Arizona Summer Study in Leipzig

Program Facts

Program Type: UA Faculty-led

Credit Type: UA Direct Credit

Level of Study: Undergraduate

GPA: 2.5

Class Eligibility: Freshman , Sophomore , Junior , Senior

Language of Instruction: German

Program Open To: UA and Non-UA Students

Explore Arizona Summer Study in Leipzig

Prospective Summer 2024 Dates: May 16 - June 13

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Spend the summer in a beautiful historic city in central Germany through Arizona Summer Study in Leipzig, all the while immersing yourself in German language and culture, making new friends, and earning 6 units of credit!

Participation in this program will fulfill UArizona’s second language requirement (taking a 200 level course) and/or help you earn valuable credit towards a major/minor in German Studies (taking a 300+ level course). Students will have the opportunity to engage in a language and cultural exchange with a local German university student and explore the region.

Priority Summer 2024 Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students who apply after the priority application deadline will be considered as program capacity allows.

Partner university:
Founded in 1409, Leipzig University is Germany’s second oldest university. Famous students include Leibniz, Lessing, Goethe, Nietzsche, Wagner and Chancellor Angela Merkel. With over 29,000 German and international students, it is Saxony’s largest university.


GER 211 (6 credits): Intensive practice of communication skills in German (listening, reading, speaking, writing), systematic review of German grammar. This course is equivalent to GER 201 and GER 202.
Prerequisite: Completion of 2 semesters of German study at college level or the equivalent. This course fulfills the UArizona second language requirement for BA students.

GER 202 (4 credits) and GER 392 (2 credits): Intensive practice of communication skills in German (listening, reading, speaking, writing), systematic review of German grammar.
Prerequisite: Completion of GER 201 or 3 semesters of German study at college level or the equivalent. This course fulfills the UArizona second language requirement for BA students.

GER 392 (6 credits): Directed Research in German Studies: Daily class meetings, conversation, reading and writing, individual research and group projects on topics in German Studies (art, business, film, history, language, music, politics, and sports).
Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 4 semesters of German study at college level or the equivalent.

GER 492 (6 credits): Directed Research in German Studies: Same as GER 392, but a more extensive individual research project on a topic in German literature/culture.
Prerequisite: GER 392 taken during a previous Arizona Summer Study in Leipzig program.

Janice McGregor ( is an Assistant Professor of German Studies and an affiliate faculty member in the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). She will be accompanied by Teaching Assistants from the German Studies department.


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Location: Leipzig, Germany

The historic city of Leipzig is located in the central eastern part of Germany, and is only 1.5 hrs. away by train from Berlin; Leipzig airport (LEJ) is only 15 minutes away from the city center.

This compact and easy-to-get-around city has a population of about 545,000. More than two decades after Germany’s re-unification, Leipzig has once again become a major center of higher education, research, culture, nightlife and shopping, as well as a busy venue for trade fairs and conferences. The lovely Renaissance and Baroque buildings, churches, historical trading centers, malls with restaurants and cafes, numerous museums and art galleries provide a ideal home base for students discovering German history and culture. Leipzig is home to many world-class attractions for arts-lovers including the Gewandhaus concert hall, the Opera House, the St. Thomas Choir, cabarets, theaters, jazz cellars, the Drallewatsch pub district and the Moritzbastei, Europe’s biggest students’ club (an underground vault with various bars, cafes, and dance floors).

Learn more about Leipzig here!


Good To Know

LGBTQ+ Equality Index rating: Germany rates 80/100 (with 100 being the most equal) on Equaldex’s LGBTQ+ Equality Index.

Global Peace Index rating: Germany ranks 15/163 in the Global Peace Index. The lower the score, the more peaceful the country.

Language Spoken: German


Housing: Private apartments

Students will stay in private furnished apartments (3-6 students per apartment) with fully outfitted kitchens. Amenities include a washing machine, Internet connection, and an outdoor communal yard space.

Participants will receive a monthly city ticket for unlimited public transportation use within Leipzig city limits.

Arizona Summer Study in Leipzig includes a weekend excursion to Berlin, two day-trips to the cities of Dresden and Weimar, various visits to local museums, and a number of group meals. The costs for these planned group activities are included in the program fees.

Participants may attend concerts during the Leipzig Stadtfest or the Bach festival (both held in June) during their free time.

There will be one free weekend during the program which students may use for rest or pursue individual travel within Germany or Europe.

Click here to review the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Germany's COVID-19 information page.

Term: Summer
Application Deadline: February 25
Start Date: May 16
End Date: June 13

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