The Ursinus in Tübingen Summer Program first took students to
Germany in the summer of 1996, and since then it has run in the summers of 2000
and 2002. The purpose of the Summer Program is to help students gain
proficiency in the German language and learn to successfully negotiate a modern
European country. Because the program runs from mid-May to the end of
June, students who have other summer or regular semester commitments can still
study abroad. This program fulfills the College requirement for an Independent
One of the best features of the Program is that it offers
homestays--the ideal way to jump-start your language ability. Students
live with German families in the medieval university town of Tübingen (pop.
75,000) while they take classes at the Sprachinstitut, where they mingle with
students from all over the world. We take group trips to other German
cities (Heidelberg and Stuttgart this summer; Munich, Nuremberg and Cologne in
previous years) and to nearby castles (Hohenzollern, Schloss Lichtenstein) and
While they are in residence, students may also engage in
internships and research projects, using the Tübingen University and City
Libraries. This summer we had seven Ursinus students, one Villanova
student and one student from Cabrini College. Students may earn up to
eight semester hours of credit during the seven week Program.
For further information, send an e-mail to Dr. Robin Clouser,
Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any member of the German department
or Dr. Melissa Hardin.
Please contact the program director for details.
Cost (In 2000): $3,450 includes meals, cultural
excursions, housing for six weeks and six to eight semester hours of academic
credit. Not included is airfare.
Students are housed with families in and around Tübingen.
may elect to take an intensive course
in language and culture at the Sprachinstitut Tübingen based on a
placement exam. Students may also opt for an internship or research
project using local resources and involving research,
journal-keeping, formal writing, and oral presentations; topics will be selected
by students and the Drs. Clouser will serve as advisors. Previous projects
have included biological field work, laboratory work in polymer chemistry,
radical-right politics, economic changes since reunification, and theater.
Ursinus College reserves the right to cancel this
summer program if too few students apply.