Ursinus in Tübingen




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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 Learning Experience. 

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 cloisters (Bebenhausen). 

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 rclouser@ursinus.edu 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.  Students 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.