USAC Germany: German Language and European Studies in Lüneburg

Live in a vibrant university town and a beautiful medieval setting just 30 minutes away from Hamburg!

offered by University Studies Abroad Consortium

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The 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—or for fall and yearlong students studying Engineering. 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. During the semester, the program offers three diverse academic areas: German Language, European Studies, and Engineering (Fall only). The intensive language approach allows you to complete up to two years of university language requirements in one semester. Additional courses in economics, history, culture, art history, literature, intercultural communication, politics, and engineering are taught in German or English to provide a well-rounded curriculum. You may choose to stay for one semester or a full year. The summer Lüneburg program offers two 5-week sessions that can be combined for a 10-week session. An intensive language approach that allows you to complete up to one semester of language study in five weeks, or a year in ten weeks; you can choose courses from: Intensive German Language and German and European Studies. The program also includes an optional tour of Berlin. However, the academic courses are only a part of the intended value of a program abroad. Participation in cultural activities, festivals, field trips and an optional tour also form an integral part of the program.


  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism / Broadcasting
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • German Language Literature And Studies


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