Studying abroad is the perfect opportunity for German majors to take their studies to an immersive environment. This intercultural experience will allow you to build knowledge of German culture and language, enhancing your skill set in the field. Some of these skills include intercultural communication and language fluency, as well as cultural sensitivity and awareness. Consider studying abroad to earn degree credit and gain an immersive experience in your area of study.

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Summer programs

World History on the German Stage

Start off your summer in Berlin and Leipzig with a group of MU students. Earn three credits studying the culture, history and media landscape on this two-week program led by an MU faculty member. Want to improve your German language proficiency? Enroll in the six-week option to earn an additional three credits with an intensive language course at the University of Leipzig’s InterDaF language academy. Make lifelong friendships while studying German with students from around the globe at the language academy. Enroll in these MU courses:

  • GERMAN 4001
  • GERMAN 4005 (cross-listed with History, Peace Studies)
Philipps-University Marburg: International Summer Universities

Spend the end of July and beginning of August in the lively medieval town of Marburg. Earn six credits of German in four weeks as you study with new friends from around the world. From beginner to advanced levels, the International Summer University has you covered. Enroll in these MU courses:

  • GERMAN 3001
  • GERMAN 3005

Semester programs

Eberhard-Karls University Tuebingen

Spend the spring semester or academic year studying at one of the top universities in the world. Tübingen is located in southwestern Germany, the state of Baden-Württemberg. It is idyllically situated at the river Neckar, and at the edge of the Schönbuch nature park as well as the Swabian Alps. Stuttgart is just 30 minutes away and the borders of France, Austria and Switzerland can be reached in just two hours, making Tübingen the ideal place to explore Germany and Europe.

Philipps-University Marburg (IUSP)

Looking for an intensive language fall semester program in Germany? Check out the IUSP program in Marburg. Academic year and spring semester options are also available. With course instruction offered in English and German, Marburg is an ideal place to begin or continue your German language study while also exploring a wide array of other subject areas in a diverse classroom setting.

Saarland University

Saarland University is a modern university within the Saar-Lor-Lux region — a dynamic part of Europe defined by the shared borders between Germany, France and Luxembourg. Paris is just a two hour high-speed train ride away, perfect for a weekend getaway. The university’s strengths lie in computer science, biological and nano sciences, and cultural studies with a European focus.

IES Abroad: Language and Area Studies in Berlin

Live in one of the most affordable capital cities in Europe. Berlin will be your classroom as you improve your German language skills. Expanding your German vocabulary studying the German Parliament? You can go see it in person during class. The opportunities are endless!

IES Abroad: Language and Area Studies in Freiburg

Quickly improve your German language skills while spending time in one of the most environmentally-friendly and sunniest cities in Germany. Take your German to the next level with an internship during the semester.


Global Mizzou Internships

Spend your summer interning in Berlin or Vienna while also earning academic credit. No German language skills required, but four or more semesters is recommended for Berlin. Eight-week placements available for all majors.

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