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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Brannenburg, Germany; Nuremberg, Germany; Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer Semester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/22/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, German Minimum GPA Required: 2.5
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel APA Program Type: Summer Programs
Credit Type: LSU courses & credit APA Advisor: Harald Leder
Program Description:

LSU in Germany 2018

This is a program for anyone interested in history!  Study German and learn about the culture, history, film, and music of Germany for five weeks, right on location.  

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    Develop unique and first-hand insights into German society, history, culture, film, and music
  • Study in English!  You don't need to know or take German!
  • Experience one of the most beautiful and historically significant regions in Europe
  • Live in Bavaria, in the heart of Europe
  • Travel to other countries on the weekends
  • Save money; all meals, two day-long excursions each week, and transportation within Germany are all included!
  • Receive first-rate instruction on a personal level and with a low student-teacher ratio
  • Combine travel, immersion in a new culture, and course credit at an affordable price

Want to meet the students and faculty you'll be traveling with this summer?  Join our Facebook page!

Dates & Costs

Start Date End Date Program Fee LSU Tuition & Fees
(Undergraduate, 6 hours)
LSU Tuition & Fees 
(Graduate, 6 hours)
June 22 July 28 $4,800 instate: $2,784
out of state: $6,888
instate: $3,131
out of state: $7,379

Program Fee Includes

  • room key and homeworkHousing
  • All meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Fieldtrips and cultural events
  • Health insurance


Bedding will be provided at all locations.  

Berlin: you will live at the Pegasus Hostel.  The rooms, which house 4-8 students, have private baths and showers.  The hostel has wifi, laundry facilities, beverages and snacks, and someone at the reception desk 24 hours a day to answer questions.

Nuremberg: the Jugendhotel Nuernberg is a youth hostel where you will share your room with someone else from the program.  Each room has its own bathroom.  The hostel is in a quiet area on the edge of the city, with eacy access to the city center via subway and bus.  

Vienna: the group will live at the IBIS Hotel Mariahilf.  The hotel has wifi, a restaurant, and air conditioning.  There is also a gift shop onsite.  

Brannenburg: Your home in Brannenburg will be the Verdi Haus Brannenburg, a trade union training center.  There will be two students per room, and the rooms have private baths and balconies overlooking the Alps.

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Three meals per day will be provided.  Most of these meals will be at the hotels.  

On days when the group is out on an excursion during meal times, Dr. Leder (the Program Director) will either arrange for sack lunches, or for the group to eat in a local restaurant.

Program Fee Does NOT Include

Tuition and Fees: You must pay tuition and fees for all courses you take through LSU.  The tuition you pay is based on whether or not you are a resident of Louisiana.  If you are an out of state student, you will pay out of state tuition and fees for all courses taken through LSU, including the courses on the LSU in Germany program.

Airfare: Each student arranges his/her own airfare to/from Germany.  You should not purchase an airline ticket until you are told to do so by Dr. Leder, your Program Director.

Spending money: Although all meals are provided, you should plan for additional expenditures, including meals not covered by the program fee, snacks, souvenirs, and outings with friends.  If you plan to travel on the free weekends, you will also need additional funds to cover travel expenses, meals, and housing when you're away from the group.

Packing Suggestions and Advice

  • riding on the metroNail clippers

  • Flashlight

  • Raincoat and rain gear

  • More than one plug adapter

  • Good walking shoes. You will walk a lot!

  • Snacks for the airplane

  • A bottle for water (there are no water fountains)

  • Pack light!  Leave enough space for things you buy in Germany

  • Make a list of things to pack and check each item off as you pack it. Pack in advance!

  • Read as much of the textbooks as you can before the program starts and make sure you complete all pre-departure assignments

  • Know who is picking you up from the airport (note: you can find pictures of all the faculty on the "Faculty" tab, above)






GERM 1101*

Introductory German I

4 credit hour course; download the syllabus here: GERM 1101.pdf

GERM 2075*

German Civilization 

Taught in English; cannot be taken with HIST 2075

GERM 4046

German Film

Taught in English; you must have completed 60 hours to take a 4000-level course

GERM 4915 Independent Study you must have completed 60 hours to take a 4000-level course

HIST 2075*

German Civilization

Cannot be taken with GERM 2075

HIST 4130

World War II

You must have completed 60 hours to take a 4000-level course

HIST 4901 Independent Study you must have completed 60 hours to take a 4000-level course

mikedoinghomework* can be taken for Gen Ed credit

All students must take two courses while participating in the program.  If you take GERM 1101 as one of your two courses, you will pay tuition and fees for seven credit hours.  

You must meet all prerequisites for the courses you take.  You can find the prerequisites in the LSU Course Catalog.

The goal of the program is to teach students as much as possible about German history and culture.  Language students will be able to learn and practice their German in real-life situations under expert supervision.  

History and Political Science students will become acquainted with specific aspects of German life and culture on many fieldtrips and excursions that are specifically designed and integrated into course content.  


April 14 10:00am Parents' Orientation
May 2 Fee bills available via myLSU
May 17 Fee bills are due

June 22

Depart the US

June 23

Arrive at Berlin's Tegel Airport; meet Dr. Leder at the airport for transportation to the Pegasus Hostel

June 24

Tour of Berlin

June 25

Classes; German Historical Museum

June 26

Classes; Nazi Capital of Germany tour

June 27

Resistance to the Nazis Documentation Center; Old National Gallery; DDR Museum

June 28

Classes; Russian-German Museum 

June 29

Classes; tour of Reichstag; Berlin Wall Documentation Center

June 30

Depart Berlin; arrive in Nuremberg; film: Judgment at Nuremberg

July 1

Free morning; Palace of Justice 

July 2


July 3

Excursion to Rothenburg

July 4

Classes; film: Sophie Scholl

July 5

Excursion to Ansbach

July 6

Free weekend

July 7

Free weekend

July 8

Free weekend

July 9

Classes; film: In July

July 10

Nazi Party Rally Grounds

July 11

Classes; film: The Third Man

July 12

Tour: Jewish Community in Nuremberg; film: "M"

July 13

Depart Nuremberg; arrive in Vienna; tour of Vienna

July 14

Military History Museum; Third Man Museum

July 15

Austrian National Library

July 16

depart Vienna; arrive in Brannenburg

July 17

Excursion to Munich; Munich Documentation Center

July 18

Classes; film: Miracle of Bern

July 19

Classes; film: Look

July 20

Hitler's Eagle's Nest

July 21

Free weekend

July 22

Free weekend

July 23

Classes; Auer Brewery

July 24

Dachau Concentration Camp

July 25

Classes; film: The Baader-Meinhof-Complex

July 26

Final Exam Day 1

July 27

Final Exam Day 2

July 28

Program ends; depart from Brannenburg for home, or travel Europe on your own

Aug 1

Grades are available via myLSU

Please note: this itinerary is tentative and subject to change


Faculty Member



Dr. Harald Leder
Program Director

Read an interview with Dr. Leder here

Academic Programs Abroad

Harald Leder

Andrea Morshäuser

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Andrea Morshaeuser

Eligibility & Withdrawal

In order to be eligible for the program, you must:

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    Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate students).

  • Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program

  • Not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation

  • Have the prerequisites for the courses you take

NOTE: This program is open to students from all disciplines. Qualified applications from other institutions are also welcome.

Application Deadline

March 23, 2018

Although the application deadline is March 23, you are advised to register early in order to secure a spot in the program. The program will fill on a first come, first served basis from those who meet the eligibility requirements.

Deposit: A $500 deposit will be placed on your LSU billing statement at the time that you apply to the program. Students at other universities must send in a check or money order (made payable to "Louisiana State University") for the $500 deposit along with their applications.

The $500 deposit is nonrefundable after February 2, 2018.

Payment Deadlines: the $500 deposit is put on your billing statement and is due at the time that the charge appears.  The rest of the program fee (minus the $500 deposit) and the tuition/fees for the courses will appear on your summer fee bill.  Those fee bills are available via myLSU in early May and are due in mid-May (exact dates TBD by the Registrar).

If you withdraw from the program: After February 2, you will be responsible for making payments on your study abroad program, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The withdrawal schedule is:


Withdrawal Costs

February 2, 2018

$500 deposit is non-refundable; student is obligated to pay for any non-refundable reservations the program has already paid, or is already contractually obligated to pay, on the student's behalf

Parents: Have questions about the study abroad process?  Want to ask questions?  We have a Facebook group just for parents of students going on our summer programs!  Join us here.

One of the best value for price programs, because meals and housing were all included in the program fee.
     — Summer, 2017 Participant
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