Want to study abroad in Germany, Austria or Scandinavia?
Our department is committed to helping students study abroad in Europe by providing personalized academic and financial support. Credits typically transfer to UO, and some students can actually save money by spending a term abroad.
- We especially recommend programs in the IE3 Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program. See this welcome video for further details.
- For students wanting rapid immersion in German, there’s the Heidelberg Accelerator Program.
- Students of Swedish can study in Uppsala.
- Other options are listed below and on UO’s GEO website.
- For research opportunities abroad, please see our Study and Research in Germany website.
How it works
- Find a program you like OR simply ask us
- Write a 150-word statement of interest and send it in*
- Ask at least one of your German or Swedish instructors to submit a recommendation*
- We will follow up with you about eligibility, logistics, and fine-tuning your interests
- Nov. 20 for Spring 2021 programs
- Jan. 20 for Summer 2021 programs
- Mar. 1 for Fall 2021 programs
- Note: deadlines are earlier for some programs. But if you have missed a deadline, let us know and we will try to work with you.
*How to contact us: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Study abroad” in the subject
The fine print: You should be a major (or double-major) in the German-Scandinavian department. Minors will also be considered. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are all welcome to apply. You can use financial aid in most cases for study abroad. Our scholarships are generally for $3,000 and are intended to help you cover program tuition and fees, airfare, housing, and incidentals. We plan to award 8-10 scholarships each year. Selections are made by a committee of German-Scandinavian department faculty.
Study Abroad Programs
|Intensive German Language||This program is focused on German language skill development. You will directly enroll in FUBiS, the summer program of the Freie Universität of Berlin. FUBiS offers semi-intensive and intensive German classes on up to five proficiency levels, allowing you to improve your German skills considerably. For more info, click here.|
|German Language and Culture||In this program, you will be immersed in German language and culture. You will directly enroll in FUBiS, the summer program of the Freie Universität of Berlin. For more info, click here.|
|UO||August||Tübingen Summer Program||Participants in the International Summer Course will not only learn German language, they will also become knowledgeable about contemporary German society, politics, and culture. For more info, click here.|
|DIS Copenhagen||Study at a specialized Danish institution in the center of old Copenhagen. This program offers courses in a variety of academic disciplines, including architecture, biotechnology, politics, business, European studies, and related fields. For more info, click here.|
|DIS Stockholm||On this program, students choose an academic focus, consisting of a required core course and integrated study tours. Small class sizes, expert faculty, research opportunities, and field studies create an intense, experiential learning environment. For more info, click here.|
|UISS||Varies||Uppsala International Summer Session||Study Swedish with UO Prof. Benjamin Mier-Cruz. Uppsala International Summer Session organizes summer courses in the Swedish language for students and professionals. For more info, click here.|
|DAAD||Varies||Courses of Study in Germany||This list compiles over 350 courses for language learning and further training; in some cases the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) provides scholarships for these courses. For more info, click here.|
|Goethe-Institut||Varies||German Courses in Germany||Varies: for more info, click here.|
Fall, Spring, and Full Academic Year Programs
|UO||Varies||IE3: Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program||This program offers you the opportunity to improve your German proficiency and expand your academic horizons through courses at any one of fifteen partner universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg. For more info, click here.|
|UO||April-July||Heidelberg Accelerated Program||Come with only two semester of German, leave with two years completed! This program is designed for students who have completed two terms or one semester of first year German. For more info, click here.|
|UO||Varies||WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management Exchange||As a Lundquist College of Business student, the program at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management offers you the opportunity to enroll directly in a variety of courses in an international setting. For more info, click here.|
|UO||Varies by school and country||TASSEP Exchange||As scientific research becomes ever more international and cooperative, it is important for science students to experience scientific teaching and research in international settings. If you are an undergraduate student majoring in Physics, Math, Chemistry, or Biochemistry, the TASSEP program is a great fit for you. For more info, click here.|
|UO||September||Sports Business Global Studies in Germany and the Netherlands||This two-week Sports Business Global Study Tour exposes you to international sports businesses and highlights business strategies and priorities for both US-based sports businesses operating in international markets and Global companies that engage with US consumers. This program is an excellent way for a student interested in an international career to experience the possibilities of international markets in a firsthand and intensive immersion. For more info, click here.|
|UO||Varies||Uppsala University Exchange||In this exchange program, you will enroll directly in classes at Uppsala University. The program is ideal if you are interested in an intensive study format in many fields of the humanities, natural and social sciences, and business. For more info, click here.|