Summer Study Abroad in Germany


Study abroad in one of Germany's cultural centers! You will enroll in intensive German language and culture courses and can complete coursework toward GERM 1412, GERM 2311, GERM 2312, or advanced courses, which count towarad your minor.

interDaF Institute

interDaF is one of the best German language institutes in Germany. You will receive the highest quality German language and culture instruction from staff who are native speakers of German and who are well trained to work with international students. You will learn alongside students from all over the world with and the common language will be German. You will be housed at the dormitories of the University of Leipzig and the staff at the interDaF will make sure you feel connected to the city—getting to know Leipzig, its people, and Germany as a whole.


Leipzig is one of the most vibrant cities in Germany with a long history as a cultural center in central Europe. The city is known for its international book festival, rigorous university, as well as the extensive music culture. Over the last ten years, Leipzig has become a student town, hosting domestic and international students in all areas of study. Leipzig’s cultural scene is one of the best in Germany and Leipzig itself one of the most affordable cities for students. The public transportation system in town gives you easy access to every part of town and the region. Moreover, Leipzig is in close proximity to Berlin, Hannover, Hamburg, and Munich, which are only a short train ride away.

About Classes

You can decide if you would like to take one course or take two courses, which can be applied toward your language requirement or the German Minor. (Granting of credit based on successful completion of course.) You should have taken at least one semester of German at SHSU, but exceptions can be made. interDaF provides a placement test.

Tentative Travel Dates

Summer Course A: June 6-July 1, 2017

Summer Course B: July 10-August 4, 2017

Tentative Cost

(subject to Euro-$ rate. Not set costs but are determined by interDaF/personal preference)

Course Fee: Approximately $895.00/class

Housing in dorms: Approx. $325/class

Roundtrip Airfare: currently $1200-1800

SHSU Study abroad service fee: $200

Valid passport: $110

Meals & Extras: TBD

Fee includes: registration, language training, German studies activities, one full-day excursion, selected cultural events, welcome and farewell parties, course materials, tram pass for the duration of the course, use of the university computer center and the library. Tuition amounts will be determined by and payable to interDaF instead of to SHSU for this program!


Dr. Ervin Malakaj (Assistant Professor of German) in AB IV 337


Dana Van De Walker (International Student Recruiter and Special Programs Coordinator) in F116 C