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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 01/13/2017
06/10/2017 07/29/2017

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Type:
Emory approved, Emory Faculty-Led
Home-stay, Research
Program Advisor:
Kate Dawson
Program Description:
To learn more and ask questions about Summer Study abroad opportunities please attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair, in Cox Hall Ballroom, on November 14, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2018 will open on December 15, 2017.

Hosted by: The Department of German Studies

Academic Focus: German Studies: Language and Culture. This program is open to all majors.

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 2.5 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university; GER 102 or its equivalent for GER 201; GER 202 or its equivalent for GER 370A.  All students whose GPA is below 3.0 are required to have an additional conversation with one of the directors prior to the completing the application process.

Program Dates: June 10 – July 29, 2017 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  The application deadline is Friday, January 6th, 2017.  As a requirement students have to enroll in GER 375, a one credit-course, during the spring semester 2017. Therefore, Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible.

Acceptance Process: This program is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Students will be notified with results two weeks after submitting their application.

Program Information: The German Studies Department is proud to conduct one of Emory's longest standing summer study abroad programs. 2017 marks the 44th anniversary of the program. All of the language courses follow our nationally recognized and newly designed curriculum. To hear more about his exciting opportunity from returning students please click here.

During the spring semester students are required to take GER 375, a one credit-course, that prepares them both, academically and practically for the summer stay in Vienna. Once in Vienna, program participants take two German courses worth eight Emory credit hours. Students at the intermediate level will complete second- year German (201-202); and more advanced students will study Austrian cultural history from a European perspective (370A-370B; taught in German). Austria's position in the heart of Central Europe as well as a gateway to Eastern Europe provides an exemplary educational context for examining longstanding traditions and neglected connections in the region. Because of Austria's rich history, of particular interest is the exploration of socio-cultural phenomena that transcend current political borders.

German 201, 202, 370A and 370B are all HAL courses

GER 201, Intermediate German I (Sarah Richards)

GER 202, Intermediate German II (Sarah Richards)

GER 370A, The Austrian Experience (Hiram Maxim, Ph.D., Emory University)

GER 370B, The Austrian Experience (Caroline Schaumann, Ph.D., Emory University)

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet.

Living Arrangements: Students live with families in Viennese homes.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

The Department of German Studies hopes to offer once again four $4,000 scholarships from the Max Kade Foundation for students participating in the Vienna Summer Program. To read updated information about the scholarship please visit the Max Kade Scholarship info at the departmental website. In addition, German Studies majors and minors are encouraged to apply for the Viola Westbrook Endowed Scholarship that is granted each year to a deserving student studying abroad in the German-speaking world.

Application Process: This program is open to both Emory students and to visiting students from other institutions. For questions or assistance please contact Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor to schedule a meeting or to inquire about the application process. Student must apply online to the program via the on-line application system. Click on the Apply Now link on this page. Emory students will need their Emory login ID and password. Visiting students from other institutions will create a username (current email address) and password through the online system.

Program resources:
Orientation: GER 375, a one credit-course in the spring semester 2017, is mandatory for all participants in this program. This course will prepare students for their summer academic experience by providing a broad historical and cultural context on the one hand and crucial pre-departure information on the other. Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy

Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students


Dr. Hiram Maxim, Program Co-Director, Department of German Studies,

Dr. Caroline Schaumann, Program Co-Director, Department of German Studies,

Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, Emory College Study Abroad, 404-727-2240,



This program is currently not accepting applications.