Study Abroad

The German Department encourages all German majors to study in Germany or Austria. Study in a German-speaking country is the best way for students to become literate in the language and culture as well as gain a better understanding of their own.

The German major emphasizes both literature and culture and gives credit for courses in German Studies (humanities and social science courses with a European/German focus taught in German). Double majors in German and the humanities or social sciences are able to integrate their interests and strengthen their focus in an international context.

Students have the opportunity to study at various programs matching their academic interests and level. The German Department approved programs are located in Munich, Freiburg, Berlin, Hamburg, Tübingen, Vienna, and Mainz. For more general information regarding study away, please visit Bowdoin Off-Campus Study

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Approved Programs

Approved Programs in Germany & Austria

Internal (Bowdoin) deadlines

 

Program Deadlines

Fall or Academic Year

Spring Semester

Fall or Academic Year

Spring Semester

IES Berlin

Mar 15

 

Oct 1

May 15

Nov 15

IES Freiburg

May 15

Nov 15

JYM Wayne State University in Munich

Mar 15

Oct 1

IES Vienna

May 15

Nov 15

Provisionally approved programs: *Students must petition to go on these programs, hence the earlier internal deadline, plus a required meeting with OCS.

Internal application for provisionally approved programs: February 6, 2017 

Provisionally Approved Programs in Germany & Austria

Internal (Bowdoin) deadlines

 

Program Deadlines

Fall or Academic Year

Spring Semester

Fall or Academic Year

Spring Semester

Boston University in Dresden

Mar 15

Oct 1

Mar 15

Oct 1

Bowling Green State U in Salzburg

Mar 1

Oct 1