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Luneburg, Germany - Leuphana University of Luneburg

Lüneburg is a beautiful medieval city of around 70,000 inhabitants located about 30 minutes south of Hamburg in northern Germany. Through the semester in Lüneburg, four Drury students a year can study at Leuphana, University of Lüneburg for a semester. Participants can earn German language credit and take additional courses, taught in English. Previous German language experience is required.

Program requirements

This program is for the spring semester only (March to end of July/early August) and for up to four students per year. A non-refundable $400 deposit, required of approved students, must be paid the academic year before participation to guarantee your place in the program. This is later applied to program costs.  Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater and have completed German 101 and 102. Application deadline: October 15 of the academic year prior to participation in the program. All participants will be expected to attend mandatory orientation sessions the semester before travel.

Student Life

There are many opportunities for day trips to Hamburg and other major cities. Various sport activities include boat rides along the Ilmenau River, golf, camping, and very popular cycling tours. All students pay transportation and orientation fees. This includes meals at reduced prices in the canteen, special rates for social and cultural events, and the 'Semesterticket', which allows students to use the local public transportation including the regional trains to Hamburg, Lübeck, and Ülzen free of charge by presenting their student and personal ID.

About Lüneburg

There's plenty to do and see in Lüneburg!  From the 13th century 'City Hall,' the old crane in the harbor, and gothic churches to the ever popular salt baths, one of Lüneburg's most beautiful and famous attractions, you will never run out of options.  There are two yearly 'Historical Festivals,' a market open every Wednesday and Saturday (a student favorite!), and several museums to explore.  Lastly, Lüneburg boasts an extensive nightlife filled with picturesque cafes, pubs and alfresco beer gardens.  In fact, Lüneburg has the biggest concentration of cafes and pubs per capita in Northern Germany.

Academic Requirements & Application Process

This program offers courses in English; potential students are required to have completed German 101 and German 102. A basic knowledge of German customs is an advantage when studying in Lüneburg. For those students who are fluent in German, there are also classes that can be taken in German rather than English. Grades earned at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg do apply to the students' Drury University GPA. The program at Leuphana University of Lüneburg includes an intensive course in German Language, German Cultural History and three to four academic courses taught in English. A minimum GPA of 3.0 as well as the completion German 101 and 102 qualifies four Drury students to participate in the semester long program. The application deadline is October 15 of the academic year prior to participation in program. Qualifying students are selected on a first come-first serve basis. All students participating in this study abroad program are required to attend orientation sessions the semester before travel. Students traditionally do a semester abroad during their junior year.

Estimated Costs 2016-17: 

Drury University Semester Tuition:
  $12,375
Room & Board: variable depending upon accommodation choice; paid to host institution
Orientation and Transportation Fees: Approximately €300 paid to host institution
Administrative Fee: $315
Technology Fee: $250
Passport: $140
Passport Photos: $24
Health Insurance $240-$300
Round-trip Airfare: $900- $1,300
Approximate Personal Expenses: $2,000-4,000

All Drury scholarships and financial aid are available to the student during this semester, except most activity grants, the residential scholarship, and work-study. A non-refundable $400 deposit that is applied to your program costs is required the academic year before participation to guarantee your place in the program. GPA requirement is 3.0. This is a fall or spring term program. Application deadline: October 15 of the academic year prior to participation in program. All participants will be expected to attend mandatory orientation sessions the semester before travel.

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