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Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English, German Area of study: Art, Japanese language studies, Political Science
Click here for a definition of this term Course Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:

University of Bremen Summer Academy   

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Immerse yourself in German Language and culture through the University of Bremen's summer courses! Explore one of Germany's most beautiful cities while receiving credit for your UCM degree. Every year in the summer months, about 200 people from all over the world make their way to Bremen University to attend four-week courses in the German language. About 20 countries from all continents are represented. Join an international Summer School and make new friends, get to know the culture in Germany and Bremen. Educational excursions into the surrounding region are of course part of the interesting and varied program. We look forward to being able to welcome you to Bremen.

Academic Overview

German Language, Culture and Science

Attend four-week courses focusing on improving your German language. There is a course for absolute beginners as well!

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Course 1: 07-15-2019 to 08-09-2019 and a registration deadline of 06/15/2019

Note: It is preferred that students apply to this program (Click Apply Now above!) in February so there is time to process the needed paperwork.

Course 2 is August 12 to September 6 so most UCM students will not be able to complete the course before their classes begin in Fall 2019!

German Language and the History of Emigration to North America (This portion of the program *MAY* be discontinued. Please contact the Study Abroad office in Union 302 if you are interested in it.)

Note: First complete this program application (Click Apply Now above) and then ALSO apply at the link above with the University of Bremen.

These four-week language courses are 25 hours per week. Intermediate and advanced level courses consist of 20 hours of general language lessons and 5 hours of technical language. Basic level courses consist of 25 hours of intensive general language lessons. Usually the maximum number of participants for each group is 15. Lessons run from 9.00 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. Language courses include listening and reading skills, conversation and writing skills, grammar and phonetics, cultural subjects and background studies. Students participating in the intermediate and advanced level courses will choose from one of the following topics - Politics and Economics, Arts and Literature - to improve their knowledge of the respective technical language. The participants will study terminology and structure of their chosen subject and be given the opportunity to apply them in discussions and short speeches.

Students should expect to receive between 3-6 hours worth of credit. It is ultimately up to academic departments to determine credit allocation for individual students. Students should therefore visit with their academic department and academic adviser.


After receiving a proof of your payment, University of Bremen begins searching for housing for you. The earlier you pay the earlier we can tell you where you will be living.
Accommodations are various. There are rooms in student residences, in families, or private flats.The location of the rooms differs, too. There are some closer to the university than others. However, the public transportation in Bremen is really convenient, so that you always will find a quick and easy way from your accommodation to the university.

Cultural Program

-Visits to Bremen enterprises (Hanseatic products: coffee, beer and chocolate),
-Politics, culture, history and future

-Excursions in Hanseatic Bremen: old-city quarters, Science Park, Universum, Football Museum (Werder Bremen)
-Films, sport and excursions


The Four Week course costs 980 Euros (approximately $1120) and includes accommodation 

*Prices are subject to change*
**Please note that airfare and meals are not included in this price.  Refer to the budget sheet for this program for a detailed view of associated costs.  All prices are estimates and subject to change.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/20/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA