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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Wittenberg Study Abroad Program

 USC - Wittenberg Summer Exchange Program

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In May and /or June of each year a four week study program in Germany is offered for three semester credit hours at the 300 level (German 333), and receive 3 additional transfer credits from the Institut für die Deutsche Sprache und Kultur. The tentative dates for summer 2015 are June 8 -July 11. Students who have completed German 122, higher level German courses, or their equivalent, are eligible to participate. The content of the course focuses on language practice and contemporary German culture.

Martin-Lutherstadt-Wittenberg is the site for the study. It is located about 80 kilometers southwest of Berlin in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Lodging is with German families from the Wittenberg area, selected by the Institut für die Deutsche Sprache und Kultur, our partner organization. Weekend excursions and day trips are part of the organized program.

The group travels to Germany in May. The return date after the study program ends in June is left open for independent travel and return to the U.S.

The approximate cost, which varies annually according to the exchange rate between the dollar and the Euro, is $5,000-$5,500. This includes round-trip airfare estimated at $1,500 to Berlin, USC tuition, lodging (with breakfast) for one month, other meals and incidental expenses, and all travel within Germany as included in the course program.

Every study abroad participant must complete certain forms to track participation, assist in the event of an emergency, and mitigate the risk and liability taken on by USC as an institution. Students participating in the 2015 trip must complete these forms and submit them to the study abroad office. Make an appointment with a Study Abroad advisor as soon as you can to get these forms and also to get information about insurance. Visit or call (803)777-7557 to set up an appointment.


For further information, contact Professor Lara Ducate in the German Program by emailing