Quick Info

  • Munich
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Cultural Studies, German
  • : May 2, 2018 - May 29, 2018
  • : $4,599 In-State / $4,799 Out-of-State
  • : January 28, 2018
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record

Academics

General Education Requirements: Need to fulfill a general education requirement?  

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences: This program satisfies the 3 foreign culture requirements.

This is an elementary language acquisition course. It presupposes no previous knowledge of German and is aimed at building a solid foundation at the beginner level in speaking, reading, writing and listening, all acquired in a target-language environment with elements of culture built in through classroom instruction as well as on-site visits. The course consists of 80 contact hours at 45 minutes each; 5 hours per day. Upon returning to Pitt, students will take a placement test to determine the progress they made in Munich and the course level credits for their language study will be assigned accordingly.

This course is geared towards students who have already completed at least one semester of German language study at Pitt. Students will be placed in a course corresponding to their abilities and continue to develop their speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in the target language environment, with elements of culture built in through classroom instruction as well as on-site visits. The course consists of 80 contact hours at 45 minutes each; 5 hours per day. Upon returning to Pitt, students will take a placement test to determine the progress they made in Munich and the course level credits for their language study will be assigned accordingly.

In this course students will develop their critical skills in the humanities and social sciences while exploring the city of Munich and its surroundings. From high tech to low culture, industrial design to medieval crafts, museums to beer halls, palaces to revolutions, opera houses to concentration camps, students will investigate the art, economics, social movements, and historical change of this European cultural capital. 

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Viktoria Batista was born in Hungary where she completed an MA in German Literature, a BA in English and a minor in European Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in German Linguistics at the University of Kansas, where she also worked at the European Studies Study Abroad program in Berlin, Prague, Brussels, Strasbourg and Paris. She has been teaching German, ESL and Hungarian. This year at Pitt, beside language classes her courses include Indo-European Folktales and Germanic Myths, Legends and Sagas. 

Housing

Students will be staying in a guesthouse within the city limits and easy access to public transit.

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2018

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$4,599 $4,799
Arrive in Munich Depart Munich
May 2, 2018 May 29, 2018

Keep in mind that dates might change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

 

All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 10, 2018. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition for 8 credits
  • Housing in a local guesthouse
  • Placement tests upon arrival and departure
  • International travel health insurance
  • Cultural programs

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300
  • International airfare
  • Meals and incidentals
  • Personal expenses

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Nazir Noori

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Salam! I’m Nazir and I am a Program Manager at the Study Abroad Office. I was born and raised abroad and went to school in Iran, Afghanistan, and the U.S. I also took classes with the Foreign Service Institute in India and United Arab Emirates. I worked for the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and German Foreign Office for over ten years before moving to Pittsburgh in 2014. At the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, I assisted Afghan students to study in the U.S., and now I am glad I have the opportunity to help American students study abroad. Stop by the office during my walk-in hours (Mon, Wed, and Fri, 2-4pm) or get in touch with me at nazir.noori@pitt.edu or 412-383-4827 to discuss the study abroad options.