Pitt in Munich


This program consists of 4 weeks of intensive German language study and a culture course taught in English. Develop your German language skills and your understanding of German culture while being immersed in one of the most exciting cities in Europe. Munich is a center for the arts, industry and business, rich in history and culture.The program is open to you if you have taken at least 2 semesters of German (or equivalent) by the summer of participation and are at least 18 years of age at time of participation.

What You'll Accomplish: 
  • You will improve your German language proficiency through language courses taught by Goethe-Institut staff
  • You will develop your understanding of Germany's role as a global leader in business, industry and the arts
  • You will engage with the local community in an increasingly diverse Munich

Munich is the capital city of the state of Bavaria, the largest in Germany. Munich is home to major universities, museums, theatres and historical landmarks. The city is best known for its international soccer team Bayer-Muenchen and its annual Oktoberfest.

Where You'll Live: 
  • ​You will be housed  in a clean, modern Guesthouse within the city limits with easy access to public transportation; average commute is under one hour
  • You will live in a double room with en suite bath
  • You will be provided with linens
  • On-site cafeteria provides two meals per day Monday through Friday (cost included in program fee); limited cooking facilities available on-site.
What You'll Study: 

 Need to fulfill a general education requirement?  The required course German 0058 can fulfill a Social Science, Specific Geographic Region or Literature gen-ed requirement. Speak to your Program Manager for more specific details about gen-ed requirements.

Continuing German Abroad (GER1901)
Munich: History, Culture, Myth (GER0058)

Host institution is the Goethe-Institut Munich, located in the Haidhausen neighborhood close to downtown Munich.

Your Pitt Study Abroad Contacts: 

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Global Experiences Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!

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Items Billed by Pitt

  In-State Out-of-State
Program Cost $5,699 $5,899
Study Abroad Fee $300 $300
Total Billed by Pitt $5,999 $6,199

Estimated Additional Out-of-Pocket Costs

Airfare ~$1,800
Meals and Personal Expenses ~$1000

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.




What's Included: 

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

  • Tuition for 6 credits
  • Housing in a local guesthouse plus 2 meals/day Mon-Fri
  • Placement tests upon arrival and departure
  • International travel health insurance
  • Cultural programs including relevant excursions


When You'll Go: 

May 1-May 27, 2023 (depart United States April 30 for May 1 arrival)

What Else You Need to Know: 

The program is open to students who have taken at least 2 semesters of German (or equivalent) and are at least 18 years of age by the term of participation.
Students will be required to make a 50 Euro refundable housing deposit and a 10 Euro internet deposit. These fees are subject to change and will be updated as necessary.