Quick Info

  • Munich
  • Maymester, Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : German Language, Literature, and Studies
  • : May 1, 2019 - May 29, 2019
  • : $4599 (in state); $4799 (out of state)
  • : January 20, 2019
  • : 2.75 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


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

This program requires at least 2 semesters (or the equivalent) of college-level German language instruction. 

For students admitted prior to Fall 2018, the culture course satisfied one of the following Gen Eds:

1) Social Science

2) Literature

Participating in the program also waives the three foreign-culture requirements.

For students admitted Fall 2018, the culture course may satisfy one of the following Gen Eds:

1) Social Science

2) Literature 

3) Geographic Region

This course is geared towards students who have already completed at least two semesters 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 meets 5 days per week from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM with two breaks. 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


Anita Lukic is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of German. Since arriving at University of Pittsburgh in 2016, she has taught a variety of language and content courses. She loves the Pitt in Munich program because she grew up just outside the Bavarian metropolis and knows what the city has to offer. Whether taking a stroll through Altstadt or enjoying a cold beverage at the Biergarten, Munich is where you want to be this summer!


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

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2019

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$4599 $4799
Arrive in Munich Depart Munich
 May 1, 2019 May 29, 2019

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 1, 2019. 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.

Special Information

The program is open to students who have taken at least 2 semesters of German (or equivalent) by summer 2019.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Leslie Ann Smedley

Walk-In Advising Hours: MW 1:00pm-4:00pm; TH 11:00am-2:00pm

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 Study Abroad 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!