The German Studies Abroad Program in Oldenburg, Germany, is a ten-week program (May 10th-July 17th) sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. As part of a cooperative agreement between the University of West Georgia and Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, students may earn up to thirteen credit hours of courses taught in German and English in an authentic German university environment for a amazingly reasonable cost.

Students will live in private rooms in shared student dormitories/apartments/houses. Students are officially registered as students of the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg. Each student is assigned an Oldenburg Student volunteer through the Buddy Program to help integrate them into the Oldenburg student community. Courses are in English and German.


  • Cost
  • Courses
  • Fellowships

    The program fee of $5000 includes a round trip flight to Germany (Frankfort, then Bremen), registration and course fees in Oldenburg, lodging in the dorms for 10 weeks, local transportation on the Oldenburg bus system, and a railpass for the region. Tuition will be paid separately and will cost between about $1600 and $2000.


    German 2001 and 2002

    GRMN 4785 Personal Encounters with German Culture (required for all levels)

    German Composition (3101) or Conversation (3102)

    A broad selection of courses on German Literature, Film, and Culture taught in German by Oldenburg and West Georgia Faculty. Film and Literature courses in German as needed taught by UWG faculty.

    A broad selection of courses on English and American Literature and Film taught in English by Oldenburg.

    Click here for courses offered in past Oldenburg trips.


    A number of Fellowships are available to support study in Germany.

    Fellowship money is donated by Dr. John Burson in honor of his mother, Jewell Miles Burson.

    Michael Henegar donates funds for travel to Germany in honor of his grandfather, D.C. Henegar.

    International Services and Programs fellowships are funded primarily through a $5 student fee. The fellowship application is part of the program application.