Receive CMU credit while studying in cities like Berlin, Lüneburg, Stuttgart, Bochum or Hamburg for a summer, a semester or an entire year. 

Junior Year in Germany

Federation of German-American ClubsA competitive scholarship is available for a year-long study abroad at one of 24 German universities​.

VDAC: Verband deutsch-amerikanischer Clubs
(Federation of German-American Clubs)

  • Competitive scholarship covers tuition, room and board, monthly stipend
  • Location: at one of 24 German universities
  • Credits: up to 24
  • Courses: German studies courses and courses in other academic fields 
  • ​​Website: http://www.vdac.de/en.html
  • Advisor:​ Daniela Richter (richt2dm@cmich.edu)

Semester-Long Programs: 

U S A C  at Leuphana Universitat in Luneburg, German
Lüneburg, Germany: USAC at Leuphana Universität




Freie Universitat in Berlin.​​Berlin, Germany: FU-Best




Bochum, GermanyBochum​, Ger​many: 


Summer Programs:

Freie Universitat in Berlin.
    ​Berlin, Germany: Freie Universität Berlin (FUB​​IS)​
    • Duration: 6 weeks (two sessions available)
    • Credits: 3-4
    • Courses: German language ​courses and cultural topics courses
    • FUBIS Website​
    • Advisor: Janet Lein (lein1jd@cmich.edu)


    U S A C  at Leuphana Universitat in Luneburg, German

    Lüneburg, Germany: USAC at Leuphana Universität
    • Duration: 6 weeks (two sessions available)
    • Credits: 3-4
    • Courses: German language courses and cultural topics courses
    • USAC Website
    • Advisor: Janet Lein (​lein1jd@cmich.edu)

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    Stu​dent Experiences: 

    Here are some CMU-German students who share their experiences studying abroad in Germany.

    • Ben​ Prout (Biology major, German and Environmental Studies minor; graduated in 2014): Ben studied for one semester in Bielefeld, Germany.
    • Ken Herrema (German major, Political Science major, History Minor, graduated in 2016): Ken is a recipient of the Verband scholarship and studied for the 2015-16 year in Erfurt, Germany.​
    • Magd Sora​ (Business Administration Major, International Business Major, German Minor): participated in the FUBIS program in Berlin in summer 2016.​