Two six-week German language classes and a class on German culture and literature – this is what the IGSP has to offer. Start right after New Year, brave the German winter in a fairytale setting and learn on through springtime at one of Europe’s oldest universities! 

Three field-trips included, one of them a 4-day trip to Berlin.

This program is great for all levels of German students, from beginners to advanced!

Program Website

Course Description

Intensive German Language Class

Applicants complete a short placement test before they leave for Germany and are individually placed in courses in Marburg that match their abilities. In the classes, all aspects of language will be covered: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Classes are taught in German. Students will be integrated in the ongoing language courses for international students.

Class times: Monday to Friday.


Culture Class and Field Trips

The third class is a course on German culture and literature. 

Three excursions will complement the IGSP. These are trips to other cities and places in Germany, including a 4-day trip to Berlin.


Website for Course Availability

Philipps-Universität Marburg

The University of Marburg is not only a German university steeped in tradition, it is also the world's oldest university founded as a Protestant institution. The Uni Marburg — as...

Walk Score®: 88


(in German)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures: Recommended!

    Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other German Language and Literature Linguistics

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Language and Culture Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Application Instructions

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Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

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