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!


HOUSING: Housing is included in the program fee. 

MEALS: A full meal plan is not included in the program fee, however all students will receive a stipend of EUR 200 per semester for meals in the form of a cafeteria debit card. This card can be used in student cafeterias (Mensa) as well as on campus for printing and other services. Students may use their own funds to cover remaining meal costs - ask your ISEP Student Advisor or Student Services Coordinator about tips for budgeting in Marburg!


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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

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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

After confirmation with ISEP, registration is available here:

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Visual
  • Learning

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