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Universität Konstanz

About the Program

The city of Konstanz is located at the intersection of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Situated on the Bodensee (or Lake Konstanz) in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, its unique geography lends itself to outdoor pursuits of all kinds. It is home to the Universität Konstanz where participants will have the opportunity to take German language courses, as well as to fulfill Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC) requirements at one of Germany’s premier research institutions.

Program Highlights:

  • Experience international summer school at the Universität Konstanz, one of Germany’s most prestigious institutions of higher education.
  • Take advantage of first-rate athletic facilities, a professional rock-climbing course, and beaches.
  • The city of Konstanz is located in southern Germany near the cities of Zurich, Stuttgart, and Munich.
  • Group excursions include an medieval castle in Meersburg, the Vorarlberg region of Austria, and the state of Liechtenstein.


Course of Study

6 undergraduate credits required 
Participants will register for 6 total credits of German language and culture offered at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Students following the Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC) will fulfill DEC I and Skill 3.  Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill EXP+, GLO, LANG, and SBS+.

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Course Information


Konstanz, Germany

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency


Program Type

International Summer School: Students select courses offered by partner institution

Program Dates

August 1 to 25, 2017 

Living Arrangements

Residence hall-style accommodation



2.0 or higher

Other Requirements

Undergraduates only; all qualified students may apply

Application Deadline

March 1st (*Deadline has been extended to April 30)

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$278 per credit for NY residents


$1008 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

$800 (includes housing, group excursions, and international health insurance)

Administrative Fee

$200 (non-refundable)

International Health Insurance

Included in the Program Fee

Other Fees

$1,000 (approximately; estimated personal expenses, books, passport, etc.)

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,500.  

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

More Information

Grades earned in an exchange program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.

Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.

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Contact Information

Pascale Jones
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
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