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Universität Konstanz

  • About the Program

    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.

    Location Konstanz, Germany
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates August 2 - August 25 (* Students will be leaving the program early in order to return in time for their Fall semester.)

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  • Program Details

    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, Part Lang or LANG (Depending on German Level), and SBS+.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Summer
    Living Arrangements Residence hall-style accommodation

    Additional Information

    Grades earned in a partner university  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.

  • Requirements


    Other Requirements Undergraduates only; all qualified students may apply
    Application Deadline March 1st (Deadline extended to April1)
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate

    $278 per credit for NY residents

    $1,008 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.
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