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  • Locations: Stendal, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer 2
  • Restrictions: USC Upstate applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2 2020 03/01/2020 03/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Credit: Yes Language Course Offered: Yes
GPA Requirement: 2.75 Language of Instruction: German
Housing Options: University Residence Hall Areas of Study: German, German Studies, Global Studies
Program Description:
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What better way to learn German or improve your German language skills than by full immersion in the language and culture in the charming city of Stendal, Germany. Located in the Saxony State, and one hour from Berlin, the city of Stendal offers spectacular gothic architecture and beautiful landscapes of natural beauty in the valley of Uchte river. 

This 3-week German language program is a fantastic opportunity for students who either need to satisfy foreign language requirements for degree completion or those who are interested in advancing their German language skills. Students will be enrolled in the appropriate German language course level, based on placement assessment. Course options range from beginner through advanced levels. A certificate will be awarded at the end of the program. Courses are taught by experienced German-as-a-Foreign-Language instructors; classes meet daily for 4-6 hours, Monday-Friday. In addition to classroom instruction, students will also participate in extracurricular activities and excursions.  



USC Upstate students who are approved to study abroad at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences will be enrolled in a German language course that is equivalent to 3 credit hours at USC Upstate. Enrollment level will be based on German language placement assessment. The language of instruction at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is German; however, classes are structured to accommodate second language learners. This program takes place at the Stendal campus.
Prior to enrolling for courses with Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, students must obtain pre-approval by the student's academic department in order to pre-determine how credit hours would transfer and apply towards student’s degree completion at USC Upstate. Approval is completed as part of the application process.


Program Fee: 396 Euros (approximately $475, depending on exchange rate)
Program fee includes: tuition for 3 transfer credit hours, shared housing during program dates, and extracurricular activities.

Program fee does not include: international airfare, mandatory international insurance, cost of obtaining travel documents, meals, international phone service, personal expenses, etc.


Housing will be arranged by Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences for the duration of the academic program. 


Early planning and application is very important in preparation for going abroad. Students may start their application for studying abroad at any time. However, submitted applications will be reviewed only during the application cycle of the respective program. Passport information is not required to start your study abroad application; although a valid passport is required to take part in any international program. 

To begin your application, click the APPLY NOW tab, and you will be prompted to login in using your USC Upstate username and password.

There are two phases in the USC Upstate study abroad application: pre-decision and post-decision. Students who complete the first half of the application will then be asked to confirm or withdraw their application. Students who confirm their participation will then have access to the post-decision portion of the application. All application requirements in both phases of the application must be completed in order for an applicant to participate in a study abroad program. 

Before paying the non-refundable application fee and deposit, applicants are encouraged to first complete all other components of the pre-decision application.