The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg was founded in 1973, making it one of Germany's youngest universities. The University of Oldenburg Offers a 100-hour intensive German language course for CI students of any major. The course will focus on the standard use of spoken and written German and on cultural features of modern German society. Attention will be paid to developing all four skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing. The program is designed for students who are advanced beginners or whose German language proficiency is at a lower intermediate level. Local excursions will be offered weekly as an integrated part of the academic program. 


Oldenburg is located in northern Germany, about 50 miles south of the North Sea. Two beautiful rivers run through the city center and the city is borderd by vast agricultural grasslands. Major cities near Oldenburg include Bremen, Hamburg, and Berlin. A short train ride west will quickly take you over the national border to the Netherlands. For more information about the Oldenburg campus location, click here.


July 18th - August 15th, 2018; Classes are held from 9am - 3pm everyday. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.75 or above cumulative GPA**
  • Completed 1+ semesters of German & can test at an A2 level
  • Open to all majors (completing the language course fulfills CI's GE C3a language requirement)  
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, & seniors only

**Students with a cumulative GPA below the stated GPA will be considered when special circumstances exist. Please contact the Study Abroad Advisor at for more info. 

Application Documents

Upon Acceptance Required Paperwork

  • Health Insurance