Due to COVID-19, this summer study abroad program has been cancelled.


The 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 and culture course for CI students of any major while giving students the opportunity to experience authentic German life.

Summer Program Details

  • The course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of German and 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 of speaking, reading, listening and writing.
  • Local excursions will be offered weekly as an integral part of the academic program.
  • Successful completion of this 3-unit course will fulfill CI's language requirement, although students are welcome to take this course for fun, while still earning 3 CSU units.
  • All participants will be matched with an Oldenburg student who will serve as a buddy during your time abroad.
  • For more information about the program, visit https://uol.de/en/summercourse.


  • July 22 to August 19, 2020


  • Tuition = $1,125 (or $375 per unit)
  • Accomodation = approx. $330 (single dorm room)
  • Mandatory study abroad insurance = approx. $60
  • Average cafeteria meal on campus = $3.50 for a full lunch
  • Additional expenses include airfare and personal expenses


  • Cumulative GPA: 2.5 or above
  • Open to all majors (successful completion of the course will fulfill CI's mandatory language requirement)
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, & seniors


Students must complete a CSUCI Summer Application first at https://www.csuci.edu/international/study-abroad/summer-programs/index.htm. If selected as a nominee, students will then be directed to complete Oldenburg's summer application.


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 bordered 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.


Students will be assigned a single furnished room in a student dormitory for the time of their stay with access to cooking facilities, washing machines, and dryers in the dorms.

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