Antioch in Germany

Full immersion in German life and culture.


Antioch in Germany is a language and cultural immersion program offered fall, spring or full-year (see approx. dates here), and located in the university town of Tübingen. After German language intensives through the Goethe Institut and German Compact programs, students enroll in courses with German students and professors at Tübingen University in a wide range of course offerings and academic disciplines. Students may also choose to enroll in a Community Engagement course, which includes a service-learning project in an area of their interest.


“The first ten minutes of my first lecture was a golden moment: realizing I was actually understanding the professor and his humor without really thinking (or without thinking I was thinking).”

- Jessamyn Leonard, Kenyon College


Experience, Immersion, and Individualized Support
Antioch Education Abroad (AEA) students have been studying at Eberhard-Karls-Universität (Tübingen University) since 1958. This program encourages complete immersion while supporting the needs of American students abroad and is perfect for students who want independence and the opportunity to tailor aspects of their overseas studies to their own particular skills and interests. Resident Directors provide academic advising and student assistance, as well as facilitate regular Antioch group meetings that give additional cultural and academic support.


Beginning German Track & Intermediate/ Advanced Track
Starting in 2014, we have two tracks available: Beginning German Track and Intermediate/ Advanced German track. Our Beginning German Track students enroll in Tubingen University courses offered in English or courses taught in German that are geared towards international students. Our Intermediate/Advanced German Track students directly enroll into any courses offered through Tubingen, selecting from thousands of options.


Language Preparation
Emphasis is placed on pre-semester preparation, with four to eight weeks of language training at a Goethe Institute, followed by a five-week intensive orientation and language program through the university’s German Compact Program. Students then spend one semester or a full year enrolled in university courses.


Overlooking town square