Antioch in Germany
- Pre-semester Goethe Institut language training and German Compact Program
- Full enrollment into Tübingen University courses
- Full or half year programs, earning 24 – 44 semester credits
- On-site advising from Resident Directors and Antioch Group Meetings
- Individualized housing with German students
- Extended breaks for personal travel and exploration
“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
American students have been studying at Eberhard-Karls-Universität (Tübingen University) through Antioch Education Abroad (AEA) 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. Students will learn what it is to live, work and study in Germany as Germans do. Emphasis is placed on pre-semester preparation, with four to eight weeks of language training at a Goethe Institute, followed by a four-week intensive orientation program through the university’s German Compact Program. Students then spend one semester or a full year enrolled in university courses. Resident Directors provide academic advising and student assistance, as well as facilitate monthly Antioch group meetings that give additional cultural and academic support.
In Tübingen, Antioch Education Abroad program participants study with German students in classes taught by German professors. They enroll in courses at any level for which they have the sufficient preparation, choosing from hundreds of courses. Advanced academic work is available in all disciplines and there are special opportunities for students of the theoretical and applied sciences.
Student confidence in, and exposure to, German language and culture is further reinforced by the special nature of the program’s housing arrangements. Rather than placing students in international dormitories, the program ensures that participants live in German student housing where German is the language spoken.
In over five decades of operation, students from many prestigious institutions have joined the program. Since 2008, these students have come from: Albion College, Bowdoin College, DePauw University, Goucher College, Hampden-Sydney College, Kenyon College, Knox College, Metropolitan State College of Denver, New College of Florida, New School University, Northwestern University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Saint Michael’s College (VT), Trinity University and West Chester University.