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Fact Sheet:
Advisor or Instructor: Amanda Randall, Doug Casson Field of Study: Education, European Studies, German, Management Studies
Department: OFFC Course Number: 217
Language of Instruction: German Program Host: University of Flensburg
Prerequisites: German 232 Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Program Overview
The University of Flensburg was founded as a teachers college in 1946 and today offers a full university curriculum for 2,500 students housed on campus and in a city of 80,000. The university assigns a graduate student advisor to St. Olaf students, counseling them in all areas of academic life, including course selection and extra-curricular activities.  A comprehensive placement exam assures students proper course selection in German and in semester courses.

The prerequisite for study in Germany is one of the two writing courses [German 251 or 252], or equivalent language writing experience.  Students must earn a grade of at least B- in the last German course taken at St. Olaf before departure. Normally students earn a total of five credits for one term of study in Germany (language course plus university courses) and nine credits for a full year’s study.  The intensive language course taken before the start of the semester counts as one of the five courses in place of the January Interim.  Letter grades are assigned for semester courses and are recorded on the St. Olaf transcript but are not counted in the grade point average. Students receive one St. Olaf credit in German for successful completion of the language course offered on site at each university.  Students studying off-campus in the fall can bring up to 4.5 credits back to campus; students studying off-campus in the spring with interim can bring up to 5.5 credits back to campus.

Student Life
Between the language course and the beginning of the university semester, students have about 10 days of free time. Those who stay for the full year have an additional two-month vacation between semesters (mid-February until mid-April). For more information about student life, click here.  

Housing is arranged through the International Studies Office in Flensburg.  Housing is assigned for the pre-semester course and runs through the full semester or year.  

Pre-Approved GE Credits
This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Advisors, Amanda Randall and Doug Casson.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 TBA TBA
Spring with Interim 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 03/01/2018 07/30/2018
Year 2017-2018 02/27/2017
03/16/2017 09/01/2017 07/30/2018
Fall with Interim 2017-2018 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 09/01/2017 01/31/2018
Spring with Interim 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA
Fall with Interim 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA
Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/22/2018 TBA TBA

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