Programs

We've brainstormed, trialed and tweaked our study abroad offering over the years.  The result is a rock-solid offering for students, whether you are a hardcore linguist or new to learning German and/or travelling abroad for an extended period.  We hope you'll find a program that matches what you are looking for in your study abroad experience. 

Have a look below at what we offer.  If you are faculty or staff interested in our custom program options, scroll down to the Faculty-Led & Custom Programs block.

Vienna-Marburg Combined Program

At a Glance

AKA The I-Want-It-All Program Option.  This option has everything you need.  Because we know acquiring German skills and adjusting to the European way of life takes time and is challenging, we put together a program that places you in Vienna for two months, followed by one or two semesters at the Uni Marburg.  Apply yourself and your language proficiency will soar, and you will feel comfortable living and studying in Europe. 
 
Included in the program fee are the German language course fees with our partner language school and weekly activities in Vienna, tuition at the Universität Marburg, optional enrollment in Achievement courses in Marburg, Genuss-ist-ein-Muss get-togethers at the program director’s home (aka a home away from home), student housing for the duration of the program (semester breaks included for full-year students), group travel including train fare and accommodations, both en route from Vienna to Marburg (with overnight stops and activities in Salzburg and Frankfurt) and on the Berlin excursion, orientation, pre-departure and academic advising, grade report, Ucard with library card function.

All students admitted to the program must demonstrate that they have a health insurance policy in place for the duration of their stay in Vienna.  After the pre-semester prep in Vienna, students will be required by the local officials in Germany to purchase a local health insurance policy, and we can gladly connect you with the DAK.

Join us for two consecutive semesters / an academic year and receive a discount on your second semester.

Another important perk:  you can keep your student housing over the Christmas and semester breaks and travel as you please.

Program dates: 
Fall semester from late July / early August till Christmas OR into January, depending on when you need to be back on your home campus for the spring semester.  Most fall semester students depart when Christmas break starts.
Spring semester from late January / early February till late July.
Click the Vienna-Marburg Combined Program Details button below for exact dates.

Application deadlines:  April 15th for fall semester; November 1st for spring semester.

Questions?  Check out the FAQ page, or drop us a line at contact [@]achievementstudyabroad.org and we'll be in touch! 

Marburg Stand-Alone Program

At a Glance

AKA the Nuts-and-Bolts Program Option.  Arrive in Marburg for orientation just before the semester starts and be participating in Uni Marburg classes within two weeks.  It's the quick, economical approach to our program offering in Marburg.
 
Included in the program fee are the tuition at the Universität Marburg, optional enrollment in Achievement courses in Marburg, Genuss-ist-ein-Muss get-togethers at the program director’s home (aka a home away from home), student housing for the duration of the program (semester breaks included for full-year students), group travel including train fare and accommodations, both en route from Frankfurt to Marburg (including an overnight stay and a ticket to the opera in Frankfurt) and on the Berlin excursion, orientation, pre-departure and academic advising, grade report, Ucard with library card function.

Students will be required by the local officials in Germany to purchase a local health insurance policy, and we can gladly connect you with the DAK.

Join us for two consecutive semesters / an academic year and receive a discount on your second semester. 

Another important perk:  you can keep your student housing over the Christmas and semester breaks and travel as you please.

Program dates: 
Fall semester from late September till Christmas OR into January, depending on when you need to be back on your home campus for the spring semester.  Most fall semester students depart when Christmas break starts.
Spring semester from late March till late July.
Click the Marburg Stand-Alone Program Details button below for exact dates.

Application deadlines:  April 15th for fall semester; November 1st for spring semester.

Questions?  Check out the FAQ page, or drop us a line at contact [@]achievementstudyabroad.org and we'll be in touch! 

Vienna Summer Program

At a Glance

Spend July in Vienna, Austria, getting your German up to par and learning about this amazing city on the Danube.  Our  summer program is a great appetizer and prep for a semester or year abroad, or an alternative to a full semester abroad if a semester or year abroad isn't a feasible option.
 
Included in the program fee are the intensive German course fees at our partner language school, weekly activities in Vienna, student housing for the duration of the program, orientation, pre-departure and academic advising, grade report.

All students admitted to the Vienna summer program must demonstrate that they have a health insurance policy in place for the duration of the program.

Program dates:  from early to late July.  Click the Vienna Summer Program Details button below for the next summer program's exact dates.

Application deadline:  March 15th.

Questions?  Check out the FAQ page, or drop us a line at contact [@]achievementstudyabroad.org and we'll be in touch! 

Faculty-Led 
&
Custom Programs

At a Glance

Are you looking to venture off the beaten path with your teaching?  Achievement Study Abroad helps faculty and US colleges/universities realize their dreams of taking their classroom to Europe.  
  
Our expertise lies in German-speaking Europe (Marburg, Vienna, Berlin, Frankfurt, etc.), and we also have a network of colleagues we work with in France, Spain and England.  Want to  learn more?  Reach out to us at custom [@] achievementstudyabroad.org - we would love to hear from you and help you put together your dream program!