Pitt in Munich

This program consists of 4 weeks of intensive German language study and a culture course taught in English. Develop your German language skills and your understanding of German culture while being immersed in one of the most exciting cities in Europe. Munich is a center for the arts, industry and business, rich in history and culture.
The program is open to you if you have taken at least 2 semesters of German (or equivalent) by the summer of participation.

What You'll Accomplish: 
  • You will improve your German language proficiency through language courses taught by Goethe-Institut staff
  • You will develop your understanding of Germany's role as a global leader in business, industry and the arts
  • You will engage with the local community in an increasingly diverse Munich

Munich is the capital city of the state of Bavaria, the largest in Germany. Munich is home to major universities, museums, theatres and historical landmarks. The city is best known for its international soccer team Bayer-Muenchen and its annual Oktoberfest.

Where You'll Live: 
  • ​You will be housed  in a clean, modern Guesthouse within the city limits with easy access to public transportation; average commute is under one hour
  • You will live in a single room with a private bath
  • You will be provided with linens
  • On-site cafeteria provides two meals per day (cost included in program fee)
What You'll Study: 

General Education Requirements: Need to fulfill a general education requirement?  
This program requires at least 2 semesters (or the equivalent) of college-level German language instruction. 
For students admitted prior to Fall 2018, the culture course satisfied one of the following Gen Eds:
1) Social Science
2) Literature
Participating in the program also waives the three foreign-culture requirements.
For students admitted Fall 2018, the culture course may satisfy one of the following Gen Eds:
1) Social Science
2) Literature 
3) Geographic Region

Continuing German Abroad (GER1901)
Munich: History, Culture, Myth (GER0058)

Host institution is the Goethe-Institut Munich, located in the Haidhausen neighborhood close to downtown Munich.

Your Pitt Study Abroad Contacts: 

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!

Schedule an appointment

Schedule an appointment with me using Pathways!

  • Log in to Pathways or use the Navigate app.
  • Select Appointments > Schedule an Appointment
  • Select Pitt Global as the Care Unit.
  • Select Study Abroad Virtual Advising as the Location
  • Select Study Abroad Program Specific Questions as the service
  • Select my name and find a time that works for you!

Having trouble or don't see a time that works for you? Just email me!

Items Billed by Pitt

  In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $4,656 $4,856
Program Fee $44 $44
Study Abroad Fee $300 $300
Total Billed by Pitt $5,000 $5,200

Estimated Additional Out-of-Pocket Costs

Airfare $1,000 - $1,500
Personal Expenses $1,000

Total Estimated Program Cost

  In-State Out-of-State

Total Estimated Cost of Program
(Includes items billed by Pitt and additional expenses)

$7,000 - $7,500 $7,200 - $7,700
The amounts above are for the 2019-2020 academic year and should be used as estimates only. Pricing for 2020-2021 will be posted and announced in the fall term.
What's Included: 

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition for 8 credits
  • Housing in a local guesthouse
  • Placement tests upon arrival and departure
  • International travel health insurance
  • Cultural programs


When You'll Go: 

Dates for the 2020-2021 academic year will be posted in the fall! 

What Else You Need to Know: 

The program is open to students who have taken at least 2 semesters of German (or equivalent) by the term of participation.
Students will be required to make a 50 Euro refundable housing deposit and a 10 Euro internet deposit.