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  • Locations: Luneburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Study in Germany!


The USAC office and classes are located on the campus of Leuphana University Lüneburg. The present-day university was founded in 1946 as a School of Education, greatly expanded in the 1980s, and moved to its current campus in 1994. In 2005, the University of Lüneburg merged with the Lüneburg University of Applied Sciences. Because of this merger, USAC and the Department of Automation Technology offer engineering classes to both USAC and German students.


Lüneburg, a city in the German state of Niedersachsen, is only 30 minutes south of Hamburg by train, a thriving city of 1.8 million. One of the few German cities that was not destroyed in WWII, Lüneburg offers an extraordinary opportunity to live in the beauty and history of a city dating back more than a thousand years. The city was established as a result of the salt pits located nearby and in 1189 the town enjoyed rapid expansion under the protection of Henry the Lion.  Magnificent buildings, townhouses, and fortifications with triple ramparts were built, as well as a moat, watch towers, and town gates.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Late August to Mid December
  • Spring Semester: Early January to Late April
  • Summer Semester: Mid May to Late June and Late June to Early August
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the USAC Luneburg web page.


Students on the Luneburg program have the option of staying in a homestay with daily breakfast and one additional meal a week (not available during the summer) or in nearby shared apartments. Homestays provide an unmatched opportunity for practicing your French and learning French culture and customs and is highly recommended.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
1USAC Tuition See USAC
2OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60
1Tuition and fees are charged at the USAC rate.
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Summer
USAC Application Fee $100 $100
USAC Confirmation Deposit $500 $500
Housing $1880 - $2200 Included 
Refundable Housing Deposit $670 $670
Airfare $1200 - $1800  $1200 - $1800
Meals  $1400 - $2200 $500 - $700
1Personal Expenses $800 - $1500 $350 - $400
Books and Materials $140 - $220 $60 - $100
Local Transportation $150 - $300 $150 - $300
Visa (for US Citizens) $130 NA
Passport $150 $150
2US Based Health Insurance Vareis Varies
3Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $2000 $250 - $500
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


USAC Scholarships
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.  Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


Semester Program
USAC offers intensive language courses grouped into tracks as well as elective language and literature courses. The track courses are taught sequentially (back to back) within one semester. If you have already taken the first course in the track, you do not have to take it again for credit, but you must audit it. Language course sections are kept to a maximum enrollment of 15 students each. All students are required to select a language track plus elective courses for a total of 12-18 courses.

Summer Program
Students will enroll in three to six credits per session. Summer language courses are intensive, with one to six credits of German taught in each five-week session. Language courses have a maximum enrollment of 15 students each. German Conversation is highly recommended to complement Intermediate German I through Advanced German II. At least one 3-credit course is required each summer session.

Course availability is contingent upon student enrollment and is subject to change. For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC Luneburg website.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the USAC Luneburg semester program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester and 3-6 credits per summer session. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

Students applying to a USAC program should complete the USAC application while also completing the Appalachian application.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me webpage.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 02/15/2021 11/01/2021 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/15/2021 11/01/2021 TBA TBA
Summer 2021 03/15/2021 04/15/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.