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Germany: Transatlantic Science, Policy, Media and Leadership Summit

Leipzig City Hall at Market Place

This program offers OHIO students from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Scripps School of Journalism and the Global Leadership Center 's certificate program a unique opportunity to work across disciplines on real-world issues and problems. OHIO students also collaborate cross-culturally with students from Leipzig University in Germany.

The city of Leipzig has a rich and long history and offers many cultural events and activities. The beautiful city is located at the intersection of two medieval trade routes and traces its roots as far back as 1015. Today, it is an important and growing economic center in Germany. It is nicknamed "the new Berlin" and is celebrated as a hip urban center with a very high quality of living.

Students will visit media, policy and chemistry facilities within Leipzig. A visit to the U.S. Consulate is also planned, and the group will additionally visit a nearby memorial of the Holocaust.

Program Length

May 5 - 19, 2020

Application Deadlines



This program is open to select students in Chemistry, Journalism and the Global Leadership Center Certificate Program.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

This program does not accept non-Ohio University students.

Living Arrangements & Meals

Students will stay in centrally located hostels. Breakfast is included in the stay. Students eat most other meals on their own. The City of Leipzig offers numerous restaurant and food options in all price ranges making it easy to find affordable options.

Courses and Credits

Students will earn 3 credits. Specific course information coming soon!

Program Cost

Germany Summit Student Budget Worksheet, Summer 20 20


Information on funding and scholarships can be found  here.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

Additional Information on Germany

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook

Health and Safety 

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the  Centers for Disease Control  for healthy travel to your destination.

Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the  State Department website  for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form . We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and exit requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States.  If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport  now. 

Students on the Leipzig Exchange program who are US citizens are required to apply for a residence permit in order to reside in Germany for over 90 days. Normally, students enter Germany on a tourist visa and apply for their residence permit while in Germany with the support of the University of Leipzig. Students will need to show sufficient funds to support themselves while in-country as part of this process. 

Please note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. For more information, please consult the  entry and exit requirements for Germany. 

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's   Visa Information Page.  

Information for NON-US citizens can be found  here.  

For more information, contact:

Matthew LeRiche
Program Director
Director, Global Leadership Center

Eric Masson
Program Co-Director
Roenigk Chair and Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Robert Stewart
Program Co-Director
Director, Scripps School of Journalilsm

Kirsten Dabelko
Sr. Program Coordinator
Office of Global Opportunities





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