The SMU-in-Germany program is a five-week study abroad experience held in Weimar, Germany during SMU's first summer session. Knowledge of German is not a prerequisite, making the program ideal for students of all disciplines who wish to explore the rich history and culture of Germany in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich areas of the country. The program is a cooperation between the Lyle School of Engineering and Dedman College.
Students take up residence in the university town of Weimar, a historically significant city whose first record of existence dates back to 899. The town of 65,000 hosts two universities whose existence is a major focus for much of town life. SMU students live among German university students and attend classes held on the campus of Germany's famous art and architectural school the Bauhaus University. First founded in 1919, the Bauhaus art school continues to have a significant influence upon Modernist architecture and interior design.
***The Department of World Languages and Literatures only accepts SMU-approved abroad courses for course credit or for the second language requirement. Only programs listed on the SMU Study Abroad website are eligible for approval for university credit of any kind. We reserve the right to decline any petition for language courses from outside institutions.