Ohio University

Germany: Transatlantic Science, Policy, Media and Leadership Summit

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Program Term


Program Type

OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

Communication, Journalism, and Media
Leadership and Community Engagement

Application Deadline

February 15 at 11:59pm

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

Hans Meier
Program Co-Director
Director, Scripps School of Journalism

Kirsten Dabelko
Sr. Program Coordinator
Office of Global Opportunities


Old city hall building


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.

Living Arrangements 

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.

Program Dates 

May 5 - 19, 2020


INST 4900, 3 credits 


The program fee for this program includes: Student accommodations, excursions, farewell dinner and international health insurance.

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 3 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet 2020

Items that are not related to the program (i.e., additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 
  • For programs completed over winter-break and spring break, the credit-hours associated with the program are part of the spring semester. Students taking between 12 to 20 Athens campus hours, including those associated with the program, will not incur additional tuition costs for the spring semester. Students taking less than 12 or more than 20 Athens campus credits for the spring term will see their tuition charge adjusted accordingly.  

Funding Opportunities

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Eligibility and Requirements 

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 students.

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

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. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country.

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also 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. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found  here