Bamberg, Germany


Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Kapuzinerstr. 16, 96047 Bamberg, Germany

Holy Cross students interested in pursuing studies in Germany will be pleased to learn about the College of the Holy Cross program in Bamberg, a beautiful city in Bavaria, two hours north of Munich. Students who study at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität during their sophomore or junior year go on to major in a variety of subjects. Please discuss your options with your major advisor beforehand to ensure proper transfer of credits. All students must have completed at least Intermediate German or its equivalent prior to the beginning of their studies in Germany. In addition, all students enroll in an intensive, two-month language course prior to beginning their study at the university. These intensive courses offer all students the opportunity to significantly improve their language. Please contact: Sylvia Schmitz-Burgard, Associate Professor of German, MLL .

Independent Cultural Immersion Project (ICIP): 

Successful completion of the ICIP, in addition to the required course load, is necessary.

Course Load: 

Students will enroll in one year-long language and culture course for 7.5 credits per semester. Students take an additional 30-35 credits in subjects of their choice.

Courses taken at Otto-Friedrich Universitë for Holy Cross credit

Current Course Catalog
      Click on ECTS Guide (PDF): Module descriptions start on Page 10.

Living Arrangements: 

Housing is in student dormitories on campus. Students have private rooms and shared kitchens.


Not required for study.


Study Abroad Contact Person:
Professor Brittain Smith, Director
Phone:  508-793-3057
Office:  Smith 219

More information: Holy Cross German Department