Collegium Augustinianum Dresden

Our new Study Abroad program in Dresden, Germany is available for all Collegium Augustinianum students as well as  visiting undergraduate and graduate students alike. During an academic semester or year, the student can design his or her own Study Abroad program, which can either focus on 1) German Language and Culture or 2) Philosophy and Theology (taught in German) at any one of our affiliate universities or theological institutes in Dresden, Germany.  Our highly-capable and distinguished Director, George Johns, who holds a Master’s degree in German from West Virginia University, has been living and teaching in Germany for almost twenty years. George picks up our students at the airport, immediately takes the new group on a three-day tour of Germany, then assists all of the students with their housing arrangements, visas, permits, registration at the university, etc., and he is available to our students for whatever assistance they made require during their residence abroad.  George is also the Director of our Institute for German Language and Culture, and he conducts our German language classes at TU Dresden that range from beginner to advanced.  For students of the Collegium Augustinianum, all of the credits earned abroad are transferable, which will appear on the transcript at “Work completed at TU Dresden.”

The Collegium Augustinianum will also assist visiting students who participate in our Dresden Study Abroad program in communicating and translating their transcripts for credit at their home institutions.  Otherwise, the Collegium Augustinianum will award its own Certificate in German Studies or Certificate in Philosophical and Theological Studies along with our own transcript if the student so desires. 

The current total cost of a semester abroad is $10,500.00, which includes round-trip flight, housing (usually a room in a German family’s home) German language courses, university registration, guided tour of Germany and whatever assistance our Director abroad can provide.  The total cost of an academic year abroad is $22, 000.00, which includes all of the above.


If you are interested in the Study Abroad program, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 1-800-248-1836 or email us at

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