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The SPICE program is an intensive summer study abroad program in Erfurt, Germany, offered through The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication and the University of Erfurt Department for Media and Communication. Two courses are taught by U.S. faculty on the campus of the University of Erfurt over the course of this nine-week program. A one-week stay in Berlin includes visits to media organizations and PR firms.

UT-Austin students will share classes and living arrangements with students from other U.S. universities and students from the University of Erfurt, making this a unique learning and cultural experience.

The University of Erfurt was recently ranked among the top three media and communication studies departments within Germany.


Sponsored by College of Communication


CMS 322E - Communication Ethics
P R 378 / COM 329S / I B 372 - Global and International Public Relations COM 329S - Effects of Entertainment Media

Academic Information

Course work is credited as transfer credit, but is considered in-residence for requirements in the College of Communication. All participants required obtain approval from their academic advisor prior to participation. Please see the program website.


This nine-week program brings together approximately 25 students from University of Erfurt and some of its partners abroad. Courses taught in English. Knowledge of German is not required to participate. Program includes a 3-4 day visit to Berlin.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


All participants are housed on the campus of the University of Erfurt, accommodations.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

The 2023 program fee is tentative. It covers deposit and tuition for 6 hours of credit, course materials, accommodations in shared dormitory rooms, transfers (by train) to and from Berlin, accommodations in Berlin, and selected entrance fees for site visits.


- Summer Whole
  • Program: June 14, 2024 to August 4, 2024
  • Instructional: June 14, 2024 to August 4, 2024
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Daniel E Ach

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) View advising videos Explore: Education Abroad 101 and Explore regional. Attend a live Q&A with questions. 2) View Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Videos and Q&A events found here:

Program information above is subject to change