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Ten Reasons to Study at ASL

Whether you are a prospective student from Germany, Europe, North America, or anywhere in the world, please do contact us with your questions about our programs. We would love to hear from you!

There are at least ten outstanding reasons to pursue a degree in American Studies in Leipzig:

Institute for American Studies

The Institute for American Studies at the University of Leipzig is the fastest growing institute for American Studies in Germany (outside of Berlin).

Founded in 1993, the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig pursues interdisciplinary knowledge about the United States with scholars specializing in literature, cultural studies, language, history, politics, and contemporary affairs. American Studies at Leipzig has a long and distinguished tradition reaching back to the 19th Century.

Scholarly Distinction

American Studies Leipzig is one of the most distinguished programs in Germany.

The Vision

The leitmotif or vision for the Leipzig Model for American Studies is to bring together the virtues of the "Humboldtian Ideal" with the strengths of "Dewey Pragmatism" to create a unique liberal arts education experience.

The Leipzig Model

The Leipzig Model for American Studies seeks to combine classroom and practical learning to help students be able to engage their community and careers with well-founded confidence.

James Hopkin

James Hopkin

James Hopkin

James Hopkin
200816Jun

Workshop with TSU Students on June 16

The African American Struggle for Civil Rights and its Impact on the GDR Buergerrechtsbewegung

Please join a discussion with nine students and their professor from Tennessee State University, in Nashville, Tennessee, a historically black university. The group is currently traveling in Germany to trace connecting points between German and African American history with special focus on civil rights movements and their interconnectedness. For example - why were they singing "We Shall Overcome" in the Nikolaikirche in 1989?

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