International Performing Arts Institute in Germany (IPAI)


July 2 - July 23, 2017

Academic Credit and Course Registration

USM students need to register themselves as soon as summer registration is available. Your personalized course registration code will be sent to you via email. Non-USM students will be registered by your program coordinator as soon as summer registration becomes available. Click here for more information on course registration.


Students interested in receiving academic credit for their participation through The University of Southern Mississippi will be charged the cost of tuition and mandatory study abroad travel insurance: $1,318.10 for four hours of undergraduate credit in MUS 499CA or $1,741.98 for four hours of graduate credit in MUS 599CA.


  1. Students will pay the USM deposit, $250, after submitting your application. (See 'Application and Payment Deadlines', below)
  2. Students will pay IPAI fees directly to IPAI which includes program fees, housing, two meals per day, masterclasses, voice lessons, acting and dance classes.

Price does not include flight. (Please do not book individual flight without faculty director's consent. See Dr. Maryanne Kyle.)


Students must be auditioned and accepted by IPAI before applying for Southern Miss credit.

Southern Miss' requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates (or consent of the program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing.

Financial Aid

Degree-seeking, Southern Miss, students who are accepted for participation may apply for financial aid if they meet federal requirements for a guaranteed student loan.

Students requiring financial aid should contact the Office of Study Abroad.

Summer Pell Grants, faculty/staff dependent scholarships, faculty/staff tuition waivers, and graduate assistantships are also accepted. Students are advised to apply early.

Non-Southern Miss students must apply for financial aid through their home institution. However, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Study Abroad, 601.266.4344, at Southern Miss for assistance.

Application and Payment Deadlines

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by May 19, 2017. Program deposits should be paid to the Office of Study Abroad. Balance of fees, less deposit, should be paid according to the regular summer schedule as outlined by the USM Business Services Office. Click here for more details on the payment process. 

Withdrawal Process and Policy

Program Director
Maryann Kyle, Ph.D.
Phone: 601.266.4001

Program Coordinator
Celine Ingram
Office of Study Abroad