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Know the following program information, which you will provide on the online application:
Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete applications include an essay and unofficial transcript. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application.
Develop a respect and pride for your language skills by learning to function in German. The course provides a deeper experience, beyond the classroom, for you to utilize your language abilities. Engage in conversations with German students and citizens of Berlin, Potsdam and Weimar.
Time spent in Germany is busy! Visit research archives and popular culture venues. Take guided tours of the Berlin Wall, the Memorial to the German Resistance, the Jewish Museum Berlin, the New National Gallery, the final German home of Albert Einstein, a microbrewery, the Museum of Film and TV, Stasi Secret Police Prison Museum, the Museum of National History, the Bauhaus Museum and a concentration camp, to name just a few. Additionally, travel by train to Weimar, a city famous for its vast cultural heritage, for a three-day excursion.
In Potsdam, stay in a historic Dutch-style house in the city center, just minutes away from the local attractions. Breakfast and lunch are provided while dinner is typically prepared in rotating groups.
Earn 4 credits in FST 3040, GER 3040: Culture of Germany Studied in Germany. Credits apply to a German Studies major or minor.
The course is conducted primarily in German, which fosters the improvement of language skills. The format includes seminars, discussions, field trips and small group projects.
Course topics include:
For course topics and more information, visit the program leader's website.
Participants MUST have a passport, valid for at least six months after their return to the United States.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application. A deposit of $400 will be billed to your student account upon your confirmation of participation. The remainder of the program fee will be billed through Student Accounts Receivable.