Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Berlin, Germany
When Offered: May/June 2014 (anticipated)
Current Application Information, Advising Hours, and Study Abroad Deadlines are available on the following page: General ICA Information
Berlin is one of the most fascinating and dynamic cities in Europe. It’s the heart of Germany and the focal point of its reunification. Shaped by internal and global turmoil alike, it’s where the infamous wall stood and fell, and where Western and Eastern Europe now most visibly meet. Where better to deepen your understanding of the German language--and the culture behind it?
German 130G or 272G is an unusual opportunity to immerse yourself in German language and culture. Students take daily German language at the language school "Neue Schule" at the GER 130 level or the intermediate level (equivalent to 2000-level classes at Goucher College). You’ll live with a host family for the duration, reinforcing what you’ve learned in your daily classes in conversations over dinner. In addition to courses on German language and culture, you’ll go on excursions to cultural and historic sites, and you will have time on your own to explore the parts of the city you’re most interested in. Throughout the experience, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for the kind of casual and formal conversation that will noticeably accelerate your German skills.
Eligibility and Prerequisites for GER 130G:
Students with a 2.5 GPA who have taken GER 120 (or equivalent) may apply. Students must enroll in a one-credit course, GER 129: Gateway to Berlin in the second seven weeks of the spring 2011 semester. Students will receive 4 credits for GER 130G.
Eligibility and Prerequisites for GER 272G:
Students with a 2.5 GPA who have taken GER 130 (or equivalent) may apply. Students must enroll in a one-credit course, GER 129: Gateway to Berlin in the second seven weeks of the spring 2011 semester. Students will receive 4 credits for GER 272G.
The tentative cost of the program is $2,500. This fee includes lodging, some meals, transportation within Germany, seminars, entrance fees, and insurance. This cost does not include airfare.
All students are eligible to apply for OIS scholarships. There is a scholarship section on the main application form in each program application packet. Loans are also available to eligible students through the Financial Aid Office in SAS. Students who qualify for the $1,200 study abroad voucher are able to apply the voucher to the cost of this program.
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