Summer Program in Berlin, Germany
- Program dates and deadlines
- About Berlin
- Coursework and credit
- Fellowship aid
- Program costs and application
Please note that all information about this program is tentative and subject to change. Check with the program director for the most recent information.
Program Dates and Deadlines
The program dates for the 2016 Summer Program in Berlin are May 20 to June 18.
The deadline for applications is January 22, 2016. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Apply online today!
At the center of the new Europe, Berlin links Eastern and Western Europe and will show you the world as you've never seen it before.
The city offers an exciting mix of 21st-century cosmopolitanism and quaint, small-town German neighborhoods (or Kiezeauf Berlinerisch!).
Coursework and Credit
German-language classes are offered at all levels through Berlin's international language center, Die Neue Schule.
Students take a placement exam upon arrival to ensure they are enrolled in a level-appropriate course. They move from level to level based on personal readiness, so each student has the opportunity to advance as his or her own pace.
One year of college German or equivalent, or the permission of the program director.
Students have the benefit of a family homestay experience while in Berlin. They enjoy a private room in the home, but will be incorporated into daily family life. Families will provide students with one meal per day.
Homestays give students a sense of the "everyday" German experience, and allow students to experience the diverse urban, social and cultural environments of Berlin firsthand, or "from the inside."
The group will tour Berlin and the surrounding areas by land and by boat. Students discover the famous film studios in Babelsberg, visit Wannsee and the palace of Sanssouci, attend plays and concerts, and visit museums.
There will also take one longer, overnight trip, and a day-long excursion to the surrounding area of Brandenburg. Past trips have included visits to Weimar to see Goethe's house and Schiller's house, as well as to the nearby concentration camp Buchenwald.
Students also have one weekend free to travel at their leisure.
The Modern Languages and Cultures' Mildred R. Burton Fund helps defray costs for University undergraduates studying language abroad in the summer. All students are considered for aid through the Burton Fund unless they request otherwise on their application.
Program Costs and Application
Please consult the program director for the exact fee, which includes:
• Tuition (six credits)
- Family homestay with two meals per day
- Transportation in Berlin and the surrounding areas
- All excursions
- Cell-phone rental
- Most cultural events
The program director or a representative from Die Neue Schule will meet students at the airport or train station in Berlin upon arrival and accompany them to the homes of their host families.
Please make checks payable to "The University of Rochester."
Schedule of payment due:
- Deposit due: February 19
- Second payment due: April 1
- Final payment due: May 6
Interested in our summer program in Germany? Apply online today!
The deadline for applications is January 22, 2016, though late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For more information, contact:
Professor Jason Peck
Berlin Program Director
Visiting Assistant Professor, German