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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English, German Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Homestay Area of study: German
Program College: Arts, Sciences & Engineering
Program Description:
Why Berlin?

Geographically and politically 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 Kieze auf Berlinerisch!)


German-language classes at all levels are offered through Berlin's international language center, the Neue Schule. Students take a placement exam upon arrival to ensure they are enrolled in a level-appropriate course. Students move from level to level based on personal readiness, so each student has the opportunity to advance at his/her own pace.

Clusters and Credits

Students enroll in either German 157 or 207. Both courses can be counted toward a humanities cluster in German, or toward the major or the minor in German. Students receive 4 credits (equivalent of one course).
Prerequisites: One year of college German or equivalent, or consent from the director.


Students will have the benefit of a family homestay experience while in Berlin. Students will have private rooms in the home, but will be incorporated into daily family life. Families will provide students with breakfast every 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 first hand "from the inside". 


$3, 750(does not include airfare and personal expenses)


The group will tour Berlin and the surrounding area by land and by boat. Play,s concerts, and museums visits will also be arranged. In addition, they will take one longer, overnight trip. Students will also have time to explore the city on their own and one weekend free to travel at their leisure.

Application deadline is February 1, though late applications will be considered on an individual basis. Applications are online through the Center for Education Abroad. 


Professor June J. Hwang, Associate Professor of German,

Scholarships for UR Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs


UR Scholarships
University of Rochester students may be eligible to receive a scholarship for this Program. Read the Scholarships document in your Learning Content for details.
Other scholarships
There are many scholarships and funding sources, both need and merit-based, for education abroad, and we encourage you to apply.  Visit our Scholarships page for more information.
Do not wait until the last minute to research what you may be eligible for, as scholarships are competitive, and will not be awarded for poorly-written applications. Scholarships for short-term and summer programs, and for international students, are limited, so it’s especially important to begin looking for scholarships sooner, rather than later.  
Applications may require a copy of your official transcript, essays or personal statement, letters of recommendation, and financial aid information.
Note that RIG and Discover funding may be applicable to education abroad.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.