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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English, German
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Home stay
Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Click here for a definition of this term Non-UD Students: No
Language coursework offered: Yes Field of study: Foreign Languages
Program Advisor: Erin Gahimer Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:

(See below for 2-week and 3.5-week options.)

German Language Immersion in Berlin

About the Program

Experience the entire world in Berlin from East to West, ancient to tomorrow, by immersing yourself in Europe’s youth capital. Enter the ancient Ishtar gate of Babylon, see the remains of Homer’s Troy, visit the Einstein Tower created to test the theory of relativity, and tour the Nazi stadium where Jesse Owens impressed the world. Walk along the remains of the wall that separated West to East as you advance your German proficiency at the Goethe Institute in the heart of former East Germany. By living with German host families, enjoy full cultural immersion outside the classroom in a city that emerged as a model for addressing the challenges of the past and of the future.

Credits and DatesBerlin

German language courses offered at all levels.

Students have two options:
3.5-week program, 6 credits (July 8 – 31, 2019)
2-week program, 3 credits (July 8 - 19, 2019)

Contact Professor Schellhammer for more details.

Site Coordinator

Dr. Ulrike Schellhammer, German Section Coordinator, Global Languages and Cultures


Students must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing. Students with any level of German language background are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Departure Orientation

For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience.  All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings). 

The details for your MAXIE course are as follows:

UDI 220
CRN: 17035
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Once you have committed to the program, please register for this Spring 2019 mini-course, which meets March 5 - April 30, 2019. Be on the lookout for an email from the Office of Education Abroad with details on how to register.

Cost and Refund Policy

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Additional Information

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This program is currently not accepting applications.