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Study Abroad in Germany this summer.


June 3 – July 16, 2022 (six weeks)

From its role as the cultural and political capital during Germany’s heyday as a European power to its pivotal position for innovation, intrigue, and opportunity at the border between East and West, today's Berlin is a magnet for cultural enthusiasts, philosophers, tech heads, history buffs, artists and musicians, entrepreneurs, engineers, and students from around the globe. Berlin is a city in a continuous state of becoming, with its interplay of the finished and unfinished, old and new. It is a city of politics, culture, history, and rich diversity, with a myriad of things to see and do. Berlin boasts a vast and efficient public transportation system, allowing visitors to combine their interests in urban life with their desires to bask in the sun in one of the city’s many parks or by the shores of one of its lakes or waterways.

The Berlin summer program offers 2 units of intensive German language instruction. Course instructors will incorporate field trips throughout Berlin and the surrounding area to enhance students’ cultural knowledge and proficiency.

Program Details


GERM 101-102/ GERM 201-202 GERM 305 GERM 402 GERM 404
Elementary / Intermediate German
(2 units)
Grammar & Composition
(1 unit)
Advanced Conversation
(1 unit)
Advanced Conversation & Syntax
(1 unit)
NOTE: Students who have already taken GERM 202 should consult with the German Studies coordinator about which combination of courses they should select for the summer program.


$6,700 (approximate)
Costs do not include airfare and are subject to change without notice as a result of fluctuations in currency and other factors.

What's included?

  • 2 units of University of Richmond credit
  • course materials
  • on-site orientation
  • welcome and farewell buffet
  • home-stay accommodations and half-board
  • Berlin metropass
  • student ID for reduced prices at university dining facilities, museums, cinemas, theaters, concerts, and other cultural activities
  • on-site supervision by faculty leader

Activities & Excursions

  • sight-seeing tours in and around Berlin
  • weekly film screenings
  • conversation tables and co-curricular programming beyond the classroom


Program participants will be housed in private homes with carefully selected host families within normal commuting distance (20-40 minutes). Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host family. For lunch during the week, participants can eat in the student cafeteria adjacent to the building where classes are held.

Round Trip Travel

Participants are responsible for arranging and purchasing their own transportation to and from Berlin. Airfare and airport transfer costs are not included in the program fee.

  • Dr. Katrina L. Nousek, Faculty Leader: Germany

    Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies - Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Academic Environment

University of Richmond program participants will receive two units of academic credit toward graduation. Students registered for the intermediate German sequence (GERM 201-202) will fulfill the COM2 requirement. Students enrolled in GERM 202 and 300-level and above courses may apply those units toward a German Studies major or minor.

Language instruction is entirely in German and taught by experienced language teachers with demonstrated excellence in language pedagogy according to the most up-to-date standards for language acquisition.

Ready to apply?

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

Scholarship: UR students are eligible to apply for the Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship. Selected recipients will receive approximately $2,000 toward the cost of an approved UR Summer Study Abroad program.

Students who anticipate needing additional financial aid should contact the Office of Financial Aid and/or the Program Leader about external funding opportunities. Many external scholarships have early deadlines (e.g. in December or January), so students are encouraged to begin this process as early as possible.


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