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Study Abroad in Germany this summer.


May 30 - July 11, 2020 (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, history buffs, artists, entrepreneurs 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 intensive German language instruction at all levels. Instructors will incorporate field trips throughout Berlin and nearby cities to enhance students’ cultural knowledge and proficiency.

Program Details


GERM 101-102/ GERM 201-202 GERM 305 GERM 402 GERM 404
Elementary / Intermediate German Grammar & Composition Advanced Conversation Advanced Conversation & Syntax


$6,700 (approximate)  

Costs do not include airfare and are subject to change without notice as a result of fluctuations in currency values 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 and cultural activity fees
  • on-site supervision by faculty leader and program assistant

Activities & Excursions

  • sight-seeing tours in Berlin
  • weekly film screenings
  • Optional day trips, such as Leipzig, Dresden, and Lübeck


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.

  • Katrina Nousek, Faculty Leader

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

Academic Environment

Program participants from the University of Richmond will receive 2 units of academic credit.

Prior to the beginning of instruction, program participants will take a placement test to determine their level of proficiency in German. There will be a short oral interview on-site to confirm placement after students arrive in Berlin. Language instruction is entirely in German and taught by native speakers.

Ready to apply?

Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020


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.

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