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* UNL Faculty-Led: Germany: German Language & Theater
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Summer
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: German, Modern Languages & Literatures, Theater Housing Options: Homestay
Language of Instruction: English, German Number of Credits: 10 Credit Hours
Courses Offered: GERM 298, GERM 302 Course Credit: Transfer Credit, UNL Credit
UNL Sponsor(s): Arts & Sciences Experience Type: study abroad
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Leader or Contact: Christina Brantner
Program Sponsor(s): Deutsch in Deutschland Institute Standing: 01 - Freshman, 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior
Offered in academic year(s)::
2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
Program Description:
a UNL-sponsored program

Germany

German Language & Theater


 
NOTE: The information below pertains to the Summer 2015 program. Should you need any information about the Summer 2014 program, please contact the Education Abroad Office.
 
Germany

Program Highlights

  • Learn about German Theater and attend cutting-edge theatrical productions in one of Germany's most important cultural cities
  • Improve your German skills alongside UNL students, and other university students from around the world in an intensive language institute
  • Stay with a German host family and learn about German culture first-hand

 


Location

Berlin, a vibrant metropolis, offers world-class musical ensembles and theaters, as well as art and history museums. Located in the heart of Germany, the city is both Germany's political and cultural capital. Each of Berlin's neighborhoods offers a different cultural experience, from the chic young quarter, Prenzlauer Berg, to multi-cultural Kreuzberg, to the Museumsinsel in Mitte. While living in Berlin with a German host family, you will study at the Deutsch In Deutschland (DiD) Institute with other foreign university students living in Berlin.


Academic Program

Course of Study

Students will divide their time between intensive German language classes at the Deutsch in Deutschland Institute (DiD) and the Theater course taught by a UNL Professor. 

Course Credit

Students will earn 7 transfer credits for their classes at DID in Intensive German as a Foreign Language, and 3 regular UNL credits for GERM 298/302.

NOTE: if you are participating in the 7-week summer program and have not completed GERM 204 before the program begins, you will do the readings for the theater class in English, and will receive GERM 298 (3 credits) for the theater class. If you have completed GERM 204, you will do the readings in German, and will receive GERM 302 (3 credits).

Eligibility

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate UNL students in good academic standing. While applications from non-UNL students may be considered, preference will be given to UNL students.

Faculty Leader

Professor Christina E. Brantner
Associate Professor of German & Founder of UNL’s Berlin Program
1141 Oldfather 
cbrantner1@unl.edu


Professor Brantner received her Ph.D. from Washington University St. Louis and has been at UNL since 1987.

Areas of specialization: Women’s Literature and Music of the German speaking countries, Romanticism, abd language acquisition. A native of the Black Forest, Christina is also a poet and translator. She is currently piloting her first detective story written for the 3rd year German student.


Accommodations and Other Arrangements

  • Participants live with host families in Berlin and its suburbs and have their breakfast and dinner provided there.
  • Lunch can be purchased at nearby eateries or the student cafeteria.
  • Students will have access to public transport throughout the program or walk throughout the city as needed.

Budget

See the Budget Sheet (at the top of this page). See the Financial page on the Education Abroad website for useful information.

Explanation of Costs

The Budget Sheet will provide a detailed explanation of billable and non-billable program costs, withdrawal policies, and the payment process. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Deposit

Upon confirmation of participation, participants will pay a $500 deposit. The $500 deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. If a participant withdraws from a program, the participant will be responsible for any irrecoverable costs associated with the program at the time of withdrawal (including a non-refundable $150 Education Abroad Fee). The deposit must be paid by Monday, March 9, 2015.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.


Additional Resources

Below you will find links to resources for travel, health, and safety:

did deutsch-institut

U.S. Embassy in Germany

Center for Disease Control

U.S. Department of State

*UNL Education Abroad does not officially endorse, administer, or monitor the content of these links.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 03/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 05/10/2015 06/27/2015

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.