|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|
German Language & Theater
- 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
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.
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.
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. Students may also earn ACE 5 for the successful completion of 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).
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.
Professor Christina E. Brantner
Associate Professor of German & Founder of UNL’s Berlin Program
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.
- Students will purchase their international airfare, but will receive guidance from the Education Abroad Office.
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.
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, February 23, 2015.
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2015||02/15/2015 **||Rolling Admission||05/10/2015||06/27/2015|
|NOTE: *Please note that students may need to depart the US on Saturday, May 9 to arrive in Berlin on May 10.|
** 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.
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