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*UNL Faculty-Led: Germany: German Language & Theater
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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: Alexander Vazansky
Education Abroad Office Coordinator: Marnie Nelson 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, 2015-2016
Program Description:

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


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. 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.

Faculty Leaders


Professor Alexander Vazansky
Assistant Professor of History
604 Oldfather Hall
Phone: 402-472-3423


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.

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.

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:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.