German Language & Cultural Studies

German Language & Cultural Studies

Available Sessions





mid Jun 2020 - mid Jul 2020



Estimated Credits:



Apply by 3/1/20 Withdraw by 4/1/20


  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Complete Application
  • Transcript - Unofficial


High School Graduate
Minimum GPA:
Foreign Language
High Beginner And Above
Course Prerequisites:
Students must have completed at least one semester of language at the college level.

About the Program

Program Description

Spend a summer immersed in German language and culture in intriguing, influential Berlin. Designed for students at a high-beginning and above language level, you’ll delve into local culture while honing your spoken and written German. Attend class with other international students from around the globe as you refine and cultivate your language skills. Cultural visits and field trips in and around Berlin enhance the lessons learned in class, enhancing your understanding of German language and culture.

Program Structure

You'll take 1 language course at your German language ability level, and 1 culture course. Language courses meet for 80 contact hours/3 credits, and culture courses meet for 20 contact hours/1 credit. You'll earn 4 credits (up to 100 contact hours) over the term.

Language courses meet daily, Monday-Friday; culture courses meet twice a week.

You’ll take a language placement test after you arrive in Berlin. Course registration will then be finalized on-site, based on the results of your language placement test. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home university pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Germany. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines

Where You'll Study

Since 1810, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin has produced 29 Nobel Prize winners, including Einstein and Marx. With special emphasis on the humanities, this prestigious, centrally located university welcomes more than 5,000 international students each year.

Where You'll Stay

When studying abroad in Berlin, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.    

Studying Abroad in Berlin with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad in Berlin with CEA. From housing to excursionscultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in Berlin easy!

Life-Long Benefits
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.

Garret Swinton
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 , Aix-en-Provence, France

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