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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Weimar, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: ASC applicants only
  • Click here to view Program Fees: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Area Of Study: Culture, Foreign Languages, German, Government, History, Women's Studies
Languages Available: English, German Number of Credits: 2
Program Leaders: Gundolf Graml On-Campus Coursework Required Prior to Travel: Yes
Program Description:



Header - Course Description
This faculty-led Global Study Tour offers students a two-week long immersion opportunity into contemporary German culture, politics, and society. Whether you are a student learning the German language and culture, or, a student who would like to start exploring things German, you will find a wide range of topics to engage with. 

During the semester leading up to the study tour we will engage with German history and culture through literary texts, movies and documentaries, as well as scholarly works. On the ground our focus during the first week will be on Berlin's multifaceted role as capital city of five different political regimes during the last 100 years. The second week will be dedicated to visiting Dresden, Leipzig, and Weimar.

The wide variety of activities and visits will enable students to explore future study-abroad and career options while also fulfilling one of their ASC Global Specialization requirements.

Thursday, 7-8pm
Location TBD

Header - Requisites

  • Co-requisite: GER 220 Introduction to German Cultural Studies (taught in English, offered in Spring 2018)

Header - Meet the Faculty
Dr. Gundolf Graml
Associate Professor of German, Director of German Studies, Chair of French and German
Click here to learn more about Dr. Graml!



Header - Itinerary
  May 13-27, 2018
Day 1    
Individual departures for Berlin, Germany
Day 2                Arrival in Berlin by 2pm. Exploring the neighborhood around the hotel in a brief guided tour.
Welcome dinner.
Day 3 Berlin
Guided walking tour along historical and cultural highlights from Weimar Berlin, Berlin during World War II and Cold War.
Day 4 Berlin
Visit to the German parliament (Reichstagsgebäude) and meeting with a member of parliament.Guided tour of Hohenschönhausen Memorial, former interrogation prison by the Communist Secret Police (Stasi).
Day 5 Berlin
Visit with non-profit organization “Women in Leadership”: Guest lecture and workshop with European Academy for Women, an organization promoting diversity and leadership in management for international corporations.Evening: Opera or concert in one of Berlin’s cultural venues
Day 6 Berlin
Visit with author and activist Sharon Otoo.Afternoon for personal exploration of Berlin
Day 7 Potsdam
Guided tour of Prussian Summer palace Sanssouci and time for personal exploration of Potsdam and Babelsberg film studio.
Day 8 Berlin - Wittenberg - Leipzig
Travel to Leipzig with a stopover in Wittenberg to visit Martin Luther Museum. In Leipzig we will visit the Johann Sebastian Bach museum and the St. Thomas Church where Bach played the organ.

Welcome dinner in Leipzig’s “Auerbachs Keller”.
Day 9 Leipzig
Visit to Museum of former Stasi headquarters.
Guided tour of a modern German car production plant, discussion of production and management processes (BMW plant Leipzig)
Day 10 Weimar
Transfer to Weimar, town where German national poets Goethe and Schiller worked and lived and that gave the first democratic German state its name (Weimar Republic). Visit to Goethe National Museum.Welcome dinner in Weimar.
Day 11 Weimar-Dresden
Guided tour of Buchenwald Memorial, a former concentration camp near Weimar.
Transfer to Dresden, visit to Dresden City Hall for guest lecture and workshop.
Day 12 Dresden
Guided walking tour of Dresden.
Visit to the “Hygiene Museum,” one of Europe’s first institutions dedicated to studying and educating about public health.Welcome dinner in Dresden.
Day 13 Dresden - Dessau - Berlin
Guided tour of the Bauhaus exhibit and major buildings in Dessau in the morning, visit with the German Federal Environmental Agency in the afternoon.
Day 14 Berlin
Free day to explore Berlin on your own.Farewell dinner.
Day 15 End of program. 

Itinerary is subject to change.

Header - Considerations
  • We will be in cities/towns most of the time, using public transportation.
  • Since we will be using various forms of public transportation, students need to be prepared to walk a lot during these two weeks.
  • Comfortable and weatherproof shoes and clothing are a must.
  • The weather in Germany can fluctuate a lot, from rainy and cool to sunny and fairly warm, students need to be prepared to pack versatile clothing.
  • We will visit memorials about the Holocaust, which can be emotionally difficult for some students.
Header - Accommodation
Moderately priced hotels. Students will share two to a room.


Header - Deadlines 
Requirement Deadline
Application Deadline - including deposit/application fee 27 September
Award Application Deadline 27 September
Decision date for Program and for Awards 11 October
Deadline to commit/decline your placement
This is financially binding
17 October
Accepted Students Meetings - mandatory for participation 15 November
First Payment Installment due 29 November
Final Payment Installment due  7 January
Passport Information due - no exceptions
All additional paperwork in Carta - no exceptions
1 February
Entry Visa Information due (if required) Variable

Header - App Requirements
In order for your application to be considered, you must complete the following prior to the above indicated Application Deadline:
  • Application for Faculty-led Programs
  • Letter of recommendation
  • $50 non-refundable deposit
  • Acknowledgement of Passport Requirement
  • Faculty-led Programs Agreement and Release
  • Award Application (optional)
Applications that do not have these requirements completed will not be considered for review by the faculty or the Center for Global Learning.

Header - Policy
As a faculty-led program participant, you will be expected to take responsibility for not only your coursework, but also the additional requirements that come with participation in group travel:
  • Complete all course work in keeping with the course's syllabus and maintain attendance throughout the on-campus course
  • Submit information and meet deadlines established by the Center for Global Learning. 
  • Be a full-time, degree-seeking students in good standing at Agnes Scott College.
  • Have completed one year or 24 credit hours at Agnes Scott prior to the experience abroad.  
  • Meet any program-specific requirements, including co- and pre-requisite courses.
  • Once accepted to the program, students are required to attend a mandatory Accepted Students Meeting in the Fall semester and pre-departure orientation session in the Spring.
  • Graduating seniors are eligible to apply, but are not eligible for awards. They cannot be dependent on the credits of this course for graduation.


Header - Program Fees
$3,740 per person

Header - Inclusions
  • Hotels
  • All breakfasts, four dinners
  • All entry fees for planned visits
  • All in-country transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance

Header - Exclusions
  • Flights
  • Cost of passport
  • Entry visa (if required)
  • Meals not specified
  • Personal items
  • Individually arranged outings
  • Shopping


Header - Awards
As part of your application to a faculty-led program, you will also have the opportunity to complete an award application, due at the same time. The Center for Global Learning will use your application to find available awards for which you are eligible based on the requirements (e.g. GPA, major, or level of financial need) of the various awards for faculty-led programs.  A Committee will review all applications for content and eligibility. The decision on acceptance to the program and award amounts will be communicated at the same time. 

Awards vary based on both need and merit.  The maximum amount anyone can receive is $3,000.

Click here for a full explanation of the Awards for Faculty-led Programs.



This program is currently not accepting applications.