Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Berlin, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Weimar, Germany
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: ASC applicants only
- Click here to view Program Fees: Spring
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.
Dr. Gundolf Graml
Associate Professor of German, Director of German Studies, Chair of French and German
Click here to learn more about Dr. Graml!
|May 13-27, 2018|
|Individual departures for Berlin, Germany|
|Day 2||Arrival in Berlin by 2pm. Exploring the neighborhood around the hotel in a brief guided tour.
Guided walking tour along historical and cultural highlights from Weimar Berlin, Berlin during World War II and Cold War.
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).
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
Visit with author and activist Sharon Otoo.Afternoon for personal exploration of Berlin
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”.
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)
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.
Guided tour of Buchenwald Memorial, a former concentration camp near Weimar.
Transfer to Dresden, visit to Dresden City Hall for guest lecture and workshop.
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.
Free day to explore Berlin on your own.Farewell dinner.
|Day 15||End of program.
|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
|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
|Entry Visa Information due (if required)||Variable|