NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2019. SEE HOW TO APPLY TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION.
This intensive, two-week study abroad course combines pre-trip speaking practice with low-cost, high quality, intensive encounter with German and Germany in the exciting city of Berlin. The hands-on, in German immersion experience introduces you to German city life, while you read, reflect, listen, and practice to improve your German, 24/7. Because this is an immersion course, you need intermediate-level German (1050 or beyond) to participate.
The course is organized around three major themes. We’ll explore Berlin's history, starting with Germany’s formation as an official country,through the darker side of German history: Hitler’s rise to power and the Holocaust. Through class readings, activities at museums and cultural sites, and by discussing and writing about your experiences, you will also gain a deeper understanding of Germany at the time of Divided Berlin. Finally, we’ll explore Germany Today and see what multicultural Berlin is doing in 2019 to make it a sustainable and just society. This will take us to visits of the German Bundestag in the historic Reichstagsgebäude, and to a night on the town to experience the city’s cultural arts.
By working with Tandem conversation partner from Uni-Trier before the trip, engaging with Berliners day-to-day, and discussing and reflecting on your experiences you’ll build stronger German skills and a greater awareness of your own cultural identity and the identities encountered in Germany.Through structured activities in museums and cultural events, you gain the benefits of being a student in a world-class city. Low-cost tickets+structured engagement every day=high benefits to you.
The program is the ideal bridge to further study of German, be this in advanced courses at Appalachian or during a full semester or year-long program later on.
LLC 2055 – Great German Cities: Berlin Today – 3 credit hours
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Paid to Appalachian State
1Tuition and fees for summer programs can be found at this link. After selecting the appropriate summer tuition and fees cost sheet scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates". Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
2Program Cost includes in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, some meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee..
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
2Some non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa prior to entering the Germany.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet
to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates
. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheet
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control. Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. Scholarship application windows are Dec. 15, 2018 to Jan. 16, 2019 and
Feb. 15–Mar. 15, 2019.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships
The international component of this course will run from May 17–May 31, 2019.
**Please note that dates may vary by 1 or 2 days on either end. Do not purchase airline tickets until you receive further guidance from your program leader.
Three pre-program meetings during spring semester; dates and times TBD.
One post-program meeting in September; date and time TBD.
Dr. Beverly Moser
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR(S) TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
- Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
- Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
- Select the Student Tab.
- Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
- Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
- Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
- Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
- BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
Union, Suite 321.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OIED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.
You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program online student application form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2019 but applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.