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German Studies LSA Berlin
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
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Program Terms: Spring,
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Summer 2019 02/01/2019
03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

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Language of Country: German Target Language: German
Lodging Options: Homestay Enrollment: 16
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LSA Department / Program: German Studies
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Program Overview

German LSABerlin has regained its singular position both as Germany's capital and as a mediator between East and West. Few cities in the world can rival its current political and economic role, the variety of its history, the ethnic and cultural diversity of its population, or the richness of its traditional as well as contemporary offerings in art, theater, music and film. The New York Times has called Berlin "the most exciting city in Europe," but it is also a comfortable, livable place of distinctive neighborhoods, parks and lakes, all joined by a convenient system of public transportation. LSA students take courses with the Dartmouth director and two local faculty members, and attend a variety of cultural events. The academic program, conducted entirely in German, stresses in-depth exploration of contemporary local culture and is complemented by excursions to historical sites and short trips to different parts of Germany. 
The LSA is operated in partnership with Academic Programs International (API). API is an educational organization dedicated to providing challenging and enriching study abroad programs. 


Faculty Director
2019 Summer: Professor Veronika Fuechtner 
2020 Spring: Professor Petra McGillen 

German 3: Intermediate German 
German 5: Aspects of German Culture 
German 6: Readings in German Literature 

German 2: Introductory German with a grade of B- or better

Student Life

Students live with German families.  Like any relationship, there may be a few challenges or awkward moments, but learning is shaped by how open we are to cultivating new perspectives. Homestays offer an environment where you can cross cultures and deepen language proficiency, especially if you are willing to listen, observe, and participate. Homestays support opportunities to explore German culture and society.

For more information, please see the German Studies Department website.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

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