Language and Culture in the New Germany
Our time in Berlin will focus on life in the former East Germany behind the Berlin Wall, on the Holocaust, on Jewish life and culture, and on contemporary Berlin's multicultural identity. Our exploration of these topics will take us to remnants of the Berlin Wall; to the Holocaust Museum, the world's only museum dedicated to gay life and culture, and to many other sites. One day in Berlin will also be dedicated to service learning in coordination with one of the city's many charitable organizations. On weekends we will explore a selection of the following cities: Leipzig, in the former East Germany, Nuremberg, Munich, or Freiburg, in the south of the country. We will encounter remnants of the medieval past that is still very evident in some of these cities, which offer a distinct contract to the modern, sprawling, bustling metropolis of Berlin. You will have a free weekend at your disposal to plan as you wish. We will also have opportunities to attend world-class music and theater performances. Join us for J-Term in the heart of Europe and bring your German studies to life!
To deepen understanding of contemporary German culture via:
GERM 231 or 331 (4 credits). Cross-cultural perspectives credit (GUR/GenEd); Department credit; Other (elective, independent study, International Honors, First Year Experience).
Students should at least have had a semester of German (we prefer an entire year) in order to be eligible.
$4,800. Includes airfare, home stay, supplemental study abroad insurance, and program related transportation and entrance fees. PLU reserves the right to add a surcharge in response to unanticipated price increase.
These estimated additional costs indicated below are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses may vary according to student interests, individual needs, and spending habits:
April 13, 2012. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required with the application. A $250 non-refundable program payment to confirm participation in the course is due within 10 days of notification of acceptance. Maximum of 18 students.