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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UTSA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 03/01/2018 TBA TBA
Program Description:

Modern Languages in Berlin

Program dates: TBA
Program Location:  Berlin, Germany

This study abroad program is designed to provide students the chance to gain a better understanding of contemporary life in Berlin/Germany, as well as greater insight into the city's and Germany's rich history and cultural development. Berlin today is not only the capital of Germany (and therefore the center of politics), but is also widely considered to be one of the most vibrant and important cities in all of Europe.

Berlin has become a major center of the arts (especially street art), is home to many important museums (Pergamon Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie), has a rich and vital Jewish history (the Holocaust Memorial and Jewish Museum are there, along with many important Jewish cemeteries and a nearby concentration camp), was Hitler;s capital (and thus has the Topography of Terror exhibit) and is the site that best captures the conflicts of the Cold War (with remnants of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, Gedenkstatte Bernauer St, and the Stasi archives).

A study abroad in Berlin will therefore not only introduce students to Germany's history and culture, but also allow students to think critically about how cultures develop and what the implications of politics are on the course of a country, thereby fostering global citizenship and critical reflection. Focusing not only on literature and culture, but also on building specific skills (such as critical close reading, argument formation, research), this study abroad will equip students to better approach all future courses.

Students will enroll in one of two 3-credit courses: CSH 1213 or GER 4213.  No knowledge of German is required, but the experience is recommended for German language students.

Contact:  Dr. Sara Budarz,

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