German Immersion Program

German Immersion Program

Region
Europe
Term
Summer
Student Year
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Courses Offered By
College of Arts and Letters

Immerse yourself in the German language and culture, and experience one of Europe’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities!

The 6 week German Immersion Program, based in the scenic Pankow district on the outskirts of Berlin, is an intensive summer language program, during which you can complete two full semesters of German language courses. Whether you are a beginner, have some previous German, or start at the intermediate level, you agree to communicate exclusively in German Monday through Friday, even outside of the classroom. This full immersion approach allows you to acquire words, phrases, and grammatical concepts faster--you will even start thinking and dreaming in German at some point, and thus become a proficient speaker of German more quickly. Formal classroom instruction is supplemented with program-sponsored co-curricular activities, like museum and theater visits, outings to the movies, barbecues with German students, or group sports activities. In addition, you also learn from your peers during community breakfasts and lunches, which are included in the program fee. So, while you enjoy a delicious German breakfast, you also improve your German through the interactions with the other students.

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