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Study Abroad: Yale Summer Session in Berlin: Metropolis Berlin (GMAN S155)
Berlin, Germany
Program Terms: Summer
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Website: Click to visit
Program Budget: Summer
Quick Facts:
 Type of Activity:
Study Abroad
 Class Standing at Time of Enrollment:
1 first semester freshman, 1.5 second semester freshman, 2 first semester sophomore, 2.5 second semester sophomore, 3 first semester junior, 3.5 second semester junior, 4 first semester senior, 4.5 second semester senior, graduate or professional student, other
 Fields of Study:
Language study (program is exclusively language study)
 Program Language(s):
 Minimum Semesters of
Language Study Required
(Yale or equivalent)
4 Semesters
Program Description:

No longer accepting applications for the 2014 summer.

YSS in Berlin, Germany
GMAN S155: Metropolis Berlin (Group I, L5)

Program Dates: Saturday, June 21 – Saturday, July 26, 2014

Prerequisite: L4 level / two years of college German

Expenses: Participants are responsible for all costs of the program. A breakdown of the program budget can be found by clicking on the "Program Budget" link here or at the top of the page.

Funding: Yale students on financial aid are eligible for the International Summer Award (ISA).
(Please be aware the ISA has a cap of $10,000.) Students from other universities should consult their financial aid offices.

Course Description:  An advanced language course focusing on improving upper level language skills through the exploration of the culture, politics, art, and history of 20th century Berlin. Students will accomplish this through the discussion of current events, films, a novel or play, conducting interviews and visiting sites in Berlin.  Strong class participation expected. 1 Credit

Instructor: Marion Gehlker,

Housing Abroad: Students will be placed with local families around Berlin. Included in the housing cost is breakfast 7 days per week and dinner 5 days per week with the host family. Please keep in mind that the living conditions will vary considerably from host family to host family. Commuting time to the classroom site may take anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes.  Students must leave housing on the last day of the program.

Trips & Activities*: National Gallery, Brecht Memorial Site, Brecht or other play, presentation in Reichstag, Museum Island. *Subject to change.

Application Process: Apply through the Center for International Experience website.
Application fee: $55 Application opens: December 15, 2013 Application deadline: February 15, 2014

Airfare: Students are responsible for booking their own airfare to and from the program location.  Students should arrive in Berlin on Saturday, June 21.  Travel arrangements home should be made for Saturday, July 26.

Passport/Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport and researching if a visa is needed. (U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.) If a student requires a visa and needs supporting documents from the Study Abroad office, they must give the office at least a week's notice in preparing those documents for them.

Pre-departure Orientation: A mandatory pre-departure orientation will be held for this program.

Questions: About the course content: contact the instructor: For general program questions contact the Study Abroad staff:

Click here to view the list of CIPE Residential College Peers: students in your college who have already participated in an international experience.

Dates and Deadlines:
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.