German Studies FSP BerlinBerlin, Germany
Program At a Glance
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The German Department offers a combined advanced language study abroad and foreign study program in Berlin, Germany. Students take courses with the Dartmouth faculty director and local faculty members. The academic program, conducted entirely in German, stresses an in-depth exploration of contemporary local culture, especially theater, and is complemented by excursions to historical sites and typically an extended trip to Vienna.
Berlin has regained its singular position both as Germany's capital and as a mediator between East and West. While it is also the site of the German LSA, this program enables students to experience it in new and significantly different ways. Few cities in the world can rival Berlin's 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.
THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE
Any two courses above German 6 with an average grade of B or better; 42-47, which are in translation, require additional work in German and only one of these 40s courses may count toward the two prerequisites.
Satisfactory completion of the German LSA during the summer term immediately preceding the foreign study term.
Students live with homestay families.
For more information, please see the department website.
"Spending a term abroad will probably be the best choice you'll ever make at Dartmouth, so apply now!" -Fall 2013
"Your citizenship is not defined by where you were born, but where you choose to die." -Fall 2013
"This [program] was the best time I have had at Dartmouth." - Fall 2019
"It's an amazing introduction into German culture and Berlin for students who have not yet been here. Also, this program will help you improve your German expeditiously." -Fall 2019
"The trip to Dresden and Vienna was fantastic and so culturally enriching. Our excursions with Deutsch 30 were very informative in learning about history and perspectives. Free weekends in which we were allowed to be outside Berlin were a great way to experience other cities and cultures." -Fall 2019
"I did not expect to grow more as a person than a scholar in this program. This is nevertheless a great thing [and]...is unteachable." -Fall 2019
Financing Your Program
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. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
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.