German Studies FSP Berlin

Berlin, Germany

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German Studies


The German Department offers a combined advanced language study abroad and foreign study program in Berlin, Germany. Students take courses at Freie Universität Berlin 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.

For more information about the Berlin Off-Campus Programs offered by the Department of German Studies, please visit https://german.dartmouth.edu/foreign-study 



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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.

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.

Financial Aid

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.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds.  Loan assistance is offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable.


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