Summer in Berlin

Summer in Berlin         DID signet Summer 2019

The “Summer in Berlin” program consists of a three-week language course at the DiD German language institute in Berlin where students take language classes along with other international students. The DiD institute places Sewanee students into courses according to their languages skills, which are determined through a placement test. DiD provides sixty classes of forty-five minutes for the three-week period.  Students are placed in in homes with German host families. While DiD will provide instruction for the language classes, the accompanying Sewanee faculty member is responsible for cultural instruction and area excursions. The afternoon programs offered by the Sewanee faculty member are part of the course and introduces them to the cultural space of Berlin. The walks are focused on literature about Berlin’s neighborhoods. DiD provides additional excursions, among them walking tours through Berlin’s alternative culture, and excursions to Potsdam, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage monument. Berlin also offers a large number of concerts and theater performances, among them the famous Brecht theater “Berlin Ensemble” which will give students first-hand access to Germany’s theater scene.

The program will take place in the summer of 2019.  The cost for the program in 2017 was $2600, which included course fees, room and board (in homestays) and four Sewanee credit hours. The cost for 2019 has yet to be calculated.

Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Richard Apgar at rbapgar@sewanee.edu. This program is open to applicants not enrolled in a degree program at Sewanee.