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CLAHS: VT in Berlin
Berlin, Germany; Munich, Germany; Salzburg, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer Session 2
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer Session 2
Fact Sheet:
Language Experience required for admission:
0 none Program Type: VT faculty-led
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
2.5 Areas of Study: German, Literature & Culture
College Sponsor: CLAHS
Program Description:

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College of Liberal Arts & College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences

Field of Study

German, International Studies, Independent Study

Program Flyer 

Additional Information

Virginia Tech course, VT faculty led, VT credit (6 cr.)

Gain critical thinking, intercultural as well as linguistic skills by exploring German language and culture. 


The program will spend approximately four weeks in Berlin, where students will take full advantage of the city’s cultural and leisure offerings.  Also, included will be day-trips and at least one weekend excursion to cities like Wittenberg, Dresden, Potsdam and Weimar.

You can expect a wide variety: from art galleries and theater to pop-up clubs in graffiti-lined streets, quirky shops, and extravagant Sunday brunches.

After the end of the language course in Berlin, the program will spend about a week traveling through Germany: primarily through Munich and the Bavarian Alps to the fairy-­tale castle Neuschwanstein  near the Bodensee (Lake Constance).

Berlin w/ travel to Munich, Salzburg & the Alps 
Summer II 2017 (July 2nd - Aug. 5th)

VT in Berlin

The purpose of this summer study abroad program is to jump start your German by giving you the opportunity to study the German language in Germany and to discover German culture on site.  But no less important is learning to Put Your German to Work for You!  During the summer, before we depart, and beyond, we will discuss further opportunities for you to use your German for work, leisure, and study.


No prerequisites; open to all majors. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Contact faculty program leader for exceptions.


6 Credits
Students may earn credit for:

German Language classes at the Goethe-Institut
Introduction to German Culture and Civilization
Independent Study Projects (Possible)

You will attend intensive language classes at the Goethe Institut in Berlin.  Classes will be held exclusively in German.   
You will also receive credit for GER 2724 – Introduction to German Culture and Civilization.  Together we will explore the broad array of German contemporary culture, art, architecture, music, literature, daily life, technology, and film.  This course is taught in English.
Those who wish to, may also get credit for GER 4974: Independent Study. Students will liaise with German faculty in Blacksburg to design and implement an independent study project while abroad.   


Program Fee

Estimated program fee is $4750. 

This includes:
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • Transportation in Germany
  • Instructional fees and books
  • Entrance fees
  • travel health & evacuation insurance
The program fee does not include VT tuition, airfare, some meals, spending money, and any optional excursions. 

University Tuition & Fees

Tuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy.  See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term:

Contact Information

Dr. Mike Layne
Foreign Languages and Literatures
310 Liberal Arts Building
Phone: (540) 231-5362 | E-mail:

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.

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