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Video: Experiencing Germany through the Berlin Summer Program

Author: Todd Boruff

Why Berlin?

“Berlin has so much to offer. It wildly exceeded my expectations,” said Taylor Seeman, a senior Program of Liberal Studies and sociology senior who participated in Notre Dame’s Berlin Summer Program.

The Berlin Summer Program is a six-week, six-credit program where students can experience Germany’s capital city while learning about its history and culture. Led by faculty in the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, the program is open to students from all majors, and no prior knowledge of German is necessary.

Students can choose classes taught in English or German, with topics ranging from the economics of green Germany to theatre to architecture and design. Students may also choose to study the German language, with instruction ranging from beginner to advanced.

“I didn’t know German before this at all,” said Emily Schneider, a senior economics major. “In six weeks, we’ve gone through as much as somebody would go through in a semester. It’s really helped my experience here, learning it while being here.”

To learn more about Notre Dame study abroad opportunities, visit Notre Dame International. Apply for the Berlin Summer Program here.