Germany has long enchanted people from all over the world with images of snowcapped Alpine peaks, intelle“football” to non-Americans), as seen by its 2014 World Cup championship.
The program will begin with a seven-day stay in Munich, Germany’s third-largest city and a focal point of some of the country’s most recognizable features, including its people’s attire (Lederhosen and Dirndls) and its food (Schnitzel and Wurst). As the capital of the southern German state of Bavaria, Munich offers a unique blend of history, art, music, architecture, and entertainment. The group will then travel north for a six-day stay in the northern Bavarian city of Nuremberg, a beautiful city with palaces, museums, parks, and its own distinct German culture. While in Bavaria, the program will also include visits to other cities in southern Germany to further explore German art, music, culture, and cuisine.
The group will then journey north for a seven-day stay in Berlin, Germany’s capital and largest city. Berlin offers visitors a fantastic juxtaposition of history and modernity. The city has stood at the center of German political, social, and economic transformation for centuries, including the twentieth-century world wars and the Cold War. It was home to the infamous Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989 (remnants of which can still be viewed) and currently houses more than one-hundred museums documenting Germany’s tumultuous and extraordinary history and culture. Today Berlin is a thriving metropolis and a world leader in art, music, film, science, technology, and entertainment. In sum, excellent food, myriad of sights, and renowned society and culture welcome an international audience.
- Tentative dates May 6 - May 27, 2018
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In Germany, students will enroll in ONE course. For more information about each of these courses, including pre-requisites and syllabi, use the button provided below.
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Students in TnCIS Germany 2018 will have the opportunity to take one of the following courses:
- Nazi Germany and the DDR (LAS 2020)
- Introduction to Music (MUSC 1030)
- Photography I (PHO 1000)
- Beginning German (GERM 1010)
- Beginning German II (GERM 1020)
Students of German history and music appreciation will visit several significant historical and modern political, religious, and cultural sites. Photography students will view some of Germany’s greatest landmarks and landscapes. Language students will participate in a variety of the above-listed excursions. All students will be introduced to some of the most ideal locations in the world to learn about history, music, language, and photography.
Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles each day, potentially over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain even in cities.
Excursions May Include
In Munich, Nuremberg, and Berlin, all students will partake in the walking tours and view some of Germany’s most beautiful and popular sites.
In Munich, the tours will include:
- “Frauenkirche” (Church of our Dear Lady)
- The extravagant Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz city squares
- Englischer Garten, the main city park that is larger than Central Park in New York City
In Nuremberg, students will visit:
- Nuremberg Castle
- St. Sebaldus Church
- The city’s main open air market
In Berlin, the tours will include:
- The historic city center comprising the Brandenburg Gate, the Eastside Gallery comprising the largest remaining remnant of the Berlin Wall, the Alexanderplatz and Potsdamer Platz city squares
- Several religious sites
- The Holocaust Memorial
- Introduction to Berlin’s enriching festival, art, music, and film scene
The group will take multiple day trips while staying in Bavaria. All students can expect to visit:
- Neuschwanstein, the fairy-tale castle of the “Mad King” Ludwig II
- Rothenburg, a breathtaking city maintaining a distinctly medieval-style old town in the city center
Other day trips, tailored to individual classes, may include visits to:
- Salzburg, a gorgeous and culturally vibrant city just across the German border in Austria
- Bayreuth, a beautiful city filletypically three stars). Rooms will comprise two-to-four students per room depending on availability. Each room will have its own private bathroom and shower. Two meals a day will be included in the cost of the program: breakfast and either lunch or dinner.