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Germany

Bonn and Beyond: A Supervised Study Through Germany's Rhineland

GERM 264/304

4 Credits

4 Weeks in Germany

Professor Dan Kramer

This intensive language course offers you a four-week period of direct exposure to the language, culture, and people of Germany.  You will immerse yourself in the culturally rich environs of Bonn, Cologne, and the region along the Rhine River. Over the four weeks, you will improve your communication skills through extensive and innovative language instruction offered by the program director, native language assistants, and team of discussion leaders.  You will also gain a greater understanding of German history from its Roman origins and Baroque splendor to its post-WWII reconstruction and contemporary culture.  You will accomplish both by actively participating in discussion with native authorities; through guided tours of museums (from Haus der Geschichte to the Bunkermuseum) and governmental organizations (NATO, EU, and UN); and – above all – through your interaction with your host families and with over 50 German university students. 

Program Fee (paid to W&L): $1,500.  This includes accommodations, guest lectures, field trips, meals, supplemental health insurance.

Estimated Additional Costs:  International Airfare ($1,000) and pocket money.

Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation: Monday, March 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium (Leyburn Library).

Contact Professor Kramer for further information.