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Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD), in partnership with Humboldt University

Location: Berlin, Germany


This unique Northwestern IPD program introduces students to contemporary German and European affairs, with a particular focus on the city of Berlin, its history, politics, culture, music, and economics. The program is divided into two sessions and is geared toward students who either have no background in the German language or have completed the German Department’s first-year sequence. Students with greater knowledge of German are also encouraged to participate. In addition to classes taught by Northwestern and Humboldt University faculty, students participate in organized excursions to major historical and cultural sites in Berlin and other cities, including a three-day stay in Weimar during in the intersession.


  • Summer

Term Notes: June 16-August 18, 2013

Languages: English, German

Language Requirements: 

None, however, students are required to take German language courses while on the program.


Double-occupancy rooms in a guesthouse near the Humboldt campus

Program Costs: 

Please refer to the IPD program website for Spring 2012 cost information.


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