Trinity-in-Berlin Summer Program
May 23 through June 20, 2012
The new Trinity-in-Berlin Program provides students with an opportunity to study and live in one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Divided for decades by The Wall as the epicenter of the Cold War, Berlin is once again the city of change, a laboratory of modernity.
Trinity's program gives hands-on access to Berlin’s remarkable history and its urban formation, development, and transformation from its beginnings as the capital of Prussia to its redefinition as the new political and cultural center of the post-Cold War “Berlin Republic”.
Divided not too long ago by a 96-mile wall as the epicenter of the Cold War, Berlin is once again the city of change, a laboratory of modernity, unlike any other city in the world. This program gives hands-on access to Berlin’s remarkable history and its urban formation, development, and transformation from its beginnings as the capital of Prussia to its redefinition as the new political and cultural center of the post-Cold War Berlin Republic.
Special attention is given to Berlin’s exponential growth in the 19th century, Berlin’s new imperial status as capital of the German Reich, the ”Roaring Twenties”. Cultural life in the Weimar Republic, the Nazi dream of transforming Berlin into the all-powerful “Germania”, The “Hour Zero” and a city divided following World War II, The Fall of the Berlin Wall, Berlin as Germany’s capital following reunification.
The program will be led by Associate Professor Johannes Evelien
BERL101 - Intensive Language and Culture in Berlin - One Credit
The Summer Program includes an intensive German course able to be directed toward each students language goals. This course is designed to improve the grammatical and conversational skills of students who have taken some college level German. It can also be tailored for students with more intensive language experience to improve on existing skills.
BERL233 - Berlin: The Transformative City - One Credit
This course will introduce students to the many urban, cultural and political transformations that Berlin has experienced with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.
Students will be able to apply the first week of February 2012! Once your application is COMPLETE, you receive notice within about three weeks of your acceptance. There will be a REQUIRED pre-departure meeting at the end of April 2012. Students and parents will receive information regarding accommodations, pre-departure, payment etc. after acceptance. If you have any questions, you can contact the Office of International Programs or Michelle Kollen, Summer Programs Advisor x2387.
2012 Comprehensive Fee: $4950
The fee includes:
- Tuition for two courses (two Trinity College credits)
- Housing costs
- Some meals
- Program excursions - TBD each summer but includes city tours, academic excursions to museums and cultural events!
- HTH Worldwide Health Insurance
The fee does not include travel to and from the program. Students may wish to have additional property insurance. Students will be housed in apartements in the city of Berlin.
Any college or university student in good standing is eligible. Applicants must submit an official transcript of their undergraduate record at time of application. Admissions are on a rolling basis. Application deadline: April 1, 2012.
There is NO visa required for travel to and throughout Germany/Europe for the four week summer program time. All US and non-US citizens must arrive in Berlin with a passport valid for at least six months after the program end date. This is a requirement of the EU and not Trinity College.