Berlin

NEW for 2019 

Summer in Berlin

Experience a world city that holds a central place in contemporary Europe and a central place in world history. Berlin is a city that is perpetually reinventing itself from its rapid growth into a modern metropolis in the 19th century, its avant-garde art scene in the Weimar Republic, World War II, the Cold War, and its hip appeal in the twenty-first century. Today, Berlin, as the capital of Germany, is an ever-expanding city that is vibrant and young, with one of the greatest transportation systems in the world, lively nightlife, and thriving arts. Still, the past is omnipresent, and Berlin bears the marks of its long and rich history, which is presented in its extraordinary museums and monuments.

Curriculum

(Enroll in two courses)

Berlin—The Transformative City (SEM; 1 credit): The focus of this course is the remarkable development and transformation of Berlin 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 will be given to Berlin's exponential growth in the 19th century; its new imperial status as capital of the German Reich; the Nazi dream of transforming Berlin into the allpowerful "Germania" dwarfing Rome and Paris; a city divided following World War II; and the transformative energy unleashed in the wake of German reunification. (Professor Johannes Evelein)

Berlin Stories (SEM; 1 credit): As Germany’s only metropolis, Berlin has provided the setting for a great deal of political, historical and cultural phenomena. It is no surprise then that many of Germany’s defining cultural and historical narratives involve the city of Berlin. Using a selection of literary, filmic, biographical and historical texts across time, as well as locations in Berlin, this course seeks to explore these Berlin stories, as well as their people and places. Not only will this course deal with Berlin’s more famous daughters and sons, but also perspectives from the margins. This course will introduce students to a diverse spectrum of people, places and narratives set in and around Berlin. (Professor Jason Doerre)

Multilevel German Language Course (SEM; 1 credit): This co-taught course is designed for students with different levels of German, from novice to intermediate. Emphasis is placed on developing facility in the four language skills (reading, speaking, writing, listening) within the cultural context of the city of Berlin. Students who have already taken German 101 may sign up for the 102 segment of the course. Likewise, students who have completed 102 may enroll at the 201 level. Coursework at all levels comprises regular meetings with the instructors and Berlin-specific language learning exercises. (Co-taught by Johannes Evelein and Jason Doerre).

Faculty Leaders

Professor Professor Johannes Evelein is a Professor of Language & Culture Studies

Professor Jason Doerre is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies

Housing & Meals

Participants are housed at a student residence in shared rooms.

Welcome and Farewell meals included.

Dates

May 25– June 28, 2019

Tuition & Fees

​​The comprehensive program cost is $6985.  Airfare is NOT included and is at the participants expense.  There is no financial aid available.

The program cost includes:

  • Tuition for  2 credits
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Excursions
  • Comprehensive international medical insurance

Financial Assistance

There is no institutional financial assistance available.
 

Deadlines

The application deadline is March 1, 2019

Eligibility/How to Apply 

Students must be in good academic and social standing. No minimum GPA required.

Space is limited and students are encouraged to apply early . The Office of Study Away reserves the right to modify, suspend, or cancel any Trinity sponsored study away program that is under-enrolled.

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policies outlined below take into consideration the costs Trinity College incurs long before groups ever depart. Notice of cancellation from a Trinity College study away program will only be accepted from the traveler. The date of cancellation will be determined by the date on which the Office of Study Away receives notice. Cancellation refunds can only be made to the person whose name appears on the account; payments cannot be transferred to another account. In order to qualify for refunds in accordance with Trinity College’s standard cancellation policy, all payments must be received on time.
 
Trinity College’s Office of Study Away Standard Cancellation Policy
 
o 150 days or more prior to departure
 
Full refund less the $500 non-refundable deposit, all non-refundable fees, and a $300 cancellation fee.
 
o 149 to 95 days prior to departure
 
Full refund less the $500 non-refundable deposit, all non-refundable fees, and a $500 cancellation fee.
 
o 94 to 30 days prior to departure
 
Full refund less the $500 non-refundable deposit, all non-refundable fees, and 50% of the program price.
 
o 29 days or less prior to departure
 
No refund will be issued.
 
Cancellation with Replacement
 
o 150 days or more prior to departure
 
Full refund less the $500 non-refundable deposit and all nonrefundable fees.
 
o 149 to 29 days prior to departure
 
Full refund less the $500 non-refundable deposit, all non-refundable fees, and a $100 substitution fee.
 
o 29 days or less prior to departure
 
Replacements can no longer be accepted and Trinity’s standard cancellation policy will apply.

Questions?

For questions about the program:

Professor Johannes Evelein, Professor of Language and Culture Studies

Professor Jason Doerre, Visiting Assistant Professor of Professor Jason Doerre, Visiting Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies

For questions about the application:

Eleanor Emerson, Associate Director, Office of Study Away​​

Disclaimer

Space is limited and students are encouraged to apply early. The Office of Study Away reserves the right to modify, suspend, or cancel any Trinity sponsored study away program that is under-enrolled.

 

Application Deadline:

March 1, 2019