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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Goucher applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led ICA GPA minimum: 2.5
Class Standing: 1.Freshman, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior Pre-Course: Yes
Program Description:

Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Berlin, Germany
When Offered: June 3 -  June 23, 2018 (tentative)
Faculty Leaders: Professors Uta Larkey  ( & Antje Krüger (

Program Overview

Students at different language levels can apply for the Berlin ICA: students can either participate with no prior knowledge of German (GER 110), or take GER 120, GER 130 or GER 272G. Germany’s capital is one of the most exciting European cities with a rich culture and a unique history. You will have many opportunities for meeting people and lively conversations. In the mornings, you will take language classes at the international language school “Neue Schule.” In the afternoons and on weekends, we will explore numerous cultural and historical sites, such as the German parliament, Potsdam and the famous Museum Island. We will also examine Berlin’s special status as a divided city during the Cold War and visit remnants of the Wall (East Side Gallery), escape tunnels, etc. Last but not least guided tours will make us aware of Berlin’s alternative urban youth culture and its multicultural population. In order to get a genuine taste of German life and to practice German, all students will stay with host families. 
The course fulfills the foreign language requirement and the study abroad requirement.              
Faculty leaders: Uta Larkey (
                           Antje Krüger (

Download this ICA program flyer and estimated program cost here: Germany ICA Summer 2018 Informational Flyer.pdf
Download the information session flyer for this program here: 2018 ICA Germany-Info Session Flyer.pdf

Eligibility and Prerequisites for GER 130G:

Minimum GPA for all applicants: 2.5 GPA
GER 110G (4 cr.): no prior knowledge of German
GER 120G (4 cr.): students who passed GER 110 (or equivalent)
GER 130G (4 cr.): students who passed GER 120 (or equivalent)
GER 272G (4 cr.): students who passed GER 130 (or equivalent)


Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines:

November 6, 2017: Online application & $50 application fee due 
December 1, 2017: $500 non-refundable deposit is due
February 16, 2018: Final payment and ICA health forms due

Program Costs:

The tentative cost for this program is $4,200-4,600 (includes international airfare estimated at $1,000-$1,400, ground transportation from airport and during the program, language instruction, textbooks, lodging, meals, tours, tickets to museums and other cultural sites, and emergency assistance insurance). 


Financial Aid:

All students are eligible to apply for an OIS ICA scholarship, which is also due November 6, 2017. The scholarship can be found online at If you are a Pell Grant recipient and US citizen studying abroad in one country for at least 3 weeks (21 days), you are eligible to apply for the Gilman scholarship where you can be awarded up to $3,000 in aid for your study abroad. Please contact Jennifer White at OIS during her walk-in office hours (Mon.-Thu. 2:30-4pm) in order for her to help you submit the best possible application by the October 3, 2017 deadline for early summer 2018 notification or by March 6, 2018 for regular summer notification. 


Passport and Visa Information

Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program.
Estimated Passport Processing Time:
Routine Service: approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of application, including mailing time
Expedited Service: approximately 2-3 weeks from the time of application, including mailing time
Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your passport application! Save yourself the stress, time, and $60+ extra costs in expediting it by applying early at:

This program is currently not accepting applications.