Davidson has partnered with Duke University to send students to Berlin in the fall, spring, or for the full academic year.
You attend Duke University courses taught by German faculty and by the program's resident director. If you have sufficient German you may take courses in the Berlin universities. The program helps you advance your language skills, deepens your understanding of German culture, and broadens your grasp of the social sciences, art history, and technology in a German and European context.
You can participate in cultural events including concerts, theaters, and operas at no additional charge. Usually the group attends up to six such events, including one or two operas per semester.
A variety of excursions are planned that combine sightseeing and recreation with observations for program courses.
In the fall students travel to Dresden and Prague and during the spring-summer to Thuringia where you visit historic Erfurt, various sites from the Classical Period in Weimar, the Universität Jena, and Buchenwald concentration camp. Later, students visit Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union and of NATO.
You will enjoy access to a wide array of activities such as athletics, music, choir, orchestra, swimming, dance courses, basketball, volleyball, soccer, etc. is guaranteed to participating students at little or no extra cost. Also, students are invited to several social events such as receptions at universities or dinners as well as informal gatherings like "Stammtisch" to promote cultural understanding.
For additional information or questions please talk with a German Studies faculty member or visit the program website.