|Duke/Davidson in Berlin - Information Session
November 20, 2012
"Let them come to Berlin!"
--John F. Kennedy, June 26, 1963
Hear what faculty and past participants have to say about the program: life in the city, accommodations, courses and credits, application procedure.
Tuesday, January 22
Together with Duke University, Davidson offers one of the premier German programs in the country, founded at the Freie Universität of West Berlin in 1988 (before the fall of the Berlin Wall). Since 1990 the fall semester has taken place at Humboldt Universität in former East Berlin while the spring-summer semester continues to be based at the Freie Universität. In the fall, students attend courses taught by German faculty and by the program’s Resident Director. In the spring, students take most courses at the Freie Universität directly. A summer option is also available. But no matter when you go, the program will help you advance your language skills, deepen your understanding of German culture, and broaden your grasp of the social sciences, art history, and technology in a German and European context.
As the capital of Germany and one of the major metropolitan centers of the world, Berlin offers a wealth of opportunities. It is one of the most culturally exciting cities in the world. The largest city in the largest country in Western Europe, Berlin boasts three opera houses, two symphonies, scores of theaters and music venues, and virtually innumerable museums. Berlin is etched with indelible images: the Old Prussian capital, the Roaring 20’s, postwar ruins, the Berlin Airlift, the Wall, reunification, modernization. Berlin is a city of old immigration and new, of xenophobia and multiculturalism juxtaposed. With four renowned universities and nearly 150,000 students, it is a city of great learning and research. In addition Berlin offers a multitude of non-credit internship opportunities. The possibilities waiting to be explored are unlimited.
How to apply
Download the brochure and contact Dr. Henke for more details. Application deadlines are
Summer -- February 1
Fall Semester and Full Year -- February 1
Spring Semester -- September 15
Davidson Study Abroad Office
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Posted By: Burkhard Henke