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*UNL Faculty-Led: Germany: Deutsch in Deutschland (semester)
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Spring
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: German, Global Studies Housing Options: Homestay
Language of Instruction: German Number of Credits: 20 Credit Hours
Courses Offered: GERM 322 Course Credit: Transfer Credit, UNL Credit
UNL Sponsor(s): Arts & Sciences Experience Type: study abroad
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Leader or Contact: Alexander Vazansky
Education Abroad Office Coordinator: Marnie Nelson Program Sponsor(s): Deutsch in Deutschland Institute
Academic Level: 01 - Freshman, 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior
UNL Faculty-Led - Offered in academic year(s)::
2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016
Program Description:

Program Highlights

where you'll have the opportunity to live with a German host family in one of the most exciting cities in Europe.
  • Visit famous sites in Berlin, like the Berlin Wall Museum, the Charlottenburg Palace, and the Botanical Gardens and Berlin Zoo.
  • Study alongside UNL students, and other university students from around the world, in an intensive language institute.
  • Earn 3 UNL credits plus up to 17 language course credits that can be transferred to UNL!


Course of Study

BerlinThis program is composed primarily of German language courses, and is for UNL undergraduate students. No previous knowledge of German is required. After testing at UNL prior to departure, as well as testing upon arrival in Berlin, you will be placed into language classes at the DID according to their language proficiency. Students will also take the UNL course GERM 322.

At the conclusion of the 17-week spring semester program, you will have the option to return to the U.S. or to participate in one of two summer programs. One program includes an internship for up to three months, the other includes 8 weeks of further course work at DID. All summer participants take UNL course GERM 302 (theater). For more information, please visit the Summer Extended Program site.

The dates of the spring semester 2016 program are January 1 to April 30, 2016.

Course Credit

Students earn up to 17 transfer credits for their coursework at DID in intensive German as a Foreign Language and participation in cultural activities, as well as 3 credits of UNL coursework for GER 322, which is taught by the UNL program leader. Talk to the German departmental adviser for details.


The program is open to undergraduates and selection for the program is made by the Department of Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences.

Faculty Leader

Professor Alexander Vazansky
Assistant Professor of History
604 Oldfather Hall

Professor Alexander Vazansky is an assistant professor of history at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in 2009. His research interests include postwar German-American relations, GIs in Germany, and the 1960s in a transatlantic perspective. His most recent publication is an essay entitled "Army in Anguish: The United States Army, Europe, in the Early 1970s," in GIs in Germany: The Social, Economic, Military, and Political History of the American Military Presence, edited by Detlef Junker and Thomas Maulucci (Cambridge University Press, August 2013).He is currently completing his manuscript entitled "An Army in Crisis: Social Conflicts in the United States Army, Europe and 7th Army, 1968-1975." For his next research project Alexander will look at militarism and anti-militarism in West Germany during the 1970s and 1980s.


Berlin, a vibrant metropolis, offers world-class musical ensembles and theaters, as well as art and history museums. Located in the heart of Germany, the city is both Germany's political and cultural capital. Each of Berlin's neighborhoodsoffers a different cultural experience, from the chic young quarter, Prenzlauer Berg, to multi-cultural Kreuzberg, to the Museumsinsel in Mitte. While living in Berlin with a German host family, you will study at the Deutsch In Deutschland (DID) Institute with other foreign university students living in Berlin.


Accommodations and Other Arrangements

  • Participants live with host families in Berlin and its suburbs and have their breakfast and dinner provided there.
  • Lunch can be purchased at nearby eateries or the student cafeteria.
  • Students will have access to public transport throughout the program.
  • Students are required to travel with the other participants on the same outbound (international) flight, but can arrange their own return flight. Guidance will be provided by the Education Abroad Office when meeting with students in the early fall.


See the "Budget Sheet" above and the Financial page on the Education Abroad website. 

Explanation of Costs

Please see the Budget Sheet for a detailed explanation of billable and non-billable program costs, withdrawal policies, and the payment process. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.


Participants will pay a $500 commitment deposit by August 31, 2015. The $500 deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. If a participant withdraws from the program, the participant will be responsible for any irrecoverable costs associated with the program at the time of withdrawal (including a non-refundable $150 Education Abroad Fee).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.

Additional Resources

Below you will find links to resources for travel, health, and safety:

Center for Disease Control

U.S. State Department

Embassy of Germany

Official Tourism site for the City of Berlin

did deutsch-institut

*UNL Education Abroad does not officially endorse, administer, or monitor the content of these links.


Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.