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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: German Housing Options: Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: German Number of Credits: 10 Credit Hours
Courses Offered: GERM 302 Course Credit: Transfer Credit, UNL Credit
UNL Sponsor(s): Arts & Sciences, German Section Experience Type: internship abroad, study abroad
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Leader(s) or Contact(s): Priscilla Hayden-Roy
Academic Level: 01 - Freshman, 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior Click here for a definition of this term UNL Faculty-Led - Offered in academic year(s): 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019
Program Description:


Program Highlights

  • Continue your spring semester in Berlin by taking a summer theater class with a UNL faculty member and either a) doing an internship for up to three months in Berlin or b) taking an additional German language courses at the Humboldt Institut!
  • Improve your German skills alongside UNL students and other university students from around the world in an intensive language institute!


Course of Study

The Summer Extended Program will begin on Saturday, April 20, 2019All students will take GERM 302; a UNL course taught by the UNL faculty leader for three regular UNL credit hours.

Students will also choose one of the following: (both programs will begin on Saturday, April 20, 2019)

  • Complete a credit-bearing internship: (custom dates).
    • For those students participating on education-related internships, please reach out to Professor Hayden-Roy for details as to the end date for the internship. (This may be different due to the academic calendar.)
  • Take additional intensive German language classes at the Humboldt Institut ending June 29, 2019.

Students planning to pursue an internship should indicate their interest in October 2018, particularly if they have special interests. Each student will be required to commit to one of the options above by February 20, 2019.


Course Credit

Students will earn three regular UNL credit hours for GERM 302. Students may also earn ACE 5 for the successful completion of GERM 302.

Those students participating on an internship will earn an additional three regular UNL credit hours for GERM 395 (required)

Those students continuing for 10 weeks at the Humbolt Institut will receive 10 transfer credit hours for their coursework in Intensive German as a Foreign Language. Credits earned at foreign institutions are transferable to UNL by departmental validation. Please review the Types of Credit page on the Education Abroad website.



This program is open to undergraduate UNL students in good academic standing who have participated in the spring semester Berlin program. Students interested in summer German studies who did not participate in the spring semester program may apply to the 6-week summer only program - German Language and Theater.


Faculty Leader and Resident Director

Dr. Priscilla Hayden-Roy (Program Director)
Professor of German
Oldfather Hall 1140

Dr. Priscilla Hayden-Roy
will serve as faculty Program Director. She is Professor in German, and has led UNL's Berlin Program several times, most recently in 2014.

Dr. Patricia A Simpson (Resident Director in country)
Chairperson, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Oldfather Hall 1111


Berlin, GermanyBerlin, 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 neighborhoods offers a different cultural experience, from the chic young quarter, Prenzlauer Berg, to multi-cultural Kreuzberg, to the Museumsinsel in Mitte. While living in Berlin, you will study at the Humboldt Institut.

Accommodations and Other Arrangements

INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: Students will already be in country and participants on the 2019 spring semester program. Thus, students will need to plan their return flight accordingly should they decide to stay and participate on this program.
LODGING in COUNTRY: Students will stay in double rooms in the residence halls at the Humboldt Institut. Students will share a room with another international student at the Humboldt Institute. Bedding and towels will be provided.
MEALS in COUNTRY: The Humboldt Institut will provide students with three meals a day. Fruit is available as a snack throughout the day. Students participating on the internship experience will receive breakfast and dinner each and will purchase lunch on their own.
TRANSPORTATION in COUNTRY: Students will have access to public transport throughout the program and may be asked to walk throughout the city as needed (excursions and field experiences).
ACCESS to LAUNDRY FACILITIES: The Humboldt Institut has a laundry room that students have access to with their room key. The charge for one load of laundry (wash and dry) is 2 EURO and laundry soap is provided.
COMMUNICATION & CONNECTIVITY: Students will have access to WiFi at the language institute. Students are required to purchase (included in program budget sheet) a local phone upon arrival in Berlin with cellular service/text to communicate with staff at the Humboldt Institut and the UNL faculty leader/Resident Director at all times. Students may also elect to place a global plan on their cell phone, but all students must have a local phone number that can be accessed at all times.
DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED for TRAVEL: All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to participate on the program. Non-U.S. citizens need to research entry requirements specific to the country of destination at the time of applying to the program. 
HEALTH AND MOBILITY: Students need to be prepared to do a fair amount of walking in the city. Streets and sidewalks in Berlin are a mix of cobblestone and fairly flat surfaces. Recommended immunizations/medications per CDC (as of September 11, 2017) include the Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine. CDC recommends that you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. Please be sure to check the CDC for additional recommended immunizations.


See the Budget Sheet near the top of this page (click on "Summer") and the Fund your Experience page on the Education Abroad website. 



Upon confirmation of participation, participants will pay a $500 deposit. The $500 commitment deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. If a participant withdraws from a 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). The deposit must be paid by February 20, 2019.


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:

German Embassy in the U.S.

U.S. Embassy in Berlin

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Department of State: Travel

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


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019
Rolling Admission 04/20/2019 06/29/2019
NOTE: NOTE: Students can choose one of two tracks for this program: 1) Additional coursework at the Humboldt Institute OR 2) an internship in the target language. The program end dates are different for each track.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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