New summer program in Berlin to begin summer 2016!

Author: Tanja Schuler

The Department of German and Russian is pleased to announce a new summer program in Berlin


This six-week, six-credit, faculty-led intensive program is an opportunity to spend part of the summer in Berlin, Germany’s capital and cultural center. You will learn about Germany’s history as well as Germany today. Content courses taught in English or in German in ECON, POLS, HIST, Fine Arts and Literature. No prior knowledge of German necessary. Full range of German language courses available. Academic excursions and on-sight classes enrich the learning experience and introduce you to this amazing city. 

This program will be led by William Donahue, John J. Cavanaugh, CSC, Professor of the Humanities and Chair, Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures and Denise M. Della Rossa, Teaching Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies.


GE 34141 Berlin Since the War: A Cultural History (fulfills history requirement; political science and German credit; taught in English)
GE 34142 Economics of a Green Germany (economics, political science, German, sustainability minor, energy studies minor credit; taught in English)
GE 34143 Berlin Theater (fulfills fine arts and literature requirement; German credit; taught in German)
GE 34144 Architecture and Design (fulfills fine arts requirement; German credit; taught in English)
German Language Courses (all levels; fulfills language requirement)

Program Dates: May 20th, 2016 – July 2nd, 2016

Program Calendar
May 19, 2016 - Arrive in Berlin; Orientation
May 27-29, 2016 - Cologne Excursion
June 4-5, 2016 - Hamburg Excursion
June 18-19th, 2016 - Dresden Excursion
June 25th, 2016 - Potsdam Excursion
July 2nd, 2016 - Departure

All Notre Dame freshmen, sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors in good academic standing and in compliance with community standards. Visiting students also eligible.

Application Instructions

  • ONE FACULTY academic recommendation required
  • RECTOR recommendation required

Learn more/Apply now

Program Contacts
QUESTIONS - please email:
Brigitta E. Richmond
William Collins Donahue
Denise Della Rossa