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Germany 2014: Rhein-Mosel-Berlin


Bingen, Trier, Berlin, Germany

Program Description

This is a 4 week program offering students to earn 6 JMU credits while immersing in German culture. Classes will be thought by JMU faculty.

Activities will include lectures and the exploration of three different regions: Bingen,Trier and Berlin.  trips to Koblenz, the Rhine and Moselle valleys and various sites in Berlin.   Students will also have free time to explore on their own and participate in leisure activities like hiking, biking, canoeing which are widely available.

Location Description

The Moselle and  the Upper Middle-Rhine valleys, with their castles, ruins and vineyards, carry testimony to the rich history from Roman times to the present.  It’s one of Germany’s most scenic regions.

Trier, the oldest German city,is located  near the border with Luxembourg and France, within the important and picturesque Moselle wine region. Trier is  known for its well preserved Roman and medieval buildings, many of which have been  declared as UNESCO World Heritage sites.  

Berlin will celebrate 2014 the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the past a city divided by the Cold War, is today one of the most visited cities in Europe


Beate Warden | | German: Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Geraldine Suter | | German, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Students will live and study in modern youth hostels and business meeting centers, located in the heart of each city.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Additional Items to Consider

GER 102 or equivalent experience is required for GER 231.

GER 300 is a prerequisite for GER 308.

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

  • A supplemental essay addressing the following question:
    "Why would you like to take part in this program?"
  • Attend an interview with the program director prior to the application deadline: Beate Warden | | German: Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures -and-  Geraldine Suter  |  | German, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0.

For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


GER 231: Intermediate German I (3 credits)

GER 232: Intermediate German II (3 credits)

GER 300: Grammar and Communication (3 credits)

GER 308: Contemporary German and Civilization (3 credits)

GER 490: Special Topics in History and Culture (3 credits)