Germany 2014: Rhein-Mosel-Berlin
LocationBingen, Trier, Berlin, Germany
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.
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
DirectorBeate Warden | firstname.lastname@example.org | German: Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Geraldine Suter | email@example.com | 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.
For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):
JMU Short-Term Application Form
- 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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | German: Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures -and- Geraldine Suter | email@example.com | German, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Submit a completed Faculty recommendation form.
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.
All dates are tentative and subject to change
CoursesGER 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)