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Study Abroad

Berlin

Program Description

Hofstra in Berlin Program
August 5 – 26, 2017

The city of Berlin – with all its culture, history and vibrant city and economic life – is the setting for this three-week study abroad experience, offered by the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at Hofstra University.

Program Highlights

  • Berlin cultural tours and cruises.
  • Excursions to trendy neighborhoods, historical WW II and Cold War sites and museums, the revitalized downtown, and the Reichstag.
  • Hotel accommodations are within walking distance to downtown and local transportation.
  • Weekends are free for independent travel in Berlin and around Europe

Program Details

Hofstra in Berlin Program
August 5 – 26, 2017

Eligibility

Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply to the program.  No prerequisites are required.

Costs*

The program fee of $3,100 covers airfare, hotel accommodations, local transportation, and excursions within Berlin. In addition to the program fee, students pay standard Hofstra tuition and fees for a three-credit course.

*Program fee quoted above is subject to change.

Application Information
For an application, please visit Hofstra.edu/studyabroad and click on “Study Abrod Applications” under the “Useful Resources” tab.  Download and complete the Hofstra in Berlin Program application and the four (4) necessary forms.  Bring the completed application, necessary forms and $400 nonrefundable deposit receipt to the Office of Study Abroad programs, 107 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus, by March 10, 2017.

Contact Information

For more information or an application, please contact:
Dr. Gregory Kershner
Director, Hofstra in Berlin Program
Department of Comparative Literature and Languages
322 Calkins Hall
107 Hofstra University
Hempstead,NY 11549
Tel: 631-579-2388
Email: Gregory.Kershner[at]hofstra.edu

Available Courses

Hofstra in Berlin Program
August 5 – 26, 2017

CLL 151 (LT):   Berlin Metropolis, Berlin Culture: History and Politics from 1933 to the Present, 3 s.h.
In English; may be used in partial fulfillment of the special language option; satisfies the LT distribution requirement.

German Language courses in Berlin
Upon request, elementary and advanced level German languages can be taken through the Hofstra in Berlin Program.  With preapproval, credit completed in German language courses can later be transferred to Hofstra and be counted toward the foreign language requirement or the minor or major in German language or comparative literature, or toward completion of a liberal arts requirement.

IN OUR STUDENTS' WORDS

Before coming to Berlin I wasn’t sure what to expect. All I knew was that I’d be going to a foreign city with a group of people I had never met before. Now here I am three weeks later, and I have made memories to last a lifetime with people I am now very honored to call my friends. Studying in this city has given me the chance to see the past and meet the future. It is hard to sum up all the experience I have had here in Berlin, but I think the best way to do so is to take inspiration from an advertisement found all over the city that says: “Berlin, du bist so wunderbar.” This translates to “Berlin, you are so wonderful” and I couldn’t agree more!

- Catherine Matteson


The Hofstra in Berlin trip has given me the opportunity to spend an extended period of time overseas in a vastly different culture, and I can say for a fact that it has changed me for the better. Living in Germany in these past three weeks has been one of the greatest experiences in my life. The class itself was something that exceeded my expectations. I was prepared to spend a couple hours a week being in a lecture. Instead, we visited museums, heard first-hand accounts from former citizens of the GDR, and even got to ride in an East German Trabi! I would recommend this trip in a heartbeat to anyone interested.

- Matthew Robles