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Study Abroad


Program Description

Hofstra in Berlin Program
August 3 – 23, 2019

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, Languages, and Linguistics 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 3 – 23, 2019


Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply to the program. 

Program costs*

The program fee of $3,300 covers airfare, hotel accommodations, several meals, local transportation, and excursions within Berlin. 

 Tuition and fees for three credits are additional and equivalent to standard Hofstra University tuition and fees.

*Program fee quoted above is subject to change.

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: (516) 463 5434
Email: Gregory.Kershner[at]hofstra.edu

Available Courses

Hofstra in Berlin Program
August 3 – 23, 2019

CLL 151(LT)   Berlin: Multicultural Metropolis (3 s.h.)
Conducted in English, this course may be used in partial fulfillment of the general language option; the course satisfies an LT distribution requirement


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