Now that you know what the Berlin internship is (click here for part one), you can contact Dr. Lisa Cerami, the program coordinator, for any other questions and information. To start the process, you need to obtain an application. Every student needs two recommendations: one from a professor, and one from a non-professor (high school mentor, Scout leader, etc).
Then, consider what courses you’d be interested in taking in Berlin. In total, a student can receive 12-15 credits. Everyone will take one class in German Language (elementary, intermediate, or advanced). You can receive three to five credits from this class. (ALL CREDITS ARE TRANSFERABLE.) You have a choice of three other classes, all of which are worth three credits:
- European Business Economics
- 20th Century German Theater, Literature, Cabaret
- German History 1871 to the Present
- Symphonic Music and Opera: Mozart to Mahler
- Conflict and Peace Studies
- Sustainability and Approaches
What the students found was these class are a bit different than a college learning experience. While you sit more and take notes in American classes, at Studienforum you spend more time in discussion groups, as well as going on field trips to experience what you’re learning. Alumni from this trip have said that it is more of a “hands-on” education.
During the last four weeks of the program, students will take part in an internship, based on their major/s and interests. Last year, three internships were done through the Anti-War-Museum, Associated Reporters Abroad, and Landesmusikrat Brandenburg. The internships count for a total of three credits to the appropriate program.
To take part in the Berlin Residential Program, students must have GPA minimum of 3.0, as well as being a sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate during the time abroad. All majors are accepted in the program. Students from other colleges and universities are also able to apply for the Nazareth-in-Berlin Program. In these cases, students must acquire formal approval from their home campus to study in the program and receive the home campus’s promise that the study-abroad credits will be accepted in transfer.
There will be more informational meetings on the Berlin Residential Program this semester. Be on the lookout in March for “Storytime: Berlin,” at Naz. Students will have an opportunity to talk to alumni who went, as well as meet other interested students and Dr. Hanns Jacobsen, the chair at Studienforum Berlin.
Don’t miss out on the incredible chance to study abroad in Germany. Start filling out the application today!
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