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Stanford’s very first study abroad program, begun in 1958, was established in Beutelsbach, Germany. Since then, our program in Germany has gone through an evolution apropos to a country which has also experienced myriad changes. By the mid-1970s, the program settled in the capital of Berlin and is currently housed in the historic Haus Cramer.
Students without previous German language experience can go abroad to Berlin during the Autumn and Winter Quarters and take an onsite intensive German language course, which counts as 8 units of credit. This course will count as the equivalent of 1st and 2nd quarters of German language instruction. This provides an excellent opportunity to pick up an additional language in an immersive situation.
Students who have completed GERLANG 1 (or the equivalent) can go abroad to Berlin during the Spring Quarter and taken an onsite intensive German language course, which counts as 8 units of credit. This course will count as the equivalent of the 2nd and 3rd quarters of German language instruction. This provides an excellent opportunity to further German language proficiency and satisfy the minimum language requirement for participation in the Krupp Internship Program.
|Prerequisite(s)||Language of Instruction||Internship Type||Living Arrangements||Enrollment Capacity|
|Berlin||Autumn Winter Spring||Autumn & Winter: No language required
Spring: GERLANG 1
|English, German||Full-time, Paid||Homestay||37|
The academic objective of the Berlin program is to offer students an in-depth prospective into the historical and contemporary dynamics of this ever-changing city. As well, students who opt to participate in a Krupp full-time, paid internship during any quarter following their quarter of study, will be rewarded by a rich international experience that will contribute to future career goals, language development, and an enhanced understanding of the world.
For Autumn and Winter Quarters, participants do not need previous language experience. Instead, they will be required to enroll in an intensive onsite German language course during the quarter. For Spring Quarter, participants must have completed GERLANG 1 or the equivalent. For students who have completed the language prerequisite by other means, please contact the Stanford Language Center to determine if that preparation serves as an equivalent prerequisite.
|Related On-Campus Courses:|
|GERGEN 123||Modern Tyranny in Culture and Political Thought|
|GERGEN 141||Fables of Retreat|
|GERGEN 164||Between War and Revolution: 20th-Century Berlin|
|GERGEN 168A||Freud and the enterprise of Psychoanalysis|
|GERGEN 18N||Introduction to Germanic languages|
|GERLIT 135||Literature and the Limits of Self-Determination: Introduction to 19th-Century German Prose|
|GERLIT 137||Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: German Postwar Film and the Culture of Defeat|
|GERLIT 139||Love, Marriage and Passion in German Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries|
|HISTORY 137||The Holocaust|
|HISTORY 22S||Pogroms: Ethnic Violence in Eastern Europe|