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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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Who can apply: Non-UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell Students, UMass Amherst Students, UMass Boston Students, UMass Dartmouth Students, UMass Lowell Students Program Category: Study abroad
Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Areas of Study: German Studies, History, Independent Study, Other Language & Literature, Political Science/International Relations Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Description:
Picture of Buildings in Berlin


Fall in love with Berlin today, a city celebrated for its freedom, creativity, relaxed attitude, and multicultural atmosphere; explore Berlin's unique food, parks, nightlife, and alternative culture.
  • Enjoy the magical palaces, lakes, and parks of Potsdam, once home to German Emperors and Prussian Kings.
  • Get to know the most exciting and versatile metropolitan region in the heart of Europe, and explore other German cities during weekend trips to Hamburg, Dresden or Leipzig.
  • Fulfill three general education requirements (World Cultures, International Diversity, World Languages).
  • Learn German with experienced native lecturers.
  • Study at the University of Potsdam with free access to all university facilities and discounts on meals on campus.
  • Experience unique insights into everyday life during your stay with German host families.
  • Learn about Berlin's tumultuous history through its monuments and museums: the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, the German Parliament, Checkpoint Charlie, the former concentration camp Sachsenhausen, the Jewish Museum, the Wall Museum, the German History Museum -- all testimonials to Berlin's complex history and its many tragedies, which even today continue to shape Berlin.

Program Overview

Located in the heart of Europe, the Berlin-Potsdam metropolitan region will captivate you with stimulating experiences and new insights. This three-week study abroad program will be held  in June/July 2021 led by a University of Massachusetts Boston MLLC faculty member. The program offers two 3-credit classes.
  • German 225L / History 225L, 3 credits -- Satisfies World Cultures distribution requirement and the International Diversity requirement.
  • German language study, 3 credits -- Satisfies World Language distribution (placement test taken upon arrival).

Discover European history, art, and culture, learn German and fulfill your general education requirements! In today's increasingly globalized world, a well-rounded graduate with study abroad experience, German-language skills, and intercultural competence will make you stand out on the job market. Berlin's bustling and trendy urban center is home to world-renowned universities, orchestras, museums, entertainment venues, and sporting events. Potsdam, located 15 miles southeast of Berlin's city center, is a picturesque cultural jewel, home to Germany's largest World Heritage Site. The metropolitan region of Berlin-Potsdam is exciting, culturally diverse, safe, and affordable. Make sure not to miss out on this extraordinary study abroad opportunity!

Courses & Credits

German 225L / History 225L, 3 credits -- Satisfies World Cultures distribution requirement and the International Diversity requirement.
German language study, 3 credits -- Satisfies World Language distribution (placement test taken upon arrival).

Schedule & Fees

Dates: 3-weeks in June/July 2021

Program Fee: $2,000 (estimated, subject to change) payable to the University of Potsdam (includes German language course tuition, accommodation with a host family, language course, select cultural activities, welcome and farewell dinner, discounts on-campus meals, public transportation.

Tuition: approx. $975, payable to UMass Boston (covers cost of GERMAN/HIST 225L).

Round trip airfare: estimated $700-1,000.

*Please note that tuition waivers cannot be applied toward any study abroad program fees. All program payments must be paid in full prior to departure in order to participate in the program.

This course is open to all University of Massachusetts students. Individuals from other colleges and universities are also welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

The Faculty
  • UMass Boston Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC) Faculty TBD 
  • The German language teachers are highly qualified academic instructors, assigned by the University of Potsdam.

Scholarship Opportunities 
  • For Pell Grant Recipients: Apply for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Summer 2021: The Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship supports Pell grant recipients for their study abroad term. Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad are encouraged to apply. Programs must run for at least 3-weeks in length during the semester, summer, or winter (January term). Students can receive up to $5,000 towards their program! Deadline is in early March for Summer/Fall programs.
  • For all students returning in Fall 2021 to UMass Boston: Beacon Student Success Fellowship Summer 2021 
    •  This scholarship was awarded in the past several years to UMass Boston full-time, undergraduate and graduate students who have secured an experiential learning opportunity in the summer (study abroad included) up to $4,500. Application Deadline for Summer 2021: TBD- check link above
  • Other scholarship info for study abroad:
  • Check with financial aid to see if you qualify for summer financial aid. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.