Germany: German Language and Culture – CLOSED

Berlin, Germany

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  • Summer 2 Semester - July 10 - August 13, 2014 (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline

  • Summer 2 Semester - Priority Deadline: November 15, 2013

Priority deadline is November 15th with a final deadline of January 26th. Program accepting applications until filled and is subject to close at any time.


Faculty Leader: Maren Blanchard (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (

Meeting with the Professor: Students are encouraged to visit prof. Blanchard every Wednesday at 1:15 pm in 264 Ryder Hall or make an appointment directly

Term: Summer II


  • GRMN 2301/2302/3301/3302 German Language Immersion
  • CLTR 4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Program Description:

The Berlin Dialogue provides students with an intensive instruction in German. Students will attend intensive language classes each weekday morning at a highly - accredited language institute.

In addition students will get an inside view of German Culture, engage with Professor Blanchard while experiencing a variety of things, such as: many interesting guided tours, meeting students their ages of different heritage (who were born and grew up in Berlin), talking to witnesses to history, getting to know the historical and modern Berlin.

Berlin has always been a vibrant and exciting city but since the reunification in 1989, Berlin has developed into one of the most fascinating cities in the world.


  • GRMN 2301/2302/3301/3302 German Language Immersion
  • CLTR 4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Host University

DIE NEUE SCHULE – The school was founded in 1984 and is one of the best-known language schools in Berlin. The school is centrally located and yet in a quiet residential area, in walking distance to public transportation (subway).

DIE NEUE SCHULE attaches great importance to the professional and personal competence as well as to the academic backgrounds of their teachers. All teachers are native speakers. NU-Students will meet other students from all over the world, which makes the learning experience very special. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • All students participating should have successfully completed GRMN1101. Exceptions are possible, decisions will be made after an interview.

Application Procedure

    • Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website and myNEU)
    • $500 non-refundable program deposit paid through NUPay.* Be sure to select the appropriate summer term.**
    • One copy of passport ID page – to be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
    • 2-3 page essay answering the following questions (copy and pasted into online application):
    1. What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
    2. How will the program further your academic and career goals?
    3. What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
    4. What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?

    *If you are not accepted into your Dialogue program, the $500 deposit will be credited to your student account.

    **Applications are not considered complete until deposit is received. This deposit will be applied to the full cost of the program.

    **Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)

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Tuition: $10,195

DOC Fee:$2,000

Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.


Students will stay at a hostel in rooms with two beds (depending on the number of students), centrally located with just a few minutes walk to public transportation, free WiFi, breakfast buffet, 24/7 reception.


Berlin and Hamburg, Germany

“…traveling on this dialogue was a great learning experience in so many ways. I not only developed as a student, but also as a friend, a listener, a thinker, and

global citizen. I gained new insight as well as new friends. I learned more about a new culture as well as how I even think about culture… only in losing ourselves in a foreign culture, do we truly find ourselves and discover the people we are meant to be.”

(student, Berlin Dialogue 2012)

 “The environment of the trip, with its individually-pertinent objectives, invigorating flexibility and encompassing immersion, made my first trip to Germany perhaps the most educational and enjoyable of my life.  As a citizen of the United States and, yes, the world, I feel significantly more empowered in my understanding of global connections and cultural diversity.”

(student, Berlin Dialogue 2012)