Going to Germany
is the perfect way to deepen your communication skills in authentic situations with native speakers. There are several options for continuing your study of German language and culture during the summer. Some language courses count for graduation and language credit at Yale, all will enhance your understanding and love of the culture and the language, and all will bring you closer to a tradition full of philosophical, literary, and artistic riches.
Jena/Berlin Summer Language Program (L3/L4 credit)
Jena/Berlin Info Session
The new Jena/Berlin Summer Language Program is a split course, with four weeks in Jena in Summer Session A and four weeks in Berlin in July. Studends stay with host families and attend language classes in both cities. Please see the Jena/Berlin page for more detailed information.
Register for these courses at the Summer Study office here (2018).
Application Deadline: FEBRUARY 15, 2019
For more information on the Berlin program contact Theresa Schenker and…
Watch a photo montage from the 2015 Berlin Program…
Yale/Baden-Württemberg August Courses (non-credit)
Please note that if there is a time conflict with all BW programs and the beginning of the fall semester at Yale, please make sure you discuss this with your program organizers and receive a confirmation of attendance for the exact time you are there.
The state of Connecticut and the German state of Baden-Württemberg (see description, history, and map of the region) have an education exchange program, in which the Yale German Department participates. Each summer we send 12 to 15 students to study language and culture in one of four universities in the German Bundesland. At historic campuses in Heidelberg, Tübingen, and Freiburg, and at the more modern campus on the shore of Lake Constance, students take language classes of all levels and are introduced to major themes in history, art, literature, and science.
This is a very cost-effective way to see Germany and to immerse yourself in the language. Tuition and dorm room costs are paid for by the Baden-Württemberg government, and a travel award is given by the German Department to partially cover flight costs. Students typically pay for about half their flight, plus the costs of food, entertainment, and internal travel.
Application form and more information can be found on the B-W exchange program page.
For more information about the B-W program contact Marion Gehlker.