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W&M Summer- Potsdam
Potsdam, Germany
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Host Institution:
Universitat Potsdam
 Language of Instruction:
English, German
 Language Requirements:
GRMN 102
 Service Component:
No
 WM/Reves Scholarships:
Yes
 Credit Type:
WM Credit
 Admission Requirements:
Good Academic Standing
 Class Status:
1- Freshman, 2- Sophomore, 3- Junior
 Program Goal:
Study Abroad
 Housing Options:
Local Family Homestay Prerequisites: One-credit course taken at W&M
Program Description:

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The College of William & Mary’s 2014 Potsdam summer program offers participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in German language and culture. It provides courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced German speakers, as well as course options taught by University of Potsdam faculty and W&M faculty, and an option for independent study/research. Students may earn up to 9 credits on the Potsdam summer program. Grades appear on students’ W&M transcripts and are included in GPA calculations.

There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2014, which you will be registered for following your acceptance into the program. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Potsdam and to cover a variety of pre-departure questions. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for the program participants.

Potsdam, the capital city of the German state of Brandenburg, is located on the River Havel, southwest of Berlin. Known for being the residence of Prussian kings and German kaisers until 1918, the city also has the largest World Heritage Site in Germany: the palace of Sanssouci. The Potsdam Conference, the post-World War II conference held between the Allies, was held at the Cecilienhof palace, another area attraction. The W&M Potsdam summer program begins with a three day visit to cultural sites in Central Germany.

During their time in Potsdam students live with host families or in shared apartments with German students. Breakfast will be provided.

The Reves Center advisor for the Potsdam summer program is Molly DeStafney, mldestafney@wm.edu.

Host Institution:
University of Potsdam

W&M Faculty: 
Frederick Corney
Associate Professor, History, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Terms:  
Arrival date: June 11, 2014
Departure date:  July 26, 2014

Deadlines:
Application ($75): February 3
Deposit ($500): March 10
Final payment:  April 1


Eligibility: 
All College students in good academic standing.

Pre-requisite:
Mandatory attendance at program
director meeting and recommended attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation.
1 credit course Spring '14

Language Requirement:
One year of German language instruction

Course Information:
Students earn up to 9 credits through classes in German language and culture with an independent study/research option for more proficient students. Grades will appear on W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Courses include:

GRMN 201 for 4 credits

GRMN 202 for 3 credits

GRMN 210 (up to 6 credits)

GRMN 290 Topics in German

GRMN 390 Topics in German

GRMN 391 Independent Study

GRMN 410 Special Topics

Program Costs: 
2014 program fee: $6400

A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office.  Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available.



Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.