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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Potsdam Collage

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Program Description:
The College of William & Mary’s Berlin summer program offers participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in German language and culture. It provides courses for students who have one year of German language instruction (GRMN 101-102) as well as intermediate and advanced German speakers. Courses for the program will generally meet from Mon-Thurs, with excursions on Fridays.

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

Course Information:

Students earn credits through classes in German language and culture. Students will be assigned to the appropriate courses based on their language level. Courses for Summer include:

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

Book List: No textbooks are required for this program. 

Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty at the FUBiS office of Freie Universität Berlin. Grades will appear on W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Language Requirement:
One year of German language instruction. GRMN 101-102 or equivalent

W&M Faculty: 
Jennifer Taylor 
German Studies Program Director, Associate Professor of German Studies

Arrival date: June 1, 2024
Departure date: July 13, 2024


Application Deadline: December 4, 2023 -- extended until February 1, 2024

Application fee information:
The application fee ($75) is due by the deadline and should be paid online at the GEO Marketplace Store. Whoever is making the payment will need student 93#, email, and phone number. The application fee is refundable in the event that you are not accepted into the program or the program is canceled by W&M.

Program fees: 
2024 program fee: $7,975

Students are responsible for airfare, visa expenses, and some meals.

To view the estimated costs for this program and important payment information please visit here

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
If applying for a Reves Summer Scholarship, please apply to the W&M faculty-led application BEFORE applying to the Reves Summer Scholarship. 


  • Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad. 
  •  Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit spring course. 
  • For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.