Berlin - Germany

Program details: In the years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city of Berlin has grown and evolved into one of the most important cultural centers of Europe. Experience the culture and the vibrancy of this fascinating and student-friendly city, along with side trips to Dresden, Potsdam, and Weimar. You will have the opportunity to improve your German, live with a host family, meet other students from around the world, and discover the beauty, the rich layers of history, the architecture, the fabulous food, the museums, the music, and the fascinating people of Berlin. 

Tentative travel dates: May 4 – May 31, 2015.

Program sites: Berlin, with side trips to Dresden, Potsdam, and Weimar. 

Anticipated curriculum: Students will register for 4-6 credit hours from the following courses: Beginning German I (GER 1010), Beginning German II (GER 1020), Intermediate German I (GER 2010), Intermediate German II (GER 202G), Immersion German Civilization & Culture (GER 2700), German Composition & Conversation (GER 3030), Topics in German Studies (GER 380R),  Independent Study (LANG 291R––1-3 credits). Other courses may be offered upon consultation. All majors are welcome to apply.

Estimated program fee: $3,095.

Apply by Friday, December 19, 2014, for this price.

Program fee covers:
Classroom instruction, home stays in Germany, public transportation in Berlin, program side trips, entry fees, international health insurance.

Program fee DOES NOT cover:
UVU tuition (approx. $160 per credit hour), passport, all meals, round-trip airfare, discretionary spending. 

Director: Jeff Packer, associate professor of German,

Application deadline: Friday, December 19, 2014. Submit online application, two online letters of reference, $195 non-refundable application fee, and $300 program deposit. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to apply until the program is full, but please note that the program fee will be higher and space may be limited. Application materials are available at

Tuition waivers: UVU Employee & Employee Dependent Tuition Waivers may be applied for up to six credits of ISP tuition. 

Financial aid & scholarships: Pell grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Applicant must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid. ISP provides scholarships to qualified participants. For a scholarship application, visit