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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, Weimar, Frankfurt, Cologne, and Leipzig (for Bachfest). Berlin provides a number of opportunities to connect music history with movements in art, literature, and European politics. You will have the opportunity to improve your German, meet other students from around the world, and discover the beauty, the rich layers of history, the architecture, the fabulous food, the music, and the fascinating people of Berlin.

Tentative dates: Students can choose one of three options:

Option 1: May 4-June 28, 2014—Estimated program fee: $5,495.

Option 2: May 4-June 1, 2014—Estimated program fee: $2,995.

Option 3: June 2 -June 28, 2014—Estimated program fee: $2,995.

Anticipated curriculum: German 1010 (4 credits), German 1020 (4 credits), German 2010 (4 credits), German 202G (4 credits), German 2700 (4 credits), German 3030 (3 credits), German 380R (3 credits), Language 291R (1 or 2 credits), Music 1010 (3 credits), Music 3450 (3 credits). Other courses may be offered upon consultation. All majors are welcome to apply.

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.

Directors: Jeff Packer, assistant professor of German, 801.863.8626, Ross Hagen, instructor of music, 801.863.8893,

Application deadline: Friday, December 20, 2013  January 31, 2014. Submit online application, two online letters of reference, $195 non-refundable application fee, and $300 program deposit. If you miss the deadline, you may be welcome to apply until the program is full, but please note that the program fee will be higher and program 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: Pell grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. 
Applicants must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.

Scholarships: ISP will provide need-based scholarships to qualified participants.