2018-19 Calendars

FU Berlin

Spring 2018 

Mar 5 - Mar 6

Early Bird Arrival Period

Mar 7 - Mar 9

Early Bird Administration / Registration

Mar 12 - Mar 29

Early Bird Intensive Language Course

Mar 22 and Mar 26

General Arrival Days (No arrivals on the weekend)

Mar 27 - Mar 29

General Administration / Registration

March 30

Good Friday (National Holiday)

Apr 2

Easter Monday (National Holiday)

Apr 3 - Apr 6

Local Berlin Orientation (Mandatory for all participants)

Apr 8 

Group Travel to Mainz Site (Mandatory, Costs covered by program)

Apr 9 - Apr 13

ORN / Midd-Culture and Composition Course Module 1 (mandatory for first-semester students)

Apr 13Group returns to Berlin

Apr 16

Courses Start

May 1

May 10

Labor Day (Holiday)

Ascension Day (Holiday)

May 21

Pentecost Monday (Holiday

July 20

Last Day of Class, all Papers Due

July 28

Earliest recommended departure date

July 31

Program ends (university registration and insurance end)

Fall 2018-2019

Sep 10 - Sep 11

Arrival Period for Early Birds*

Sep 12 - Sep 14

Early Birds* City Registration / 'Get to know your city'

Sep 17 - Sep 28

Preparatory Language Course for Early Birds* (mandatory/credit-bearing, 40 units of instruction)

Sep 26 - Sep 28

General Arrival Period

Oct. 1 - Oct. 2

General City Registration

Oct 3

Reunifcation Day (Holiday)

Oct 4 - Oct 5

Local Berlin Orientation (Mandatory for all participants)

Oct. 7.

Group travels to Mainz Site (costs covered by program)

Oct. 8 - Oct 12

ORN / Midd-Culture and Composition Course Module 1 (mandatory for first-semester students)

Oct. 12. 

Group returns to Berlin site

Oct. 15

Classes Start

Dec 22 - Jan 6

Christmas Break

Feb 16

Last Day Of Classes; all papers due

*Early Birds are students who have been admitted to the program after completing fewer than than 3 years of German (Middlebury undergraduates are not eligible). The language course is administered by GLS Berlin. (Tution covered by the program.)

Mainz: Johannes Gutenberg Universität

Spring 2018

March 5 -Mar 6

Early Bird Arrival Period**

Mar 7 - Mar 9

Early Bird Administration / Registration**

Mar 12 - Mar 29

Early Bird Intensive Language Course**

Mar 22 and Mar 26

General Arrival Days (No arrivals on weekends)

Mar 27 - Mar 29

General Administration / Registration

Mar 30

Good Friday (National Holiday)

Apr 2

Easter Monday (National Holiday)

Apr 3 - Apr 13

Orientation / Midd-Culture and Composition Course Module 1 (Mandatory for all participants)

Apr 16

Courses start

May 1

May 10

Labor Day (National Holiday)

Ascension Day (National Holiday)

May 21

Pentecost Monday (National Holiday)

May 31

Corpus Christi Day (Local Holiday)

July 6

Last Day of Class, all Papers Due

July 13

Earliest recommended departure date

July 31

Program ends (university registration and insurance end)

Fall 2018-2019

Sep 10 - Sep 11

Early Bird* Arrival Period

Sep 12 - Sep 14

Early Bird City Registration / `Get to know your city'

Sep 17 - Oct. 2

Early Bird Intensive Language Course (Mandatory, Credit Bearing, 40 Units of Instruction)

Sep 26 - Sep. 28

General Arrival Period

Oct. 1 - Oct. 2

General City Registration

Oct. 3

Reunifcation Day (Holiday)

Oct 4 - Oct. 5

ORN / Midd-Culture and Composition Course Module 1 (mandatory for first-semester students)

Oct. 8 - Oct. 12

Program ORN (mandatory)

Oct. 15

Courses start

Nov. 1

All Saints Day (Holiday)

Dec. 22 - Jan 6

Christmas Break

Feb.16, 2018

Last Day of Class, all Papers Due

*Early Birds are students who have been admitted to the program after completing fewer than than 3 years of German (Middlebury undergraduates are not eligible). The language course is administered by Sprachzentrum ProfiL in Mainz. (Tution covered by the program.)

University of Potsdam

Fall 2018- 2019

Sep 10 - Sep 11

Arrival Period for Early Birds**

Sep 12 - Sep 14

Early Birds City Registration** / 'Get to know your City'

Sep 17 - Sep 28

Preparatory Language Course for Early Birds** (mandatory, credit-bearing, 40 units of instruction.)

Sep 26 - Sep 28

General Arrival Period

Oct. 1 - Oct. 2

General City Registration

Oct 3

Reunifcation Day (Holiday)

Oct 4 - 5

Local Potsdam Orientation (Mandatory for all participants)

Oct. 7.

Group travels to Mainz Site (costs covered by program)

Oct. 8 - Oct 12

ORN / Midd-Culture and Composition Course Module 1 (mandatory for first-semester students)

Oct. 12 

Group returns to Potsdam site

Oct. 16

Classes Start

Oct. 31

Reformation Day (Holiday)

Dec 22 - Jan 6

Christmas Break

Feb 8

Last Day Of Classes; all papers due

**Early Birds are students who have been admitted to the program after completing fewer than than 3 years of German (Middlebury undergraduates are not eligible). The language course is administered by GLS Berlin. (Tution covered by the program.) Please note: Potsdam students may not move into dorm rooms before they are enrolled with the university (Oct. 4.) They do need to make arrangements for housing up to that date. GLS-Housing options recommended!