Fall 2019 Dates

Note: Early Birds are students who have been admitted to the program after completing fewer than six semesters of German (Middlebury undergraduates are not eligible). The language course is administered by GLS Berlin. Tuition is covered by the program; participants will incur an additional month of living expenses.

Early Birds going to Potsdam may not move into dorm rooms before being enrolled with the university. GLS-Housing options are recommended.

Berlin: Fall 2019

Sep 3 - Sep 4

Arrival Period for Early Birds*

Sep 5 - Sep 6

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

Sep 9 - Sep 27

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

Sep 25 - Sep 26

General Arrival Period

Sep 27 - Sep 30

General City Registration

Oct 3

Reunifcation Day (Holiday)

Oct 1 - Oct  3

Local Berlin Orientation (Mandatory for all participants)

Oct. 4.

Group travels to Mainz Site (costs covered by program)

Oct. 5 - Oct 11

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

Oct. 11

Group returns to Berlin site

Oct. 14

Classes Start

Dec 21 -Jan 5

Christmas Break

Feb 15

Last Day Of Classes; all papers due

Mainz: Fall 2019

Sep 3 - Sep 4

Early Bird* Arrival Period

Sep 5 - Sep 6

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

Sep 9 - Sep. 27

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

Sep 25 - Sep. 26

General Arrival Period

Sep. 27 - Sep. 30

General City Registration

Oct. 3

Reunifcation Day (Holiday)

Oct 1 - Oct. 4

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

Oct. 5 - Oct. 11

Program ORN (mandatory)

Oct. 14

Courses start

Nov. 1

All Saints Day (Holiday)

Dec. 21-Jan 5

Christmas Break

Feb.07, 2020

Last Day of Class, all Papers Due

Potsdam: Fall 2019

Sep 3 - Sep 4

Arrival Period for Early Birds*

Sep 5 - Sep 6

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

Sep 9 - Sep 27

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

Sep 25 - Sep 26

General Arrival Period

Sep 27 - Oct 1

General City Registration

Oct 3

Reunifcation Day (Holiday)

Oct 2 - Oct. 3

Local Potsdam Orientation (Mandatory for all participants)

Oct. 4.

Group travels to Mainz Site (costs covered by program)

Oct. 5- Oct 11

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

Oct. 11

Group returns to Potsdam site

Oct. 14

Classes Start

Oct. 31

Reformation Day (Holiday)

Dec 21 - Jan 5

Christmas Break

Feb 7, 2020

Last Day Of Classes; all papers due

2019-2020 Fees

Semester Tuition (includes health insurance): $15,975
Year Tuition (includes health insurance): $31,950

Middlebury College students pay an additional $1,750 study abroad fee per semester.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses

  Semester Year
Room/Board $4,630 $9,230
Books/Supplies $600 $1,150
Personal $1,150 $2,300
Travel from New York $1,200 $1,200
Visa/Residency Permit $130 $130
Total $7,710 $14,010

Additional Notes

  • Personal expenses cover some basic necessities (local transportation, cell phone, bank fees, program-sponsored excursions, etc.) and do not include your discretionary spending (e.g. entertainment, fitness, and travel).
  • All fees are subject to change. Exchange rate used: €1 = $1.25.
  • Students who reserve dormitories will transfer money from their German bank accounts to the School in Germany after onsite arrival (when they will open their bank accounts).
  • Students who wait and select apartments will transfer their rent from their bank account to their landlord's account.
  • Students who participate in the pre-semester language course will incur additional living expenses (~$1,100).

Spring 2020 Dates

Note: Early Birds are students who have been admitted to the program after completing fewer than six semesters of German (Middlebury undergraduates are not eligible). The language course is administered by GLS Berlin. Tuition is covered by the program; participants will incur an additional month of living expenses.

Early Birds going to Potsdam may not move into dorm rooms before being enrolled with the university. GLS-Housing options are recommended.

Berlin: Spring 2020

March 3 - 4 Early Bird Arrival Period
March 5 - 6  Early Bird Administration / Registration
March 9 - 27 Early Bird Intensive Language Course (GLS Berlin)

March 23 - 24

General Arrival Days (No arrivals on the weekend)

March 25 - 27 General Administration / Registration
March 30 - April 1 Local ORN (Mandatory)
April 2 Group travels to Mainz
April 3 - April 9 Group ORN / Culture and Composition Mod. 1 (Mandatory for all Participants)
April 9 Group travels back to Berlin
April 10 Good Friday (Holiday)
April 13 Easter Monday (Holiday)
April 14 Classes Start
May 1 Labor Day (no class)
May 21 Ascension Day (no class)
June 1 Pentecost Monday (no class)
July 17 Last Day of Class, all Papers Due
July 22 Earliest recommended departure date
July 31 Program ends (university registration and insurance end)
   

 Mainz: Spring 2020

March 3 - 4 Early Bird Arrival Period
March 5 - 6  Early Bird Administration / Registration
March 9 - 27 Early Bird Intensive Language Course (SprachprofiL Mainz)

March 23 - 24

General Arrival Days (No arrivals on the weekend)

March 25 - 27 General Administration / Registration
March 30 - April 2 Local ORN (Mandatory)
April 3 - April 9 Group ORN / Culture and Composition Mod. 1 (Mandatory for all Participants)
April 10 Good Friday (Holiday)
April 13 Easter Monday (Holiday)
April 14 Classes Start
May 1 Labor Day (no class)
May 21 Ascension Day (no class)
June 1 Pentecost Monday (no class)
June 11 Corpus Christi Day (no class)
July 10 Last Day of Class, all Papers Due
July 15 Earliest recommended departure date
July 31 Program ends (university registration and insurance end)

 

Potsdam: Spring 2020

March 3 - 4 Early Bird Arrival Period
March 5 - 6  Early Bird Administration / Registration
March 9 - 27 Early Bird Intensive Language Course (GLS Berlin)

March 23 - 24

General Arrival Days (No arrivals on the weekend)

March 25 - 27 General Administration / Registration
March 30 - April 1 Local ORN (Mandatory)
April 2 Group travels to Mainz
April 3 - April 9 Group ORN / Culture and Composition Mod. 1 (Mandatory for all Participants)
April 9 Group travels back to Berlin
April 10 Good Friday (Holiday)
April 13 Easter Monday (Holiday)
April 14 Classes Start
May 1 Labor Day (no class)
May 21 Ascension Day (no class)
June 1 Pentecost Monday (no class)
July 24 Last Day of Class, all Papers Due
July 29 Earliest recommended departure date
July 31 Program ends (university registration and insurance end)
   

*All dates subject to change