Fall 2021-22  Mainz, Potsdam, and Berlin

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). In the Fall of 2021-22, the language course is administered by Sprachule ProfiL in Mainz (online). Tuition is covered by the program.

For those fully vaccinated or recovered: make sure to bring your official certificates!
At this moment, Germany accepts 
Comirnaty (Biontech), Covid19 Vaccine Janssen, Covid-19 Vaccine Moderna and Vaxzevria AstraZeneca

For those not fully vaccinated: Dates below assume that you self-quarantined 14 days before departing for Germany and that you can provide a negative Covid-19 test (microbiological swab test) and a medical certificate about your having no symptoms obtained not earlier than 48 hours prior to your arrival. You will be asked to present the test results when you enter the country, so that you will not have to go into quarantine. Should you not be able to obtain the test results/medical certificate within 48 hours, you can get both at the Frankfurt Airport upon arrival. Click here for information on registration and costs.

Mainz Fall 2021-22*

Sep 6  Early Bird Virtual Immersion Activities Begin Remotely—no students arrive in Germany before October 11
Sep 6 - 24 Early Bird Intensive Language Course (Sprachschule ProfiL, Online)
Sep 27 - Oct 1 Online Orientation (ORN) (Mandatory) remotely, all students
Oct 4 - Oct 8 Culture and Composition Module 1 (Intensive Academic Writing, Online, Mandatory) remotely, all students
Oct. 11 - Oct 12 ALL Student Arrivals (no arrivals after 3 p.m. local time)
Oct 13 - Oct 15 On-site ORN / Administration / Registration
Oct 18 Classes Start
Nov 1 All Saints’ Day (Holiday, no class)
Dec 18 - Jan 2 Christmas Break
Jan 3 Classes Resume
Feb 4 Last Day of Class, all Papers Due
Feb 10 Earliest Recommended Departure Date
Feb 28 Program Ends (university registration and insurance end)
   

 Potsdam, Fall 2021-22*

Sep 13 Early Bird Virtual Immersion Activities Begin Remotely—no students arrive in Germany before Oct 18
Sep 13 - Oct 1 Early Bird Intensive Language Course (Sprachschule ProfiL, Online or GLS in-person)
Oct 4 - Oct 8 Online Orientation (ORN) (Mandatory) remotely, all students
Oct 11 - Oct 15 Culture and Composition Module 1 (Intensive Academic Writing, Online, Mandatory) remotely, all students
Oct 18 - Oct 19 ALL Student Arrivals (no arrivals after 3 p.m. local time)
Oct 20 - Oct 22 On-site ORN / Administration / Registration
Oct 25 Classes Start
Oct 31 Reformation Day (Holiday, no class)
Dec 18 - Jan 2 Christmas Break
Jan 3 Classes Resume
Feb 18 Last Day of Class, All Papers Due
Feb 24 Earliest Recommended Departure Date
Feb 28 Program ends (university registration and insurance end)
   

Berlin, Fall 2021-22*

Sep 6 Early Bird Virtual Immersion Activities Begin—no students arrive in Germany before October 11
Sep 6 - Sep 24 Early Bird Intensive Language Course (Sprachschule ProfiL, Online or GLS in-person)
Sep 27 - Oct 1 Online Orientation (ORN) (Mandatory) remotely, all students
Oct 4 - Oct 8 Culture and Composition Module 1 (Intensive Academic Writing, Online, Mandatory) remotely, all students
Oct 11 - Oct 12 ALL Student Arrivals (no arrivals after 3 p.m. local time)
Oct 13 - Oct 15 On-site ORN / Administration / Registration
Oct 18 Classes Start
Dec 18 - Jan 2 Christmas Break
Jan 3 Classes Resume
Feb 18 Last Day of Class, All Papers Due
Feb 24 Earliest Recommended Departure Date
Feb 28 Program ends (university registration and insurance end)
   

*All dates and COVID-19 regulations are subject to change

Spring 2022  Mainz, Potsdam, and Berlin

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). In the Spring of 2022, the language course will be either administered by Sprachule ProfiL in Mainz (online) or bei GLS Berlin (in-person). Tuition is covered by the program.

For those fully vaccinated or recovered: make sure to bring your official certificates!
At this moment, Germany accepts 
Comirnaty (Biontech), Covid19 Vaccine Janssen, Covid-19 Vaccine Moderna and Vaxzevria AstraZeneca

For those not fully vaccinated: Dates below assume that you self-quarantined 14 days before departing for Germany and that you can provide a negative Covid-19 test (microbiological swab test) and a medical certificate about your having no symptoms obtained not earlier than 48 hours prior to your arrival. You will be asked to present the test results when you enter the country, so that you will not have to go into quarantine. Should you not be able to obtain the test results/medical certificate within 48 hours, you can get both at the Frankfurt Airport upon arrival. Click here for information on registration and costs.

Mainz Spring 2022*

March 7 - March 25 Early Bird Intensive Language Course (Sprachschule ProfiL) ONLINE (No Students Onsite before March 29)
March 21 - March 25 Online Orientation (ORN) (Remotely, Mandatory for all Program Participants)
March 29 - March 30 General Arrival
April 1 - April 2 Student Meetings / Logistics / Admin
April 4 - April 8 Group ORN 1: Academic Writing Course (ProfiL) & Culture, Food and Fun (Mandatory for all Program Participants)
April 11 - April 14 ORN 2: Local Admin / Registration / Bank Accounts etc.
April 15 Good Friday (Holiday - stores closed)
April 18 Easter Monday (no class - stores closed)
April 19 Courses Start
May 26 Ascension Day (no class - stores closed)
June 6 Whit Monday (no class - stores closed)
June 16 Corpus Christy Day (no class - stores closed)
July 22 Last Day of Class, All Papers Due
July 25 Earliest Recommended Departure Date
July 31 Program Ends (university registration and insurance end)
   

 Potsdam, Spring 2022*

  March 7 - March 25 Early Bird Intensive Language Course (Sprachschule ProfiL) (No students on site before March 29)
  March 21 - March 25 Online Orientation (ORN) (Remotely, Mandatory for all Program Participants)
  March 29 - March 30 General Arrival
  April 1 - April 2 Student Meetings / Logistics / Admin
  April 3 Group Travels To Mainz
  April 4 - April 8 ORN 1: Academic Writing Course (ProfiL) & Culture, Food and Fun (Mandatory for all Program Participants)
  April 8 Group travels to Potsdam
  April 11 - April 14 ORN 2: Local Admin / Registration / Bank Accounts etc.
  April 15 Good Friday (Holiday - stores closed)
  April 18 Easter Monday (no class - stores closed)
  April 19 Courses Start
  May 26 Ascension Day (no class - stores closed)
  June 6 Whit Monday (no class - stores closed)
  July 29 Last Day of Class, All Papers Due
  August 1 Earliest Recommended Departure Date
  August 15 Program Ends (university registration and insurance end)
     

Berlin, Spring 2022

March 7 - March 25 Early Bird Intensive Language Course (Sprachschule ProfiL) (No students on site before March 29)
March 21 - March 25 Online Orientation (ORN) (Remotely, Mandatory for all Program Participants)
March 29 - March 30 General Arrival
April 1 - April 2 Student Meetings / Logistics / Admin
April 4 - April 8 Group ORN 1: Academic Writing Course (ProfiL) & Culture, Food and Fun (Mandatory for all Program Participants)
April 11 - April 14 ORN 2: Local Admin / Registration / Bank Accounts etc.
April 15 Good Friday (Holiday - stores closed)
April 18 Easter Monday (no class - stores closed)
April 19 Courses Start
May 26 Ascension Day (no class - stores closed)
June 6 Whit Monday (no class - stores closed)
July 22 Last Day of Class, All Papers Due
July 25 Earliest Recommended Departure Date
July 31 Program Ends (university registration and insurance end)
   

*All dates and COVID-19 regulations are subject to change.

2022-2023 Fees

Semester Tuition (includes health insurance): $17,290
Year Tuition (includes health insurance): $34,580

Middlebury College students pay an additional $1,900 study abroad fee per semester.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses

  Semester Year
Room/Board $4,840 $9,670
Books/Supplies $570 $1,430
Personal $1,150 $2,310
Travel from New York $1,100 $1,100
Visa/Residency Permit $120 $120
Total $7,780 $14,630

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 = €1.15.
  • We recognize there may be additional expenses related to COVID (required testing, quarantine, etc.), which we will calculate to the best of our ability prior to the program start date.
  • Students who reserve dormitories in Mainz will transfer money from their German bank accounts to the School in Germany after onsite arrival (when they will open their bank accounts). Students in Potsdam and Berlin will be paying their rents to dorms from their German bank accounts directly.
  • Students who wait and select apartments will transfer their rent from their bank account to their landlord’s account.

2021-2022 Fees

Semester Tuition (includes health insurance): $16,785
Year Tuition (includes health insurance): $33,570

Middlebury College students pay an additional $1,850 study abroad fee per semester.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses

  Semester Year
Room/Board $4,920 $9,840
Books/Supplies $570 $1,160
Personal $1,180 $2,350
Travel from New York $1,100 $1,100
Visa/Residency Permit N/A N/A
Total $7,770 $14,450

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 = $1.2.
  • Students who reserve dormitories in Mainz will transfer money from their German bank accounts to the School in Germany after onsite arrival (when they will open their bank accounts). Students in Potsdam and Berlin will be paying their rents to dorms from their German bankaccounts directly.
  • Students who wait and select apartments will transfer their rent from their bank account to their landlord’s account.

Important: All students must remain in Germany until they have taken their final exams/turned in their final papers within the program’s deadlines.  If you choose to leave early, you may forfeit credit for the entire semester.

If you are a fall-only student, you may not leave earlier than the Thursday before your courses start in February. No exceptions for deadlines apply.

Please note that final exams may be scheduled after the last day of class, even though this information might not be listed in the course catalogue. You must ask the Professor of the course in question within the first three weeks of class when the final exam is scheduled.

If you find out that you cannot take the exam with the course, or that the date of the exam won’t be announced before the middle of the term, you cannot take that specific course for credit.