NU Summer in Berlin

NU Summer in Berlin Northwestern University's new summer program in Berlin: "Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe"
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This unique program introduces Northwestern students to critical issues in contemporary Germany, such as culture, history, identity, and citizenship, with particular focus on Berlin. The program is divided into two sessions and targets students with either no background in German language or those having completed the German Department’s first-year or second-year sequence. Organized excursions will take students to major historical and cultural sites in Berlin and other cities.

DW News
09/11/2019

DW News

Tens of thousands of people celebrated the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in front of Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

DW Kultur
09/11/2019

DW Kultur

Berlin in damals/heute. Die Berliner Mauer teilte die Stadt von 1961 bis zum Mauerfall 1989, errichtet von der sozialistischen Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Über 100 000 Menschen versuchten in dieser Zeit zu fliehen, mindestens 140 starben. Heute gehen viele Menschen über die ehemalige Grenze, um die "Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer" an der Bernauer Straße zu besuchen.

November 9 - Schicksalstag der Deutschen! (Day of Fate for the Germans!)Many celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall ...
09/11/2019
November 9th: the day German history keeps being made

November 9 - Schicksalstag der Deutschen! (Day of Fate for the Germans!)
Many celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall today!
Why was the 9th of November not chosen as a National Holiday?
Kristallnacht/Programnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) also happened on November 9th, in 1938! Never forget!
https://www.thelocal.de/20161109/schicksalstag-the-strange-significance-of-november-9-in-german-history-berlin-wall-kristallnacht

It is widely known that the Berlin Wall came down on November 9th, 1989. But the Day of Fate is a date on which several momentous events in German history have happened.

30 years ago today, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell!!
09/11/2019

30 years ago today, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell!!

Today is the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall!! 🍾
The Wall divided East and West Berlin for 28 years. But today marks 10,957 days since ordinary Germans tore it down! 🎉🥳
Do you remember that day? 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇸

German Consulate General in Chicago
06/11/2019

German Consulate General in Chicago

This art installation by Patrick Shearn is currently floating in the Berlin sky as it commemorates the peaceful revolution in 1989 that ultimately led to a reunified Germany.

30,000 Berliners and people from Germany and all over the world wrote their dreams, hopes and memories on the colorful ribbons.

This joyful, moving piece of art evokes the elation the world felt at the Fall of the Wall. It was an event that captured so many hopes and dreams - and it continues to symbolize our desires and hopes for the future.
What does it evoke in you?

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!!! Congratulations to the excellent, wonderful, talented, and delightful students in our group fo...
20/08/2019

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!!! Congratulations to the excellent, wonderful, talented, and delightful students in our group for all their impressive achievements in Berlin during the past 8 weeks! We are super proud of you!!! :) You all did a fantastic job learning German, developing new perspectives about German culture and your own, and adjusting to your new surroundings. The second part of our Berlin Summer program flew by! After an orientation by Pierre Steuer, students enrolled in culture and language classes at Humboldt University, but we were pleased to still travel to Hamburg with them during the first weekend, and to also see them at regular dinner gatherings throughout the month, for example at Chen Che and at 12 Apostoli, at the Mauersegler Biergarten (with Humboldt), and at our celebratory dinner in the Sage Restaurant right next to the Spree river in Kreuzberg! We hope that everyone had a fabulous and productive time and we hope to see you again soon in the German Department! Safe travels and auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen mit allen!!! :)

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!!! Congratulations to the excellent, wonderful, talented, and delightful students in our group for all their impressive achievements in Berlin during the past 8 weeks! We are super proud of you!!! :) You all did a fantastic job learning German, developing new perspectives about German culture and your own, and adjusting to your new surroundings. The second part of our Berlin Summer program flew by! After an orientation by Pierre Steuer, students enrolled in culture and language classes at Humboldt University, but we were pleased to still travel to Hamburg with them during the first weekend, and to also see them at regular dinner gatherings throughout the month, for example at Chen Che and at 12 Apostoli, at the Mauersegler Biergarten (with Humboldt), and at our celebratory dinner in the Sage Restaurant right next to the Spree river in Kreuzberg! We hope that everyone had a fabulous and productive time and we hope to see you again soon in the German Department! Safe travels and auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen mit allen!!! :)

German Embassy Washington
14/08/2019

German Embassy Washington

Recent graduate? Your first job could be in the German Parliament! The deadline for the 2020 International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag has been extended to August 31, 2019! Click here for more info: https://www.bundestag.de/ips

German Embassy Washington
13/08/2019

German Embassy Washington

Construction of the Berlin Wall began at midnight #OnThisDay 58 years ago. Berliners awoke to barbed wire, torn roads and blocked transportation. In the 80's, the wall was 28 miles long through Berlin, and 75 miles around West Berlin.
The barrier lasted 10,315 days, until 1989, and we are thankful to be able to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its fall this year..

What a wonderful weekend in Hamburg, the massive harbor city with its lively, spirited atmosphere! Highlights included a...
31/07/2019

What a wonderful weekend in Hamburg, the massive harbor city with its lively, spirited atmosphere! Highlights included a walking tour by current DAAD professor Jan Behrs and a harbor cruise. We explored city hall, walked on the Landungsbrücken, admired the Elbphilharmonie, enjoyed a great view from the Nikolaikirche, had lunch in the Portuguese Quarter, and visited many museums and sites in St. Pauli, the Schanzenviertel, and Altona!

What a wonderful weekend in Hamburg, the massive harbor city with its lively, spirited atmosphere! Highlights included a walking tour by current DAAD professor Jan Behrs and a harbor cruise. We explored city hall, walked on the Landungsbrücken, admired the Elbphilharmonie, enjoyed a great view from the Nikolaikirche, had lunch in the Portuguese Quarter, and visited many museums and sites in St. Pauli, the Schanzenviertel, and Altona!

What a wonderful weekend in Hamburg, the massive harbor city with its lively, spirited atmosphere! Highlights included a...
30/07/2019

What a wonderful weekend in Hamburg, the massive harbor city with its lively, spirited atmosphere! Highlights included a walking tour by current DAAD professor Jan Behrs and a harbor cruise. We explored city hall, walked on the Landungsbrücken, admired the Elbphilharmonie, enjoyed a great view from the Nikolaikirche, had lunch in the Portuguese Quarter, and visited many museums and sites in St. Pauli, the Schanzenviertel, and Altona!

What a wonderful weekend in Hamburg, the massive harbor city with its lively, spirited atmosphere! Highlights included a walking tour by current DAAD professor Jan Behrs and a harbor cruise. We explored city hall, walked on the Landungsbrücken, admired the Elbphilharmonie, enjoyed a great view from the Nikolaikirche, had lunch in the Portuguese Quarter, and visited many museums and sites in St. Pauli, the Schanzenviertel, and Altona!

Between week 3 and 4 we traveled to Weimar and were able to experience a lot of what this quaint, small, yet historicall...
23/07/2019

Between week 3 and 4 we traveled to Weimar and were able to experience a lot of what this quaint, small, yet historically and culturally remarkably important town has to offer: we visited the Goethe Haus, the Schiller Haus, the recently opened Bauhaus Museum, the Stadtmuseum, the Neues Museum, and we attended an open air concert in the Weimarhallenpark! We also visited the former concentration camp Buchenwald that represents some of Weimar's and Germany's darkest hours. Thank you so much to Dr. Michael Dreyer, who gave three engaging and informative lectures and led us through Weimar! And .... we had the pleasure of running into current voice student Ben Perri, who had sung in the Zauberflöte performance the night before, and we also met up with Jim Wagner (NU 2004), who was in town visiting Michael Dreyer!

Between week 3 and 4 we traveled to Weimar and were able to experience a lot of what this quaint, small, yet historically and culturally remarkably important town has to offer: we visited the Goethe Haus, the Schiller Haus, the recently opened Bauhaus Museum, the Stadtmuseum, the Neues Museum, and we attended an open air concert in the Weimarhallenpark! We also visited the former concentration camp Buchenwald that represents some of Weimar's and Germany's darkest hours. Thank you so much to Dr. Michael Dreyer, who gave three engaging and informative lectures and led us through Weimar! And .... we had the pleasure of running into current voice student Ben Perri, who had sung in the Zauberflöte performance the night before, and we also met up with Jim Wagner (NU 2004), who was in town visiting Michael Dreyer!

Here are some highlights from our adventures in Weeks 3 and 4! We went to an exciting dance performance at the Komische ...
23/07/2019

Here are some highlights from our adventures in Weeks 3 and 4! We went to an exciting dance performance at the Komische Oper STARDUST - FROM BACH TO BOWIE, to the interaction-oriented Museum für Kommunikation, the Stasimuseum, the Olympiastadion, and we took part in a fascinating tour through Kreuzberg led by Jennifer, a refugee from Kenia! In one class, students went to the spy and the DDR museum. We were thrilled to welcome Catrina DeBord from GLO as a guest during week 4!

Here are some highlights from our adventures in Weeks 3 and 4! We went to an exciting dance performance at the Komische Oper STARDUST - FROM BACH TO BOWIE, to the interaction-oriented Museum für Kommunikation, the Stasimuseum, the Olympiastadion, and we took part in a fascinating tour through Kreuzberg led by Jennifer, a refugee from Kenia! In one class, students went to the spy and the DDR museum. We were thrilled to welcome Catrina DeBord from GLO as a guest during week 4!

Week 2 had a focus on German history - we visited the former Tempelhof airport and heard about the many functions that t...
08/07/2019

Week 2 had a focus on German history - we visited the former Tempelhof airport and heard about the many functions that this huge space has held, the ingeniously conceived Jewish Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, and participated in a three-hour City-and-Castle bus tour in Potsdam, during which we saw the Glienicker Brücke, historic Potsdam, Schloss Cecilienhof, Schloss Sans Souci, and the Neues Palais. We had lunch in the charming pedestrian zone in Potsdam.

Week 2 had a focus on German history - we visited the former Tempelhof airport and heard about the many functions that this huge space has held, the ingeniously conceived Jewish Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, and participated in a three-hour City-and-Castle bus tour in Potsdam, during which we saw the Glienicker Brücke, historic Potsdam, Schloss Cecilienhof, Schloss Sans Souci, and the Neues Palais. We had lunch in the charming pedestrian zone in Potsdam.

We had a great tour through the Bundestag, including a visit to the glass dome, and rewarded ourselves for the excursion...
01/07/2019

We had a great tour through the Bundestag, including a visit to the glass dome, and rewarded ourselves for the excursion during 101 degrees Fahrenheit by having dinner at the air conditioned Josty in the Sony Center at the Potsdamer Platz.

We had a great tour through the Bundestag, including a visit to the glass dome, and rewarded ourselves for the excursion during 101 degrees Fahrenheit by having dinner at the air conditioned Josty in the Sony Center at the Potsdamer Platz.

Excursions during the first week included a trip to the German Historical Museum, where students learned about life in t...
01/07/2019

Excursions during the first week included a trip to the German Historical Museum, where students learned about life in the Middle Ages to the 20th Century in Germany. As part of the 222 culture course, Professor Jörg Kreienbrock took the group to the TRESOR club to hear all about its history from the manager of the club, and we also went to the Berliner Staatsoper, where we saw Daniel Barenboim and an excellent cast deliver Wagners Tristan and Isolde!

Excursions during the first week included a trip to the German Historical Museum, where students learned about life in the Middle Ages to the 20th Century in Germany. As part of the 222 culture course, Professor Jörg Kreienbrock took the group to the TRESOR club to hear all about its history from the manager of the club, and we also went to the Berliner Staatsoper, where we saw Daniel Barenboim and an excellent cast deliver Wagners Tristan and Isolde!

The wonderful and awesome Northwestern Berlin - Global City in the Center of Europe Group 2019 arrived in Berlin a week ...
01/07/2019

The wonderful and awesome Northwestern Berlin - Global City in the Center of Europe Group 2019 arrived in Berlin a week ago and is doing very well! :) During the first two days, the students settled into their homes for 8 weeks in the charming and accommodating CIEE in the middle of bustling and diverse Kreuzberg. We had dinner at the neighboring Marheinekeplatz, had our onsite orientation at the CIEE, admired Berlin from the TV-Tower, explored Humboldt University, and started classes! Stay tuned for more! :)

The wonderful and awesome Northwestern Berlin - Global City in the Center of Europe Group 2019 arrived in Berlin a week ago and is doing very well! :) During the first two days, the students settled into their homes for 8 weeks in the charming and accommodating CIEE in the middle of bustling and diverse Kreuzberg. We had dinner at the neighboring Marheinekeplatz, had our onsite orientation at the CIEE, admired Berlin from the TV-Tower, explored Humboldt University, and started classes! Stay tuned for more! :)

2018 Fulbright Prize to Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
28/01/2019
2018 Fulbright Prize to Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

2018 Fulbright Prize to Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

Angela Merkel to receive the Fulbright Prize The Fulbright Association is pleased to announce that it will award the 2018 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding to Dr. Angela Me…

ZDF heute
23/01/2019

ZDF heute

Das Institut für Deutsche Sprache hat 51 neue Wörter in sein Neologismen-Wörterbuch aufgenommen: https://ly.zdf.de/rjJi/

22/01/2019
DW Travel

DW Travel

An insider's view of Berlin: In the German capital we check out modern art in an old church, a lipstick museum and a legendary bungalow.

DW Euromaxx
01/10/2018

DW Euromaxx

🌃🎇 Once a year, Berlin’s world famous sights and monuments in the city centre become the canvas for spectacular light and video projections. At the festival BERLIN leuchtet e.V. historical landmarks such as the Berlin Cathedral or Gendarmenmarkt are illuminated by local and international lighting artists.

Goethe-Institut Berlin
26/09/2018

Goethe-Institut Berlin

Der Berliner Bezirk Neukölln zählt nun zu den 10 angesagtesten und coolsten Szene-Vierteln der Welt! Im Ranking des Reiseführers "Time out" steht Neukölln wegen seiner hippen Bars, veganen Cafés, Galerien und dem entspannten Lebensgefühl im weltweiten Vergleich auf Platz 7, nachzulesen hier: https://bit.ly/2NE1EJs

Sunny, hot Berlin 2018!
30/07/2018

Sunny, hot Berlin 2018!

A visit to the Museum for Communication Berlin housed in the historic Imperial Postal Museum
13/07/2018

A visit to the Museum for Communication Berlin housed in the historic Imperial Postal Museum

Weekend in Weimar with Professor Michael Dreyer
10/07/2018

Weekend in Weimar with Professor Michael Dreyer

A visit to the Bundestag in the Reichstag building.
04/07/2018

A visit to the Bundestag in the Reichstag building.

Our new address: Gneisenaustr. 27, Berlin, Kreuzberg
04/07/2018

Our new address: Gneisenaustr. 27, Berlin, Kreuzberg

Our new address: Gneisenaustr. 27, Berlin, Kreuzberg

Week 1: So much to see and do in Berlin!
04/07/2018

Week 1: So much to see and do in Berlin!

Summer in Berlin 2018!  Off to a great start!
30/06/2018

Summer in Berlin 2018!
Off to a great start!

DW Deutsch
22/10/2017

DW Deutsch

Berlin im Herbst

Bittersweet moments as we celebrated our final dinner in Berlin this week! Congratulations to the excellent, wonderful, ...
19/08/2017

Bittersweet moments as we celebrated our final dinner in Berlin this week! Congratulations to the excellent, wonderful, talented, and delightful students in our group for all their impressive achievements in Berlin! We are super proud of you!!! :) Students did a great job learning German, developing new perspectives about German culture, and adjusting to their new surroundings. The second part of our Berlin Summer program flew by! After an orientation by Pierre Steuer, students enrolled in culture and language classes at Humboldt University, and we were pleased to see them at regular dinner gatherings throughout the month, for example at Tauro im Pfefferberg, the Pratergarten, Frida Kahlo, and at our celebratory going away dinner in the Nikolaiviertel at Zur Gerichtslaube!
We hope that everyone had a fabulous and productive time and we hope to see you again soon in the German Department! Safe travels and auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen mit allen!!! :)

Bittersweet moments as we celebrated our final dinner in Berlin this week! Congratulations to the excellent, wonderful, talented, and delightful students in our group for all their impressive achievements in Berlin! We are super proud of you!!! :) Students did a great job learning German, developing new perspectives about German culture, and adjusting to their new surroundings. The second part of our Berlin Summer program flew by! After an orientation by Pierre Steuer, students enrolled in culture and language classes at Humboldt University, and we were pleased to see them at regular dinner gatherings throughout the month, for example at Tauro im Pfefferberg, the Pratergarten, Frida Kahlo, and at our celebratory going away dinner in the Nikolaiviertel at Zur Gerichtslaube!
We hope that everyone had a fabulous and productive time and we hope to see you again soon in the German Department! Safe travels and auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen mit allen!!! :)

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Humboldt University
Berlin

Allgemeine Information

Location: Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany Terms: Mid-June - Mid-August Application Deadline: Check Program Webpage Language Requirement: None, although some background in German is encouraged; all participants take a language course in German that is appropriate for their level and a culture course in English during each of the two terms.

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