Bard Abroad in Berlin, Germany

Begleiten Sie uns in Berlin

Begleiten Sie uns in Berlin

German Language Intensive (WLI)

Live, breathe, eat, and sleep German language and culture by immersing yourself in this intensive study abroad experience and exploring one of Europe's most dynamic and historic cities.


The German  Language Intensive (SLI) is for students at North American universities who have completed at least two semesters of college-level German or its equivalent.

German Language Study

The German Language Intensive is comprehensive, with 20 hours of class per week, daily quizzes and written assignments, and weekly tests.  Course work emphasizes vocabulary acquisition, grammar comprehension, reading improvement, and writing competence, as well as verbal and aural precision. Language is taught in conjunction with our cultural program, which focuses on five main themes: Berlin today; old Berlin and Prussia; Weimar Berlin; Jewish life, Nazi Berlin, and the Holocaust; and the divided city. Students earn four credits.

Cultural Program

Culturally rich and artistically diverse, Berlin is an exciting city to explore.  Bard Abroad in Berlin's cultural program exposes students to a wide variety of artistic, historical and cultural experiences. Listed below are sample excursions from previous semesters.

Film nights, dinners, gallery visits, lectures, theater and musical performances round out the cultural program.