2013 Potsdam, Germany Summer Program

The College of William & Mary’s 2013 Potsdam summer program offers participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in German language and culture. It provides courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced German speakers, as well as course options taught by University of Potsdam faculty and W&M faculty Dr. Maria Morrison, Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies, and an option for independent study/research. Students may earn up to 10 credits on the Potsdam summer program. Grades appear on students’ W&M transcripts and are included in GPA calculations.

There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2013, which you will be registered for following your acceptance into the program. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance cross-cultural understanding of Potsdam and cover a variety of pre-departure questions. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for the program participants.

Potsdam, the capital city of the German state of Brandenburg, is located on the River Havel, southwest of Berlin. Known for being the residence of Prussian kings and German kaisers until 1918, the city also has the largest World Heritage Site in Germany: the palace of Sanssouci. The Potsdam Conference, the post-World War II conference held between the Allies, was held at the Cecilienhof palace, another area attraction. The W&M Potsdam summer program begins with a three day visit to cultural sites in Central Germany.

During their time in Potsdam students live with host families. Breakfast will be provided.

The Reves Center advisor for the Potsdam summer program is Molly DeStafney, mldestafney@wm.edu

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