German and Germany
Language and culture always go together, so in addition to the language itself, one aspect of the course is to introduce students to the rich history and cultural background of Germany and Europe. Exciting trips with a perspective on art, the political landscape, architecture, and history will enrich the German experience. Some examples from previous years:
Hamburg, the beautiful northern harbor city,
Munich, the Bavarian capital near the Alps,
Dresden, the fascinating baroque city of Augustus the Strong,
Wittenberg, where Luther lived, worked, and nailed his famous 95 theses to the church doors,
Or Magdeburg, the near-by state capital of Saxony-Anhalt, with its 800-year-old cathedral.
A number of UNESCO world cultural or natural heritage sites are located 1-2 hours away. Germany is also proud of its beautiful forests, mountains, rivers, and the Baltic and North Sea coasts.