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Germany: Intercultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

Examine intercultural and multicultural perspectives on teaching and learning in Berlin, one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic metropolises. Explore the role that class, race, gender, economics, politics, religion and cultural heritage play in the evolving dynamics in language policy, foreign and bilingual language education, and international education in Europe. Program participants critically reflect upon the ramifications of current world events, such as the impact of cross-border migration of refugees due to political conflicts, on intercultural education and national development in Germany. Comparative studies of North American and European perspectives on teaching and learning encouraged. Guided field studies at educational and cultural heritage sites supplement seminars at NYU Berlin, as well as independent and small group research. Weekend travel during the program to nearby locales within Germany or neighboring countries in Europe is feasible. Eligible students may elect to take this program for either three or six credits.


Berlin, Germany

Program Dates:

June 28 - July 18, 2020

Application Deadlines
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Regular Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020*
    *Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis.
Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduates
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution
Related Areas of Study:
  • Bilingual Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • International Education

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for a total of 3 or 6 points from the Summer 2020 course options listed below: 

  • LANED-GE.2005.099 (class # 5159) Intercultural Perspectives in Multilingual, Multicultural Education (3 credits)
  • TESOL-GE.2039.099 (class # 1487) Advanced Individual Project in Multilingual, Multicultural Studies (3 credits)
  • FLGED-GE.2914.099 (class # 1491) Workshop in Foreign Language Education (3 credits)
  • LANED-GE.2300.099 (class # 1490) Independent Study in MMS (3 credits)

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.


Dr. Casey Lum,

Department of Teaching and Learning, New York University


3-credit option

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,536

6-credit option

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (6 credits) - $10,770     
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $864
  • Housing Fee - $750
  • Activity Fee - $750
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $13,134

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for the purchase of transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates. 

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.



Students will reside in shared-occupancy accommodations nearby NYU Berlin arranged by Global Affairs.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above. All participants are expected to stay with the group as part of the program's participation requirements

Travel, Visa, and Other Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Students should not purchase their plane tickets before receiving proper instructions (which include suggested or requested flight itineraries) during the program's formal orientation class meeting as indicated in the sample syllabus.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: No visa is required for U.S. citizens visiting for less than 90 days within a 180 day period. All other passport holders should check visa requirements. To explore visa requirements and application instructions for other nationalities please visit the Consulate General of Germany website.

Weather: Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Germany.

Helpful links: Centers for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide (Berlin)

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