Language Study Abroad (LSA)
The LSA program is offered in Berlin each spring and summer term. It provides intermediate language instruction (German 3, 5, 6) and a wide-ranging exposure to German life and culture. The prerequisite course is German 2 or its equivalent. Students who have already completed German 3 before participating can substitute German 10.00.
The LSA curriculum consist of three courses, all taught exclusively in German:
- German 3 (Intermediate German) is taught by Gesine Voeste-Scherer, a long-time instructor at both the Free University and the Goethe Institute in Berlin. She studied at the Free University of Berlin and University of Würzburg, as well as at Princeton and Berkeley. She has also taught at Reed College and the Universities of London and Kent.
- German 5 (Contemporary German Culture) is conducted by Christine Joppich, an art historian. The course features excursions to a number of Berlin's cultural and historical sites. WCult: W.
- German 6 (Introduction to German Literature) is taught by the faculty member directing LSA. It treats literary works connected with Berlin and usually includes theater visits. Distrib: LIT; WCult: W.
- German 10.00 (Advanced Intermediate German) is, by arrangement, available as an option to students who have already completed German 3.
Here some students on an earlier LSA program reflect on their experiences..
Many LSA students decide to go on to the Foreign Study Abroad Program (FSP)
Apply on-line at Off-Campus Programs.