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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Heidelberg, Germany; Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 03/07/2021 TBA TBA
Program Description:


May 12 - June 2, 2019
Program Description: The program will begin with a seven-day stay in Munich. Munich offers a blend of history, art, music, architecture and entertainment. Students will then travel to the northern Bavarian city of Nuremberg. In Bavaria, students will also visit other cities in southern Germany where they will be able to further explore Germany art, music and culture. Students will then stay in Berlin for seven days. Students in TnCIS Germany 2018 will have the opportunity to take Introduction to Music. Students of German will be exposed to the German language at all program sites and excursions. Students of German history and the arts, and world religions will visit several significant historical and modern political, religious, and cultural sites in Germany. Photography students will view some of Germany’s greatest landmarks and landscapes. All students will be introduced to some of the most ideal locations in the world to learn about history, religion, music, language, and photography.  

Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles a day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities.

Program Cost: The program cost is made up of the application fee and program fee (airfare included).  All fees are paid at your home institution. Students are also required to pay a nonrefundable application fee of $100 by February 1. This fee will be paid through your Study Abroad application.
Program Cost Program Cost Includes Program Cost Does Not Include
  • International Airfare from Nashville
  • Lodging
  • Two meals per day
  • Group Excursions
  • Required ground transportation
  • Limited health insurance
  • $100 Application Fee
  • Tuition for 3-credit hours
  • Transportation to and from Nashville
  • Passport
  • Textbooks
  • Personal Spending Money
Please note: A $100 U of M administration fee is already included in the given program price, but students will need to pay the TnCIS Application Fee, which is not included in the program price. 
  • Introduction to Music: MUS 1030 
  • Special Topics in Liberal Arts: Hitler's Germany: LAS 2020
  • Principles of Macroeconomics: ECON 2210
  • Modern World Literature: ENGL 2320
  • English Composition II: ENGL 1020
Classes will be held approximately for two hours per day, five days per week, at onsite lodging facilities. 
Excursions may include: In Munich and Augsburg, students may visit the Bavarian State Opera to view a performance of Carmen, and visit beautiful and popular sites such as the “Frauenkirche” (Church of our Dear Lady), the extravagant Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz, and city squares, the palace “Residenz” of regional royalty, and the Englischer Garten, and the main city park that is larger than Central Park in New York City. 

Excursions may also include important locations of the Third Reich, such as Dachau, which was home to some of Germany’s finest twentieth-century artists and writers but also to its first concentration camp under the Nazi regime, as well as the Hofbrauhaus, a beer garden that, although currently operating as a ubiquitous tourist attraction, actually functioned as a crucial place for meetings, campaigns, and speeches of political parties such as the Nazis, as well as a day trip to the “Kehlsteinhaus” (Eagle’s Nest), the Alpine mountain retreat of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. 

Students may also take a day trip to Neuschwanstein, the fairy-tale castle of the “Mad King” Ludwig II of Bavaria, who had the castle built as a retreat and as an homage to the famous German composer Richard Wagner, and to Rothenburg, a classic medieval-style city that still contains a wall and a moat. 

In Heidelberg, students may visit the medieval Heidelberg Castle, the prestigious Heidelberg University, and the historic, baroque-style old town, and walk along the famous “Philosophenweg” (Philosopher’s Walk) for a panorama of the city. 

In Berlin, excursions may include a walking tour of the historic city center comprising the Brandenburg Gate and remnants of the Berlin Wall, the Alexanderplatz, Pariser Platz and Potsdamer Platz city squares, several religious sites (churches, synagogues, mosques), and visits to the Holocaust Memorial and the Checkpoint Charlie, Stasi, and Bauhaus museums as well as an introduction to Berlin’s enriching festival, art, and music scene, including a viewing of a Mozart opera.     

Accommodations: Students will share a hotel room (typically three stars). In most instances, two students will be in a room, but due to availability as many as three students per room may be required. Each room will have its own private bath. Two meals a day will be included in the cost of the program: breakfast and either lunch or dinner.

Application Procedure: In addition to the study abroad application due February 1, applicants will need to complete the TnCIS application by February 1. This application includes the online form, official transcript, and a letter of recommendation.  Students are notified of acceptance by e-mail at the end of February.