Summer and Winter Schools

The focus of this program offered by the Berlin Institute of Technology in conjuction with CID is to convey a broad basis of language, subject-related and intercultural skills in connection with general background knowledge of German studies.

The short-term study stay in Berlin combines language instruction, guided tours of the city, visits to a variety of companies and industries, specialized lectures and a wide cultural program of excursions to museums, exhibitions, theater events and concerts.

Originally, the Summer School program was geared to the needs of the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Students in the joint diploma course "Fachdeutsch Technik" set up between Zhejiang University and the Berlin Institute of Technology as well as those in German Studies participated in the program.

In the meantime, the program has been extended to other fields and to studies of additional universities. Since 2006 students of two further universities participate regularly - the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Beijing Institute of Technology.

In early 2009 a group of students enrolled in the DaF program at the University of Zimbabawe in Harare were able to take the Winter course and it was successfully conducted in Berlin. During the Summer of 2013 a further program was organized for the German faculty of the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Due to the great interest and repeated demand, further Summer and Winter School programs are in the planning for universities in Cuba and the USA.