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Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS)

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The Berlin Consortium for German Studies is dedicated to helping students improve their German language skills through intensive language training and through experiencing German life, customs, and culture.

The Berlin Consortium for German Studies is an academic-year or spring semester program dedicated to helping students improve their German language skills by providing intensive language training, encouraging them to function independently in the German university system, and offering a program that allows them to fully experience German life, customs, and culture.

The academic year program runs from September to July, while the spring semester program runs February to July. There is no fall semester option.

Program Eligibility
  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in good standing
  • Must have completed at least two years of college-level German or the equivalent. It is highly recommended that students applying for the spring semester have at least one additional course beyond the required two years.
  • Minimum 3.0 average language GPA
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA