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  • Locations: Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall Intensive
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty Led Major(s): German
Language Prerequisite: No Language Prerequisite Click here for a definition of this term Available General Education Requirements: Humanities
Language of Instruction: English, Native Language Grading: Graded
Program Description:

Guilford College
Germany: Alp Dreams - Forest Tales and Mountain Trails
Our experience begins on Germany’s highest mountain and ends on the hiking trails of an Austrian
resort. Our home base will be in Munich.  Our days will take us up spectacular winter trails of Bavaria
and Austria: a hike to King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castle Neuschwanstein; a cog-rail and gondola ride up
the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze; a trek to the peaks above the gorgeous border
region of Berchtesgaden, with a resonant call to climb every mountain in Salzburg. On our way, we’ll
recite odes to magic mountains and follow roads to historical Alpträume. Our evenings will lure us
into dark mountain tales of the Brothers Grimm, Thomas Mann, Marlen Haushofer and other
German, Austrian, and Swiss authors and filmmakers. The literature and films will be accessible in
both German and English, so all are invited on this summer’s end journey.

Faculty Leaders: David Limburg, Ken Gilmore

Number of Credits Offered: 4, Graded

Duration: 3 weeks in Munich.

Estimated Travel Fee: $0, does not include flight. Includes all in country travel, accommodations, course excursions, and most meals.

Course Notice: This course is open to all students and not restricted to those pursuing the German major/minor. This course will be taught in both German and English to accommodate those students that are not familiar with the language. Students who are only enrolling in the Fall 2020 3-Week program will apply through this portal. Students wishing to apply for the full Munich 2020 semester (including the Alp Dreams program) will apply through the Guilford in Munich portal.

This program is currently not accepting applications.