Summer Arts in Berlin, Germany




Berlin is, and always has been, defined by its vitality and the arts in equal measure. Ever-changing and fast moving, Berlin is noted as a city that is always in progress, never finished. In Sarah Lawrence College’s Summer Arts program, students rigorously engage with the actual contextual layers of the city’s history. Constantly on-the-go and often working on location, students process and experience classroom material through art-making and individual reflection.

Gain a new perspective on your study of German language, creative writing, or fine arts, while learning about Berlin’s cultural relevance and critical position in Europe.


In this rigorous program, we place great emphasis on learning by immersion, processing information through art-making, and helping students to deeply reflect upon their experiences. Learn all about the academic program


The Summer in Berlin program is highly selective, and the number of students is limited.

The Office of Global Education can provide further information about the program, as well as names and numbers of program veterans who will be happy to discuss any aspect of the program.

Application & Deadlines

Completed application forms, letters of recommendation, academic interest statement, study abroad approval, official transcripts, and application fee (guest students only) are due March 1.

Please contact Christopher Olson in the International Programs Office via e-mail with any questions about your application.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees with descriptions
Fee Type Amount
Tuition (three credits)


Room and (select) meals


Study abroad medical insurance


Students still need to have their own coverage or coverage through the Sarah Lawrence plan to ensure they are adequately covered before they leave the US and upon their return.

Please note: Students are responsible for their own travel costs to and from Berlin, Germany.

Academic Calendar

Summer 2020
Friday, May 29 Students Arrive
Saturday, May 30 - Sunday, May 31 Orientation
Saturday, June 27 Last day of program
Sunday, June 28 Students vacate housing

Please note that these dates are subject to change.