The German Summer Schools in the US offer one- to seven-week programs for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and professors, and language learners at large. In addition to language and literature courses, some schools offer teacher training seminars, M.A. programs in German Studies, and M.Ed. programs. Participants who successfully complete course work are eligible to receive teacher continuing education credits or obtain a Goethe-Institut language certificate for their level of proficiency.
Affiliated with accredited colleges and universities, all summer programs are taught by instructors who have demonstrated outstanding expertise in their particular discipline. Summer schools allow for a total immersion experience and offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, such as readings and white water rafting, films, and weekend brunches, as well as theater workshops and music festivals.