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Karen Hamilton, Director, Student Academic Support Services. Ext. 2479.

Discovering Berlin and Beyond

This Jan Term class has been canceled

Berlin is rich historical past blends effortlessly with the political and cultural currents that are shaping the continent's future.   Today, the city is a magnet for artists, writers, musicians and scholars, as well as politicians. 

Boasting a superb transportation system, and rich cultural diversity, the city offers to (millions of visitors each year) the opportunity to explore and learn about the fascinating past and soak in the enthralling present day.  Here you encounter remnants of the Berlin Wall a few steps away from cutting-edge art and music scenes. Berlin is a welcoming array of historical and cultural treasures awaiting our discovery.

In the decades since its ruin at the end of WW II, Berlin has emerged from the Cold War’s grip of the Soviet Union and virtual isolation as an island of freedom behind the Iron Curtain. Once again, Germany's capital has become one of Europe's most exciting cities.

The last couple days of the trip we will ride by train to Dresden. Dresden is a picturesque city near the Czech boarder that will give students the exposure to a vastly different German culture. Dresden is known for their notable art treasure, architectural sights and charming landscape.


$4,000 total, includes everything. Extra money will be required for personal souvenirs.


From a student

Taking a trip with SASS to Budapest was a wonderful experience. Learning and seeing a whole new culture was very exiting for me to take part in this past winter. I normally take trips with my family and to be able to take a big trip with a whole new group of people I did not really know quite well was great for me. This trip not only improved my knowledge about culture but it helped me with my independence and comfort in making new friends. Meeting every student and SASS faculty that went on this trip was one of my biggest highlights of this late winter. There were wonderful tours of the city and a countryside that we followed and also explored on our own. Every day would end with a hearty meal and lush discussion about everything we have seen and learned about the history of the resilient Budapest city and people. Looking back to the trip always puts a large smile on my face. An adventure I will truly never forget! I am very thankful to have been able to go on the Jan Term with SASS and know that the next Jan Term with SASS will be just as inspiring and exciting for others.

Elyse Hyle

From a parent

Our son participated in one of the first SASS Jan Term courses to Budapest, and the result was a great success, in his mind and ours. The travel course gave him valuable experience in working closely together in a group in new and unfamiliar situations, encountering foreign sights, tasts and experiences, and learning to navigate in various environments.

He came back with a set of new friends and a wide variety of new experiences that have proven invaluable in his growth at McDaniel. We have been greatly impressed with the unprecedented work that the SASS has done in this area with their students. This is a unique opportunity for learning and growth. We believe that many, if not all students registered with SASS will enjoy the opportunities that the Berlin course will offer.

Jeff and Alison Rosenberg


Junior Visit Day
April 21, 2014, 9:30 am
Student Solo Recital
April 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
The Ridington Lecture
April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Musician Brandon Stiles
April 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
Larry Hogan: What I’ve Learned
April 23, 2014, 4:30 pm
Quazy in the Quad
April 23, 2014, 5:00 pm
Graduate Open House
April 24, 2014, 5:30 pm
Student Chamber Music Ensembles
April 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
McDaniel Dance Company Recital
April 25, 2014, 7:00 pm
Animal House - Decker Auditorium
April 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
Spring Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Junior Open House
April 27, 2014, 1:00 pm
Children's Chorus of Carroll County
April 27, 2014, 2:00 pm
Children's Show
May 1, 2014, 6:30 pm
Spooky House
May 1, 2014, 6:30 pm
Laser Battle in the Quad
May 1, 2014, 7:00 pm