Germany - International Lutheran Center - Wittenburg
Modern Germany has been a story of both tragedy and glory: The unforgettable miseries of the Thirty Years War, the Napoleonic invasions, World War I, the Holocaust, World War II, the East/West divide and regular economic trials in the Eurozone have made Germany and its people a community of realists. But, the glorious days of the German Empire, her role in the rise of the European Union, the reunification of East and West Germany, and a season of economic growth and strength this century see Germany positioned as a strong global player with a very positive future. With PHōS, we will take you back into Germany’s history, as well as introduce you to the beauty of contemporary Germany. You will be centered in the historic city of Wittenberg, home of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.
But you will do so much more than travel and study! You will also work side-by-side with ministry leaders in the area to help build the local church, and bolster the efforts of gospel proclamation. The vast majority of Germans no longer embrace orthodox Christianity today, so it is vital that a new reformation take place in Germany!
While in Germany, you don’t have to wear lederhosen, drive a BMW down the Autobahn, hang out in castles, go to Bundasliga matches, gorge yourself on pretzels and bratwurst, and take a selfie by the remnants of the Berlin Wall. But you might want to! Germany is an amazing place, and you’ll never grow tired of living and learning there during your PHōS semester!