Die Deutsche Sommerschule von New Mexico in Taos Ski Valley

UNM Photo Banner

43rd Annual Session . . . June 05 - July 06, 2018


What should I bring?

  • Informal clothing. The only events that call for festive attire are the opening and closing dinners and the visit to the Santa Fe Opera. Bring some warm clothes, sturdy hiking shoes, and rain gear.
  • Recreational equipment. Volleyball, whiffle ball, and hiking are organized by the Summer School. You may want to bring your own equipment for the above and/or for camping, tennis, horseback riding and/or fishing.
  • Musical instruments. Music plays an important role at the Summer School; in the past we have had classical, rock, and jazz performances. Please bring your instrument as well as your favorite CDs for dancing. Please do not bring radios, CD players, etc.
  • Money. The room and board fee covers all meals and lodging for the duration of the school. Picnic lunches are prepared for the days when there are excursions.The tuition and fees do NOT cover shuttle service from and to the airport, book expenses, the Goethe-Institut exam fee, or the Opera ticket; be prepared to pay up to $250 for these. In addition, you should bring pocket money for personal expenses. Please note that neither the Summer School nor the hotels are in the position to cash personal or traveler’s checks.

Rooms, Roommates, and Single Rooms

On the confirmation form which you will receive after acceptance into the program, you may indicate any specific housing preferences you may have, including a single room or a specific roommate, if you have one in mind. There is an extra charge for single rooms of approximately $725 for full time and $374 for half time. We will do our best to meet your request, but for logistical reasons we cannot guarantee it.

Will there be computers available?

You are encouraged to bring your own laptop. A small computer lab and printer will be available for all students and faculty to use.

Summer Mail and Cell Phone Information

Post Office: The Ski Valley has a post office.

Cell Phones: Most cell phones should have reception in the Taos Ski Valley.