Berlin Beyond the Wall: Urban Space and Cultural Flows
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The exciting week-long program investigates cultural studies and urban geographies of the 20th and 21st centuries at the crossroads of modern Europe. The program is conducted in English and no knowledge of German is required to participate. Students will first meet for several days on campus at Georgia State University to begin exploring the history, geography and cultures of modern Berlin. During our one-week stay in Berlin, we will spend approximately half of each day on organized outings such as walking tours and visits to museums and places of cultural interest. Some of these excursions will be supplemented by guest lectures and students will also visit important government agencies to investigate current economic and political issues, urban issues such as city planning and environment as well as changing demographics and record immigration numbers. Time will also be allotted each day for students to conduct research and work on their final projects in the city. This interdisciplinary program is open to students from any area of study.
The NH Collection Berlin Mitte Friedrichstrasse hotel has a prime location on the world-famous Friedrichstrasse, close to Berlin’s best-known sights and shopping areas. From here it’s just a short walk to the Brandenburg Gate and the Unter den Linden, Berlin’s historic tree-lined boulevard.
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in any department who are interested in German culture, urban geographies, art, city planning or issues related to government programs addressing migration, labor relations and social affairs. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
Credits & Courses
Participants will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for German 3395 and graduate students should discuss their course credit needs with the director and a course number will be created. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
The program cost is tentatively set at $1,799.00 PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
• All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
• All meals
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Airfare to Berlin
• Personal expenses and excess baggage charges although students will receive a per diem to cover most of these expenses as needed.
October 31, 2017:
$300 deposit due
November 16, 2017:
$499 payment due
December 4, 2017:
Program cost charged to student account
Early January 2018:
$1000 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for spring semester.
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Funding & Scholarship Info
Georgia State University students may eligible for the IEF Scholarship
or the Global Experience Scholarship
. Visit http://mystudyabroad.gsu.edu/prospective/funding-study-abroad
or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 to learn more about scholarships & financial aid for study abroad.
Students interested in applying should click the "Apply Now" button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application.
Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
Saturday, March 10 – Depart Atlanta
Sunday, March 11 – Arrive in Berlin, orientation (transportation, city sites, etc.)
Monday, March 12 – Institute for the International Education of Students (how to study for free in Germany) – Boat Tour of Berlin
Tuesday, March 13 – Museum Island
Wednesday, March 14 – Potsdam, Sans Souci, Sachsenhausen
Thursday, March 15 – Alternative Berlin – Subcultures, Graffiti Art, Multicultural Neighborhoods, Urban Renewal, Gentrification
Friday, March 16 – Historical Walking Tour – Berlin after the Wall
Saturday, March 17 – Morning wrap up – Return to Atlanta (option to return on Sunday, March 19)
Program Director Contact Information
Dr. Robin Huff
25 Park Place, Room 1918