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 program will include at least one pre-departure orientation, where the coursework and important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance will be discussed.
Saturday, March 14 - Depart Atlanta
Sunday, March 15 - Arrive in Berlin, orientation (transportation, city sites, etc.)
Monday, March 16 - Historical Walking Tour by City Planner / Stasi Museum
Tuesday, March 17 - Reichstag, Holocaust Memorials
Wednesday, March 18 - Boat Tour of Berlin, Museum Island, Humboldt University (studying in Germany)
Thursday, March 19 - Alternative Berlin (Grafitti, Multicultural Neighborhoods, Urban Renewal, Gentrification)
Friday, March 20 - Sachsenhausen or Potsdam - Free Time
Saturday, March 21 - Return to Atlanta (option to return Sunday, March 22)
The NH Collection Berlin Mitte am Checkpoint Charlie hotel is located on Leipziger Strasse, directly in the city center, just a few steps from one of the main shopping streets, Friedrichstrasse. Some of Berlin’s biggest sights such as Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz or the Brandenburg Gate are an easy walk away too.
The program is open to undergraduate
and graduate students
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.
- Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
- International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Participants will receive 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for GRMN 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.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $1,795, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
- Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
- All meals
- All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
- Selected city orientations
- Group cultural events
- International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
- Round-trip airfare
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Passport fees
- Additional meals
- Excess baggage charges and tips
- Personal expenses
- Travel not associated with the program
October 15, 2019: $300 deposit due
November 15, 2019: $495 payment due
Early December 2019: Program cost charged to student account
Early January 2020: $1,000 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for spring semester
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments!
Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requirements
- Are accepted into a program
- Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline
will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website
or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities
& financial aid for study abroad
Study Abroad Advising
Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor
is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website
Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303