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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Spring Break 2019 10/31/2018 ** N/A 03/16/2019 03/23/2019

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
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Housing: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Program Type: GSU Program Director: Dr. Robin Huff
Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences Sponsoring Department: World Languages & Cultures
Credit Type: GSU Credit Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Berlin Beyond the Wall: Urban Space and Cultural Flows
March 16 – 23, 2019 | 3 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. Robin Huff | 25 Park Place, Room 1918 | 404-413-6393 | rhuff@gsu.edu

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. 

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin 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.
Berlin Wall 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 16 – Depart Atlanta
Sunday, March 17 – Arrive in Berlin, orientation (transportation, city sites, etc.)
Monday, March 18 – Institute for the International Education of Students (how to study for free in Germany) – Boat Tour of Berlin
Tuesday, March 19 – Museum Island
Wednesday, March 20 – Potsdam, Sans Souci, Sachsenhausen
Thursday, March 21 – Alternative Berlin – Subcultures, Graffiti Art, Multicultural Neighborhoods, Urban Renewal, Gentrification
Friday, March 22 – Historical Walking Tour – Berlin after the Wall
Saturday, March 23 – Morning wrap up – Return to Atlanta (option to return on Sunday, March 24)

Accommodations

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.
Wandering the Hackesche Höfe in Berlin MitteThe 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 $1,799, 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
Payment Schedule
October 31, 2018: $300 deposit due
November 16, 2018: $499 payment due
Early December: Program cost charged to student account
Early January 2019: $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.

Students who:

  • 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.
Berliner DomStudents participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Long-distance walking

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
Fernsehturm in Berlin 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.

Location

Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529
mystudyabroad@gsu.edu