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Dates:
05/26/2014 - 07/21/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/15/2014
Credit:
6 semester / 9 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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05/26/2015 - 07/21/2015
Deadlines:
04/01/2015
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6 semester / 9 quarter hours
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2.75 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Spend the summer studying abroad in Berlin and Paris, examining the impact of turbulent, disquieting, and at times, cataclysmic histories on the present and future of these two fascinating European capitals.

Through coursework, film study, and exploration of memorials and public space, you’ll investigate themes of pride, shame, and memory and their role in the contemporary politics and society of both countries.

With the Berlin to Paris multi-site program you will:

  • Use the city’s architecture and public spaces to explore what is saved, erased, and honored on the German landscape
  • Explore Parisian monuments and museums, contemporary media and sites where history was made and is now remembered
  • Take advantage of day-long and weekend trips to neighboring cities and sites
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Expand your global perspective. Choose to spend your three-day intercultural weekend in one of these European cities:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • London, England
  • Paris, France
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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Costs
Summer 2014 (8 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
05/26/2014
07/21/2014
$7,730

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$5,128
Housing ***
$2,200
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day in Paris and for students in the Berlin homestay option; students staying in the Berlin apartment option are responsible for all meals while in Berlin

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,150
International Airfare **
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,350
Round trip airfare between locations
$150

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in Berlin apartments; students in the Berlin homestay option should budget 575 for all meals not included in fees

** Multi destination ticket based on East Coast departure; note students will require three one way tickets for this program

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Summer 2015 (8 wks)
04/01/2015
05/26/2015
07/21/2015

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Course contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 6 semester/9 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All students take one course during each session. In Berlin: Monument, Memorial and Public Space in Germany. In Paris: Memory and Commemoration in 21st Century France
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About the City

About The City

About Berlin

Berlin is the dynamic and fascinating capital of Germany with a dramatic and disturbing past. As a center of German cultural and intellectual life, the influence of Berlin reverberates around the world. It offers an incredibly wide range of cultural offerings, including many museums, theaters, restaurants, cafés, music venues, and green spaces. With low rents and inexpensive food prices Berlin is an attractive place for artists and young people who flock to the city and make it one of the most dynamic places in the world to work, live, and study. The 24-hour public transportation system is extensive and the city is well connected to other cities.

About Paris

Paris, the capital of France, is a major world metropolis. The Seine River traverses the city; its waterways, quays, and bridges are major thoroughfares, as well as ways to see the city’s most famous monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, and the Notre Dame cathedral. The city is known for its cafés (one for every 200 inhabitants); its parks (Bois de Boulougne, Jardin de Luxembourg, and Bois de Vincennes); and its street life and markets. Paris is also known as a center for culture, art, fashion, gastronomy, and intellectual life.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Bastian Behrmann

Program Assistant

Bastian holds degrees in sociology (B.A.) and Media Culture (M.A.) from the University of Bremen. He studied abroad in Sunderland, England on an Erasmus Scholarship in 2010. Bastian also worked in California for a student travel organization and later tutoring study abroad students in the international office of Hochschule Bremen – University of Applied Science. Bastian helps students experience Berlin, coordinates excursions and intercultural activities and keeps the Berlin study center running smoothly on a day-to-day basis.

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Brent Keever

Dr. Brent Keever received his B.A. in English and Literary Criticism from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in English and Modern Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has taught and lectured all over the U.S. and France, on such topics as satire and humor, the literary and cinematic representations of sound, mysticism, and technology, and ethics in cartoons. His research interests include the history of critical theory and criticism, film studies, musicology, and modernist poetry and prose. An avid translator and film sub-titler, he has worked with the French children’s literature group, l’école des loisirs, as well as with French politicians. He is currently working on a project that throws into question certain theories about listening and sharing.

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Benjamin Lorch

Resident Director

Benjamin Lorch heads the CIEE Study Center in Berlin by both developing and leading study abroad, customized and faculty programs in partnership with major Berlin universities and educational institutions.

Lorch is a double graduate of The University of Chicago where he studied urban development policy, sociology and media. Prior to his work with CIEE, Lorch served at Head of Communications for the Berlin School of Creative Leadership Executive MBA Program.

From 2000-2006 Lorch served as Managing Director of the Chicago Public Schools | University of Chicago Internet Project, a model program for educational outreach and community partnerships. In 2006, upon being selected as a Robert Bosch Fellow, Lorch returned to his ancestral German roots and moved to Berlin. He has worked at the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (International and EU Cooperation Division — Bonn).

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Jean-Philippe Primout

Jean-Philippe Primout has an M.A. in French Language Acquisition and a second M.A. in European Studies. As a Center Coordinator, he is responsible for a variety of center activities (orientation, field trips, I.T,…). As Director of CIEE Paris' Summer Language and Culture program, Jean-Philippe is in charge of all aspects of the program. Jean-Philippe has studied, worked and lived in several countries in Europe and he uses this experience to best address student learning needs. Jean-Philippe is also a professor of French in the Contemporary French Study program and teaches the Seminar on Living and Learning.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The CIEE Study Center in Berlin is located in the central area of the city. The CIEE Study Center in Paris, known as the Paris Center for Critical Studies, is on the rue du Sentier in the lively, central Sentier neighborhood, in the 2nd arrondissement. The Center is less than a minute away from the Grands Boulevards, a 10-minute walk to the Palais Royal, and a 15-minute walk to the Louvre.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Housing is included in the program fee.

In Berlin, students live either with host families or in studio apartments. Staying with a host family is strongly encouraged as this allows students to fully experience the local culture. For students in homestays, two meals per day are included. For students in apartments, meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Each studio apartment includes a kitchenette and food markets are within walking distance. Meals can also be taken at student cafeterias and restaurants throughout the city. All students use public transportation to commute to their classes.

In Paris, students live either with a Parisian host or in hotel apartments. Staying with a host is strongly encouraged as this allows students to fully experience the local culture and practice speaking French every day. The program fee includes breakfast every day and one light lunch every day of the week. All other meals are the responsibility of the student. Each housing includes a kitchenette and food markets are within walking distance. During excursions, all meals are provided. Students with disabilities that need more information about the residence hotel and the neighborhood, or students who wish to communicate supplementary information about their needs should contact CIEE prior to the program. Local consultants communicate directly with students with disabilities to ensure that they have full information about accommodations.

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Internet

Internet

Study abroad students are strongly encouraged to bring wireless-enabled laptops. Internet access is available on campus, at residences, and homestays.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Culture

In Berlin, classes are held at the CIEE Study Center, and they are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. There are no more than 15 students per classroom.

In Paris, classes are intellectually rigorous. Students should expect to be active participants in all aspects of the class, keeping up with daily reading assignments and participating in class discussions. In addition to lectures and discussions, classes may include film viewings and outings related to the themes of the class.

Nature of Classes

Students take classes with other CIEE study abroad participants only.

Language of Instruction

English

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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Berlin

Monument, Memorial and Public Space in Germany
This course looks at the important role that monuments, memorials, and public spaces have played in Germany’s turbulent modern history. Weimar designs, Fascist Nazi designs, and the stark contrasts between former East and West German places and spaces are highlighted as expressions of cultural values and dictated doctrine shaped by the powerful and complex historical forces of war, politics, aesthetics, and collective memory. In addition, post-war and post-Wall ruins and rebuilding efforts shed light on what today is saved, erased, and honored on the German landscape. Particular attention is given to Holocaust memorials and places of remembrance. Themes of pride, shame, memory, and collective consciousness run deeply through this course.

Paris

Memory and Commemoration in 21st Century France
This course examines the ways that France’s cataclysmic past—characterized by war, occupation, collaboration, resistance and deportation, and fierce colonial conflict—is incorporated into public discourse to serve contemporary political purposes. In addition to recent scholarship, our sources include film and literature, monuments and museums, and contemporary media. The class involves weekly visits to places where history was made and remembered.

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