Berlin, Germany

January in Berlin

Study Holocaust Studies or Entrepreneurship and Start-up Culture in Europe
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Information for term January in Berlin

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 2 – 22, 2020
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Students of all majors are invited to discover firsthand how historical forces have shaped Germany’s turbulent past and are building its vibrant future. Learn about the historical context of the Holocaust, or study how entrepreneurs turn ideas into successful businesses. Courses are taught in English at CIEE Global Institute – Berlin and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • Through historical excursions

    you’ll gain a deep understanding of a country torn apart by war that is now united and prospering.

  • Capture the sounds

    and stories of the city as you work to create your own radio program.

  • Spend a day at Zoologischer Garten

    Berlin. Founded in 1844, it is the most visited zoo in Europe.

  • theaters and stages

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  • medals won by Berliners in the 2012 Olympics

    22
  • miles of bicycle paths

    385

Location & Culture

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Berlin is the dynamic and fascinating capital city of a country with a complex history. 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 and has a moderate cost of living, making it an attractive place for artists and young people.  Berlin is a fast-paced city in which to work, live, or study.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Enjoy Berlin’s numerous cafés, street musicians, flea markets, pop up-stores and galleries.
  • Take in a performance at one of Berlin’s three major opera houses: the Deutsche Oper, the Berlin State Opera, and the Komische Oper.
  • Immerse yourself in the local customs by living with a host family. It’s the ideal environment for meaningful cultural exchange.
  • Interpret the contrasting history of a divided Berlin through works of art. Take a guided tour along the East Side Gallery, the largest and longest-lasting open air gallery in the world.
  • Take an overnight trip to another German city, like Dresden, Weimar, or Leipzig. Or, take a day trip touring the former concentration camp at Sachsenhausen.

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Residence Hall: Most students reside in the Global Institute in singles, doubles, triples, or quads. Lounges in the residence hall allow students to mix and mingle over meals, cultural activities, study groups, and special events. 

    Homestay: A limited number of homestays may be available for students, with preference given to those whose universities require living with a local family; this must be indicated when applying.

    Apartments: Students may also be housed in shared apartments. Final housing assignments are solely at the discretion of CIEE.

  • MEALS

    Residence Hall: Meals are not included for students in the residence halls, but they can prepare their own meals in fully equipped kitchens.

    Homestay: Students in homestays receive two meals per day with their program fee.

    Apartments: Meals are not included for students in shared apartments.

Berlin, Germany

Where You'll Study

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    Getting Around

    Berlin’s 24-hour public transportation system is extensive and connects the areas of the city accessibly and quickly.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

During the January in Berlin program, students spend three weeks focused on either: Holocaust Studies, or Entrepreneurship and Start-up Culture in Europe. The Holocaust Studies course focuses on the origins, implementation, and aftermath of the Holocaust. The entrepreneurship course explores the entrepreneurial cultures in Europe versus the United States. Both courses are completed with co-curricular activities to immerse you in the culture and facilitate intercultural learning.

CIEE Global Institute – Berlin is located in the heart of the Kreuzberg district and offers students easy access to a large public market hall, restaurants and cafés, and a variety of shops.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Courses taught at CIEE Berlin are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday – Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

  • GRADING

    Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are taught at the CIEE Global Institute and are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours Contact hours: 45

All students take one of the two courses on offer: Holocaust Studies or Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Culture in Europe 

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 canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Two meals per day for students in homestays.  
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation - an introduction to German culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2020 Jan 22, 2020
$3,350
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,028 **

Housing = $975

Insurance = $47

Total Fees = $3,350

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $500

International Airfare = $1,150

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $600

Total Estimated Costs = $2,350

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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