Information for term January in Berlin
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2021
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Tentative Dates: Jan 3 – 21, 2022
- Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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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.
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 stages44
medals won by Berliners in the 2012 Olympics22
miles of bicycle paths385
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
Where You'll Study
Berlin’s 24-hour public transportation system is extensive and connects the areas of the city accessibly and quickly.
AcademicsClick to Open
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.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
1 CIEE elective course
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
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.
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.
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.
Language of Instruction
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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 canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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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.
Fees & Housing
|January 2021||Nov 1, 2020||Jan 4, 2021||Jan 24, 2021|
|January 2022||Nov 1, 2021||Jan 3, 2022*||Jan 21, 2022*|
*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.
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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.
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