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Program Overview

Program Overview

Study abroad next summer in Berlin, Germany, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of one of Europe's most dynamic cities with CIEE.

Customize your study abroad experience. Our Open Campus program at the new CIEE Global Institute – Berlin offers maximum flexibility to engage and experience Berlin in your own way. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements. The German Language offerings allow students the opportunity to earn up to 1.5 years worth of language credit in one summer.

Through coursework in a wide range of subjects and hands-on exploration through excursions, and cultural events, you’ll gain critical insight into contemporary Germany and Europe.

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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-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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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Excursions

Required co-curricular excursions and optional cultural activities in and around Berlin complement your coursework and immerse you in German history and culture. You might visit the German Institute for International and Security Affairs to discuss cyber security; walk along the East Side Gallery – the longest existing stretch of the Berlin Wall – with a local artist and political activist; tour Jamba!, a ring-tone creator and marketing firm that has become one of Berlin’s most successful tech start-ups; and more.

Plus, during each session you’ll go on an overnight study-tour to another German city, like Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dresden, or Munich. Activities and excursions will teach you about German business, culture, and history in ways that go beyond the classroom. Study tour locations and content vary.

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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.

  • 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.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Summer Session I 2017 (4 wks)
04/17/2017
05/22/2017
06/19/2017
$4,650

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 **
$3,208
Housing ***
$975
Insurance
$167

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

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$850
International Airfare **
$1,150
Local Transportation
$90
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$625

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 apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session I and II 2017 (8 wks)
04/17/2017
05/22/2017
07/17/2017
$8,350

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 **
$5,933
Housing ***
$1,950
Insurance
$167

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

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,700
International Airfare **
$1,150
Local Transportation
$180
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,250

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 apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees, per session

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Sessions I, II and III 2017 (12 wks)
04/17/2017
05/22/2017
08/13/2017
$12,050

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 **
$8,658
Housing ***
$2,925
Insurance
$167

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

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$2,550
International Airfare **
$1,150
Local Transportation
$270
Books & Supplies
$225
Visa Fees
$65
Personal expenses
$1,875

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 apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees, per session

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017
$4,650

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 **
$3,208
Housing ***
$975
Insurance
$167

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

*** no meals included

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$850
International Airfare *
$1,150
Local Transportation
$90
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$625

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.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II and III 2017 (8 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017
$8,350

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 **
$5,933
Housing ***
$1,950
Insurance
$167

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

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,700
International Airfare **
$1,150
Local Transportation
$180
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,250

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 apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees, per session

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session III 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
07/17/2017
08/13/2017
$4,650

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 **
$3,208
Housing ***
$975
Insurance
$167

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

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$850
International Airfare **
$1,150
Local Transportation
$90
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$625

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 apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Course contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per session, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students take one course per session. Students can enroll in one, two or three sessions.

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About the City

About The City

The thriving global city of Berlin has been built over centuries around the River Spree. Home to 3.5 million people, it’s a place of vigorous growth and change. Business and governmental decisions made in this capital city reverberate throughout the European Union and around the world. Berlin houses countless small start-up businesses, with growing communications, life sciences, environmental services, media and music, and digital sectors. As a result of affordable living costs, excellent public transportation and services, and easy access to parks and playgrounds, Berlin is ranked among the top of global urban quality-of-life indexes. It offers locals and visitors alike a multitude of universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, festivals, and historical landmarks to explore.

KREUZBERG DISTRICT

Berlin is a city of districts and neighborhoods. The CIEE Global Institute is in the heart of Kreuzberg, known for its vibrant energy, sidewalk cafés, colorful shops, street festivals, waterfront access, and lively cultural life. Many landmarks are nearby, including Checkpoint Charlie, Jewish Museum, and Berlin’s historic “Mitte” district. Students are just a 10-minute bike ride from the expansive oasis of Tempelhof, the former airport of Berlin Air-Lift fame and now a giant urban park, and an easy commute to central Berlin by subway: the station is right in front of the Global Institute.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Marie Budde, MA

Program Coordinator

Marie is part of the Community and Student Life team at the Global Institute—Berlin. Marie has worked in international education for several years, most recently at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, where she served as academic program manager. She has also worked with international students at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Marie holds an MA from the Brandenburgische Technische Universität in Cottbus, and a BA from the Royal Holloway University of London.

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Herbert Genzmer, PhD

Core Faculty - Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Herbert Genzmer was born in Krefeld and studied at the Universities of Berlin (FU), Düsseldorf, Cologne, and Berkeley, where he earned his doctorate in linguistics. He has taught at Berkeley and at Georgetown University in Texas. In addition to teaching, Herbert has published books on German grammar (Hören, Sprechen, Lesen, Schreiben – Unsere Grammatik, 2014), as well as various works of fiction and non-fiction, such as the novel Das perfekte Spiel (2012).

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Eric Ginola, PhD

Program Assistant and Core Faculty

Having grown up in the Chicago area and completed his undergraduate degree at Macalester College, Eric went on to complete his graduate work at the University of Washington-Seattle, where he gained his first exposure to working in international education. Beside teaching at the UW, Eric has also taught at Gettysburg College, the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster and the Universität Paderborn. He teaches a variety of courses in the Language, Literature and Culture track but the majority of his responsibilities fall under the realm of Community and Student Life, including the study tours, extracurricular activities, day-to-day assistance with various student concerns, and various other roles.

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Martin Kley, PhD

Director, Global Institute - Berlin

Martin oversees the coordination, quality, and planning of all courses and educational programing in Berlin. He is responsible for faculty staffing, finalization of syllabi, the course evaluation process, and program development. A native of Augsburg, Germany, Martin studied at the Universities of Augsburg, Pittsburgh and Texas, where he earned his doctorate in German studies. Martin taught German language and culture, as well as film studies, at Gettysburg College. At Gettysburg he also served as chair of the German Department.

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Stephanie Levy, MA

Academic Internship Council Berlin Director

As AIC Director, Stephanie is responsible for placing students in meaningful and productive Academic Projects in Berlin. She has lived and worked in Germany for more than 20 years. During that time, Stephanie organized and presented cultural and foreign language workshops and seminars for a variety of organizations and institutions in Berlin, Munich, and Hong Kong. Most recently, she developed and led her own online learning programs for creative business with participants from more than 50 countries. Stephanie holds MAs from the Universität der Künste in Berlin and the University of Tennessee, where she also earned her BFA.

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Bettina Pohle, PhD

Core Faculty - Language, Literature, and Culture

Bettina has been an enthusiastic and passionate teacher for 25 years, looking back on a broad canon of professional experience in the academic teaching of German and English literature, and of German culture, history and language, (DaF) both in the U.S. and in Germany. Bettina studied German and English literature at the Freie Universität in Berlin and subsequently studied and taught at the University of Georgia and at the University of California at Berkeley, from which she earned a PhD in German literature. During her 12 years in the U.S., Bettina taught at UC Berkeley and various other institutions, among them the University of Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. During her time at UC Berkeley, Bettina also worked as a consultant in the Teaching & Resource Center of the University and was responsible for campus-wide TA training.

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John Roper, PhD

Academic Director

John Roper earned a bachelor’s degree in history and German studies from Brown University. As an undergraduate, he studied abroad in Berlin and upon graduation worked for several years as a study abroad advisor in the Brown Office of International Programs. John earned his doctorate in history from the University of Pennsylvania, returning to Berlin to complete his dissertation research with a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). His dissertation focused on early debates within the nascent gay rights movement in Germany at the turn of the twentieth century. He has taught at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and Touro College Berlin. Since summer 2014, John has taught courses at CIEE focusing on German cultural history, art and architecture, as well as gender and sexuality in contemporary Germany.

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Maren Specht

Student Services Manager

Maren received her degree in German and Italian Literature and History of Art (M.A.) from the Free University of Berlin. She studied abroad in Siena, Italy, on Socrates Erasmus Scholarship. After working with students at the European Information Center Berlin, she joined the CIEE in 2011. She brings a wealth of knowledge about Berlin and Germany to CIEE students and manages student services, including course enrollment, registration, visa processing and on-site student information.

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Donna Swarthout

Core Faculty – Business Track and Communications, Journalism and New Media Track

Donna Swarthout completed her M.A. and doctoral exams at the University of California Berkeley in the field of political science. Before moving to Berlin in 2010, she taught in the Political Science Department, College of Business, and Honors College at Montana State University. Besides teaching for CIEE, she has taught in the Berlin Perspectives Program at the Humboldt-Universität and at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin.

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Kirsten Twelbeck, PhD

Community and Student Life Director

Kirsten is responsible for student experiential learning opportunities, including residential programming, events, external projects, and programs with the greater Berlin community. She also works with the Academic Director to further develop our programs and teaches regularly. Kirsten earned her PhD in American Studies and successfully passed the post-doctoral Habilitation. She studied American Studies (both literature and culture) and Theater and Drama in Erlangen, Berlin, and Bloomington, Indiana, and has worked as an assistant professor and a guest professor at several German universities before joining the staff at CIEE. Prior to her academic career she worked as a journalist for German radio stations and as head of divisions for the city marketing organization Berlin Partner.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The CIEE Global Institute – Berlin combines the best of both worlds: a U.S.-style residence-life program integrated with a local German neighborhood. Located in the heart of the Kreuzberg district, one of the most vibrant and popular neighborhoods in Berlin, the campus offers students easy access to a large public market hall, restaurants and cafés, and a variety of shops.

Our cutting-edge facility combines the architectural charm of an old German factory with modern design elements. The CIEE Global Institute campus features a residence hall, large common areas, two courtyards, a café, multiple study areas and lounges, and other rooms designed to enhance the interaction between all students and staff members living in the facility. Wireless Internet is available throughout the facility, and access to the residence is carefully controlled through both on-site security staff and electronic keys.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Students live in an on-campus residence hall with resident assistants who help students adjust to life in Berlin and assist in providing a safe, comfortable living environment. Students live in double, triple, or quad rooms with en-suite bathrooms and shower facilities. Students can prepare their own meals in the full kitchens. CIEE provides basic cooking utensils and cleaning supplies. Students also may get coffee, tea, soft drinks, and snacks at the on-site café, or explore the myriad restaurants in the Kreuzberg neighborhood. Lounges and kitchens in the residence hall allow students to mix and mingle over meals, cultural activities, study groups, and special events. Larger common areas are on the ground floor and inner courtyards offer comfortable spaces to work and relax.

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Orientations

Orientations

Students begin their study abroad experience in Berlin before they leave home with our online pre-departure orientation to help them understand more about the program and address important logistical questions about arrival and the first days on site. CIEE resident staff members meet with students online and share information about the program and site, as well as the chance to ask questions.

A multi-day on-site orientation at the beginning of each academic session introduces students to Berlin, German society and culture, and the CIEE academic program. Participants will also get practical information on living in Germany and Berlin in particular. Excursions in and around the city introduce students to the public transit system and showcase major points of interest, resources, and amenities.

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Internet

Internet

Students are required to bring a wireless enabled laptop or tablet PC. Wireless Internet is available throughout the CIEE Global Institute.

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Culture

Culture

Berlin Home to 3.5 million people, the thriving global city of Berlin is a place of vigorous growth and change. Relatively low living costs, excellent public transportation, and easy access to parks and playgrounds make it the perfect environment for students to live, study, and play abroad. Countless small online businesses started here, and a number of industries continue to experience rapid growth.

Artsy, affordable, and endlessly entertaining, the Kreuzberg district features sidewalk cafés, colorful shops, street festivals, and a lively cultural life – all waiting for you to explore. Plus, its location in the center of Berlin makes it easy to experience all that this dynamic city has to offer. Many landmarks are nearby, including Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East and West Berlin, and the architecturally renowned Jewish Museum Berlin. Just a 5-minute bike ride away is the expansive oasis of Tempelhof, the former airport of Berlin Air-Lift fame and now a giant urban park. And that’s just the beginning of what you’ll experience while studying abroad with CIEE.

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Academics

Academics

Classes meet several times a week for a total of 45 contact hours (not including time spent on homework and studying; German language courses are 60 contact hours. German language courses are offered sequentially, with beginning German in the first session. Students can take advantage of the sequence to earn up to 1.5 years’ worth of language credit by taking German over all three sessions.

Co-curricular events and excursions in and around Berlin are integrated into each course’s content in order to further introduce you to German society and culture.

Academic Culture

CIEE courses are taught in state-of-the-art classrooms and are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

Nature of Classes

Participants take classes with other CIEE study abroad students.

Grading system

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of class participation and attendance, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations.

Language of instruction

The primary language of instruction is English. Language courses are offered in German.

Faculty

Courses are taught by German, North American, and other international faculty whose professional experience and academic training provide them with extensive knowledge of and unique insight into the course material.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

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

SESSION I COURSES:

GERM 1001 BRGE

GERMAN LANGUAGE - BEGINNING I

This is an introductory German course for students with no prior knowledge of the language. Based on a communicative and task-based approach, it is designed to develop proficiency in oral and written communication skills while providing students with knowledge and understanding of the societies and cultures of German-speaking countries. Students develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of stimulating activities. Vocabulary is presented in the context of culturally significant issues.

ARCH 3001 BRGE / HIST 3004 BRGE

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 former-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, what is erased, and what is 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.

(GI) MGMT 3001 BRGE

BUSINESS ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP

This course examines the philosophical foundations and basic principles of ethics as they apply to businesses and the environments in which they operate. Real-world case studies are used to provide students with insight into how businesses and organizations manage – and in some cases fail to manage – challenging ethical and moral dilemmas. Students also consider the particular responsibilities of business leaders in fostering ethical awareness and practices within the corporate context.

SESSION II COURSES:

GERM 1002 BRGE

GERMAN LANGUAGE - BEGINNING II

This course is taught primarily in German, using the communicative and task-based approaches, but grammar instruction may be provided in English. Students learn to read, write, listen, and speak basic German. Additionally, participants in this course gain familiarity with German-speaking cultures through exposure to various media and didactic projects. By the end of the course, they will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance.

POLI 3001 BRGE

POLITICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

This course provides an overview of the process of European integration from the post-World War II era to the present. Students study the functions and power distributions of the EU legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Students also analyze the politics of policymaking in different areas, such as the single market, the Euro, and external trade policy. Current dissensions and dysfunctions within the EU are examined and debated from the perspectives of democratic theory and collective action theory. Noneconomic policy areas, such as foreign and security policies, also are addressed. Classroom content is supplemented and enhanced by visits to EU-related organizations in Berlin, and EU officials are invited to the class to discuss and debate key issues.

HIST 3002 BRGE

HOLOCAUST STUDIES: RUIN AND REVIVAL OF JEWISH LIFE IN CENTRAL EUROPE

This course explores the role of historical memory in the formulation of individual and national identities in contemporary post-Holocaust and post-Communist Poland and the former East Germany. Three thematic perspectives are used to explore the construction and transmission of memory: arts, literature, and culture; institutions and education; and place and memorial. Lectures and discussions explore complex and powerful notions of memory in conjunction with relevant site visits.

SESSION III COURSES:

GERM 2001 BRGE

INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I

This course is designed for students who can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. The goal of the course is to enable students to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain for either party; to produce clear, detailed text on a range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a specific issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various perspectives or options.

HIST 3001 BRGE (ENG)

GERMAN HISTORY 1871-PRESENT

This course covers the eventful and tumultuous decades of German history after the founding of the federal monarchy in 1871. Students study the Prussian and German Empires, World War I, the collapse of the monarchy, and the promise and failings of the Weimar Republic accompanied by the rising political extremes of Communism and Fascism that gave way to the terror of Hitler and the Nazi Party. The course analyzes World War II, including the Holocaust and complete defeat of Germany, and the 40 years of occupation and division of the country during the Cold War. Finally, the course examines the 1989 “peaceful revolution,” the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the reunification of Germany.

(GI) BUSI 3004 BRGE

ENTREPRENEURIALISM IN A EUROPEAN CONTEXT

Students develop a solid foundation in understanding the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the modern global economy. Entrepreneurship is an ever-more important force in job creation, competitiveness, innovation, and economic growth. This course examines the state of entrepreneurship in Europe and assesses the outlook for the European Union in its push to maintain and grow its economic and competitive strength, especially in view of emerging economic rivals. Special attention is paid to the legal, political, and economic consequences of increased entrepreneurial activity in EU countries. Company visits and guest lectures from local entrepreneurs allow students to witness and discuss entrepreneurship in action.

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