WCCCSA

Washington State Community College Consortium For Study Abroad

Berlin, Germany Spring 2018

Posted by csvoboda On January - 5 - 2010 Comments Off on Berlin, Germany Spring 2018

Application Deadline: TBD

Program Dates: TBD

Berlin, with its cultural and cosmopolitan kaleidoscope, provides a vibrant background for any study abroad program. Few European cities have undergone such continual redefinition and change. Berlin’s restored identity as the nation’s capital has been the driving force in both design and cultural diversity.

The political and cultural developments of the 19th and 20th centuries are visible throughout Berlin’s cityscape, reflecting both the history of architecture and various approaches to dealing with the consequences of war and destruction. Home to the designated UNESCO World Heritage site of Museum Island, of the world-famous Brandenburg Gate and the superb architecture of the impressive Reichstag building, Berlin has a magical appeal for all visitors. With approximately 3.5 million inhabitants, Berlin is the largest city in Germany and is constantly reinventing itself.

PROGRAM DOCUMENTS:

WCCCSA Budget Request for Berlin Spring 2016

CLASSROOM: Classroom in a centrally located Study Center.

TRANSPORTATION:  Travel passes for use on the buses, trams, S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains in Zones A & B are included for the duration of the program.

FACULTY: TBD

COURSES:  TBD

EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES:
Program of free and subsidized cultural activities such as a “Kaffee und Kuche” boat cruise along the River Spree, guided tour of the East Side Gallery, sporting event and brewery tour, as well as:

• Entrance to the Mauer Museum at Checkpoint Charlie.
• Guided tour of the Reichstag.
• Guided day trip to Potsdam including a guided tour of Cecilienhof Palace and admission to Sansoucci Palace.
• Visit to and guided tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

HOUSING:
Housing in self-catering apartments within central Berlin in twin-bedded rooms with typically four to eight students sharing a two- to four-bedroom apartment including a change of linens and towels.

COSTS:  TBD

INCLUDED IN THE COST:

  • Housing in centrally located multi-bedded apartments
  • Travel passes for use on the buses, trams, S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains in Zones A & B
  • Orientation program on-site in Berlin including an orientation meeting with AIFS staff, information packet, welcome dinner and half-day guided sightseeing tour of Berlin by private bus
  • On-site AIFS Program Coordinator for information, personal advising/counseling and 24-hour emergency contact service
  • Program of free and subsidized cultural activities such as a “Kaffee und Kuche” boat cruise along the River Spree, guided tour of the East Side Gallery, sporting event and brewery tour
  • Entrance to the Mauer Museum at Checkpoint Charlie
  • Guided tour of the Reichstag
  • Guided day trip to Potsdam including a guided tour of Cecilienhof Palace and admission to Sansoucci Palace
  • Visit to and guided tour of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Student medical and program fee refund insurance policies

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST:

  • $250 refundable damage deposit
  • Airfare
  • College tuition and fees
  • Course books or materials (unless specified)
  • Passport and visa fees if applicable
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not specified as included in the program
  • Optional personal effects coverage and medical insurance upgrade

WCCCSA Scholarship
WCCCSA Berlin participants are all eligible to apply for the $1,000 WCCCSA scholarship.

This scholarship is open to all students applying to the WCCCSA Berlin Spring 2018 program.

ORIENTATION

When: TBD

Where: TBD

Time: TBD

What to bring: TBD