WCCCSA

Washington State Community College Consortium For Study Abroad

Berlin, Germany

Posted by csvoboda On June - 22 - 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • December 8, 2017 (for those wishing to purchase the group flight)
  • January 19, 2018 (for those wishing to make their own travel arrangements)

PROGRAM DATES:

  • March 22, 2018 – June 1, 2018

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

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:

TBD

 

CLASSROOM: Classroom in a centrally located Study Center.

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:

  • 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.

 

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.

 

HOUSING: Housing in twin-bedded studios in a centrally-located apart-hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

COSTS:  $7,195

 

INCLUDED IN THE COST:

  • Housing in centrally located apart-hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 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
  • 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 2016 program.

 

ORIENTATION:

When: TBD

Where: TBD

Time: TBD

What to bring: TBD