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Berlin

Dates

May 14 – May 30, 2019

Cost

$2,875 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

English, History, Sociology

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Based in Berlin’s vibrant and centrally located Prenzlauer Berg district, the KIIS Berlin program affords participants a unique chance to explore Germany’s thriving capital, art, culture, and history. Classes are divided between formal classwork, field workshops, and guided excursions that provide students direct contact with the city, its streets, and its heritage.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hostel/Hotel, 3-4 people per room.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Sylvia Henneberg, s.henneberg@moreheadstate.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

ENG 349 Topics: Berlin in Mind: Travel Writing and Blogs

Dr. Sylvia Henneberg

Reading about and consciously taking in the Berlin we experience, students will produce a written record of reflections on the culture of Germany, with emphasis on German values, behavioral characteristics, social, political, and physical structures, and German history. Comparative in nature, the course will juxtapose American patterns of life that we take for granted with less familiar German ways of being that we will observe in our readings and new surroundings.

HIST 426 Hitler and Nazi Germany

Dr. Tim Welliver

This course examines the National Socialist movement in Germany, from its origins in the Weimar Republic to its destruction in the ruins of Berlin. It includes investigation of controversies surrounding Adolf Hitler’s background, the sources of his ideology, the nature of his support, his diplomacy and war aims, his role in genocide, and his sway over the German people.

SOCL 489 Topics: Coffeehouses and Public Life in Berlin

Dr. Beau Weston

The coffeehouse has long been a storied place for creating public life, from convivial social groups to intellectual salons to revolutionary cells.  We will study the coffeehouse as a “third place” – not home, not work – where people from different social groups can meet and mix. We will make several field trips to coffeehouses in different neighborhoods of Berlin to see for ourselves how they can be incubators of public life.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

Food

Berlin is a foodie’s dream!  From traditional Wurst stands to many different types of Asian, Italian and Russian, and Vegan restaurants, the food and coffee scene in Berlin offers a lot to explore!

Art and Museums

Pergammon Museum, Martin Gropius Bau, Hamburger Hauptbahnhof, KZ Contemporary, the Berlin Biennial, and as many more as we can squeeze in.  Berlin is the museum capital of the world, many of which are world class.

Waldbuhne

If tickets are to be had, we will be attending the last concert performance of Sir Simon Rattle, the conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, accompanied by his famous wife, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, in the outdoor stadium in the Olympic Park.

Spreewald

Spreewald is a lush reserve on the river Spree south of Berlin. This land consists of 200 small canals that wind their ways through quaint old German towns. We will stay overnight in the small town of Burg and canoe or hike in the Spreewald.

Potsdam and Sanssouci Palace

Designed to rival Versailles, Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great. Its name means “without a care”. Potsdam itself is markedly different from Berlin in architecture and feel. We will explore both.

Jewish Museum, Holocaust Memorial, and Sachsenhausen

Berlin’s Jewish Museum is one of the best memorial museums in the world. We will visit the Jewish museum, the Holocaust Memorial, a massive outdoor installation near the Brandenburg Gate, as well as the Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin.

Markets and the Berlin Wall

Markets are vibrant, cultural hubs of contemporary German culture, and we will visit several in various parts of the city including the Mauerpark Fleamarket, held in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, making sure to visit the Berlin Wall Documentation Center and Church.

Neighborhood Walks

We begin our trip with several walks around Berlin that will highlight World War II history, the Holocaust of the Jewish culture in Berlin, the Soviet occupation and Berlin’s rebirth as the center of modern Germany.

What's Included

Program Cost: $2,875 + airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Airport Transfers in Berlin

Accommodations

Breakfast

Groups Excursions & Transport

Berlin Metro/Bus Pass

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $600 minimum), independent travel ($500, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,700 – $1,800

The Berlin program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Germany with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Berlin, Germany is overnight, arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Berlin departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

May 14 – May 30, 2019

Cost

$2,875 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

English, History, Sociology

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Based in Berlin’s vibrant and centrally located Prenzlauer Berg district, the KIIS Berlin program affords participants a unique chance to explore Germany’s thriving capital, art, culture, and history. Classes are divided between formal classwork, field workshops, and guided excursions that provide students direct contact with the city, its streets, and its heritage.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hostel/Hotel, 3-4 people per room.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Sylvia Henneberg, s.henneberg@moreheadstate.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

ENG 349 Topics: Berlin in Mind: Travel Writing and Blogs

Dr. Sylvia Henneberg

Reading about and consciously taking in the Berlin we experience, students will produce a written record of reflections on the culture of Germany, with emphasis on German values, behavioral characteristics, social, political, and physical structures, and German history. Comparative in nature, the course will juxtapose American patterns of life that we take for granted with less familiar German ways of being that we will observe in our readings and new surroundings.

HIST 426 Hitler and Nazi Germany

Dr. Tim Welliver

This course examines the National Socialist movement in Germany, from its origins in the Weimar Republic to its destruction in the ruins of Berlin. It includes investigation of controversies surrounding Adolf Hitler’s background, the sources of his ideology, the nature of his support, his diplomacy and war aims, his role in genocide, and his sway over the German people.

SOCL 489 Topics: Coffeehouses and Public Life in Berlin

Dr. Beau Weston

The coffeehouse has long been a storied place for creating public life, from convivial social groups to intellectual salons to revolutionary cells.  We will study the coffeehouse as a “third place” – not home, not work – where people from different social groups can meet and mix. We will make several field trips to coffeehouses in different neighborhoods of Berlin to see for ourselves how they can be incubators of public life.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

Food

Berlin is a foodie’s dream!  From traditional Wurst stands to many different types of Asian, Italian and Russian, and Vegan restaurants, the food and coffee scene in Berlin offers a lot to explore!

Art and Museums

Pergammon Museum, Martin Gropius Bau, Hamburger Hauptbahnhof, KZ Contemporary, the Berlin Biennial, and as many more as we can squeeze in.  Berlin is the museum capital of the world, many of which are world class.

Waldbuhne

If tickets are to be had, we will be attending the last concert performance of Sir Simon Rattle, the conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, accompanied by his famous wife, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, in the outdoor stadium in the Olympic Park.

Spreewald

Spreewald is a lush reserve on the river Spree south of Berlin. This land consists of 200 small canals that wind their ways through quaint old German towns. We will stay overnight in the small town of Burg and canoe or hike in the Spreewald.

Potsdam and Sanssouci Palace

Designed to rival Versailles, Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great. Its name means “without a care”. Potsdam itself is markedly different from Berlin in architecture and feel. We will explore both.

Jewish Museum, Holocaust Memorial, and Sachsenhausen

Berlin’s Jewish Museum is one of the best memorial museums in the world. We will visit the Jewish museum, the Holocaust Memorial, a massive outdoor installation near the Brandenburg Gate, as well as the Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin.

Markets and the Berlin Wall

Markets are vibrant, cultural hubs of contemporary German culture, and we will visit several in various parts of the city including the Mauerpark Fleamarket, held in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, making sure to visit the Berlin Wall Documentation Center and Church.

Neighborhood Walks

We begin our trip with several walks around Berlin that will highlight World War II history, the Holocaust of the Jewish culture in Berlin, the Soviet occupation and Berlin’s rebirth as the center of modern Germany.

What's Included

Program Cost: $2,875 + airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Airport Transfers in Berlin

Accommodations

Breakfast

Groups Excursions & Transport

Berlin Metro/Bus Pass

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), two meals per day + personal expenses (approx. $600 minimum), independent travel ($500, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,700 – $1,800

The Berlin program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Germany with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Berlin, Germany is overnight, arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Berlin departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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