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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

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, some museum entrance fees, 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

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, some museum entrance fees, 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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