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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Program OverviewBerlin

Since the Fall of the Wall in November 1989, Berlin has awoken and risen from decades of post-war slumber to become one of the top art cities in the world. Berlin: The Fall + Rise of an Art City is a course designed to give students access to some of the most engaging art world experiences the city has to offer. Student travelers will come away from the course with a greater awareness of the rich history of this dynamic city as well as a deeper understanding of the inner-workings of the contemporary art world.
The course will provide creative and intellectual inspiration for its participants through tailored experiences in the Berlin art scene. Participants will be led on a day-long city tour, In Search of the Miraculous, in which eight artist-guides share their unique vantage points on the city they live and make work in. Students will experience the vitality of Berlin through multiple artist’s studio visits, meetings with art gallery owners, artist-run project spaces, a hands-on workshop, a tour of a private art collection in a former WWII bunker, a visit to the 10th Berlin Biennale, optional visits to contemporary art spaces and museums like KunstWerke, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlinische Galerie and others.
Through shared meals and daily excursions in the city, the course creates a community among travelers. A typical day starts with a meet-up over breakfast to review any readings, a brief period allotted for updating blogs or sketchbooks, then out the door for the art adventure of the day. Following the daily excursion, students will spend the remainder of the day exploring and discovering the city on their own or with the group.

Fact Sheet

Education Abroad Advisor Rachel Landers
Get Started Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session
Faculty Leader Tia Factor, Senior Instructor
Travel Dates June 20-30, 2018
Areas of Study
  • Art History
  • Art Practice
  • Graphic Design
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes
Credits 4
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  German
Housing Hostel/Hotel
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Bacc
  • Graduate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75
Graduate: 3.00
Language Requirement No previous language requirement
Interview Required

Course & Information:

ART 399/410: Berlin: The Fall and Rise of an Art City- 4 credits

Information Sessions

Wednesday, March 7th
12:30 - 1:30 pm 
AB 135

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees  Additional Estimated Costs Total Estimated Costs
$2,909 $2,088 $4,997


PSU Education Abroad Scholarship Application 

Tuition & Fees Includes:

  • 4 credits
  • Housing
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Breakfast each day
  • Local transportation
  • Entrance for course-related excursions
  • Education Abroad service fee
  • International Health Insurance

Additional Estimated Costs Include:

  • International round-trip airfare
  • Additional meals
  • Personal spending money
  • Passport/Visa

Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee.  For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.