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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/12/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/20/2020 08/10/2020

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Program Description:
STFL_Berlin
PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This course will examine the intersection of race, nation and social justice through the study of three minority communities in Berlin, Germany. These groups are Turkish “Guest Workers”, Afro-Germans and the LGTBQ community. All three of these groups have struggled over time to create community as they face a historically xenophobic, homophobic and white nationalist culture.

We will also explore the relationship between American communities and these groups. This will be a seminar-style course with daily class sessions on weekday mornings and afternoon activities related to the course on most days.

Site visits and activities to include:
 
WANT TO LEARN MORE? 
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ATTEND AN INFO SESSION!
Wednesday, October 16
2:00 - 2:50
KMC 605
Thursday, October 24
1:00 - 1:50
KMC 605
Tuesday, November 5
4:00 - 4:50
KMC 605
Can't Attend? Make an appointment with Hannah Fischer, the Education Abroad Advisor for this program. 
 
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University Studies, Portland State University
Travel Dates July 20 - August 10, 2020*

*Students will have access to housing on July 20th. This often means leaving Portland on July 19th to arrive on time, so plan accordingly! 
Areas of Study All Majors welcome
Course & Credit UNST 399: Identity, Social Justice, and Nation (4 credits)

This course counts towards the following Junior Clusters:
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  German*

*No knowledge of German is required to participate in this program
Housing Shared Apartments
  • Up to four students will share a two-bedroom apartment
  • Apartments include a shared living room, kitchen, bathroom, and WiFi
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore, by approval
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Open to non-PSU students*
*Preference is given to PSU students
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Considerations
  • Program involves walking over uneven surfaces throughout the city
  • As this program occurs during the summer, sun exposure may be significant, so extra caution should be taken to ensure adequate protection.
If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to participate due to these considerations, please contact the Education Abroad Advisor responsible for this program. 
Application Process 
(PSU Students)
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcript (from banweb)
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Recommendation Form (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
  • Interview
Application Process 
​(Non-PSU Students)
PROGRAM FEE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
$4,185 $2,080 $6,265
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PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
  • 4 undergraduate credits towards your Junior Cluster
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Guided city tour
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Access to the IES Abroad Berlin Center, which provides access to:
    • A library
    • Computers
    • Wireless internet
  • Accommodations in shared apartments
  • Site visits may the following:
  • Metro card for use throughout the program
  • Ed Abroad Service Fee
  • International Health Insurance
  • 24/7 onsite support
ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS INCLUDES
  • International round-trip airfare (estimated at $1100)
  • Additional meals (estimated at $10 per meal)
    • Students will have access to a kitchen to prepare their own meals
  • Transportation to/from the Berlin Airport (estimated at $15 each way)
  • Personal spending money (estimated at $300)
  • Immunizations
  • Passport or visa 
    • US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program

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

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account.