Living in and Exploring Berlin
Students will be living in Friedrichshain, a neighborhood in the former East now known for restaurants, clubs, upstart fashion and an exciting mix of cultures. Our classroom is located close to student housing.
The Friedrichshain location provides access to all modes of public transportation. Students receive BWG (Berlin public transportation) passes for the entirety of their stay as part of program fees. Although many neighborhoods will be visited during classes and excursions, the excellent and safe public transportation system means students can and are encouraged to independently explore greater Berlin.
Student housing has not yet been determined for the 2015 semester. Meals include three official group dinners, orientation and final presentation brunches, occasional lunches, two BBQ evenings, and breakfast and dinners on the weekend excursion. In addition the student apartments will be stocked with basic necessities upon arrival and once again midway through the program.
In general, with an abundance of great street food options in Friedrichshain, students should calculate no less than €15.00 per day for other meals and necessities.
Some tours and museum visits are required for German Culture class; these include a tour of the former East German STASI prison, Topography of Terror, and the Holocaust Memorial.
Optional tours/excursions abound. These include our weekend in Dresden and Saxony mountains, a day tour of Potsdam, a day tour of a former concentration camp, theater visits, museums outside the course curriculum (such as Museum Island), major art collections (such as Boros). A detailed list will be provided within two months of program start date.
All expenses, including those for optional tours and excursions, are included in program fees.
One weekend is designated for students to pursue independent travel.