Out and About in Berlin - General Program Information
Our classroom is located in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, neighborhoods known for restaurants, clubs, upstart fashion, and an exciting mix of cultures.
Students receive BVG (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 2016 semester.
Meals include three official group dinners, orientation and final presentation brunches, occasional lunches, a BBQ evening, and breakfast and dinners on the Saxony excursion. In addition, 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 all of Berlin, students should calculate no less than €15.00 per day for other meals and necessities.
Required tours/excursions in Berlin include tours of the former East German STASI prison, Topography of Terror, the Holocaust Memorial, a walking tour through the political heart of Berlin, a day tour of Potsdam, a tour of Tempelhof airport, a theater evening, and a visit to the Boros art collection.
The 2016 weekend excursion for the entire group is to the mountains in Saxony, at Bad Schandau (pictured). For photos and more information about the Saxony-Switzerland National Park and the region, click here.
Optional tours include a full day visit to a former concentration camp, museums outside the course curriculum (such as Museum Island), and the former US spy station at Teufelsberg.
All expenses, including those for optional tours and excursions, are included in program fees.
One weekend is designated for students to pursue independent travel.