Living in and Exploring Berlin
Our classroom is located in Friedrichshain, a neighborhood in the former East.
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 per day for other meals and necessities.
Required tours/excursions in Berlin include a tour 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).
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.