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Drexel in Berlin + London: Dual City Summer
Berlin, Germany; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
3.0
Class Eligibility:
Junior, Pre-Junior
Eligible Majors:
All Business Majors, All Business Minors, International Area Studies
Type of Program:
Free Standing
Housing Options:
Dormitory
Program Advisor:
Erica Sebastian
Program Description:

The Programberlin

The Berlin + London Dual City program allows Drexel students to experience two European capital cities in one term! Through this unique opportunity, students spend 3-4 weeks in Berlin and 5 weeks in London, taking courses in each city for a total of 17-19 credits. The program is open to all Business and Economics majors or minors, and International Area Studies majors with an interest in Business. There is no language pre-requisite, and students will have the opportunity to learn beginning German language as part of the program. The program is run in partnership with the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) in Berlin and the Foundation for International Education (FIE) in London.
 

The Academics


Berlin Session 1: Students will choose from three distinct program tracks:
 
Track 1: The European Union in a Global World (10 credits, 4 weeks)
Track 2: European Business and Economics Programme (10 credits, 4 weeks)
Track 3: Markets and Management in Europe (8 credits, 3 weeks)


For more information about course offerings and credits in Berlin: Berlin Course Descriptions

All tracks in Berlin include beginning level German language, as well as weekly academic excursions to companies and political institutions in the region. In summer 2013, all 3 tracks will travel to Leipzig to visit the BMW plant.
 
London Session 2: Students select 2 of the following courses:
London
 
1. MKTG 344 Professional Personal Selling (4.5 credits)
2. CULA 465 Food, Society, & Culture in Britain (4.5 credits)
3. ARTH 300 History of Modern Design (4.5 credits)

4. VSCM 465 History and Practice of Typography (4.5 credits)

For more information about course offerings and credits in London:
London summer session 2 course offerings 2014

All courses in London incorporate local site visits for a hands-on learning experience.
 
Summer 2015 Program Calendar

 
Session 1: BERLIN (3-4 weeks)
Session 2: LONDON (5 weeks)
Track 1 & 2 Arrive Berlin: Sun, June 28, 2015
Track 3 Arrive Berlin: Sun, July 5, 2015
All Tracks Depart Berlin: Fri, July 24 or Sat,
July 25, 2015
Arrive London: Fri, July 24, 2015*
Depart London: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

*Note: Orientation for Session 2 in London begins on Friday, July 24. However students will need to attend classes in Berlin on July 24th before departing. Students will have the option to depart Berlin in the evening on July 24th or in the morning of July 25th. All students must arrive in London no later than Saturday, July 25th at 11:00 AM.

Credits and Grading: Students who choose Track 1 or 2 will receive 19 total Drexel credits; students who choose Track 3 will receive 17 total Drexel credits for the program. All students will receive Drexel letter grades for this program. Classes are taught by local faculty in both Berlin and London, giving a very international perspective to your studies!

 

The Experienceberlin3

Orientations: Students will be greeted in both cities by local support staff for orientation, which includes tours and other activities.

Housing

 
Berlin: Students will on Track 1 or 2 will live in single rooms in a dormitory-style Student Village, with kitchenette
available. Students on Track 3 will live in double rooms with private bath in a student hostel. All accommodation includes breakfast.
 
London: Students will live in dormitory-style residence halls that include fully equipped kitchens on each floor and private bathrooms in most cases. All residence halls have wireless internet access. Please note the official move-in date listed in program calendar above. Students may use the break week for independent travel prior to London arrival/move-in.


Visa: US citizens are not required to obtain a visa for this program. Other nationalities should check with the German and UK Embassies to confirm visa requirements.
 

Money Matters

Program Fee Summer 2014:
Tracks 1& 2 : $4,330
Track 3: $4,130


Payment Schedule:London
*Payment 1: Due within 2 weeks of acceptance, but not later than April 1st - $500 (non-refundable check payable to Drexel)
 
*Payment 2: Due by April 21st - $1,000 (tracks 1 and 2) or $800 (track 3) (non-refundable check payable to Drexel)
 
*Payment 3: $2,830 balance will be billed to student account (eBill) at the start of summer term
 
Included in the program fee:
* Berlin accommodation with breakfast
* London accommodation
* Class study trips and site visits in both cities
* 5 week local transportation pass for London
* Mandatory German health, accident, and liability insurance for Berlin session
* Most parts of the optional “culture and leisure” program in Berlin
* Onsite staff support in both cities
 
NOT included in program fee:
* Round trip airfare
* Transportation from Berlin to London
* Meals (except breakfast in Berlin)
* Mandatory Drexel emergency medical & evacuation insurance
* Spending money/ personal expenses


Funding and Financial Aid: Students are billed their normal Drexel tuition and keep all financial aid during their term abroad. The study abroad program fee will be billed to students’ Drexel accounts. If you receive Federal Work Study, consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after accepted into the program). To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Students who receive Federal Pell Grant should apply for the Gilman Scholarship. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 03/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
 
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