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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English
Eligible Majors:
All Business Majors, All Business Minors
Type of Program:
Free Standing
Housing Options:
Dormitory
Program Advisor:
Mary Hagenbach
Program Description:
Program Overview | Eligibility | Academics | Program Calendar | Housing | Visa | Cost & Financial Aid | More Information

Drexel in Germany: Summer in Berlin

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Program Overview

The Summer in Berlin program offers Drexel pre-juniors and juniors a unique opportunity to spend 4 weeks living and studying in Germany’s vibrant capital city. This program is open to all Business and Economics majors and minors, as well as International Area Studies majors with an interest in Business.  The program takes place at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL), conveniently located in the city. Berlin is unique as a university location; it is diverse, stimulating and exciting - a perfect venue for students from all over the world.

In addition to coursework and program excursions, the BSEL International Office team also offers a “Culture and Leisure Time” program which includes a wide variety of optional cultural and social events in Berlin and surrounding area about twice a week. This may include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites (Museum Island in Berlin, Castles and Gardens in Potsdam), Berlin Wall Museum and Holocaust Museum, excursion to the Memorial Sachsenhausen, a boat trip, Beach Bar, and many other activities.

Berlin, the capital of Germany, has a population of approximately 3.5 million inhabitants. Since the federal government´s relocation from Bonn to Berlin in the 1990s, the city has experienced an influx of many national and international institutions, ranging from industrial and professional organizations to diplomatic representations, and the Berlin government continues to encourage important service industries to settle here in Berlin. Berlin is also the most important scientific center in Germany with a high concentration of colleges, universities and research institutions throughout the city. As a cultural metropolis, Berlin has about 50 theatres, three opera houses, 300 libraries, and over 100 museums and cinemas.


Eligibility

  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Sophomore status or higher

Academics

All courses are taught in English, and no German language experience is required. Students will pursue Business coursework as well as beginning German language as part of the program. Courses are taught in an interactive and experiential way, incorporating site visits and field trips so that the experience extends beyond the classroom.

Course Availability
Students choose from these distinct program tracks:

*Track 1: The European Union in a Global World (EUGW)
Earn BUSN 481 (8 credits) and LANG 180 (2 credits)

*Track 2: European Business and Economics Programme (EBEP)
Earn BUSN 481 (8 credits) and LANG 180 (2 credits)

*Tracks 1 & 2: Students earn 10 credits in Berlin + Drexel online course or independent study for minimum 2 credits*.

**Track 3: Markets and Management in Europe (M+M)
Earn BUSN 481 (6 credits) and LANG 180 (2 credits)

**Track 4: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (8 credits, 3 weeks)
EARN ENTP T480 (6 credits) and LANG 180 (2 credits)

**Tracks 3 & 4: Students earn 8 credits in Berlin + online course or independent study for minimum of 4 credits*.

All tracks in Berlin include beginning level German language, as well as weekly academic excursions to companies and political institutions in the region. 
NOTE: In order to maintain full time Drexel status, ALL students are required to either take an Drexel online summer course or undertake an independent study over the summer term with a Drexel faculty member. See Independent Study Proposal Agreement.pdf for details. Students who opt to take an online section of a Drexel summer course should keep in mind that online course selection and subjects may be limited.

Course Equivalencies
To view more detailed course descriptions and Drexel credits for each track, please view: Summer in Berlin Courses 2015?

Grading
Students will receive Drexel grades for this program, which will be factored in to their GPA.

Program Calendar

Tracks 1 & 2 Program Dates and Itinerary (4 weeks)
Program Start Date 06/26/2016
Program End Date 07/23/2016

Tracks 3 & 4 Program Dates and Itinerary (3 weeks)
Program Start Date 07/03/2016
Program End Date 07/23/2016

At the end of the program, students may choose to return to the United States, or may choose to stay in Europe and travel independently.

Housing

Students will live in a three-star hotel in the center of Berlin in the western part of the city. All rooms have an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette and are furnished with a desk, chair, TV, air conditioning and two single beds. Each room also provides a locker, hair dryer, towels, linen, free WIFI and personal care products. The kitchenette provides a coffee machine, water boiler, microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge and dishes.?

Visa

U.S. citizens may travel to Germany for up to 90 days without a visa. Students from other countries should check for visa requirements on the German Embassy website.

Cost and Financial Aid

Program Costs
Summer 2016 Program Fee

Tracks 1 & 2: $1,200
Track 3: $1,020
 
Program Fee payment schedule:
Advance Payment due with application: $500 due with application by March 1st. Applications are not complete until the advance payment is received. Advance payments are refundable ONLY in the event that a student is not accepted to the program.
Payment 2 due after acceptance by April 1: $700 (tracks 1 and 2) or $520 (track 3) due by April 1st (non-refundable)
 
Included in the program fee: 
-Accommodation with breakfast
-Class study trips
-Mandatory German health, accident, and liability insurance for the length of the program
-Most parts of the optional “culture and leisure” program
-Onsite staff support during the length of the program
 
NOT included in program fee:
-Round trip airfare
-Meals (except breakfast)
-Mandatory Drexel emergency medical & evacuation insurance
-Spending money/ personal expenses

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).

Scholarships
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.

For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.


More Information



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Priority deadline: January 15th. Applications completed after January 15th will be reviewed after the final March 1st deadline.

** 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.