Drexel in Berlin + London: Dual City Summer
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 completing 8-10 credits and 5 weeks in London, completing 9 credits, for a total of 17-19 Drexel credits. While in Berlin, students elect to take one of 4 business tracks, and a German culture course. While in London, students elect 2 of 4 course options. The program is open to all Business and Economics majors or minors, and Global Studies majors with an interest in Business. There is no language prerequisite in order to be eligible for this 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. Students will be greeted in both cities by local support staff for orientation, which includes tours and 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.
London is the #1 destination for study abroad for a reason; it has so much to offer! London is home to world famous museums and art galleries, theaters (including the Globe - the reconstructed Shakespeare theater), night life, incredible music venues (including the Royal Albert Hall, which is steps away from FIE's residence halls!), architecture, and royalty. With the most universities in a single city the world, London is a perfect destination for students.
People have been drawn to London for millennia. It is the capital of England and the UK, and with its almost 9 million inhabitants, it's the country's most populated city (accounting for roughly 13% of the UK's population.) London is one of the most historic cities in the world and plays a central role in British culture. London is home to four World Heritage sites, as well as the London Eye and "the Gherkin" - in London (post)modern architecture often co-exists with traditional sites, providing an exciting juxtaposition! London is also a global trade center and a place where many multinational industries and cultural organizations have a home. These international connections mean that London is full of exciting opportunities, whatever your interests.
- 3.0 minimum GPA
- Sophomore status or higher
Courses are available in the following subjects:
Berlin Session 1
Students will choose from three distinct program tracks:
Track 1: The European Union in a Global World (10 credits, 4 weeks)
Earn BUSN 481 (8 credits) and GER 180 (2 credits)
Track 2: European Business and Economics Programme (10 credits, 4 weeks)
Earn BUSN 481 (8 credits) and GER 180 (2 credits)
Track 3: Markets and Management in Europe (8 credits, 3 weeks)
Earn BUSN 481 (6 credits) and GER 180 (2 credits)
Track 4: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (8 credits, 3 weeks)
EARN ENTP T480 (6 credits) and GER 180 (2 credits)
All tracks in Berlin include beginning level German language, as well as weekly academic excursions to companies and political institutions in the region.
London Session 2
Students select 2 of the following courses:
- ARTH 300 (History of Modern Design)
- VSCM 350 (Typographic Exploration)
- MKTG 357 (Global Marketing)
- DANC 201 (Dance Appreciation)
- CULA T480 (Food Society Culture in the UK)
- PSCI T480 (British Politics)
- COM 360 (International Communication)
All courses in London incorporate local site visits for a hands-on learning experience.
For more information about course offerings and credits in Berlin: Summer in Berlin Courses
For more information about course offerings and credits in London: London Session 2 Course Descriptions.pdf
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!
Session I: Berlin (3-4 weeks)
Session II: London (5 weeks)
|Program Start Date: Tracks 1 & 2
Program Start Date: Tracks 3 & 4
|All tracks depart Berlin
|Program Start Date*
|Program End Date
*Note: Participants will have a break between programs. Students may use this time to travel independently OR will have to arrange for accommodations in either city during the break at a hotel or hostel.
Berlin: 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.
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.
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.
2019 Program Fees:
Payment 1 Advance Payment: $500 due with application by March 1st. Applications are not complete until the advance payment is received (check payable to Drexel). Advance payments are refundable ONLY in the event that a student is not accepted to the program.
Payment 2 due after acceptance by April 1st:
(non-refundable check payable to Drexel)
For tracks 1 and 2, payment 2 is $988
For tracks 3 and 4, payment 2 is $713
Payment 3: $2,475 - balance will be billed to student account (eBill) at the start of summer term
Included in the program fee:
-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
-Mandatory Drexel emergency medical & evacuation insurance
-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)
-Books, miscellaneous expenses
-Spending money/ personal expenses
Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.
Tuition & Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.
Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).
Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. 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.