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KIIS - Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 02/25/2016
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: *Extended to February 25th by KIIS*
Summer 2017 02/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Early-bird deadline= December 1st (save $100 off program fee); Early-bird notification is December 15th/Regular notification March 1. Please note that programs may fill during the early-bird application period.

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.

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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Class Status:
Language of Instruction:
English Language Courses Offered: None
Prior Language Study Required:
Academic Subject:
English, History, Philosophy & Religious Studies
Program Type: Provider
Program Description:


Download 2017 estimated cost of attendance sheet: KIIS Berlin Summer 2017 Estimate.pdf

Course Offerings

Program Description
Based in Berlin's vibrant and centrally located Prenzlauer Berg district, the KIIS German Culture summer program affords participants a unique chance to explore Germany's thriving capital, art, culture, and history. Instruction is divided between formal classwork in the seminar room of our modern hostel, field workshops or studio sessions, and guided excursions providing students direct contact with the city, its streets, and its cultural heritage.

Classes are generally held in two 2-hour and one 4-hour block each week, with the intention of spending the shorter periods in our seminar room and the longer periods in and around Berlin. Opportunities for individual weekend travel enrich participants' understanding of Europe and Germany in general and Berlin in particular. Class sessions are usually held Monday through Thursday for 4.5 weeks, leaving plenty of time for independent planning. German is not a requirement for this program although an interest in German culture is.

Students should be aware that research materials, computers, and printing are limited on site. Laptops are strongly recommended though not required. Students are responsible for purchasing their own lunch and dinner.

The program director generally arranges several group excursions. Varying from year to year, they may include a trip to nearby Potsdam with its Castle Sanssouci, a visit to the German Parliament (Reichstag), a day outing to historical Dresden, Nuremberg or Quidlenburg, an evening at the Berlin Philharmonic or Opera, and a riverboat cruise on the Berlin's river Spree. We will also share a welcome and farewell dinner.

Please note: No German is required for this program (all instruction is in English). Students with some language proficiency will be able to improve their speaking skills as well as their knowledge of German culture through interaction with locals.