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KIIS - Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 02/15/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer, 2015 NOTE: Earlybird deadline (January 20th) qualifies for $100 program fee discount & February 1st acceptance notification. All other acceptance notifications made March 5th.

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: German
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: None Click here for a definition of this term Academic Subject: Art, Communication, German, History, Philosophy & Religious Studies
Program Type: Consortium
Program Description:

Visit www.kiis.org to learn more or apply to this program

 

Program Fee
Option 1 (without airfare): $4,040
Option 2 (with airfare): $5,650 - $5,800
PLUS $250 application fee
 
Program fee includes:
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Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Roundtrip airfare (Option 2 only)
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Accommodations
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Two meals per day
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Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Berlin transit system month pass
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Wireless internet in hotel lobby
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Comprehensive medical insurance
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Security evacuation protection

 
Program fee does not include:
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png $250 application fee
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Roundtrip airfare (Option 1 only)
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png One meal per day
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Spending money (approx. $700)
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Independent travel ($750, optional)
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Textbooks/reading materials
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Passport fees
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png Any fees from your college/university
BSU Fees
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png BSU technology fee (based on credits)
Description: http://www.kiis.org/go/images/DN2.png $350 BSU Study Abroad Fee
 
Course Offerings
http://www.kiis.org/go/BerlinCourses.php

Program Description
The KIIS summer program in Berlin affords participants a unique opportunity to explore and understand Germany's capital, culture and history. Traditional classroom instruction, in conjunction with group excursions in and beyond Berlin, as well as ample opportunity for individual travel, will enrich participants' understanding of Europe and Germany in general and Berlin in particular. No previous knowledge of German is necessary; all instruction is in English.

The program is based in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg, a district in the heart of the city known for its trendy shops, bakeries, restaurants, and family-friendliness. A small walk from the historical center of Berlin, the Hackescher Markt, the Museum Island, and the Jewish Synagogue, our program site is the modernMeininger City Hostel & Hotel on Berlin’s Schönhauser Allee. This modern facility is located across the street from the subway station “Senefelder Platz,” which offers fast and convenient access to such famous sites as theBrandenburg Gate, the Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, the Reichstag (German Parliament), Berlin Cathedral, Berlin's famous Alexanderplatz with the Berlin TV Tower, the Potsdamer Platz, and the Berlin Philharmonic. Bustling activity on the nearby boulevard “Unter den Linden” complements the tranquility of Berlin’s parks and the relaxed atmosphere of its many street cafes.

Students should be aware that research materials, computers, and printing are limited on site; they are, therefore, advised, though not required, to bring along a laptop so as to take advantage of the free wireless internet service our Berlin facilities offer. Students take either one or two courses; coursework is geared toward making use of the resources and setting of Berlin. 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. Class sessions are usually held Monday through Thursday for 4.5 weeks, leaving plenty of time for independent planning. 

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 DresdenNuremberg 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.