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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: UWM applicants only
  • Cost Information: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/15/2019 03/02/2020 08/09/2020
NOTE: Program dates are estimated. See the CIEE website for exact program details.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Homestay, Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore Program Length: Academic Year, Semester
Language Requirement: No Credits: 12 or more
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Coordinator: Yomarie Castellano Areas of Study: Business Administration, Business Management, Communication, German, Political Science
Program Description:

Business + Culture

BERLIN, GERMANY

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Program Overview

As the start-up capital of Europe and home to multinational giants like Siemens, Berlin is an ideal place to study economics and the impact of global demands on business strategy, while improving your German language skills. As you choose from a range of English-taught classes and look inside German enterprises of all sorts and sizes, it's impossible to not be swept up in the energy pulsing through this global city.

Unique Experiences

BUILD A STRONGER KNOWLEDGE BASE

and sharpen your analytical skills at one of Germany's most innovative business schools.

GET A HANDLE

on the distinctive features of Berlin, German, and EU economics.

LIVE IN A THRIVING MULTICULTURAL NEIGHBORHOOD

with easy access to all of Berlin.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Get to know Berlin with a walking/biking/river tour.
  • Take an inside-look at a range of businesses - from manufacturing facilities to small start-ups.
  • Travel overnight to another economic and cultural hub like Hamburg, Frankfurt, Dresden, or Munich to visit companies and historic sites.
  • See the stark contrast between the former West and East political and economic systems with a guided tour of Berlin, and visit the East Side Gallery, the Holocaust Memorial, or Tempelhof Airport Park.
  • Explore the historic Reichstag building and the palaces in nearby Potsdam.

Projects

Peer support. German students introduce CIEE students to the campus and city through the Buddy Program.

Language support. In addition to your language classes at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, join CIEE's regular German-language activities such as conversation hours and film nights. 


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to German culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

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PLEASE NOTE: 
To be considered for this program, students must submit an application for both UWM and CIEE by their respective deadlines. To start a UWM application, click on "Apply Now" button on the top of this page. Visit the CIEE website to apply.

Program Fee
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.

The program fee is set by CIEE. CIEE will invoice UWM for the program fee and this fee will be posted to students' PAWS accounts in addition to CIE administrative fees and mandatory health insurance fees. Please visit the UWM study abroad "Fees & Policies" page for details about program fees. Students should consult the CIEE website for latest program cost projections and inclusions and exclusions.


Scholarships and Grants
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 Session to learn about study abroad costs and budgets and how financial aid can be used for study abroad, as well as general information on how to search for scholarships and other funding resources.

Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere.  For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage. We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program. 

Are you a Pell Grant recipient? Check out the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
 

Germany Program Comparison:
 
Program CIEE Berlin (avg.) Viadrina Hessen (avg.) Giessen Bamberg
Type Study Abroad Exchange Exchange Exchange Exchange
Terms AY, Fall, Spring, Summer AY, Fall, Spring AY, Fall, Spring, Summer, UWinteriM AY, Fall, Spring AY, Spring
Location Berlin Frankfurt Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Fulda, Giessen, Kassel, Marburg Giessen Bamberg
Housing Shared Apartment, Res. Hall Res. Hall Shared Apartment, Res. Hall Shared Apartment, Res. Hall Res. Hall
Minimum GPA 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Languages English, German English, German, Polish English, German English, German English, German
Language Requirement (Semesters) 0 2 0 2 0
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