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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: 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 01/06/2020 05/11/2020
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: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment (alone), Homestay, Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore Program Length: Semester
Credits: 12 or more Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Coordinator: Yomarie Castellano
Areas of Study: Architecture, Art, Culture, Engineering and Applied Science, Geography, German, History, Urban Studies
Program Description:

Global Architecture + Design

BERLIN, GERMANY

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Program Overview

Challenge yourself to make the most of natural and built resources, reduce the environmental footprints of our buildings, and provide healthy environments in Berlin, a city pulsing with innovation and energy. Use design, programming, and social science in hands-on workshops to create promise for the future, with cutting-edge tools and expert instruction from the best of Berlin's remarkable architecture and design community.

Unique Experiences

EXPLORE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BERLIN

with guided visits to experimental cooperative housing at Spreefeld and urban farming culture at Prinzessinengärten.

DELVE INTO A RANGE OF ARCHITECTURAL STYLES

from the Bauhaus in Dessau to baroque palaces in Potsdam.

PARTICIPATE IN A GROUND-BREAKING DESIGN

to improve city living.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Visit landmarks by celebrated architects, such as the Reichstag Dome by Foster and Partners, and Potsdamer Platz buildings by Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
  • Explore innovative projects such as Spreefeld, an experimental sustainable housing cooperative; Prinzessinnengärten, an innovative urban community garden; or Tempelhofer Feld, a historic airfield now home to a major public park.
  • Visit two cities celebrated for architecture on overnight trips to cities such as Hamburg, Leipzig, Dresden, or Prague.
  • Get out of the classroom to investigate design in person, at the East Side Gallery section of the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate and more.
  • Stop by the Community and Student Life Office to borrow recreational equipment, and get advice from CIEE staff and local student "Buddies" on local restaurants and stores, concerts, art exhibits, and more.

Projects

  • Stay with German hosts for a weekend to experience family life and traditions in Berlin.
  • Practice your language skills with weekly activities organized in the residence hall and around the neighborhood, including cooking events, film nights, board-game evenings, and other opportunities designed to help you perfect your German while hanging out with friends.
  • Collaborate on design projects in small groups with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Meet and learn from visiting faculty and professionals via lectures and critiques.
  • Connect virtually with other CIEE students as they tackle the same design issues in other cities.

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?

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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.
 

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