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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, German
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment (shared), Homestay, Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Program Length: Semester
Credits: 12 or more Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Coordinator: Yomarie Castellano
Areas of Study: Architecture, Business Administration, Business Management, Communication, Economics, German, Health Care Administration, History, International Studies, Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies, Political Science
Program Description:

Open Campus

BERLIN, GERMANY

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Program Overview

Do Berlin on your own terms by customizing your experience through the Open Campus program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your academic track from six options, then choose your courses from a wide range of subject areas. No matter how you build your program, you’ll surround yourself with the language, culture, and people of the vibrant, international Kreuzberg district – a hub for the arts, music, and digital technology.

Unique Experiences

Learn about Chinese business...

international relations, political science, history, and more in English or Chinese.

Get off the tourist track...

as you explore Shanghai and beyond, and practice Chinese in authentic situations.

Live with a Chinese host family...

or on campus with a Chinese roommate.

Read student stories

Excursions & Activities

  • Visit the German Institute for International and Security Affairs to discuss cyber security.
  • Walk along the East Side Gallery – the longest existing stretch of the Berlin Wall – with a local artist and political activist.
  • Tour Jamba!, a ring-tone creator and marketing firm that has become one of Berlin’s most successful tech start-ups, and more.
  • In each block, participate in a two-night, three-day study tour to another region in Germany or Europe.  
  • Students living in the residence hall can experience a weekend homestay with a local German family.

Projects

  • Volunteering. Give back and create a deeper connection to Berlin. Students have opportunities to volunteer at local organizations, youth centers, schools, and more.
  • Internships. Build new skills and intercultural competencies through the CIEE Academic Internship, and become an active member of the Berlin professional environment.
  • Research. Pursue a research project of your own design incorporating independent, local field work.
  • Service-learning projects. Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Berlin society and culture, and the CIEE academic program.
  • 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. CIEE offers a limited number of $4,000 grants to UWM students who participate in the CIEE Berlin semester program. Contact Yomarie Castellano, Study Abroad Coordinator, at yomarie@uwm.ed for more information about this exciting opportunity. 

For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our website
. 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. Attend an info session to learn more about this fantastic opportunity. 
 

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
Areas of Study Architecture, Business, German, Internship, JAMS... Business, Culture, German, Law... Business, German, EAS, History, Social Work... Biology, Culture, German, Literature, Psychology... Finance, German, Linguistics, Sociology...