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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/05/2018 07/28/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy Program Director: Looft, Sandra, Looney, Mark
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: German
Online Course Catalog Available: No Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: INT ST 395B Program Type: Direct
Program Description:
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Berlin's History & Culture:
Ideology, Art, Architecture, and Memorials

 
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW
In this 3-week faculty-led Global Seminar students will explore Berlin's past and present through the cultural artifacts of art, architecture, and memorials. The program will take place in Berlin, Germany with a field trip to Dresden, Germany. The dates of the program are TBD.

Eligibility requirements:
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and colleges are welcome.
  • There are no language prerequisites.
 
COURSE INFORMATION
Students wishing to participate in this program will earn 3 credits of INTST 395B (Humanities).

During the course students will:
  • Analyze art, architecture, memorials, fashion, and material culture to examine how contemporary Germany understands its past. How have major historical events (Nazi Period – Cold War) shaped our current understanding of culture, memory, and political ideology? What do we learn from the past and how is the past engraved in everything around us?
  • Learn through various aesthetic and material artifacts –  i.e. through art, architecture and memorials – made during and about these time periods.
  • Visit museums, memorials, and many places of interest related to Berlin's histories. You will also spend 2 nights in Dresden, Germany and have long weekends for your own explorations.
COST AND FINANCIAL AID
Budget information is available by clicking here.  Please note that ISUAbroad budget sheets do not allow for the reflection of different rates of ISU tuition by major. Please see the budget sheet notes for more detailed information about expenses. 

Participants may be able to apply their financial aid packages to this program and should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for further information.

Additional scholarship information can be found here:
Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study
ISU Scholarships
ISU Financial Aid
INSURANCE
All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.31 per day, and it has been built into the cost of the program fee. More information is available at the links below:

CISI Participant FAQ
International Insurance 101
CISI Policy Information

WITHDRAWAL FEES
The application deadline for Summer 2018 is March 15th, 2018. Accepted participants will be notified on a rolling basis upon submission of completed application. Once you are accepted to participate, you must either commit to or decline your offer in the ISUAbroad online application system. Those students who commit to participate are officially part of the program and will be responsible for all program costs listed on the ISUAbroad budget sheet. If you withdraw, you will be responsible for the withdrawal penalty outlined below, in addition to all non-recoverable program payments the college is obligated to make on your behalf. Appeals are possible in certain extenuating circumstances, such as family or medical emergencies. Charges will be applied to your U-bill.
 
31-60 days prior to program start date $100
1-30 days prior $200
Start date or after Full study abroad program fee

   
CONTACT
Program Director
Dr. Sandra Looft
3220 Pearson Hall
(515) 294-7570
rmlooft@iastate.edu

Program Director
Dr. Mark Looney
3228A Pearson Hall
(515) 294-2759
mlooney@iastate.edu

LAS Study Abroad Director
Nancy Guthrie
nguthrie@iastate.edu
515-294-1162
 
LAS study abroad website: https://abroad.las.iastate.edu/

For more information: check out lanuage.iastate.edu/berlin