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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02-Mar-2021 ** Rolling Admission 04-Jul-2021 24-Jul-2021

** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Serracin, Mercedes Click here for a definition of this term Program Director: Looft, Sandra
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: German
Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State University Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: INT ST 395B
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Type: Direct
Program Description:
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Berlin's Erased Histories in Film, Art, and Memorials

How do we learn our history through everyday things around us? In this course, the city of Berlin is our classroom as we visit memorials, museums, street art, graffiti, remnants of the Berlin Wall, as well as other sites of cultural significance to learn more about Germany’s past and present. The course will focus on history, politics, culture, arts, and the built world. Spend three weeks earning 3-credit hours of INT ST 395 as we explore one of Europe’s most exciting cities. German language knowledge not required although you will have plenty of opportunities to improve your German if that’s your goal. Course is taught in English and meets the International Perspective requirement.

Eligibility requirements:
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and colleges are welcome.
  • There are no language prerequisites.
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.
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
All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in the 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 required plan is $1.31 per day, and will appear as a separate fee on your Ubill. More information is available at the links below:


The application deadline for Summer 2020 is March 2nd, 2020. 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

Program Director
Dr. Sandra Looft
203 Sloss House
(515) 294-4647

LAS Study Abroad Director
Mercedes Serracin
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