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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Autumn Quarter, Autumn Semester, Early Fall, Spring Quarter, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Summer A-Term, Summer B-Term, Summer Quarter, Winter Quarter, Year (A/W/Sp)
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
  • Courses: View UW Course Equivalencies

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Autumn Quarter 2020 02/15/2020 02/27/2020 09/28/2020 12/19/2020
NOTE: Earn 20 UW credits for CIEE Open Campus Fall Blocks II + III. To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of May 15th.
Summer B-Term 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/13/2020 08/09/2020
NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of April 1st
Summer A-Term 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/15/2020 07/13/2020
Summer Quarter 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/15/2020 08/09/2020
NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of April 1st
Early Fall 2020 05/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2020 09/26/2020
NOTE: This program is not eligible for financial aid. Earn 10 UW credits during CIEE's Fall Open Campus Block I from 8/17-9/26/2020.
Autumn Semester 2020 05/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2020 12/19/2020
NOTE: Earn 30 UW credits for CIEE Open Campus Fall Blocks I + II + III. To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of May 15th.

** 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:
Primary Language(s) of Instruction: English, German UW Study Abroad Program Manager: Shannon Quinn
Program Information:

Open Campus Block

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

STAY IN BERLIN FOR THE DURATION

of your study abroad or add on blocks in other CIEE Open Campus locations in London, Rome, Paris, Madrid, and Cape Town.

EXPLORE BERLIN’S

architectural masterpieces and world-class arts scenes.

SEE HOW GERMANY AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

are addressing major healthcare challenges through courses and fieldwork.

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Your Destination

The thriving global city of Berlin is home to nearly 3.5 million people. Live among the locals and see for yourself why Berlin is ranked among the top for global urban quality-of-life – with excellent public transportation, you’ll have no problem exploring the city’s parks, orchestras, museums, festivals, and historical landmarks.


 

Study Tour

Embark on a two-night/three-day study tour included in your program. Explore Prague, the 5th most visited city in Europe with UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Prague Castle, Lesser Town and the Old Town. Or, immersion yourself in the city of Leipzip, the "new Berlin," with a unique atmosphere of marketplaces, trade fairs and entrepreneurship.  


 

Excursions & Activities

Excursions can include:

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • 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

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