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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Description:
BerlinGraffThis program offers students the chance to take courses in a variety of fields in one of Germany’s greatest cities. Berlin has a cultural vibrancy, sizzling creativity, and raw charm that make it a fascinating city. During the program, students participate in several trips and cultural activities offered each session.

Courses (2-6 undergraduate credits)
Students take courses taught in English in the Social Sciences and Humanities, or German language courses. Below are examples of possible classes that you can choose from.
 
Term 2 Program (June 2 - July 14, 2018)
Students have the possibility to combine a semi-intensive German language course with a subject class from Track B or combine a subject class from Track A with a subject class from Track B. A combination with Track C is not possible (these classes meet every weekday). Students can also choose to participate in only one course from Track A or B.
 
Track A (3 UM credits each):
  • Fashion in 20th Century Germany
  • Semi-Intensive German Language Course (at all levels)
 
Track B (3 UM credits each):
  • Berlin Art Connection: Our Love-Hate Relationship with Art
  • The European Union
  • Berlin im Wandel: Literatur und Kultur von 1900 bis zur Gegenwart (taught in German)
  • Seduction and Terror: Hitler’s Germany
  • Music Composition: Compose, Rehearse & Perform
  • Borders and Crossings: German Literature and Culture from Romanticism to the Present
  • Managing Interculturality
Track C (5 UM credits):
  • Intensive German Language (at all levels)
 
Term 3 Program (July 21 - August 18, 2018)
Students have the possibility to combine a semi-intensive German language course with a subject class from Track B or combine a subject class from Track A with a subject class from Track B. A combination with Track C is not possible (these classes meet every weekday). Students can also choose to participate in only one course from Track A or B.
 
Track A (2 UM credits each):
  • Architecture in Berlin. A Walk through History
  • Seduction and Terror: Hitler’s Germany
  • Law, Society and Politics in Comparative Perspective
  • Islam & the West – The Pitfalls of Mapping the World
  • Governance and Politics of Global Environmental Systems
  • Europe in the Global Context
  • Semi-Intensive German Language Courses (at all levels)
 
Track B (2 UM credits each):
  • The Cold War
  • European Business Management
  • The European Union in the 21st Century: Internal and External Challenges
  • Global Politics: How to Cope with a World in Disarray?
  • Schlüsselwerke der deutschen Literatur von der Klassik bis zur Gegenwart (taught in German)
  • Urban Places and Spaces: Analyzing and Exploring Berlin
  • Berlin and the Digital Music Era
  • Filming Berlin – Berlin and Film: Genre, History, Form, and Style
  • History of European Art
  • International Relations: Theories and Application
  • History of Christianity
Track C (4 UM credits)
  • Intensive German Language (at all levels)

Housing:
Students are housed in a single room in shared apartments in a student dorm, a single apartment or a homestay with a Berlin host family.

"Studying abroad in Berlin is not complete until you take a selfie with a piece of the former Berlin wall, which features the colorful and simple design of Thierry Noir, a French artist who was the first to ever paint on the wall as an act of rebellion. Only weeks before studying abroad on this program, I did a presentation about him in my German class at UM, examining how he started the trend of painting on the wall and the domino effect it had. Seeing his work in person after studying about him on campus greatly enriched my learning experience." - Cristine Izaguirre, summer 2014