Programs by Country: Germany


BERLIN: Architecture Program

Traditional | Berlin, Germany

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Inspired by Berlin's fascinating architectural transformation and the prolific "often controversial" construction after the fall of the Wall, this program was created for the Architecture students. Berlin is a laboratory for design experimentation. This program acquaints students with the process of rebuilding in one of Europe's key cities and instills a critical attitude towards the physical and cultural context of architecture. Students contrast the recent ultra modern commercial and bureaucratic architecture with the corroded walls and incomplete spaces that still characterize much of the urban landscape.

Today's technologies allow architects to design for building sites they may never visit. What does it mean for an architect to propose a building or to rethink an urban situation in a foreign culture? How do architects develop an appropriate understanding of a place, its history and architecture, in the design process? In Berlin's turbulent context, students combine site analysis with their talent and intuition to design locally relevant solutions.


BERLIN: Freie Universität Berlin

Traditional | Berlin, Germany

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) Program seeks to educate responsible, global citizens by promoting intercultural sensitivity in a multi-faceted environment. The program aims to provide an intensive and diverse study abroad experience to its participants. Combining mandatory German language instruction and a varied menu of content courses taught in English and German, FU-BEST is intended to be an accessible opportunity to a wide range of potential participants. Using its concept of the “extended classroom”,  the program’s goal is to link high-quality academic instruction with a broader international experience, encompassing elements of culture, society, history, and politics, in Berlin, in Germany, and in (Central) Europe generally. Small classes and the availability of day-to-day guidance and support are designed to enable students to make the most of a unique educational opportunity.

This program offers an academic calendar consisting of two regular American-style Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-April) semesters, followed by the possibility of enrollment in the FU's Sommersemester (April-July) for students with German language skills at the upper-intermediate or advanced level.


BERLIN: Humboldt University

Traditional | Berlin, Germany

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

Two hundred years ago, in 1810, Wilhelm von Humboldt's vision of a new type of university became reality. The newly founded Prussian alma mater was the first to introduce the unity of research and teaching, to uphold the ideal of research without restrictions and to provide a comprehensive education for its students. These principles of Wilhelm von Humboldt and a select group of contemporaries soon became general practice throughout the world.

As one of eleven German universities, the Humboldt-Universität was chosen “University of Excellence” in June 2012. It was successful in all three funding lines in the third round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments and awarded for its future concept “Educating Enquiring Minds: Individuality – Openness – Guidance”. In an international comparison, Humboldt- Universität ranks among the top ten of German universities. Scientists here research socially relevant topics and challenges of the future and communicate these with the public. Humboldt-Universität invests all its energy in being a place of excellent research and teaching.


BERLIN: Photography in Context – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Berlin, Germany

Faculty Leader: Andrea Raynor (a.raynor@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Berlin 2014 Information Session: 

Thursday, January 23rd 5:15 -6:00 p.m. 305 Ryder Hall 

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • ARTE 2500: Art & Design Abroad: Documentary Photography
  • ARTE 2501: Art & Design Abroad: German Cultural History

Description:

Photography in Context, Berlin is an intensive photography study abroad program. Classes offered will be ARTE 2500 (Documentary Photography) and ARTE2501 (German Cultural History).

In the Documentary course, students will develop their photographic skills working within a narrative visual format, while refining their unique photographic perspectives. Students will commit and immerse themselves to a term length project that will work towards developing strong editing skills and a concise narrative. Students must have been enrolled in Photo Basics or demonstrate advanced knowledge of digital photography and editing software.

The German Cultural History course will focus on the creative context of contemporary Germany, particular attention will be paid to photography, the visual arts and architecture. Class visits to museums, galleries, local studios, walking architectural tours and visiting lecturers by local artists will be an integral part of the class. This class is open to the university, with no pre-requisite.

 

 

 


Germany and Poland: Holocaust and Genocide Studies – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Berlin, Germany

Faculty Leaders: Professor Natalie Bormann (n.bormann@neu.edu) &  Veronica Czastkiewicz (v.czastkiewicz@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions: 

  • Monday, October 21st 1.30 - 2.30 in 306 Meserve (Political Science Department)
  • Thursday, October 24th 1.30 - 2.30 in 306 Meserve (Political Science Department)
  • Tuesday, October 29th 4.15 - 5.15 in 306 Meserve (Political Science Department)

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • POLS4937: Government and Politics Learning Abroad in Germany and Poland
  • INTL4944: Dialogue of Civilizations: The role of Trauma and Collective Memory in Europe today

Description:

This program offers students immersion into the role and legacy of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland – as one of the most significant and traumatic topics of Europe’s shared history and politics.  Students will travel to Munich, Nuremberg, Berlin, Warsaw and Krakow – cities that played central roles during the Holocaust and that continue to be central as sites of remembrance, memory and trauma.

The program consists of visits to key sites of trauma and memory, including the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau, the Nuremberg trial courtroom, Schindler’s factory, the former Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw, Villa Wannsee, and many more sites.  These visits are complemented by lectures, seminars, guided tours – given by faculty of the University of Munich, the Free University Berlin and the Jagiellonian University Krakow - interviews with Holocaust survivors, and by archival research.

 


Germany: German Language and Culture – CLOSED

Dialogue of Civilizations | Berlin, Germany

Faculty Leader: Maren Blanchard (m.blanchard@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Meeting with the Professor: Students are encouraged to visit prof. Blanchard every Wednesday at 1:15 pm in 264 Ryder Hall or make an appointment directly

Term: Summer II

Courses:

  • GRMN 2301/2302/3301/3302 German Language Immersion
  • CLTR 4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Program Description:

The Berlin Dialogue provides students with an intensive instruction in German. Students will attend intensive language classes each weekday morning at a highly - accredited language institute.

In addition students will get an inside view of German Culture, engage with Professor Blanchard while experiencing a variety of things, such as: many interesting guided tours, meeting students their ages of different heritage (who were born and grew up in Berlin), talking to witnesses to history, getting to know the historical and modern Berlin.

Berlin has always been a vibrant and exciting city but since the reunification in 1989, Berlin has developed into one of the most fascinating cities in the world.


Multi-Country Programs – CIEE

Traditional | Seville, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Built around central academic themes—art and architecture, communications and new media, tourism and business, to name a few—CIEE summer multi-country programs pair two locations in one session to create the ultimate learning experience. Take your pick from specially designed duos to pursue your academic interests in not just one, but two of the most topically relevant cities in the world!

Summer Multi-Country Programs


VALLENDAR: WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management

Traditional | Vallendar, Germany

Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu)

The school is AACSB, EQUIS and FIBAA-accredited. WHU's Master program was assessed to be the best in Germany in the Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2010. All of our graduate courses as well as 80% of the undergraduate courses are taught in English. Our academic calendar complies with the American model (please see also term dates). Apart from that, our Career Service is 100% accessible for exchange students. We also offer Summer Institutes for MBA as well as for Bachelor-students.

WHU has established a unique student-exchange network with more than 170 universities around the world. No other German university-level institution comes close to enjoying so many active and high-quality partnerships.