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(D) Modern Germany: History and Culture
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
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Instruction Language: English
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Program Type:
University of Scranton Faculty Led Study Program
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel
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University of Scranton Faculty Led Study Abroad Program
Program Description:
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Berlin is the dynamic and fascinating capital of Germany with a dramatic and disturbing past. As a center of German cultural and intellectual life, the influence of Berlin reverberates around the world. It offers an incredibly wide range of cultural offerings, including many museums, theaters, restaurants, cafés, music venues, and green spaces. With low rents and inexpensive food prices, Berlin is an attractive place for artists and young people who flock to the city and make it one of the most dynamic places in the world to work, live, and study. The 24-hour public transportation system is extensive and the city is well connected to other cities.


This international travel course to Germany will take place primarily in its capital of Berlin, although we will visit Munich as well. We will explore the history, culture, and politics of a country and a city at the center of modern Europe. Special attention will be paid to the rise and fall of the two German dictatorships of the 20th century, the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic, as well as the emergence of Germany in the 21st century as one of the leaders of the European Union. The course will last approximately two weeks, and will consist of a series of class lectures, cultural activities, community engagements, and visits to historic sites. The course will be worth three credits. The faculty leader is Dr. Sean Brennan from the Department of History. It will be done in coordination with the Council on International Educational Exchange.


CIEE will organize a 17 day, 16 night program for The University of Scranton in June 2016 based in Berlin, Germany. A faculty member from The University of Scranton will accompany the group and provide all instruction. CIEE will provide academic, logistical, and emergency support for the program.

The program cost includes:
• Double hostel accommodations for students for 16 nights (including breakfast) OR double dorm accommodation (no breakfast)
• Single hotel accommodations for faculty for 16 nights (including breakfast)
• Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• Daily lunches (available as a stipend or as arranged lunches)
• Orientation
• Classroom rental for 5 days, 3 hours per day
• Nine (9) co-curricular site visits (including transportation and admission fees)

• Jewish Museum

• Topography of Terror

• Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

• Tempelhof Airport

• Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer

• Wansee and Potsdam

• Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

• Visit to the Stasi Headquarters

• City tour
• 3 day, 2 night trip to Munich, including

• Accommodations, meals, and transportation

• Visit to Nuremburg to see the Hall of Justice

• Visit to the German Museum of Science and Technology

• Visit to St. Michael’s Kirche

• The Olympic Village, a one-hour tour of the stadium and a visit to Olympic Tower

• English Garden, includes snacks and drinks in the Beer Garden

• Community engagement activity
• Tour of the local university
• Pre-loaded transportation card for the duration of the program
• Program assistant to accompany the group for the duration of the program
• iNext Comprehensive Travel Insurance plus Political and Natural Disaster Evacuation


Sean Brennan
Department of History Saint Thomas Hall 309A 570-941-4549

Rev. John C. Sivalon
Director of International Learning Programs and Senior Adviser for Study Abroad Saint Thomas Hall 5110

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Please check with the Study Abroad Office for application cycle dates