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IES-Berlin: International Affairs & Security Studies


Program Location Berlin, Germany
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33005
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2018 01/28/18 to 04/21/18
Current Program Dates
Fall 2017 09/03/17 to 11/26/17
Past Dates
Spring 2017 02/05/17 to 04/29/17

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

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Overview

The city of Berlin has a fascinating geo-political history: its destruction in World War II, its hostile division in the Cold War, the fall of the Wall, the reunification of Germany, and the growth of Germany as a major cultural, economic, and political force in the 21st Century. This history and its present importance make Berlin the ideal place to study International Relations, Security Studies, Sociology, Business, and Economics, as well as Culture, Film, Art, and German Language.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.

Eligibility

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program
Students earn 12 credits on this 12-week program. Please see the IES website for course descriptions.

Excursions
An overnight field trip and course-related excursions are included.

Housing

Participants of this program live with local residents throughout the city. Hosts may be single adults, single parents, or families. Most housing is in apartments.

Meals are not included in the program fee. Students usually prepare their own meals at home or dine in affordable student cafeterias or restaurants.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The Program Fee includes: tuition for 12 credits, a 2-day field trip and course-related excursions, and on-site orientation.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$9,505.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Housing$2,330.00
Insurance$165.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,100.00
Local Transportation$300.00
Books and Supplies$150.00
Meals$2,600.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,200.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

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