The IES: Berlin Metropolitan Studies program provides students with an opportunity to use the thriving cultural and political center of Berlin as a case study in issues affecting major metropolitan areas.  Students must enroll in a German language course, but all other instruction is in English.  Field trips to Paris, France and St. Petersburg, Russia provide a comparative context for study.  Previous German language study is not required.

Faculty Adviser:

Professor Emily Jones (German Studies & Environmental Humanities)

Fields of study:

German language and German studies, politics, sociology, and urban studies

Eligibility:

Minimum cumulative GPA requirement 2.8 (Whitman requirement)

Language Prerequisite:

None

Credits:

15-18 credits per semester - Required Courses:
IES Abroad German language course (Whitman requirement, 4 credits)
IES Abroad Berlin Metropolitan Studies core courses (required, minimum of 2, 3 credits each)
International Affairs & Security Studies courses (optional, maximum of 2, 3 credits each)

Credit Conversion:

1 IES credit = 1 Whitman credit

Internships:

None

Housing:

Housing with local residents

Meals:

Students typically prepare their own meals in their housing or dine in student cafeterias or restaurants.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring

Calendar:

September-December, late January-May

Scholarships:

IES Abroad Scholarships

Program Link:

IES: Berlin Metropolitan Studies