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Drexel in Berlin + London: Dual City Summer
Berlin, Germany; London, United Kingdom
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|Restrictions:||Drexel applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum Cumulative GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Pre-Junior||Eligible Majors:||All Business Majors, All Business Minors, International Area Studies|
|Type of Program:||Free Standing||Housing Options:||Dormitory|
|Program Advisor:||Erica Sebastian|
The ProgramThe Berlin + London Dual City program allows Drexel students to experience two European capital cities in one term! Through this unique opportunity, students spend 3-4 weeks in Berlin and 5 weeks in London, taking courses in each city for a total of 17-19 credits. The program is open to all Business and Economics majors or minors, and International Area Studies majors with an interest in Business. There is no language pre-requisite, and students will have the opportunity to learn beginning German language as part of the program. The program is run in partnership with the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) in Berlin and the Foundation for International Education (FIE) in London.
Berlin Session 1: Students will choose from three distinct program tracks:
Track 1: The European Union in a Global World (10 credits, 4 weeks)
Track 2: European Business and Economics Programme (10 credits, 4 weeks)
Track 3: Markets and Management in Europe (8 credits, 3 weeks)
For more information about course offerings and credits in Berlin: Berlin Course Descriptions
All tracks in Berlin include beginning level German language, as well as weekly academic excursions to companies and political institutions in the region. In summer 2013, all 3 tracks will travel to Leipzig to visit the BMW plant.
London Session 2: Students select 2 of the following 3 courses:
1. Professional Personal Selling (4.5 credits)
2. Food, Society, & Culture in Britain (4.5 credits)
3. History of Modern Design (4.5 credits)
For more information about course offerings and credits in London:
London course descriptions
All courses in London incorporate local site visits for a hands-on learning experience.
Summer 2014 Program Calendar
|Session 1: BERLIN (3-4 weeks)||
Session 2: LONDON (5 weeks)
Track 1 & 2 Arrive Berlin: Sun, June 29, 2014
Track 3 Arrive Berlin: Sun, July 6, 2014
All Tracks Depart Berlin: Fri, July 25 or Sat,
July 26, 2014
Arrive London: Fri, July 25, 2014*
Depart London: Sun, Aug 31, 2014
*Note: Orientation for Session 2 in London begins on Friday, July 25. However students will need to attend classes in Berlin on July 25th before departing. Students will have the option to depart Berlin in the evening on July 25th or in the morning of July 26th. All students must arrive in London no later than Saturday, July 26th at 10:00am.
Credits and Grading: Students who choose Track 1 or 2 will receive 19 total Drexel credits; students who choose Track 3 will receive 17 total Drexel credits for the program. All students will receive Drexel letter grades for this program. Classes are taught by local faculty in both Berlin and London, giving a very international perspective to your studies!
The ExperienceOrientations: Students will be greeted in both cities by local support staff for orientation, which includes tours and other activities.
Berlin: Students will on Track 1 or 2 will live in single rooms in a dormitory-style Student Village, with kitchenette available. Students on Track 3 will live in double rooms with private bath in a student hostel. All accommodation includes breakfast.
London: Students will live in dormitory-style residence halls that include fully equipped kitchens on each floor and private bathrooms in most cases. All residence halls have wireless internet access. Please note the official move-in date listed in program calendar above. Students may use the break week for independent travel prior to London arrival/move-in.
Visa: US citizens are not required to obtain a visa for this program. Other nationalities should check with the German and UK Embassies to confirm visa requirements.
Money MattersProgram Fee Summer 2013: (2014 program fee TBD)
Tracks 1& 2 : $4,155
Track 3: $3,955
*Payment 1: Due within 2 weeks of acceptance, but not later than April 1st - $500 (non-refundable check payable to Drexel)
*Payment 2: Due by May 1st - $1,000 (tracks 1 and 2) or $800 (track 3) (non-refundable check payable to Drexel)
*Payment 3: $2,695 balance will be billed to student account (eBill) at the start of summer term
Included in the program fee:
* Berlin accommodation with breakfast
* London accommodation
* Class study trips and site visits in both cities
* 5 week local transportation pass for London
* Mandatory German health, accident, and liability insurance for Berlin session
* Most parts of the optional “culture and leisure” program in Berlin
* Onsite staff support in both cities
NOT included in program fee:
* Round trip airfare
* Transportation from Berlin to London
* Meals (except breakfast in Berlin)
* Mandatory Drexel emergency medical & evacuation insurance
* Spending money/ personal expenses
Funding and Financial Aid: Students are billed their normal Drexel tuition and keep all financial aid during their term abroad. The study abroad program fee will be billed to students’ Drexel accounts. If you receive Federal Work Study, consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after accepted into the program). To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Students who receive Federal Pell Grant should apply for the Gilman Scholarship. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.