DATES & DEADLINES
- Application & Deposit Deadline: TBD
- Early Bird Deadline: TBD (SAVE $100!)
- Group Flight Application & Deposit Deadline: TBD
- Balance of Program Fees Due: TBD
- Tuition: check your campus’s calendar
- Program Dates: TBD – Spring 2024
Contact your WCCCSA Campus Coordinator for more information about spending the spring in Berlin.
- COMING SOON!
- WCCCSA Flyer – Berlin 2024
- WCCCSA Budget Request – Berlin 2024
- AIFS Program Details – Berlin 2024
- WCCCSA Preliminary and Scholarship Application
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Study in one of the most vibrant and exciting European capitals! Berlin’s East and West sides of the city have retained their own identity since reunification and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Berlin has become a focus for modern architecture and remains a major center of art and international business.
The city, with its many famous parks and lakes, becomes especially full of life in the spring and summer when the locals are out on foot, bicycles, and skates, and populating the many beer gardens.
Housing in single-bedded apartments in a centrally-located apart-hotel in Berlin. Each studio will have a queen-size bed, a desk, and an en-suite bathroom. Free Wi-Fi and TV included. Students have access to a shared kitchen, onsite gym, onsite restaurant, and onsite laundry facilities.
All students will receive a travel pass good for unlimited use on the buses, trams, S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains in zones A & B in downtown Berlin.
CAMPUS & CLASSROOMS
Classes will be held in the centrally-located study center of the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). Students will have access to a computer lab with free internet access and printing facilities.
FACULTY & COURSES
Students will take three classes for a total of 15 credits including a German Life & Culture class taught by local faculty. This course is mandatory for all students, and focuses on historical, political, economic, and cultural aspects of Berlin and Germany.
German Life & Culture (5 credits) is required for all students.
The Primary Faculty and the other two offered courses are still to be determined.
WCCCSA Faculty – TBD
Course TBD – 5 credits
Course TBD – 5 credits
Program of free and subsidized cultural activities could include the following:
- Orientation session, half-day guided sightseeing tour of Berlin by private bus, and welcome dinner
- Guided tour of the Reichstag
- Weekly program of free and subsidized cultural activities such as a boat cruise, opera tickets, sporting events, museum visits, and a street art workshop and walking tour
- Day trip to Potsdam including a guided tour of Cecilienhof Palace and admission to Sansoucci Palace
- Half-day excursion to the Memorial and Museum Sachsengausen
- Optional three-day trip within Germany or Europe for an additional fee – details to be determined
INCLUDED IN THE COST
- Travel pass
- 24-hour emergency contact service and on-site AIFS program staff
- Student medical insurance
- Activities and excursions
- Access to the AIFS Student Center
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST
- Round-trip airfare and in-country transfers for students
- $250 refundable damage deposit
- Meals other than welcome dinner
- Personal expenses
- Passport or visa fees if applicable
- College tuition for 15 credits
- Additional field trips and excursions to those listed
- Anything not specified
WCCCSA Berlin participants are all eligible to apply for one of two $1,000 WCCCSA scholarships.
- Date: TBD
- Time: 10am-3pm
- Location: Cascadia College, Bothell Washington
What to bring:
You should also invite parents, guardians, or whomever you feel should attend with you. Coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be included. The faculty will be available to discuss their courses and expectations.