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Spring 2018 Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, the symbol of reunification.

Spend the end of the spring semester wandering the streets of Berlin, the modern day capital of Germany. Immerse yourself in the beauty of a dynamic and historic European city that ties together the old and the new with beautiful architecture, fabulous museums and a thriving arts scene.

Fill out the application to apply for this program.

Berlin: The Roots Of Modernity

Portrait of Professor Ben Lieberman

Professor Ben Lieberman, no prerequisites

This course will use Berlin and the City's surroundings as a site to identify and analyze key trends in the birth of the modern era, including both cultural, political and economic achievements of modernity and also major crises of the modern era.

Sample Itinerary:

  • Unter de Linden - Historic Prussian city center
  • Die Brucke Museum - A celebration of the birth of artistic modernism
  • Onkel Tom’s Huette Housing Estate - Architecture from the Golden Twenties
  • Olympic Stadium - At the center for the 1936 Olympics
  • House of the Wannsee Conference - Villa where German leaders planned details of the Final Solution
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • German Resistance Memorial Center
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • JFK and Berlin: Schoeneberg Rathaus - Site of President Kennedy’s “I am a Berliner” speech
  • Brandenburg Gate - Historic gate where the Berlin Wall came down
  • Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design

Program Dates

(*approximate until tickets are purchased)

Depart Boston: May 22, 2018

Arrive Berlin: May 23, 2018

Depart Berlin: May 31, 2018

Program Fees $3005, estimated*

Program fee includes...

Roundtrip airfare*, housing, transportation on all excursions, medical insurance

but does not include...

Meals, cost of GCE course, spending money

Payment schedule

Payment #1: February 8, 2018: $1000

Final Payment: March 22, 2018: $2005*

After February 8, 2018, all fees for this program are non-refundable.