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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Munich, Germany; Nuremberg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USG Goes Global 
  • Program Costs: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 02/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 01 - Freshman, 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Non-UNG Students Allowed: No Cadets Only: No
Program Advisor: Daniela Martinez, Shane Bono Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel
Click here for a definition of this term Program Duration: Summer: 2 to 8 weeks Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Communications, Environmental Science Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Max Number of Credits Offered: 06 Click here for a definition of this term Min Number of Credits Offered: 03
Program Description:
Full program details can be found here!

Pictures of Germany
From Neuschwanstein (the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle), Martin Luther’s home, Dachau Concentration Camp to German manufacturing and brewery, we will investigate Germany on this two-week multi-city program. 

Through a comparative institutional approach to understand German culture and society, the course material on this program appeals to a wide range of students from engineering, business, history, and the social sciences.  Utilizing the sociological perspective, we will trace how religion, race, and nationalism have shaped Germany’s past and present. While in Berlin, we’ll participate in a scavenger hunt that traces the remains of the Berlin Wall, learning about life in a divided city as well as getting a glimpse of modern Berlin by visiting Parliament, or the Bundestag, and seeing the youthful, artistic, and cosmopolitan aspects of the city.  Enjoy learning about amazing medieval and modern architecture, local cuisine, museums, cathedrals, and castles as you travel by train or bus to the Bavarian region to see the charm of Nuremberg then it’s on to exploring Munich with a day trip to Salzburg, Austria, the birthplace of Mozart, and the resort town of Berchtesgaden, home to Hitler’s retreat and a visit to the bunker system still open to the public. 

As learning sociologists, we will investigate a new land using our “sociological imagination” to understand social forces and social phenomena which are normally difficult to uncover due to their “everyday” nature and become more evident when our place changes. CHECK OUT THIS BRIEF INTRODUCTION VIDEO!

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Christy Flatt (cflatt@gordonstate.edu) 

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST INCLUDES
  • Accommodations for the program's duration in Berlin, Nuremberg, and Munich
  • Partial meal plan
  • Local field trips & tours as part of courses 
  • Health insurance policy providing coverage for any medical expenses that may incur
  • Some free days to explore on your own locally or travel to other locations

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Tuition, which will be paid directly to each student's home institution (the USG Goes Global tuition rate is $199/credit hour)
  • Airfare (students will arrange their own roundtrip airfare separately, but the program director/faculty flight details will be provided for students that wish to purchase tickets for the same flight)
  • Textbooks or other required course materials
  • Ground transport to/from Atlanta airport
  • Passport or visa expenses
  • Personal spending money for meals that are not included, souvenirs, or personal travel

COURSE INFORMATION: Students will be responsible for coursework before, during, and after program travel. Coursework will be completed through onsite lectures, walking tours, and group discussions coupled with readings, writing assignments, and online lectures. Courses begin before the program departs and may continue after the program returns via online content. For course equivalencies at their home institution, students should contact their Institutional Representatives. Please see Academics below for available courses, syllabi, and course requirements. 

PASSPORT/VISA REQUIREMENT: A valid passport is required to travel to this destination. At this time, U.S. passport holders do not need an additional visa to travel to this destination. If you do not currently hold a valid passport, you may apply for one through the U.S. Department of State. Participants traveling on passports of other countries should contact their Institutional Representative to determine whether or not a visa is required for travel to this destination. **PASSPORTS MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. For more information on entry & exit requirements, please visit the DoS Country Information page here.

PLEASE NOTE: 
  • The $200 application deposit is non-refundable unless a student is not accepted into the program or USG Goes Global cancels the program.
  • Program details such as exact dates, program fee & airfare costs, etc. are subject to change.
  • Students utilizing financial aid that will be disbursed after the payment deadline may request a payment deferral to the date their financial aid will be disbursed so that they do not have to make payments prior to receiving expected financial aid.

CANCELLATION POLICY: USG Goes Global reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time due to low enrollment or any other appropriate circumstance (including but not limited to situations that may endanger the health or safety of participants) in USG Goes Global's sole discretion. If USG Goes Global cancels the program, only those fees or costs that USG Goes Global is able to have returned by the third-party service providers will be returned to participants and the program cancellation schedule will still apply. In the event of course cancellation by USG Goes Global, any return of a participant's paid tuition will be determined separately by the tuition refund policy of the participant's college or university.

Full program details can be found here!


UNG Equivalencies


Students do NOT have to be proficient in German before participating in the program; courses outside of language courses are taught in English by faculty from USG schools.

For course descriptions, visit the program website.
Students do not register for these courses through BANNER; instead, the CGE works with the Office of the Registrar to register students after the study abroad application is complete.

 
USGG Course UNG Equivalency Pre-Requisites
Introduction to Sociology with a German Context SOCI 1101 NA
Comparative Sociology: Germany Culture and
Institutions
SOCI 4000 SOCI 1101