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Studying in Germany

HIS2721: Cities at War



Program Map

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Check out our other summer 2020 programs:

Comparative Education in the Netherlands
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Program Leaders

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Program Director:
Christie Herbert

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Academic Director:
Brian Cohen

Please note: this program has been cancelled for 2020. Please stay tuned for updates about future program offerings.


Check out the program blogs from 2018!


  • Good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or above)
  • WRT1011, EDU1011/EDU1001, and one 1000-level History/Religion/Philosophy/Art History course
  • OR permission of the department chair


July 26 to August 16, 2020

Study Abroad PLUS

The 2020 program in Berlin is a Landmark Study Abroad PLUS program, designed specifically for students on the autism spectrum. Of course, all of our students are welcome to apply for any program. However, this program includes features developed with ASD students in mind:

  • Consistent housing: the program stays in one location for the full three weeks.
  • Local travel: the itinerary includes local excursions in and around Berlin, but no lengthy full-day trips outside of the city.
  • Extended orientation: faculty spend extra time helping students get to know Berlin, including public transportation and neighborhoods near accommodations.
  • Dietary flexibility: Berlin offers opportunities to find many kinds of foods, suitable for both adventurous and cautious eaters, as well as food allergies and sensitivities.
  • Student support: maximum student:leader ratio of 5:1 ensures plenty of assistance for social and emotional needs.

Program Overview

Primary goal: to explore the experiences and memories of the people of Berlin during World War II.

  • Study social, cultural, and military history in the classroom, via digital resources, and at key historical sites.
  • Focus on German and Allied perspectives, with an emphasis on “everyday” experience of Berlin citizens during wartime.
  • Explore “historical memory” and the different ways that Berlin has memorialized the war.

Housing, Transportation, and Program Activities

  • Live at the ultra modern CIEE Global Institute in the central neighborhood of Kreuzberg.
  • Transportation will include local transport: subway, bus or tram.
  • The program includes visits to local sites around Berlin.

Special Considerations

  • This program will be housed in the same student apartments for the entire 3 weeks.
  • The CIEE Global Institute has a small, in-house cafe and kitchen facilities on each floor.

Program Cost

Cost for this program is $6,000 and includes:

  • 3-credit course
  • Group flights
  • In-country transportation
  • Field trips and housing
  • Health insurance for the duration of the program
  • Some group meals

Student spending can vary depending on the individual. Additional costs include:

  • Most meals
  • Free time activities
  • Cell phone costs, if students plan to activate a roaming plan or purchase a local SIM card
  • Laundry
  • Souvenirs, gifts, etc.
  • Additional luggage fees beyond the first checked bag

Landmark College’s “Global Engagement” Scholarship offers a scholarship of up to 50% of the program fee. Scholarships are need-based and in general there are 1 – 2 available per program. Applications due Monday, February 24, 2020. Information here.

2018 Program Documents

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