Metropolitan Development: The Case of Berlin (1cr.)
Places you will visit during the Berlin program
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V482/V582 – Metropolitan Development: The Case of Berlin (1cr.)
Program Director: David Audretsch
The focus of the course will be on the policy approach of Berlin and Germany to generate economic resilience in a turbulent global economy. The course will examine seven particular policy aspects attributed to the economic success of Berlin and Germany. The course will be structured around The Seven Secrets of Germany: Economic Resilience in a Turbulent Global Economy, by David B. Audretsch and Erik E. Lehman (Oxford University Press, 2016). Each morning will consist of formal classroom instruction focusing on a particular aspect of Berlin and German public policy. This will be coupled with either a guest speaker or a site visit to a policy institution in the afternoon.
- Spree River Boat Cruise
- Parliament Building Tour
- Sachenhausen Concentration Camp
- Walking Tour of Berlin
- Topography of Terror Documentation Center
You will be housed in a Berlin hotel and will share a double room. Breakfast will be provided each morning. You will be responsible for your own lunches and dinners, with the exception of two class dinners held on the first and final evening of the program.
Note: Your IU Bloomington Bursar account will be charged two amounts for participation in this O’Neill International program:
- O’Neill International program fee (two payments)
- IU Bloomington Tuition
Please see the Berlin Fee Schedule for additional details.
2020 Berlin Program Fee: $800*
The program fee will be charged to your IU Bloomington Bursar account in two installments:
- A $250 non-refundable pre-payment shortly after you confirm your participation in the program
- The remaining $550 balance will be charged in January
The program fee for this program includes:
- Breakfast each day
- Opening dinner and a final dinner
- Site visits and guest speakers
- Berlin Transportation Pass
- Medical insurance
* Program fee is subject to change due to unforeseeable circumstances
IU Bloomington Tuition: 1 credit
If you are enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student on the Bloomington campus during the spring semester and enroll in the course as part of your block credits, there is no additional tuition cost to participate in this program.
Students from other IU campuses, graduate students, and part-time students will pay for 1 credit hour of tuition, based on your student status on the Bloomington campus.
You will need to pay for your flight to and from Germany, food that is not included in the program, and other incidentals.
The O’Neill International Spring Break Scholarship of $250 is available to help O’Neill students study on the Berlin program. Please visit our scholarship page for eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Other scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
During the application period (September 1 - September 29) an "Apply Now" button will be available at the top of this page. You will need to submit the online application by 11:59pm on September 29.
If you have any issues throughout the application process, please do not hesistate to contact the O’Neill International Office, 812-855-7568, firstname.lastname@example.org.