IES Abroad Berlin - Metropolitan Studies Semester

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Berlin is a modern city rebuilt on a tumultuous past. Let history surround you in Berlin, as you see the future boldly reflected in the architecture, innovation, and culture that characterize this great city today. Berlin - Metropolitan Studies Stroll through the streets of Berlin and around one corner you will see soaring modern buildings that incorporate cutting-edge sustainable technology. Around another corner, you will see art galleries, cafés, and shops lining old cobblestone streets. As a city that has been built and rebuilt over the past century, Berlin remains a city of contrasts�and of innovation. Come and study in Berlin, and experience the energy and excitement of this amazing city. Using Berlin as a case study, this English-taught program examines issues relevant to major cities today. Through comparative and interdisciplinary courses, you will study topics such as architecture, cultural identity, gender and sexual politics, multiculturalism, popular culture, and urban studies. Berlin will be your classroom. Imagine touring the neighborhoods of Berlin and exploring the architecture as you learn about metropolitan development and urban planning, or attending and then discussing a local theater event as part of your pop culture class. Welcome to study abroad! Wherever possible, our courses take advantage of the many historical, artistic, and cultural sites in Berlin, and several courses include a hands-on, practical component. In addition, your learning is enhanced by extended field study trips to Istanbul, Turkey and St. Petersburg, Russia that provide a first-hand comparative context for your studies. In these cities, you tour neighborhoods, visit museums, attend lectures, and meet with local university students and professors to discuss the topics you are learning about. Finally, we want you to feel at home in Berlin, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in Berlin, from cultural events to volunteer opportunities. You even have the option to improve your German language skills through a language partner program.


  • Art History
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Film
  • Gender Studies
  • German Language Literature And Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Sociology


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