The European Union in a Global World

This programme offers a unique blend of business, politics and culture, providing business and economics students the opportunity to undertake a demanding, in-depth study of the European Union and its evolving role within today’s world.

During this interdisciplinary programme students will explore several different facets of the European Union, including business, economics, politics and social sciences. Study visits are an inherent part of this programme, as is a module on German culture & society from an intercultural perspective. This course programme has been specially designed for U.S. students in accordance with the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

  • Date: June 23 – July 20, 2019
  • Course content:
    • The E.U. – A Dynamic Economy
    • Global Challenges for European Firms
    • EU – Chances and Challenges for Political Integration
    • Human Costs of Global Markets: The European Perspective
       
  •  The course programme also includes:
    • Academic support programme: Visits to companies and (political) institutions
    • German Culture & Society: Intercultural Perspectives module
  • Course language: English
    Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL ibt 90 or equivalent) is required. 
  • Target group: Advanced undergraduate business and economics majors (after two years of study) or graduates with good standing.
  • Number of participants: approx. 20-25 
  • Registration deadline: April 1, 2019
    March 15, 2019 for nominated students from partner universities

Accommodation

  • Student hostels with shared rooms and a kitchenette (former may be subject to change).
  • Arrival June 23 (move in to accommodation), departure July 20 (move out of accommodation).
  • On weekdays a reasonably-priced lunch can be purchased in the student cafeteria.
  • Dinner can be purchased at various locations within the city for between 4-8 Euros.

Culture and Leisure Time Programme

The International Office team offers participants a wide variety of optional cultural and social events in Berlin and the surrounding area about twice a week. These may include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites (e.g the Museum Island in Berlin and castles and gardens in Potsdam), the Berlin Wall Museum and Holocaust Museum, or other leisure activities such as beach volleyball, a boat tour and a trip to a beer garden.

Credits:

100 contact hours

  • 80 contact hours business course incl. academic support programme
  • 20 contact hours German Culture & Society: Intercultural Perspectives module

9 ECTS credits
One class hour is 45 minutes in length