WWW Berlin will focus on the elements of history and design that create the unique experience of Berlin. Design and technology are used with food, shelter, learning, entertainment, historical preservation, sustainability efforts, and much more. We will include elements that share Berlin's unique history and the current efforts to preserve and share it.
We will also visit examples of design in the areas of unusual experiences, such as the dark restaurant and EXIT Berlin; collective memory such as the Topography of Terror Museum; entertainment, such as the Blue Man Group; and architecture, such as OlympiaStadion and Central Berlin. We will consider the issue of sustainability with a tour of the Kreuzberg neighborhood and a visit to BAU International, a Berlin university with a program in Design Tech. We will also focus some time specifically on technology at a BMW assembly plant.
We will further focus on the history of 20th century Berlin by doing a walking tour of East and West Berlin, The Brandenburg Gate and downtown, and an interactive cold war experience and an artistic recreation of the Berlin Wall.
This trip is intended to be an overall consideration of the unique combination of technology, history, and design that have created modern Berlin.
Visas: Note that visa information is subject to change.
US citizens: Not required
Egyptian citizens: required,details online, but a visit to the German embassy will be required
Citizens of EU member states: no visa required (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Liechtenstein)
Other nationalities, please see thedetails online.
Flight cost: LE 10,600
Program cost: $1675 (visa cost not included)
Room & Board: Students will stay in a hotel near Central Station in Berlin.
Most meals pre-arranged; a few will be open for students' choice of eating establishment (€200 is budgeted for this purpose and included in the cost listed).
Fitness Level: Moderate, walking tours up to 4 hours included in this trip; extensive daily walking required. An easy two-hour bike ride is included in the trip, and therefore the ability to ride a bike is required.