Live and study for five weeks in Germany's capital city where you can explore the rich culture and history of this splendid city. Prior to WWII, Berlin was once Germany's capital. After the war the city was divided into East and West, with the capital moving to Bonn until 1999, when Germany decided to move it back "home." Since the reunification Berlin has been one big construction site, and became once again a vibrant city with a new look, but still plenty of old as well. Berlin has many museums, theaters, concert halls, and offers anything from a variety of international cuisine to neighborhood restaurants with regional cuisine.
The group departs for Berlin on July 8th, and returns to Atlanta on August 9th, 2013.
The leader in forging an integrated Europe, Germany offers a unique experience in an advanced, humane society built upon a long history of achievement. Understanding modern-day Europe is not possible without understanding Germany. Imagine yourself following in the footsteps of Goethe, Beethoven, Martin Luther, Albert Einstein, and other major figures who have helped shape Western Culture.
Health Matters and Insurance
Participants are provided with health-care insurance that covers them while they are abroad. The policy has a $50 deductible for doctors' visits and a $250 deductible for hospitalization. Supplemental insurance is provided with the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), included as one of the benefits of the Bonn Study Program. The ISIC Card, which provides a variety of benefits besides insurance, is described in a later section of the brochure.
Students with special medical problems may be required to provide a physician's assurance of their ability to undertake foreign travel and study. It is not possible for the European Council to guarantee accessible facilities abroad for students with special needs.
Participants should bring medications they regularly depend upon and should have copies of prescriptions in generic form in case they need to acquire additional medications.
No special immunizations are needed to enter Germany, and the International Immunization Certificate is not required.
Passports and Visas
Everyone who travels to Germany must have a valid passport. Participants with expired passports should have them renewed. Participants who have never had a passport should begin the process of obtaining one immediately; it sometimes takes more than 3 months to get a passport. Inquire at your local post office for instructions on obtaining a passport.
Holders of U.S. passports do not need visas to enter Germany for summer study. Participants traveling on passports of other countries should contact their campus representative for assistance in determining whether they need a visa.
International ID Cards
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is available to students pursuing a diploma or degree. In addition to serving as a common means of identification, the ISIC card provides many benefits, including insurance coverage for accidental death or dismemberment, accident-related medical expenses, and in-hospital sickness outside the U.S. It also provides a 24-hour traveler's assistance hotline and discounts on a wide range of admission fees and travel services. All 2012 program participants receive an ISIC card as part of the program package.