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Summer Study Visits

Berlin

In 2017 King’s Summer Programmes launches the first in its series of Summer Study Visits to World Cities.

Join fellow students from across the UK and around the world to deepen your knowledge beyond the classroom. We will use the city as the learning environment through tutor-led excursions and guest talks with those who live and work in those cities.

These study visits are of interest to undergraduate students from any subject area, who are interested in exploring and discovering how cities grow, develop and reinvent themselves. You will learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars, group activities and guest speakers, as well as city excursions. Class time will be very active, with an emphasis on encouraging ongoing independent learning and critical thinking.

BERLIN: City of Reinvention
3 - 7 July 2017

Now a 21st century mecca for creatives and a capital of an influential European powerhouse, Germany, since the 1900's, Berlin has held several distinct identities and is a city many associate with one of humanity’s most destructive political regimes. Severely damaged in World War II, cruelly divided by a wall, it has emerged as one of Europe’s most dynamic cities and is a destination of choice for the young and minorities.

This 5-day study tour will immerse you in Berlin’s unique history, culture and economy and its resourceful nature as a city of reinvention. Germany is a key actor in the geopolitics of 2017 so this course examines how Germany provides leadership of the European project post-Brexit and debates the likelihood that it may assume the mantle of guarantor of the liberal democratic order in the West’s emerging political landscape. It will also examine Berlin’s role in the social and political impacts of rising migration.

The study tour uses excursions, museum visits and discussions with Berliners to offer expert insight into both Berlin’s past and its present, enabling participants to profoundly experience this dynamic city whose future will influence the development of the Western world.

Itinerary highlights

  • Walking city tour of 19th century Prussian Berlin
  • Lecture delivered inside the 1936 Olympic Stadium looking at the impact of Nazism on Berlin
  • Visit to the Holocaust memorial and a study of the fates of the Berlin Jewish community post-1945
  • Study of ‘two Berlins’ during the Cold War and how attempts have been made to reconcile these two identities and economic realities since reunification
  • Talk and Q&A on the 21st century Berlin migration policy and challenges/opportunities with Berlin City policymakers
  • Visit to a local start-up firm to highlight Berlin’s latest incarnation as a centre for the world's young and creative communities

Application and payment

The course fee is £750. This includes tuition and course-related excursions. Please refer to our terms and conditions for any further information.

Register your place on the programme via the King's estore by 16 June 2017

Early application is advised to secure a place in this popular programme as only a limited number of places are available on the course. Places are secured once the course fee has been paid in full.

King’s students are able to apply for an award to help contribute towards the costs of this programme. Please see the Study Abroad Awards page for more information on how to do so. 

Accommodation

If you would like to book accommodation, please email summer@kcl.ac.uk


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