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FY@broad Germany: International Travel for First Year Students
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: DePaul University applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Thank you for your interest in this program! We are not currently accepting applications. In general, applications open about 6 months before program application deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: First-year
Eligible GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Prerequisite: WRD 103
Liberal Studies Domain: Focal Point
Program Description:
berlinDePaul University believes that students should start on the path to global citizenry early. We hope to open new doors to the world and help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prepare them for lives and careers in our increasingly globalized world. FY@broad programs are just one of many international learning experiences for students while at DePaul. FY@broad programs combine first-year coursework with travel to enhance students' learning about particular topics. At the end of their spring quarter program class, students travel with one of DePaul's outstanding and internationally experienced faculty to see the very sites they've read and written about in the course. Travel takes place during early summer, lasts approximately 7-10 days, and is worth an additional 2 credit hours.

**The prerequisite for this program is WRD 103.

**Honor's students must complete HON 100 as a prerequisite for this program. Please note: If you have AP Language and Composition credit, you will already have course credit for WRD 103.

Please note: While priority is given to first-year students on the FY@broad programs, sophomores may also apply if they were unable to complete the Focal Point Seminar in their first year due to inflexible class scheduling in their major.


* LSP 112 - The Many Faces of Berlin, taught by Dr. Julia Woesthoff, is an exploration of Germany's major metropolis through the lens of multiculturalism. Drawing on insights from history, anthropology, geography, and literature, students will be examining various neighborhoods, museums, and historical landmarks, studying the impact of ethnic and religious minorities (such as Turks) on German identity in the 21st century.

Students will also receive two credit hours for ANT 397- Travel/Study.

* In place of LSP 112, Honors students receive HON 102 - History in Global Contexts credit.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.



All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click here for the program fee for your program.  Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.


Students interested in this program may apply for Short-Term Program and FY@broad scholarships. For more scholarship information, please click here.


If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the countrys local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students on the FY Germany program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. The Study Abroad Program will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.


Questions about this program? Contact Scott Ozaroski at s.ozaroski@depaul.edu.



Julia Woesthoff

Julia Woesthoff

Assistant Professor

Department of History 


Dear First Year Students, Parents and Family,

Hello and welcome to Study Abroad at DePaul University! Thank you for checking out the FY@broad program, which offers an incredibly exciting way to make the world your classroom and to explore, experience and learn about other cultures, lives, and histories around the globe. Combining classroom time with on-site exploration abroad allows a unique perspective on the places and events, which are the focus of the individual programs.

My name is Julia Woesthoff, and I am an assistant professor in the history department, specializing in German history. As a native German, I am particularly excited about the opportunity to introduce first-year students to Germany, and especially Berlin, which I visit on a regular basis. It's where I have done much of my research and where I love to go exploring the ever-changing cityscape and the people that inhabit it. I am particularly fascinated with issues surrounding the idea of multiculturalism and Germany's history as a country of immigration, and Berlin is a great place to see these developments unfolding.

Berlin is one of the most dynamic and interesting cities within Germany due to its particular political, cultural and historical background: as the former and current capital of the country, its peculiar history as a divided city within a divided country, and last not least its multicultural past and present. "The Many Faces of Berlin" will introduce students to the more well-known aspects of the city's history, including the evolution of its large Jewish community and the devastating impact of World War II. It will also focus, however, on the less well-known postwar developments of labor migration, the growing Turkish-Muslim community and the imprint it has left on the city. During the Spring Quarter at DePaul, we will be exploring the following questions: Why did Germany attract such a large number of immigrants? What made Berlin in particular such a popular destination? Why did many immigrants stay? Where did they settle? How did the native population react to these developments? Overall, how has this evolving multiculturalism shaped the city? During our time in Berlin following the Spring Quarter, we'll be visiting sites where momentous political decisions were made, such as the old Reichstag - now once again the seat of the German federal government - and explore what happened to the many structures that housed a multitude of Nazi offices that decidedly shaped the face of the city. We want to explore just as much, however, the traces of the old neighborhoods of the Jewish community before moving on to the postwar period and the new arrivals in Berlin.

I look forward to addressing any questions you might have about the FY@broad program and/or Berlin, so please do not hesitate to contact me via phone or e-mail with your inquires.


Julia Woesthoff, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of History
2320 N. Kenmore



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This program is currently not accepting applications.