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FY@broad Germany: International Travel for First Year Students
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: DePaul University applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/01/2017 03/01/2017 06/12/2017 06/20/2017
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: EL, Focal Point
Program Description:
DePaul University believes that students should start on the path to global citizenry early, hoping 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 abroad to enhance students' learning about particular topics. At the end of the designated course, students then travel abroad with the faculty member who taught the course, as well as a staff professional, spending approximately 10 days visiting the very sites they have read and written about in the course.

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.



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 course, 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.


Julia Woesthoff
Julia Woesthoff is an associate professor in the Department of History, specializing in German history. As a native German, she is particularly excited about the opportunity to introduce first-year students to Germany, and especially Berlin, where she has done much of her research.  She loves to go exploring the ever-changing cityscape and the people that inhabit it.  She is 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.



Students will be enrolled in the following courses: 

Course: LSP 112: The Many Faces of Berlin 
Credits: 4 credit hours
Term registered: Spring 2017
Liberal Studies Domain: Focal Point
Taught by: Julia Woesthoff
Course Description: This course 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.  Additional course information: Honors Program students will receive credit for HON 102: History in Global Contexts.

Course: ANT 397: Travel/Study 
Credits: 2 credit hours
Term registered: Spring 2017
Liberal Studies Domain: Experiential Learning (EL)
Course Description:Students will also receive two credit hours for the travel portion of the course. .

The prerequisite for this study abroad program is WRD 103 (or HON 100 for Honors Program students).  Exceptions will be considered for students enrolling in WRD 103 (or HON 100) during the same quarter as the study abroad program coursework—if this will be the case for you, be sure to clearly indicate this in your study abroad application.  Students with AP Language and Composition credit typically will have already received course credit for WRD 103.

Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.

Note: Just as with any application submitted to Study Abroad, a completed application does not guarantee program admittance.  Any students not admitted to the FY@broad program will need to register for one of the other Focal Point Seminars offered that does not include a study abroad component.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee.  Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program.  If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available).  If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.  Note: There are specific FY@broad scholarships available, and students are strongly encouraged to apply for the FY@broad scholarship by the application deadline. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.


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, most students on the FY@broad Germany program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. The Study Abroad office will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.


Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Scott Ozaroski.

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

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.