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Faculty-Led: Modern Germany: Politics, History, & Culture
Berlin, Germany; Erfurt, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer Intersession
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Modern Germany:  Politics, History, & Culture

Frankfurt, Erfurt, and Berlin, Germany

Students must complete the College of the Arts and Sciences' pre-application found here:  before they are permitted to use this application.

In addition to completing this application, you must also schedule an interview with Dr. Cassell in order to be considered for this program. You can email him at

Scholarships are available
Learn more about The Office of Global Education scholarships at and the College of Arts and Sciences scholarships through the CAS International Programs and Education Abroad Office at


Professor Name: Dr. Mark Cassell  
Total Estimated Cost: $2,970.00 plus tuition
Course: POL 40995/HIST 49195
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Program dates: May 22 - June 7, 2019
Application deadline:  February 15, 2019 (unless program meets capacity prior to deadline)


Location(s): Frankfurt, Erfurt, and Berlin, Germany  
KSU Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences   
Course Description: This unique education abroad program introduces students from a range of majors to a one-of-a-kind learning experience traveling through the Federal Republic of Germany while addressing questions like: What explains German politics? What lessons does Germany offer for the United States? How was Germany able to become an economic success story and a leader among countries promoting greater European unification and democracy?  

Program Website:

Check out this video for more information about the program and interviews with past participants



Cassell Check Point CharlieWhen:  May 22 - June 7, 2019

Program highlights/ Itinerary: 
  • Visits and tours of Frankfurt, Berlin, Erfurt and Weimar - all centers of Germany's vibrant history and culture;
  • Briefings with economists at the European Central Bank and Social Science
  • Research Center in Berlin, and briefings with German federal, state and local parliamentarians;
  • Tours of Jewish life in Erfurt, Buchenwald Concentration Camp, and a prison of the former East German secret police;
  • Bike tour and street art tour of Berlin;
  • Museum tours spectacular art museums in Dresden and Potsdam.Boat rides along the rivers Main, Spree and Elbe.

Cassell Boat Tour Berlin
          Cassell Berlin Cathedral



  Maximum Capacity: 16


  Youth hostel for all nights with breakfast provided most days with occasional lunch and dinners provided.


Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.


Cost Description Amount Pay To
Online Application Fee $60.00 OGE
Administrative Fees (includes International
Health Insurance and OCDE Fee)
$60.00 CAS
Program Fee1 $2,850.00 CAS
Estimated Total Cost Before Tuition (airfare included) $2,970.00  
Tuition: $1,368.00 (in-state) $2,475.00 (out-of-state)
Estimated personal costs (Not Included): Passport ($135), Meals (~$350), and spending money (~$250)
Payment Instructions: Payments are to be made online through the program website. You may start your payments immediately upon acceptance on this program. There are no exceptions for late payments and failure to make a payment by the deadline will result in forfeiting your seat on the program.

This program is offered during May Intersession. For students seeking to use summer financial aid, please be aware that the funds will not be dispersed until approximately 10 days prior to the start of Summer I, and will not be available at your payment deadlines. Summer financial aid may have additional requirements, please see Financial Aid's website for more details. If you receive financial aid for the fall and spring semester, contact Alana Thompson, Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid at to discuss your additional options.



Application deadline: February 15, 2019
Payment deadlines: 
Non-Refundable Airfare Deposit:  
$1,000, January 30, 2019
2nd Payment:  April 4, 2019


Dr. Mark K. Cassell
302 Bowman Hall


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This program is currently not accepting applications.