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Join us for a faculty-led Study Abroad program and explore the captivating sights, cultural arts and compelling history of Germany in the extraordinary adventure!

Berlin's Brandenburg Gate at dusk

May 22-June 2, 2023

Venture through legendary landmarks and ancient castles with your guides David Krug, Professor of Accounting, and Daniel Owens, Associate Professor of Economics.

Immerse yourself in expressive Berlin graffiti, the ruins of the Heidelberg Palace and walking tours that take you back in time to World Wars and the historical aftermath. Learn how Germany has become a fighting force for human rights and a social market economy.

Program Highlights

  • National Socialist World War II Berlin walking tour
  • Cold War and Berlin Wall walking tour
  • Nationalgalerie with stunning 20th Century German Expressionist art
  • Berlin graffiti walking tour
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • Nuremberg city walking tour
  • Heidelberg Palace tour and Philosophers’ Way
  • Visit to Neckarsteinach, the Town of Four Castles

Requirements

  • Complete program application and interview
  • Enroll in 1-credit Study Abroad Spring 2023 course
  • Make all payments on time
  • Attend pre-trip orientation meetings
  • Submit all assignments as outlined in Canvas

Cost

$3,475*

Cost includes: airfare, hotels, local transportation, admission fees and local guides.

Not included: meals, tuition for one credit (cost depends on student’s status), visa fee (if any), transportation to the airport and cost to get a passport.

*Subsidies, grants, and scholarships may be available to JCCC students.

Scholarships

Apply for a Study Abroad scholarship of $500+. Stop by the International Education Office in COM 220 or email us at studyabroad@jccc.edu to learn about the application process.

To Apply

Limited spots available. Application deadline is Dec. 5.

Sign up today!

Questions?

Stop by the International Education Office in COM 220 or email faculty trip leaders:

David Krug
Professor, Accounting
dkrug@jccc.edu

Daniel Owens
Associate Professor, Economics
dowens1@jccc.edu

Itinerary

Depart Home for Berlin, Germany.
  • Arrive in Berlin, Germany
  • Airport Transfer: Private Bus
  • Orientation Walking Tour: Get to know the neighborhood of Berlin, including the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets and ATMs. An in-depth safety briefing will be provided.
  • Berlin Public Transportation Tour
  • Berlin Hidden Backyards Tour: Explore Berlin from a different perspective as you stroll through iconic backyards with hidden alleys and lesser-known creative spaces.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Neue National Gallery: Step inside one of Berlin's most renowned cultural venues.
  • Hitler’s Berlin Tour: A military historian takes you through time as the Nazi party rose to power. Visit three powerful sites as stories of terror and tragedy that unfolded in Berlin during World War II are explained on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Learn how the Third Reich fell and what it means for modern-day Berlin.
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • DDR Museum: Enter the world of East Germany. The DDR Museum includes a typical 120-square-meter Plattenbau flat with emphasis on Stasi surveillance techniques, the history of East Germany and the everyday life of a former Soviet-occupied zone.
  • The Berlin Art Market
  • Berlin Cathedral: This monumental cathedral includes several opulent structures dating back to the 1400s.
  • Reichstag Building: Currently used as the seat of an all-German parliament, the Reichstag originally opened in 1894. In 1933, the building caught fire, and it was severely damaged during World War II. A full restoration began in 1990, with the Reichstag reopening it’s now-modernized doors in 1999.
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Berlin Cold War Walking Tour
  • Afternoon Shopping
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Flea Market at Bode Museum: With ancient structures as your backdrop, discover a variety of antique books and records, crafts and curios.
  • Berlin Graffiti Tour: In Berlin, walls are the canvas. Walk through endless stretches of street art as artists reveal the secrets, history, techniques and personal stories of graffiti.
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Oranienburg (approx. 45 mins)
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp: Make a very important visit to one of the most prominent forced labor camps in Nazi Germany. Walk the same path as the prisoners who were forcibly marched. Explore the memorial and site exhibitions that offer windows into the lives of prisoners brought to Sachsenhausen, the camp that functioned as the head of the entire camp network.
  • Return to Berlin
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Nuremberg (approx. 3 hrs)
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Nuremberg City Walking Tour
  • Free Evening in Nuremberg
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Train to Heidelberg (approx. 3 hrs)
  • Heidelberg Walking Tour: Visit Old Town, Market Hall, Old Bridge and Jesuitenkirche.
  • Heidelberg Palace & Funicular Ride
  • Philosophers’ Walk: Walk the path of many university professors and philosophers for which the site is named. Surrounded by forest and stunning views of the city, perhaps inspiration will strike you as well.
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • S-Bahn to Neckarsteinach (approx. 20 mins): Neckarsteinach, otherwise known as the ‘Town of Four Castles,’ is a picturesque area plucked right out of a storybook.
  • Return to Heidelberg
  • Free Time to Shop in Heidelberg
  • Farewell Dinner and Program Closing
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Frankfurt, Germany, for Home
Arrive home.