European Center of Culture, Politics, and History
Based in Germany's capital, the Berlin program is an opportunity to take an in-depth look at the layers of history, culture, and politics that have formed the city symbolizing the strengths and complexities of modern Europe, through exploration of the past and a vital present, illustrated by a vibrant youth culture, numerous galleries and museums, one of the world’s great orchestras and concert halls as well as the challenges of being at the political and social center of Europe, in its role as a hub of the discussion surrounding migration and the refugee crisis. Based and hosted at the Freie Universitat Berlin, summer programs (FUBiS), which is in Lankwitz, Berlin.
- Six weeks: late May to early July
Language of instruction
English. German language background is not required.
All students will enroll in CLA 2030: Special Topics in Liberal Arts III- Berlin: Experience and Reflection (3 credits) course with a faculty member from Temple University, and choose a second three-credit course in a field of their interest from the four approved classes offered at the Freie Universitat in Berlin (FUBiS). Students will receive an in-depth look at the layers of history, culture, and politics that have formed the city symbolizing the strengths and complexities of modern Europe.
- Course load: two, 3-credit courses
- Temple students who successfully complete (with a C- or better) credit-bearing coursework worth at least three semester hours in an approved summer or semester study abroad program with a minimum stay abroad of 28-days will satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement.
The program director, Dr. Keith Gumery, associate professor of teaching/instruction at Temple University, is based in Copenhagen, Denmark and is available to to talk with students or staff via Skype, FaceTime, WebEx, or Big Blue Button in Canvas. Dr. Gumery teaches the required course and directs the program.
Single rooms in shared student residences/apartments
Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: February 15