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Berlin, Germany

Academic Program

Global Temple Conference

Program Structure

Students enroll “Term II” at FUBiS, a six week summer session offering a range of courses taught in English. 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.
FUBiS offers courses in Track A (which meets on Monday and Thursday), and Track B (which meets on Tuesdays and Fridays.) 
The Temple-taught course, titled Berlin: Experience and Reflection, which all students on the program will enroll in, will fill the slot in Track A. Students will also select a course in Track B from the four FUBiS offerings that center on cultural, historical, political, and sociological issues. 
If you have any questions about the academic program or would like to request syllabi, please contact the Program Director and Faculty Advisor

Academic program notes

  • Course load: two, 3-credit courses
  • The Temple University program director and faculty advisor teaches one class and oversees the academics during the program.
  • The four approved FUBiS courses are taught by guest faculty from the US or by regular faculty from FUBiS, the university host for the program. 
  • Following completion of the FUBiS course on the program, you will earn credit for the Temple University course equivalent to the level of course you took while in Berlin.
  • 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.