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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Munich, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description


Berlin at night
Students at Wall



Berlin and Munich serve as the perfect backdrop to explore methods of documenting travel experiences by blogging, writing travel essays and cross-cultural narratives. You’ll have the opportunity to delve into the intersection of person, place and culture and where that intersects in the popular, dynamic and democratic realm of written communication. Course activities will allow you to explore your own interdisciplinary interests after examination of writings that juxtapose people, culture, history, geography, architecture, politics, music, food, science and the arts.

Quick Facts

  • May 30 - June 16, 2019
  • 0 Blogging experience needed!
  • 1 Great country: Germany
  • 2 Fabulous cities: Berlin & Munich - and 2 courses
  • 3 Weeks of travel - and 3 main topics: Travel writing, Blogging & Cross Cultural Storytelling
  • 4 A minimum of 4 (to 8) significant cultural sites and experiences per city
  • 5 Weeks of instruction and learning
  • 6 credits

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Berlin Street
Munich street


Location Details

Berlin, the capital of Germany, is modern, cosmopolitan city that is also stepped in centuries of history.

With its deep cultural and historical significance, Munich provides a great backdrop to understand how place, culture, and personal transformation manifest themselves in literature. Munich offers proximity to the concentration camp ruins at Dachau and Neuschwanstein Castle, which are featured in memoir, film, and travel literature. Likewise, Munich represents a prime travel writing destination given access to features such as the Alps, premier art galleries, World War I & II destinations, Bavarian lakes, theaters and museums, and other entities of cultural significance such as the Goethe Insitut-Muenchen and Duetsches Museum.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.0 GPA
  • Sophomore standing
  • Open to all majors


Students enroll in the following two 3 credits courses for a total of 6 credits:
  • ENG 379: Travel Writing (3 credits)

  • ENG 394: Cross Cultural Narratives (3 credits)



Munich - Marienplatz



Faculty Directors

Renee Rivers
Instructor, First-Year Composition and Creative Writing
Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Office: FAB N 254 (West Campus)

Julie Amparano
Senior Lecturer
Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Office: FAB N 254 (West Campus)

Renee Rivers

Julie Amparano




Program Housing

Students will stay in conveniently located, double or triple occupancy, 2-3 star hotels in Berlin and Munich.


Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Germany, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture, which promises cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entry-ways, and small indoor spaces.  

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services. For example, in Germany, racism and discrimination do occur, but seem to be directed more towards immigrants from Africa or the Middle East.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2019 is $6,465.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for six credits, housing, excursion, program related travel within Germany, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. 
Not included:
ASU student fees, airfare, passport and visa fees, meals, independent travel, and personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.