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Study Abroad/Global Education

Courses, Credit, and Academic Calendar


While in Berlin, students will take two Political Science courses taught in English:

  • PSCI 4365/5365 - The Global Ecological Crisis
  • PSCI 4354/5354 - Environmental Politics and Policy

Students also will have the opportunity to take a German language course. Although the German course will be open to both undergraduates and graduates, only undergraduates may receive credit for the course. 

Internship and Independent Research Project

The Sustainability in Berlin program takes you beyond the classroom. An internship in Berlin is central to the Sustainability in Berlin learning experience. Students will have the opportunity to complete an internship with the Ecologic Institute or one of their local partners. Internships will be conducted in English and students will be placed based off their interests and backgrounds. 

As part of the program, students will develop and complete a research project related to their internship and/or on a topic of their choosing.​

Internships in Berlin improve students' practical as well as research skills. One research project in which students could participate during their semester in Germany's capital  is Atlantic Future, an ambitious three-year research project financed by the European Commission, involving some of the best universities and resarch institutes in Europe. Atlantic Future would also offer plenty of opportunities for an independent study. 

This video will provide some insights about the project:

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