College of Charleston
Center for International Education
Charleston, SC 29424
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 15
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CofC in Germany 2017: Jewish Studies

Term To Study: Summer 2017
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2017
Program Starts: May 15, 2017
Program Ends: May 31, 2017
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,510
Program Locations: Berlin
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Round-trip airfare
- Lodging
- Some meals
- Ground transportation
- Entrances into sites
- Medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee and $200 non-refundable deposit (posted to the student's account)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for six credits and associated fees
- Some meals
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
- Living costs during week in Charleston
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged for tuition and fees as follows:
* 2016-17 in-state tuition rate for six credits is $2,844 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees)
* 2016-17 out-of-state tuition rate for six credits is $3,696 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees). The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.
Program Description

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please note that applications are due by 10 pm on March 15!


The program will begin with one week in Charleston (May 15-19). The overseas portion of the program will occur from May 20-31.


Students take 6 credits:
JWST 300.01
JWST 300.02 (independent study, to be completed upon return)


This intensive program offers an introduction to and then in-depth, on-site exploration of issues related to German-Jewish history and culture since the Enlightenment, with an emphasis on the region of Berlin in the periods before, during and after the Holocaust. The course will examine issues related to German-Jewish identity at the intersection of history, culture, art, philosophy, politics, religion, and geography (urban studies).

The course will begin with a week of daily seminar, readings, discussion, and lecture at the College of Charleston, ending with a written examination, and then transition to a 10-day long intensive tour of German-Jewish Berlin and the surrounding region, where students will gain hands-on experience with the course and choose a topic for a final research paper to be completed upon their return.

Students should expect a significant amount of walking and riding pubic transportation during their daily life in Berlin.


Dr. Rob Kohn
Department of German and Russian Studies

Dr. Kohn is a specialist in modern German and Jewish literature, film, and culture, with extensive training in German-Jewish history and a research focus on memory studies (specifically traumatic and cultural memory, witnessing), especially with regard to the Holocaust. This program is a joint initiative from German Studies, International Studies, and Jewish Studies, and Dr. Kohn will lead the group for the first year of the program.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact Dr. Kohn. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

Quick Facts

Population: 81305856
Capital: Berlin
Per-capita GDP: $ 38400
Size: 357022 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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Travel Warning: NO

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