The European Council: Summer Study Abroad in Berlin
About the program
The European Council (EC) offers summer study abroad programs for the University System of Georgia students at seven locations in Europe that last 2-5 weeks. Students in all EC programs blend classroom experiences with group and individual travel as they earn academic credit through their home institutions. Students who are interested in criminology can participate in the EC Berlin Program where they can live and study for five weeks in Germany’s capital city, explore the rich culture and history of this cosmopolitan city, and learn about crime and criminal justice systems in Germany and the United States. As a part of their criminology courses, students will also visit key criminal justice institutions and landmarks in Berlin. Criminology courses are taught by Dr. Mateja Vuk.
June 27 – July 31, 2019
CRIM 3241 Corrections
This course provides an overview of the past, present, and future trends, issues and philosophies of corrections. Particular emphasis will be placed on the issues and concerns of the maximum security prison. The course offered through the study abroad program will explore differences in correctional philosophy, administration, policy, and effectiveness of punishment between the United States and Europe. (Pre-requisite: CRIM 1100 Intro to Criminal Justice)
CRIM 2000 Survey of Criminology
This course will provide an overview of issues and controversies in criminology. In addition to a survey of the major criminological series, the course concentrates on the major types of crimes committed in the United States and Europe. Additionally, students will be exposed to how major societal institutions impact upon crime control efforts. Finally, problems associated with the measurement of crime are considered. (No pre-requisites)
Other courses offered in EC Berlin Summer Study Abroad program:
- Beginning German I
- Intermediate German I
- World Literature II
- Life as a Cabaret
- Western Civilization II: History in the Heart of Europe
- History of Nazi Germany
- Human Language
The application deadline is March 15, 2019. Apply through the following website: EC Berlin
The package cost of $5,300 for the five-week program includes:
Roundtrip airfare between Atlanta and Germany
Accommodations at the Akademie Hotel for the full five weeks
Breakfast seven days a week and lunch twice a week
Welcome and farewell dinners
Guided tour of Berlin on arrival weekend
Day trips to Warnemünde and Wittenberg
Round-trip transportation from the airport to the hotel on a private bus
Unlimited travel pass for the Berlin metro system (subway, trams, city trains and buses)
A primary health insurance policy providing basic coverage for medical expenses
An International Student Identification Card (ISIC) providing reduced-fare admissions to tourist sites
Students who are applying for the EC Berlin are encouraged to apply for the UWG Education Abroad Scholarship. It is open to all degree-seeking UWG students (grad and undergrad) who are applying to study abroad, whether on a campus program (faculty-led and exchange), a USG program, or an outside program (with approved academic credit). The deadline is March 15, 2019.
Gillman Scholarship is also open for students who are Pell grant eligible. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:59pm.
For more information about studying abroad and scholarships, contact Office of Education Abroad.