MSGL in Berlin & Istanbul - Summer 2013
"any experience abroad increases your global mindset which is why i value these programs so much as an msgl student. i would say that having the cultural diversity between berlin and istanbul was substantial as well as instructional in its own way. also, traveling to turkey was a great additive as it is not a country that i would have initially thought to travel to on my own."
-MSGL student who participated in Summer '12 program to Berlin & Istanbul
|Location||Course||Professor||Dates||Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting|
|Berlin, Germany & Istanbul, Turkey||MSGL 512:
Global Politics, Policy and Law (2 units)
|Dr. Denise Dimon||May 27-June 7 (arrive 5/26; depart 6/8). Online coursework begins 4/15 and concludes 8/15.||May 15, 2013 from 5:30-7:00pm in Coronado 132|
MSGL 512: Global Politics, Policy and law
This course examines the complex array of politics, ethics and law in the global environment, the influence of culture on ethics and law, international organizations, and methods for resolving international disputes. Topics include national security issues, international law and policy making, labor and employment issues, strategic alliances, human rights, state sovereignty, intellectual property rights, and aspects of foreign commercial and investment activities. Teaching methods include lecture, case studies, discussion and debate.
*This course is cross-listed with GSBA 508: Legal and Social Environment of Global Business.
|Tuition - ($950/unit)||$1,900|
|Airfare from SAN||$1,600|
Notes about program costs:
- PROGRAM FEE is NON-REFUNDABLE once you apply and are accepted to a program. This fee is not a deposit towards tuition, rather a separate payment towards on-site logistical fees such as classroom rentals, speakers, overhead, group activities, some meals and transportation.
- TUITION is reduced to $950/unit to help offset the additional costs of traveling abroad. This may be compared to the regular MSGL tuition rate of $1,320/unit.
- ACCOMMODATION costs in Berlin & Istanbul are currently estimates only. Calculations above are based on double occupancy (sharing a room) accommodations and the current exchange rate (subject to change). Students are not required to stay at the group hotels, although it is highly recommended.
- BERLIN: The group hotel is Hotel Indigo Centre Alexanderplatz. Classes will be held at the group hotel.
The group hotel is The Peak Hotel. Classes will either be held at the group hotel or at a university near Taksim Square.
Estimated Room Rates
Room TypeBerlinIstanbul Double (2 people)50 euros/person/night45 euros/person/night Single80 euros/night90 euros/night *NOTES: You will be billed in USD, based on exchange rates on date of transfer. Prices include daily breakfast and internet.
- AIRFARE is estimated as of Feb. 7th using Kayak. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
Accepted students will be provided with more details about airfare.
- BERLIN: Tegel International Airport (TXL), located in the north-west of the city is the main airport for international flights.
- ISTANBUL: There are two airports near Istanbul. Ataturk Airport (IST) is the main international airport in Istanbul and is on the European side of the city. Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) is further from the city center and is on the Asian side of Istanbul.
1. Please click on the icon below to watch a brief 90 second video tutorial on the online application process.
2. Once done watching the video, click the apply now button below to begin your application. Note that clicking on the Apply Now button will lead you to a non-Ahlers website which houses online applications. Please disregard any of the links on the following site as they are not specific to Ahlers Center study abroad programs.
The application deadline for Summer 2013 is Friday, March 1st, 2013. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date. Once you apply for a program, you commit to pay the $450 program fee. This program fee will be charged to each student's account upon acceptance and is non-refundable unless admission is denied.
You will be notified of acceptance by Friday, March 8, 2013. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by March 22, 2013. Further information will be provided to accepted students.
Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa or contact Danielle Steiner for a visa service referral. The information provided below applies to US citizens. If you are not a US citizen, click here to see if you need a visa.
A German tourist visa is not required for citizens of the United States for a stay of up to 90 days. You will need a passport valid for at least 6 months following your departure date from Germany. Make sure your passport has blank visa pages for necessary stamps upon arrival and departure.
If you are not a US citizen, consult the Consulate of Germany.
US Citizens need a passport and visa to travel to Turkey. Passports should be valid for at least 90 days from the date of entry into Turkey and must have enough blank space to allow for Turkish entry and exit stamps. Beginning on January 1, 2013, if there is not enough space for entry and exit stamps in your passport, you will be denied entry into Turkey. If you are traveling as a tourist, you can purchase a tourist visa at a Turkish Embassy or Consulate outside of Turkey, or you can purchase a sticker visa at the Turkish airport or other port of entry for $20 (U.S.) cash. Information from http://www.state.gov.
If you are not a US citizen, consult the Consulate of Turkey.
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