NU EXPEDITIONS: CityLab:Berlin
Where will Norwich students be studying and living in Berlin?
CityLAB:Berlin is an international program of Norwich University in the heart of Berlin, Germany. Students learn in a startup-style, converted, 19th-century warehouse and enjoy life in the safe, popular neighborhoods of Schoeneberg and Kreuzberg. There are two housing options: homestays where you live with a German family, and a unique combination of dorm/apartment-style housing. This second choice combines the privacy of a single/double room and bath with the family experience of a shared living space.
Can both Corps and civilian students study in Berlin?
Yes, we are open to everyone!
I’m in the Corps. Do I participate as a Corps or civilian student?
Everyone goes (and dresses) as a civilian. There will be some Corps responsibilities to maintain the MCV and leadership requirements of cadets in the Corps.
Where would I eat?
Where ever you want to! There is no dining program which means you can choose how to spend your Norwich meal stipend to best fit your lifestyle. CityLAB:Berlin provides a housing option with kitchen space and the academic facility also has kitchen space available to students. You take care of your own dietary needs.
Will the courses be Norwich courses?
Yes. All courses taught during the fall semester are Norwich courses.
How much will it cost to study abroad in Berlin?
The cost is the same as your fall semester in Northfield, Vt., with incidental costs on your own as in a normal academic term. The cost of living may be different so your spending money may or may not go as far as it does in Northfield.
What is not included?
Books, school supplies, passport and visa fee, personal expenses, non-school related travel expenses.
Do I need to understand German?
No, but you’ll learn some!
Do I need to be a certain major?
No. CityLAB:Berlin was established with History, Political Science, International Business and Art + Architecture majors in mind, yet there is flexibility to accommodate students in other academic programs. Contact the study abroad office to explore your options.
What classes can I take?
Check the Registrar’s website to see the full list of courses offered.
What if I don’t need to take those classes? Can I still participate in the NU Expeditions program?
We can look into alternatives if you need something different. Speak with the study abroad office for more details.
What about my ROTC/National Guard commitments?
Be sure to inform your ROTC or National Guard leadership that you will be studying abroad. If you have questions, ask the study abroad office.
Can I travel on my own?
The public-transit system in Berlin is quite good and convenient. Trains and regular buses run from early morning till around 1 a.m., while 24-hour service is provided on weekends. Alternatively, the night-bus schedule covers most of the routes, if trains service is not running after midnight. Another convenient way to travel across town is by bicycle. These can be rented in various locations across Berlin for short periods. The CityLAB:Berlin staff should be advised in advance of your travel plans and schedule.
What is the application deadline?
Fall: March 1. Spring: October 1.
How do I apply?
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