Continue (or begin) your study abroad experience in Berlin, an important center of youth and popular culture in Europe. It has a rich art scene, and it is home to hundreds of art galleries and main music studios. This ancient city has recently experienced a rebirth, and is adored by young people from all over Europe who come to spend their weekends. The group may get to visit the historically important German Bundestag, the Berlin Wall museum, TV tower in Alexanderplatz, and wrap up the program with a spectacular city cruise.
Then, we will travel via high-speed train (about 200mph) to Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands. Amsterdam is a vibrant social capital of European freethinkers set amongst a dazzling network of canals and a background of lovely outdoor cafes. We may have the opportunity to visit the famous Vincent Van Gogh museum, where you can see priceless works of original art. Finally, we will conclude the week by taking a special late evening canal cruise.
Our program will finish in Paris, a city that is famous for towers and gargoyles, cathedrals and cheese, revolution and history. Paris is often regarded as the fashion, media, and education capital of Europe. It is a city defined by its cutting-edge contributions to the world of politics, business, and modern arts. Spend one week in the historic and monumental city where the Eiffel Tower meets the Seine. We will go up the Eiffel tower (1,710-step climb), visit the world famous Louvre art museum, and take a scenic river cruise along the Seine.
- Tentative dates June 26 - July 16, 2018
All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level. TnCIS program courses are for credit only.
On GEC II, students will enroll in ONE course. For more information about each of these courses, including pre-requisites and syllabi, use the button provided below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is possible that not all TnCIS programs or all TnCIS courses are available at your institution. A complete listing of courses offered at each member institution is available on the Members page
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Students in the GEC II program will have the option of taking one of the following courses:
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Independent Study in Economics
- Developmental Psychology/Lifespan Development
- Principles of Financial Accounting
- Fundamentals of Speech Communication
- English Composition II
- Special Topics in Marketing
Please Note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk between one and five miles each day. You may also walk over steep, uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities.
Excursions May Include
Depending on the course that you take, professors will arrange local academic site visits related to their classes, therefore not all excursions will include all students. As a group, we may take part in:
- Walking tour of Berlin, visit to TV Tower, Alexanderplatz, Brandenrburg Gates, German Bundestag
- Walking tour of Amsterdam, Canal tour in Amsterdam, trip to the port of Rotterdam, Euromast (TV tower of Rotterdam), Van Gogh Museum
- Walking tour of Paris, Siene River cruise, Eiffel Tower, Fashion show in Galeries La Fayette, visit to the Marais, Promenade des Plantes, Louvre
Each student will be provided with means of transportation in each city and the opportunity to visit world-famous museums and other points of cultural and historic significance. There may be multiple academic site visits in and around the cities of Berlin, Amsterdam, and Paris.
Class schedules will vary due to travel and excursion days/times and will be established by each professor. Classes may be scheduled four to five days a week, usually in the morning and/or early afternoon. Depending on the class, classrooms in the facilities may be used as well as local libraries and other public spaces most suitable for the discipline.
Students will be staying in shared hostel rooms. In most instances, two to five same gender students will be in a room. Depending on the hostel and the city, some rooms will have a private bath. The program fee covers the cost of two European-size meals per day (breakfast/lunch or breakfast/dinner). Alternatively, students may be provided with a stipend in each city to cover some of the meals.