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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA Requirement:
Housing Option: Hotel/Hostel
Areas of Study:
Arts and Sciences, English, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Humanities, International Studies
Rank/Class Status:
1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student
Program Type:
Academic Credit:
Program Description:




The objective of the Literary Locations program is to give students an unmediated experience of the city of Berlin. Sites of historical and cultural significance will feature prominently in the itinerary, but time will also be provided for students to experience the daily life of Berliners. Students will take public transportation and walking tours in order to better appreciate "up close" the nature of the city. Students will visit the Reichstag, the headquarters and a prison of the East German secret police, the Brandenburg Gate, the Museum Island, the Wall and Checkpoint Charlie, as well as a selection of memorials and other sites of interest. Students will have one full day to explore on their own as well as other free time.

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Though nearly 800 years old, Berlin looks and feels distinctly modern and international. A sprawling metropolis with a population of more than 3 million, it features stunning postmodern architecture, extraordinary museums, and world-renowned restaurants and nightlife. However Berlin's unique historical significance is undeniable, from its role as a center of Prussian supremacy to its anomalous status as a divided city within the former East Germany. Our program will try to take in as many of the different aspects of Berlin as possible in a short time, but our hope is that our study tour will serve as an introduction to, rather than a comprehensive survey of the city's many wonders.


Students will stay in triple or quadruple rooms in a typical German pension, located in a turn of the century villa, in the residential neighborhood of Charlottenburg. Breakfast will be provided each morning.

Resident Directors

Dr. Stephanie Brown
Department of English

Stephen Evans
German Studies

Education Abroad Coordinator

Tiffany R. Pierskalla



Courses and Credit

For the Spring 2017 semester, students are required to enroll in English 4400, for which they will earn 3 credit hours. The class will be held at the Newark Campus.

Students in Spring will also enroll in ENGL 5797 and earn 1 credit hour for the program in Berlin. 

Students must take and enroll in both classes in order to participate in this program.



Application Requirement

Students from all majors and ranks are welcome to apply. In order to be eligible to apply:
  • Students must have successfully completed English 1110 or it's equivalent.
  • Students taking at least 50% of their courses on the Newark campus will be given priority.
  • Submit an Academic Recommendation Letter as part of the application.
  • Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA 
Students must also meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

You are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $1,000 program fee. The program fee includes international airfare, in country transportation, accommodations, public transportation, museum entrance fees and some meals. It does not cover most meals or personal expenses. To find the estimated total please refer to the program's budget sheet.

The Newark Campus has generously subsidized this program to lower the program fee.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.




Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, October 11 from 2-4 p.m. in Warner 264 (Sleight Room, Newark Campus)


U.S. Department of State: (travel warnings/country-specific information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (geographic health recommendations)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of an issuance or change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Warning, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


None at this time.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.