Germany | Kent State University

Few countries are as important and controversial as the Federal Republic of Germany. 

Study Abroad in Germany: Politics, History, Culture introduces students from a range of majors to a one-of-a-kind learning experience traveling through the Federal Republic of Germany.

Highlights include:

  • Visits and tours of Frankfurt, Dresden, Berlin, Erfurt and Weimar - all centers of Germany's vibrant history and culture;
  • Briefings with economists at the European Central Bank and Social Science Research Center in Berlin, and briefings with German federal, state and local parliamentarians;
  • Tours of Jewish life in Erfurt, Buchenwald Concentration Camp, and a prison of the former East German secret police;
  • Bike tour and street art tour of Berlin;
  • Museum tours spectacular art museums in Dresden and Potsdam.
  • Boat rides along the rivers Main, Spree and Elbe.


3 Credit Hour

POL 40995/HIST 49195

Program Dates: May 21 - June 8, 2018
Professors: Dr. Mark Cassell 

Cost Breakdown

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Tuition (3 Credit Hours)

In-State $1,368.00
Out-of State $2,454.00


Estimated Total Cost

In-State $4,368.00
Out-of-State $5,454.00


Program fee includes: Airfare, Accommodations, In-Country Transportation, Museum Entrance and Activity Fees, and some Meals
*Estimated Personal Cost (Not Included): Passport ($135), Snacks, Souvenir Shopping, Free Time Activities, etc.
**Final program fee subject to change; Updated August 1, 2017.


Application deadline: January 26, 2018
Acceptance by: February 9, 2018
First payment due: March 9, 2018
Second payment due: April 13, 2018

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Scholarships are available for this program.

Student Testimonials

“The trip was seriously, and I am absolutely serious, the most fun and memorable experience of my entire life; I will never forget it for as long as I live, and the only regret is that it did not last longer . . .I met awesome people with whom I hope to continue to see for a long time to come; I did things I thought that I would never do, or that I thought I would never have the opportunity to do.” – KSU student, Matt Williams.

“I’m going to miss this trip so much. It was a wonderful experience and I can honestly say I’d do it 10 times over. I made 13 new friends and explored countless new things. . . It is really an experience I won’t forget” - KSU student, Dora Biter

“Everything about the trip. The entire thing was priceless and I’m very lucky to have been apart of it. There wasn’t one minute where I complained about anything. It was truly great.” – KSU student, Michael Marefka"

Contact Information

Dr. Mark K. Cassell |
Professor, Department of Political Science

Alyssa Mazey, M.Ed. l
Assistant Director of International Programs and Education Abroad