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College of Architecture - Germany: Health, Culture, Design
Berlin, Germany; Muenchen, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Intersession
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
College Sponsored
OU Sponsoring College:
College of Architecture
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Hotel or Guesthouse
Program Description:
arch - germany


  • A 12-day winter intersession program!
  • Discover the cities of Berlin and Munich over the Winter Break
  • Visit historic sites, learn about German leadership in sustainable technologies and public health
  • All majors are welcome!

Program Dates:

December 28, 2016 - January 9, 2017

Connect and find photos and videos from the 2013 program here:

small olympic games
Site of the 1972 Olympic Games
BMW Die Welt
BMW Die Welt
Town Center
Town Center and Christmas Market
Berlin4 Berlin1 Berlin2
Berlin Charite Hospital
Berlin Charlottenburg
Palace, Christmas Market
Berlin - Inside Parliament Dome Berlin Brandenburg Gate Berlin Wall Memorial

Program description:
This course will provide both an introduction to German Culture and Design and to healthy environments in Germany and resulting paradigms of how Germans perceive care for their citizens. Field studies including but not limited to culturally relevant sites and healthy environments will provide opportunities for discussion and learning. Details of the field studies and planned interactions are available by emailing the instructor Hepi Wachter at
Students will stay at central hotels, double occupancy. We will visit a number of culturally significant sites. Examples are the historic centers of Munich and Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate, German Parliament, and the Jewish Museum in Berlin; the Olympic park and the BMW Welt in Munich; Museums in Munich and Berlin.

This international study program is a three credit collaborative course for students in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and the medical fields but offers opportunities for students in other majors to explore the interface of culture, design and health. All majors are welcome and can benefit from this program.
Academic Overview:

Course numbers: ID 4970 or ID 5970 (elective or professional elective)

This course if open to undergraduate and graduate students and may serve as an elective course in your curriculum. Please consult with your academic advisor at your academic unit. No pre-requisites are required. Lectures and discussions are held in English and the leading instructor for this program is fluent in German and English. A syllabus, updated travel information, itineraries and schedules for this program with details of field studies and site visits will be  available before travel departure. Contact the instructor Hepi Wachter at for travel material that is already available.

The winter intersession 2016-17 program fee if  8 students participate in the trip is  $1,350              
(airfare for the program is estimated at $1,450, additional meal cost is estimated at $350, $50 study abroad application fee is Bursar-billed)

A deposit of $500 is due on October 26th 2016 and is non-refundable if a minimum of 8 students enroll. A final payment is due on November 28th.

The program fee includes: program administration and support services, travel insurance, field studies, presentations and lectures, accommodations in Munich and  Berlin (double occupancy). All excursions as outlined in the program incl. guides, entrance fees. Public transportation pass for Berlin and Munich, airport transfer from/to Berlin/Munich to town center, train travel to Munich.

The program fee does not include: tuition and academic fees for 3 credit hours as part of the program (tuition may be covered under fall flat rate tuition), round trip airfare to Europe, excursions on your own, meals and spending money, study abroad application fee ($50).

The undergraduate course is eligible for the flat tuition rate as part of the fall semester. Additional academic fees if course enrollment is covered under flat rate (if you have taken only 12 credit hours during the FA16 semester) are approx. $350.00.
Airfare estimate for OKC – TXL and MUC – OKC is approx. $1,450. Estimated expenses for food: $350.

Application Process:
Acceptance to this Education Abroad program requires a competed application process through the Education Abroad web site. Enrollment decisions for this program have to be made by October 30th 2016 and a down payment is required as indicated above. Please consult with instructor Hepi Wachter for details.

Enrollment for academic credit for this course is through Ozone and the December Intersessions. Click on Look up Classes, select Fall 2016; advanced search; highlight all subjects, select part of Term December Intersession and click on section search. This course is ID 4970, section 850 and ID 5970, section 850.

If you are enrolled as Interior Design major and you are a member of the IIDA student chapter, you may qualify for the IIDA Texas-Oklahoma Chapter student travel scholarship. Contact the instructor for more information.

The Presidential International Travel Fellowship may be available. This study abroad scholarship is need-based and will cover the cost of airfare if awarded. The extended application deadline for the Winter Session 2016-17 PITF is October 23, 2016.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Intersession 2016-2017 10/24/2016
Rolling Admission 12/28/2016 01/09/2017
NOTE: Applicants who are foreign nationals should inquire early about possible visa requirements for Germany. Applicants have to submit their paperwork in person at the German Consulate in Houston. Processing can take up to 25 days. Find out more here:

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This program is currently not accepting applications.