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College of Architecture: Germany: Health, Culture, Design
Berlin, Germany; Muenchen, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Intersession
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
College Sponsored
OU Sponsoring College:
College of Architecture
Program Description:
arch - germany

The information below relates to last year's program and will be updated if the program is offered again for the upcoming Winter Intersession 2015-16.

  1. College of Architecture - Germany: Health, Culture, Design
  2. Munich and Berlin
  3. December 13th to December 23rd 2014
  4. Recommended Arrival Date in Munich December 14th, Departure date from Berlin on December 23rd or any time after December 23rd
Course numbers:            ID 4970 & ID 5970
Elective or professional elective
All majors welcome
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
Berlin1 Berlin2
Berlin Charite Hospital
Berlin Inside Parliament Dome Berlin Brandenburg Gate
Berlin Charlottenburg Palace, Christmas Market   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

Info meetings are scheduled for TBA

Students will stay at central hotels, double occupancy. We will visit a number of culturally significant sites. Examples are the historic center of Munich and Berlin, the old town of Munich and Berlin, the Olympic park in Munich, the BMW Welt, Christmas Markets in Munich and Berlin, the Brandenburg Gate and German Parliament, and the Jewish Museum.

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:

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.


The program fee for Germany Health Culture Health 2014 is: TBA

The program fee includes: program administration and support services, 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 Munich and Berlin, airport transfer from/to Munich/Berlin to town center, train travel to Berlin.

The program fee does not include: tuition and academic fees for 3 credit hours as part of the program, round trip airfare to Europe, excursions on your own, meals and spending money, travel insurance.

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 FA14 semester) are approx. $320.00.
Airfare estimate for OKC – MUC and TXL – OKC is approx. $1,350.00. Estimated expenses for food: $250.

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 September 30th 2014 and a down payment is required. Please consult with the 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 2014; advanced search; highlight all subjects, select part of Term December Intersession and click on section search. This course is ID 4970,  section 850 and ID5970, section 850.

To view the course information in Ozone click here.


The first 10 students enrolled full time in the College of Architecture, that will be accepted and who have placed their deposit, will be awarded a $500 scholarship from the College of Architecture.

Presidents International Travel Fellowships may be available. The fellowship is needs-based and  typically covering 75% of the cost of airfare. Application deadline for the Presidents International Travel Fellowship is Sept. 20.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Intersession 2015-2016 10/30/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.