Program Details

Based on lectures, workshops, action projects, and cultural activities, the Certificate Program is designed for students, young professionals, and those who would like to enrich their background and enhance their education. This is a full-time, intensive
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy & International Relations, offered by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, is a one-month long program that explores the role of cultural diplomacy in contemporary international relations. The course combines both theory and practice, making it a unique experience for those interested in this innovative and growing field of study. Each program features lectures, seminars and workshops led by experts from the fields of international politics, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. In addition to courses taught by leading practitioners in the field of Cultural Diplomacy, students will participate in the diverse activities of the ICD, including international conferences and forums, social activities and cultural events. The educational programs of the Center for Cultural diplomacy Studies are actively supported by notable figures in international politics, academia, the diplomatic community, civil society, and the private sector.

Based on lectures, workshops, action projects, and cultural activities, the Certificate Program is designed for students, young professionals, and those who would like to enrich their background and enhance their education. This is a full-time, intensive program, consisting of 30 hours of lectures and workshops per week over a four-week period. Consisting of a world-renowned Faculty, multicultural environment, and an innovative educational approach, the ICD Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy offers a structure and curriculum which is unique in its field. All courses will be taught in English, thus giving participants an advantage in their current or future careers. In addition to the Cultural Diplomacy courses, participants will also be able to attend German language courses if they desire. Learning German while living in Berlin offers the best opportunity to improve one’s language skills and fully immerse themselves in the culture. The program provides a thorough background in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and non-governmental organizations; educational events, conferences, tours, and meetings with foreign officials are further incorporated into the curriculum. Participants will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, Development, and Economics

The program provides participants with practical experience for both academic and professional development. It allows students to create a solid professional network and form a concrete base for future academic and professional career choices. On a practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations. The Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy will consist of both academic and social components, and will offer educational benefits in all regards. The international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies will furthermore offer participants a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics at a wide variety of international organizations and research centers, which will greatly enhance and nicely supplement the overall education of each individual.
Setting Description:
Next Program Dates: July 28th - August 8th, 2015
Cost:
The tuition fee for the Certificate Program in Cultural Diplomacy & International Relations is €475. This fee includes: academic program components, participation in all ICD International Conferences & Events (if part of the program in each specific dates), cultural excursions, social activities and ICD House services. For more information please visit our website or contact us.

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