Program Details

Inspired by Berlin’s fascinating architectural transformation and the prolific–often controversial–construction after the fall of the Wall, Lexia created the Architecture Program in 2006. Berlin is a laboratory for design experimentation. Lexia acquaints
Location:
Berlin, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Students on the Berlin Pre-Architecture program can choose whether to study abroad for five weeks (summer), a semester, or the academic year.

Inspired by Berlin’s fascinating architectural transformation and the prolific–often controversial–construction after the fall of the Wall, Lexia created the Architecture Program in 2006. Berlin is a laboratory for design experimentation. Lexia acquaints students with the process of rebuilding in one of Europe’s key cities and instills a critical attitude towards the physical and cultural context of architecture. Students contrast the recent ultra-modern commercial and bureaucratic architecture with the corroded walls and incomplete spaces that still characterize much of the urban landscape.

Setting Description:
Berlin has been at the center of European history over the past two centuries as the hub of industrialization in the nineteenth century, capital of the Third Reich and a city divided by Eastern and Western power struggles during the Cold War. Since reunification in 1989, Berlin has continued to evolve as a vibrant world capital offering a fascinating historical landscape. Berlin is a dynamic city marked by active involvement in the European Union, progressive social welfare policies, struggles with political extremism, and tensions over immigration. Berlin has also long been a center for art and architecture, and was once home to the Bauhaus movement. More recently, since the fall of the wall, Berlin has been a prime location for experimentation in contemporary architecture and urban planning. Today, Berlin’s landscape attracts many artists and architects whose impacts have transformed the city into a progressive place with seemingly unlimited potential.
Cost:
Summer Total: $6,495 Semester Total: $16,950 Academic Year: $31,550

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