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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Fall Short Term, Spring Short Term, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Short Term 2023 11/25/2023 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Category: Short-Term Abroad Program (non-OSA)
Program Description:
Advocating in Germany (Berlin)

Course Number: PSAD 6200 (NOTE: 3 credits)
Professor: Hon. Mark Kennedy, GSPM Director
Blackboard-Based Course Dates: May 23-June 24
Global Perspective Residency Dates: July 2-9
Additional information can be found on the GSPM website.

Is This Program for Me?
Are you . . .
  • seeking to advance commerce or a cause in Germany?
  • looking to effect change in the region?
  • interested in operating in international markets, overcoming the complexities of differing political and societal environments?
  • curious about what advocacy tools really influence governments, parliaments, politicians, and legislators -- in the U.S. and around world?
If so, we invite you to join us.

Why Germany (Berlin)?
Advocating in Germany will explore the challenges of advocacy and communications as an organization in countries throughout the region, particularly from a public relations and communications perspective.
During our travel period in Berlin, students will gain insights into successfully Advocating in Germany from the exchange of ideas with business, communications, media and public affairs, diplomatic, and political leaders.

What Will My Days Be Like in Germany?
Following is a sample itinerary for one day abroad in Berlin, for example:

9:00-9:30am: Transfer
9:30am-12:00pm: Meeting with Political Party Representatives
12:00-12:30pm: Transfer
12:30-2:00pm: Lunch with American Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, or similar organization
2:00-2:30pm: Transfer
2:30-4:00pm: Panel: NGOs
4:00-4:30pm: Transfer
4:30-6:00pm: Panel: CEOs and Corporate Executives
Evening: Dinner and activities on students' own

What Dates Are the Class and the Travel to Germany
Blackboard-Based Classes: May 23-June 24. Lectures, readings, and assignments will be made available on Blackboard. Due dates will be listed on the syllabus, and work can be completed at your own pace as long as deadlines are met.
Global Perspective Residency in Germany: Arrive in Berlin July 2, Depart from Berlin July 9.

When Do I Apply, and When Will I Be Notified of My Acceptance?
Application Deadline: Friday, February 19
Acceptance Decisions: Beginning Friday, February 19

How Much Will This Cost? (For more, visit GSPM's Global Perspective Residencies: Where's My Money Going?)
Tuition: $4,590 ($1530/credit; estimate subject to change)
Health and Safety Insurance: $17.50
Hotel: $950 (seven nights’ accommodations + daily breakfast)
Group Transport: $300 (for bus rental, taxi, subway, and/or other daily transportation needs throughout the week)
Group Meals: $300 (GSPM dinner reception, lunches, and Farewell Dinner-Reception)
Estimated Total on GW Bill: $6,157.50

NOTE: The listed fees are subject to change. The "Estimated Total on GW Bill" comprises the costs that will appear on the GW Student Accounts bill. All other expenses -- including airfare, non-group meals, non-group transportation, passport and visa fees, etc. -- will be sought out and paid by students directly and will not be billed through the university. GSPM reserves the right to change this program at any time without notice.

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Need general short-term study abroad information? Here are some helpful links: Questions? Please email GSPM's Kerry Moore.