Program Information
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Winter 2020: Berlin/Munich HDFS/ENTR - micro
January 10, 2020 - January 29, 2020
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Stephanie Raible

photo courtesy of Sheila Ward
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/20/2019 6:00 PM - 6:45 PMBIM Room, Venture Development Center, 132 East Delaware Avenue
03/05/2019 4:00 PM - 4:45 PMBIM Room, Venture Development Center, 132 East Delaware Avenue
03/18/2019 5:00 PM - 5:45 PMCo-Lab, Venture Development Center, 132 East Delaware Avenue
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/12/2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMAlison Hall West, Room 312
11/21/2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM220 Alison Hall
Program Notes
Missed an interest meeting? Download the power point at the bottom of this page!
Program Description
Why is Berlin consistently at the top of the list of world cities for supporting entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship? Find out on the Berlin & Munich ENTR/HDFS Winter Session micromester abroad!

The Berlin & Munich ENTR/HDFS Winter Session immerses students in one of the world's most vibrant and thriving social entrepreneurship ecosystems: Germany! Students will visit with social impact organization leaders and representatives who are seeking to improve the social and environmental conditions of their communities, cities, and beyond. Students will meet with the social entrepreneurs who are igniting sustainable change in Germany within a variety of areas, including refugee support, food waste, education, and more. Students will also meet many of the key, influential players that help support the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the areas, including representatives from major international and domestic foundations, intermediaries, media groups, and award organizations.

Students will have the opportunity to live in and experience first-hand two very different German cities. The class operates on site in both Berlin and Munich to explore the unique ecosystems, environments, opportunities, and challenges of each of the cities, as well as to illustrate the overarching national environment and resources available to German social entrepreneurs. The class starts in Berlin, known as one of the top entrepreneurial ecosystems for aspiring and new entrepreneurs. Berlin is known as a young, vibrant hub for innovation and entrepreneurial mindsets, with an average of three new startups being founded every hour. With the startup sector creating many new jobs and driving capital into the city, Berlin has been consistently ranked as a top city within Germany, Europe, and globally for its entrepreneurial activity in recent years. In an international poll conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Berlin ranked alongside other global cities, such as London and Hong Kong, as one of the “major hot spots” for social entrepreneurship.

In being based in both Berlin and Munich, you will create a network of social entrepreneurs, intermediaries, funders, policymakers, and other supporters of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem, as you study what resources, advantages, and challenges social entrepreneurs find when trying to create positive community change. This winter session program typically takes a variety of excursions to internationally- and nationally-known organizations, such as the Ashoka, Impact Hub, BMW Foundation, and the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Center, as well as famous city tourist sites such as the Reichstag, the Holocaust Memorial, and Marienplatz, among others.

Students reside in double hotel rooms with breakfast provided. Some group meals are included, but the cost of food in Germany is generally lower than what we are used to here in the United States. Students will have one long weekend free to explore Germany or Europe, with additional time most evenings to explore the restaurants and sites of each city.

Whether you are interested in social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, human services, or Germany, the Winter Session in Berlin and Munich is your chance to experience the unique aspects of the German social entrepreneurship ecosystem and learn how local entrepreneurs and their networks create change for good.

The Program Fee includes housing in shared dormitory apartments, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Germany, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Berlin. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENTR 367-071: International Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Germany (3 credits)
This class looks at the German case of social entrepreneurship in order to explore a comparative lens of the roles of culture, attitudes, and priorities of those in a different environment than which students are familiar. it operates on site in both Berlin and Munich to explore the unique ecosystems, environments, opportunities, and challenges of each of the cities, as well as to illustrate the overarching national environment and resources available to German social entrepreneurs. Through visiting these two major German cities, students will have the opportunity to build an understanding of the German social entrepreneurship scene, and they will be encouraged to draw cultural, resource, and organizational comparisons with their experiences and exposures within the United States. Throughout the course, students will hear perspectives from German social enterprises and their intermediaries, supports, funders, and partners (e.g., sector media, government/policy makers). Students will also have the opportunity to experience the German social impact sector first-hand through engaging in two group service learning activities (approximately five hours of total service).

Cross-listed with HDFS 367
HDFS 367-071: International Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Germany (3 credits)
This class looks at the German case of social entrepreneurship in order to explore a comparative lens of the roles of culture, attitudes, and priorities of those in a different environment than which students are familiar. it operates on site in both Berlin and Munich to explore the unique ecosystems, environments, opportunities, and challenges of each of the cities, as well as to illustrate the overarching national environment and resources available to German social entrepreneurs. Through visiting these two major German cities, students will have the opportunity to build an understanding of the German social entrepreneurship scene, and they will be encouraged to draw cultural, resource, and organizational comparisons with their experiences and exposures within the United States. Throughout the course, students will hear perspectives from German social enterprises and their intermediaries, supports, funders, and partners (e.g., sector media, government/policy makers). Students will also have the opportunity to experience the German social impact sector first-hand through engaging in two group service learning activities (approximately five hours of total service)

Cross-listed with ENTR 367
UNIV 370-210: Study Abroad - Berlin-Munich HDFS/ENTR (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $600.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,590.00$4,269.00
Final Program Fee$3,025.00$3,025.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$4,645.00$7,324.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$600.00$600.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Stephanie Raible
Faculty Director
Human Development and Family Sciences
113 Allison Hall
302-831-6500
sraible@udel.edu
File Downloads
interest meeting ppt

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.