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UF in Berlin - Photojournalism
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
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Program Advisor: Aaron Watkins
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UF Course Registration: JOU 4930, MMC 6905
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Program Type: UF Sponsored
Journalism and Communications
Program Description:

UF in Berlin

Summer A: May 11-24, 2018

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About the Program

In this program, you will spend two weeks documenting the vitality of Berlin. The course will focus on profiling newsworthy Berliners who call the city home since the fall of The Berlin Wall in 1989. Special consideration will be paid to the former Soviet sector. Professor Freeman will showcase students' work with a website featuring photographs and audio stories, and a companion hardback photo book. Prof. Freeman lived in Berlin during the Cold War from 1968 to 1971 as an American high school student, and speaks some German. We also meet with two international foreign correspondents. There are no formal classes (we do field research) and no activities begin before 11 a.m. The course is in its eleventh year and enrollment is limited to 15.

About the Location

With nearly 3.4 million inhabitants, Berlin, Germany, is one of Europe's grandest cities with a creative spirit. It has an excellent public transportation system that serves a labyrinth of diverse districts. Berlin is an ethnic melting pot, and one of the greenest cities of Europe. Rich in history, Berlin continues to reinvent itself. Following WWII, the city was nearly 50 percent destroyed. During the Cold War, the city was divided in half for nearly 30 years. In 1989, The Wall finally was taken down, making Berlin a united city that is still transitioning today.

Check out this video of the 2016 program!

Take Photographs and Record Audio to Produce a
90-second slideshow about a unique Berliner.

Submit 10 Random Feature Photographs to Showcase on a Website.

See the Class Projects and Best Photographs Published in a 50-page Hardbound Book.

Explore Berlin through Fun Biking and Walking Tours.

Reflect on the Experience through a Blog.

Course Information

College of Journalism and Communications

JOU4930/MMC6905: Photojournalism in Berlin
3 UF GPA Credits


  • open to all majors
  • students in good standing
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Participation in one to two pre-trip planning sessions in spring. The history of Berlin will be covered and instruction in PhotoShop, Audacity and Soundslides software will be provided.


You will stay at the Transit Loft Hotel with 3-5 students per room. Transit Loft provides a bountiful breakfast and in-room showers/toilets. There is, however, no TV, phone or A/C.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $2,049
2018 Graduate Program Fee: $2,297

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure.

What's Included:

Tuition for three UFGPA credits, hotel accommodations with breakfast, a two-week public transportation pass, fees for several tours and activities, tickets to a musical revue, four group dinners (including a farewell dinner in Germany's tallest structure, the TV Tower, where the restaurant rotates twice an hour), international health insurance and medical emergency assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Aaron Watkins

Faculty Program Director
Prof. John Freeman


This program is currently not accepting applications.