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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring/Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring/Summer 2019 10/19/2018 11/02/2018 05/24/2019 06/02/2019
Fact Sheet:
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Areas of Study: Sociology Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Class Standing: 1-First Year, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Liberal Studies Core Fullfillment: Cultural Diversity (D), Experiential Learning (X), Social Science (SOSC)
Program Description:
[Analyzes all aspects of immigration through sociological lens. Begins by examining immigrants originating from all over with a primary focus on migration to the US and Western Europe as destination countries. Considers both historical and contemporary examples and case studies to illustrate the most important theories and concepts.]
Short-Term Faculty-Led Course

Merrimack Global Course

Group shot in Berlin 2016The entire immigration process--from deciding to leave one's home country, to crossing of international borders, to establishing oneself in a new host country, to being received by the host population, to acquiring citizenship and "assimilating"--is a complex and challenging one. It is, moreover, a process with daily relevance for the world in which we live. SOC 3650  - Crossing Borders: The Sociology of Immigration analyzes all aspects of immigration through sociological lens. The course begins by examining immigrants originating from all over the world with a primary focus on migration to the United States and Western Europe as destination countries. The course will also consider both historical and contemporary examples and case studies to illustrate the most important theories and concepts. 

For the practical examination of the sociology of immigration, the course travels to Berlin in May (after the close of the spring semester) where we will be able to compare and contrast the history, realities, and challenges of immigration in Germany to those of the U.S.

CURRICULUM
Students participating in this program will enroll in SOC 3650 - Crossing Borders: The Sociology of Immigration (4 credits) for the Spring 2018 semester. During the semester the course will meet weekly.

Course Fulfills
  • Social Science (SOSC)
  • Experiential Learning (X) Requirement in the Liberal Studies Core
  • Cultural Diversity (D) Requirement in the Liberal Studies Core

Faculty


Daniel Herda HeadshotDaniel Herda, Ph.D
Office: Sullivan Hall 303C
Email: herdad@merrimack.edu
Phone: 978.837.3581
 

Costs

The program cost of $3,700 includes all course and program-related expenses, including:
  • Round trip airfare
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Two meals per day
  • On-site transportation
  • Tickets for cultural activities and excursions that are part of the courses
  • International health insurance
***Upon acceptance, a $1000 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm acceptance.

BILLING: The Bursar's Office will charge the program fee to your account. Payments are made to the Bursar's Office per usual. Students should discuss payment plans with the Bursar's Office. For additional billing questions, please contact the Bursar's Office: Room 12, Austin Hall, billmail@merrimack.edu,  978.837.5310.

FINANCIAL AID: Institutional and Federal Financial Aid can not be used towards these program fees. 

SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Office of Global Education (GEO) offers scholarships to students who participate in our short-term, faculty-led academic courses. The GEO offers both need-based scholarships and academic excellence awards.  To apply, please download and complete the scholarship application form below. Please review form carefully for scholarship instructions and deadlines!

GEO Faculty-Led Scholarship Form.pdf
***Neither the need-based scholarship nor the merit award are guaranteed. 
 
 

Applying

Students must complete the following prior to application deadline:
  • Submit the online application
  • Submit a Student Affairs Reference
***All applicants will have an interview with the faculty leaders after the application deadline.  Faculty leaders will contact applicants to schedule interview.