Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Berlin, Germany
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
Design Thinking has evolved from an academic notion to a social phenomenon and has gained significant traction in startup cultures across the globe. No city has more wholly adopted Design Thinking as a way of life than Berlin, Germany; this is due in part to the Hasso-Plattner-Institute School of Design Thinking (d.school), located a short distance from the city center. This program offers a cross-city tour of makerspaces, accelerators, and co-working hubs. Class will be based out of the d.school and will leverage Design Thinking methods to explore the cultures of Design Thinking and startups across Berlin. Students will build foundational design skills through a hands-on project that will encourage the utilization of Design Thinking processes observed as they immerse themselves in startup cultures of Berlin. In the off-project hours, we will explore the city's history and discuss the implications of its complex past. Specifically, we will investigate how previous oppressive cultures lead to an explosion of creativity that laid the groundwork for Berlin today, and how this context affects the startups that emerge from this city.
Summer: May 2021
Please check back for Summer 2021 dates!
Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. For faculty-led freestanding programs, there is a specific withdrawal penalty schedule.
Education Abroad makes every attempt at keeping the program and administrative costs to a minimum. However, when you commit to participating in a program, Education Abroad begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. In case of withdrawal, the following fees will be charged to your Bursar account
Upon Commitment - 90 Days Prior to Departure: 25% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
30 - 89 Days Prior to Departure: 50% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
29 Days - Departure Date: 100% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
Following the start of the summer semester, any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. More information can be found on the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2020||02/01/2020 **||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.
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