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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Munich, Germany; Nuernberg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.25 Language of Instruction: English
Number of Credits Offered: 3 Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Type of Program: Faculty-led Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Communication
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program eligible for VA Benefits: Yes
Program Description:

Propaganda in Nazi Germany

Germany, Summer 2022

Germany - Nazi Propagada

Program Overview


By traveling to Germany, rather than reading about a topic and looking at YouTube videos, old films, or listening to speeches, you can experience the actual places where these events occurred. You will acquire a new understanding of the power of hate through persuasion and propaganda while visiting a concentration camp. You will learn about the power students have when you stand where book burnings occurred. You will immerse yourself in the cities where Nazism was born and flourished through lectures and guided tours; and you will view propaganda in museums that attempt to explain Hitler's reign of terror.  

Reading about something and walking where others have walked are two very different experiences. You will walk in places where atrocities occurred. This will solidify how persuasion and propaganda must be used ethically to prevent something like this from ever happening again. One goal is that this experience will strengthen your understanding of the need for ethical communication at all times.
 

Program Highlights: 

  • Visit Munich, Nuremberg, and Berlin with Mason faculty
  • Tour Dachau Concentration Camp and learn about Germany's history up close
  • Examine Nazi propaganda and earn credits towards your degree

Eligibility 

All undergraduate students are welcome to apply including students who do not attend George Mason University.

Minimum 2.25 GPA.
 

Credits

3 Credits


Tentative Course Options

  • COMM 385, 386, 388, and 396: Special Topics
  • HIST 398 
  • SOCI 395
  • ANTH 398
  • INTS 399: Study Abroad

Program Dates: 

June 1 - June 11, 2022

Tentative Itinerary

June 1 - Arrive in Munich & check in at hotel
June 2 - Meet at 10am for orientation meeting | Participate in a 3-hour walking tour | Free time | Welcome Dinner
June 3 - Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest Day Tour | Dinner on own
June 4 - Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp & Debrief | Dinner on own
June 5 - Travel to Nuremberg | Nazi Documentation Center Museum | Dinner on own
June 6 - Nuremberg Old Town Tour | Dinner on own
June 7 - Palace of Justice/Courtroom 600 | Debrief of Nuremberg Experience | Free evening
June 8 - Travel to Berlin | Check into hotel & free time | Dinner on own
June 9 - Best of Berlin Tour | Dinner on own
June 10 - Olympic Stadium Tour | Debrief of Berlin | Free time | Farewell Dinner
June 11 - Program ends at 10am

*Dates and itinerary subject to change. The Global Education Office reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Program Cost

Summer 2022: Coming Soon!

The Program Cost for study abroad courses is assessed separately from Mason tuition and fees. This means separate charges are put on your student account for this course, a study abroad tuition charge and a study abroad program fee charge, which together equal the published Program Cost for this course. 
 
Included: 

  • Application Deposit 
  • Tuition and mandatory fees 
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Accommodations
  • Some group meals
  • Guided tours and field excursions as described in itinerary
  • International emergency medical insurance

Not included: 
 
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Passport fees 
  • Visa fees
  • Covid-19 Testing 
  • Vaccinations 
  • Some meals 
  • Personal spending 
  • Required textbooks and/or course materials
*Note: This program does not include a group flight. Information regarding arrival times and location will be sent out to all participants after the application deadline. Do not purchase airfare until you receive the "Green Light for Flights" notice from the Global Education Office via email. 
 
The notice will include information on the arrival/departure airports, flight times, and where to meet the group. Students who fail to follow the guidelines GEO sends out will be responsible for applicable costs of changing their flights. When the time comes to purchase airfare, GEO will be recommending the purchase of Flight Interruption and Cancellation Insurance. The “Green Light for Flights” email will provide additional information about this insurance. 

Program Payments 

 
The full program fee is charged to your Mason Student Account. Students pay the Global Education Office (GEO) Program Fee as advertised in two payments (Application Deposit + Final Payment.) 
 
Application Deposit: $200 non-refundable Application Deposit must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee. 
 
Final Payment: The final balance payment is made through the Mason Bill+Payment system. Payment is due according to the Mason Payment Schedule. The amount due is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $200 you will have already paid, the Application Deposit 
 
Note:
  • You can make your final payment in the Mason Bill+Payment system even if you do not see the GEO program charge on your student account. 
  • George Mason University applies payments to outstanding charges first. If you have an outstanding balance from a previous semester your payments will first go to paying that charge. You will still be responsible for the GEO charge. 
 
Financial Aid: In most cases, financial aid (federal, state, institutional financial aid, scholarships, grants or loans) can be used to finance study abroad. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the Office of Financial Aid to review their financial aid package. The Office of Financial Aid is the only office that can determine your aid eligibility. 
 
Meeting with your financial aid officer prior to applying to study abroad will help you understand if, how much, and when your aid can be used to study abroad. 
 
Confirmation of your financial aid award may not be available until registration and billing for the term in question is final. If aid eligibility changes, or the amount of aid disbursed is lower than anticipated, students are responsible for all remaining account balances or risk late fees, holds on their accounts, and program dismissal. 
 
To assist students in the processing of their financial aid, GEO will communicate with the Office of Financial aid those students who plan to utilize financial aid for their specific study abroad program through their application with GEO. Please note there is no guarantee to students that their aid can be utilized for their specific study abroad program. 
 
If you plan to use federal, state, institutional financial aid, scholarships, grants or loans to finance your study abroad you must: 
  • Mark “Yes” to “Do you plan to use Financial Aid to finance your program (federal, state, institutional financial aid, scholarships, grants or loans)?” in your profile in MasonAbroad.gmu.edu. 
After acceptance: 

*Students must be enrolled at least half-time for federal loans and the majority of grant funds. Please refer to the Financial Aid Website for a definition of half-time for undergraduate and graduate students: https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/eligibility.
 
VA Benefits: The Veterans Administration determines if a program is eligible to receive VA benefit payments based on the participants VA education program. Use of benefits is dependent on type of benefit and type of program. If you plan to use VA benefits to finance study abroad contact your program officer at MasonLed@gmu.edu to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form." You will complete that form with Mason’s Office of Military Services. To contact Military Services be sure to email them directly at Military@gmu.edu.
 
Withdrawal and Refund Policy: All participants are bound by the Mason GEO Withdrawal and Refund Policy.

Payment Instructions

For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:
Payments

Scholarships

GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Scholarships

Application Deadline:

March 10, 2022

Application requirements:*

Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.

Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.

Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.Application requirements:* 

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.

Application instructions:

Academic Director

 

Catherine Wright

Name

 Cathy Wright, PhD

Email

cwright5@gmu.edu

GEO Program Administrator

 

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Name

Jess Ostrowski-Wright (she/her)

Email

masonled@gmu.edu

Phone

(703) 993-2154



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/10/2022 ** Rolling Admission 06/01/2022 06/11/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.