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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Bonn, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Warsaw, Poland
  • See instructions below in Dates/Deadlines section

    Program Terms:
  • Restrictions: Notre Dame applicants only
  • Expenses students are responsible for: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

You MUST choose your FIRST PREFERENCE SEMESTER when applying.

DO NOT apply to the same program for different terms. You will be able to indicate your openness to alternate semesters within the application questionnaire.

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Housing Options: Apartment/Flat
Minimum Credit Load: 6 Program Director: Rafael Guerra
Program Length: 5 weeks
Program Information:

For more information about this program, join the Information Session
Tuesday, January 23rd
210 DeBartolo Hall

Program Dates: June 1 - July 7, 2018

Academic Program

This 5-week, 6-credit faculty-led, European-centered program based in Berlin concentrates on the economics of competition policy from a transnational perspective. The two complementary courses, Competition Policy in the European Union (ECON 34582) and European History, Politics, and Society (GE 34241), bring together the areas of economics, history, politics, and culture. The Econ course explores the reasons behind the European Commission’s recent aggressive stance toward the competitive practices of many large, influential companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon. In the History course, we will explore topics related to post-1945 history and politics as they affected European society. Both courses are taught in English. Excursions to various European economic research institutes, policy centers, and museums complement and enrich the coursework. This program will be led by Mary Flannery, PhD, Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame.

Note: All students in the program are required to enroll in both of the following courses for a total of 6 credits.
  • ECON 34582 Competition Policy in the European Union (Economics and International Economics elective; REQUIRED Prerequisite - Principles of Microeconomics; DOES NOT count against study abroad credit toward any economics major)
  • GE 34241 European History, Politics, and Society (Fulfills HIST requirement)
Program Calendar
June 1: Student Arrival in Berlin (Must leave U.S. no later than May 31)
June 2-3: Orientation weekend
June 4: First day of classes
June 13 – 16: Excursion to Bonn & Cologne
June 26 – 29: Excursion to Warsaw, Poland
July 6: Last day of classes; Farewell celebration
July 7: End of Program; Students departure

In addition to Berlin, there will be planned overnight excursions to Warsaw and Bonn (including a visit to Cologne). Students will visit international institutes such as the German Competition Authority (Bundeskartellamt), the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), and Warsaw University. To enrich the historical curriculum, students will visit various museums and sites of memory.

REQUIRED Prerequisite - Principles of Microeconomics

Housing and Meals
Students will live in modern apartments including shared bath, living space, and kitchen (equipped with basic cookware and dishes). We are ideally located near underground and suburban rail stations within minutes of shopping, restaurants, and cultural institutions.

Program Fee
$8400 (Flight subsidies of up to $1,200 and/or partial program fee subsidies available to students with demonstrated financial need.)

Program fee includes:
  • 6 Notre Dame Credits
  • Accommodation
  • All program academic outings and field trips
  • Transport to and from Airport
  • On site program support from Notre Dame faculty
  • City Transportation Card
  • GeoBlue International Health and emergency evacuation
Program fee does not include:
  • Airfare (approx. 1,200)
  • Meals (approx. 1,000)
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Personal spending money
Federal financial assistance for summer study abroad programs is limited to private educational loans or the Federal PLUS (Parent) loan. University Scholarship is not offered for summer study abroad. Information and application procedures are available on the Office of Financial Aid website. Please note the April 25th deadline for some summer loan applications.

If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months of your anticipated program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. You can get more information about obtaining and renewing passports here: United States Postal Service.    


This program is currently not accepting applications.