Thanks to historical circumstances, East Germany has developed economically, politically, and socially in a different way than West Germany. This course examines the causes and consequences of this uneven regional development. Furthermore, possible policy solutions towards returning the different regions of Germany towards parity are examined. Finally, this course will give students the opportunity to understand not only that there are similarities and differences between people of different cultures, but that these can exist between people who share a common culture. This course is designed to impart a sense of tolerance and appreciation for other people.
Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
ECO 397 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3
Pre-Departure Meeting Dates
Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
Study Away Preparedness
Orientation & Overview
German History Primer
Economic Systems Primer
Regional Economic Primer
Green Energy Primer
International Travel Preparedness
Depart for Germany
Arrival to Berlin, Germany
Visit DDR Museum in morning. Visit Berlin Wall Memorial Museum & Brandenburg Gate.
Visit Deutsches Historisches Museum which explores German history from 100 A.D. to the present. Free evening for students.
Visit Reichstag and Bundestag, meet with local members of Bundestag, and watch a session of Parliament.
Free day for students to explore city on their own.
Visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Museum and the Jewish History Museum Prepare to leave Germany. Last Meal Together.
Depart Germany for USA
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.
The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!
Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students. Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.
Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad. Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad. Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.
Billing & Procedures
Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline. This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee.
The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf.
When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.
All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.