The study-abroad program “Philanthropy and Public Policy: The German Context” is offered by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. It provides students with a first-hand learning experience in philanthropy and public policy. IU students will have the opportunity to learn from German professors, researchers, policy-makers, and leaders from the nonprofit sector. Students will visit state and federal agencies, local nonprofit organizations, think tanks, and philanthropic foundations.
Philanthropy and Public Policy
Application Opens: TBA
- Program DatesMay 14-28, 2016
- Academic Program
The course is taught in English and is open to all students within the Indiana University system (undergraduate as well as graduate). Professor Gregory Witkowski directs this study-abroad program. He has published widely on German history, philanthropy, and state policy. He is happy to introduce students to German culture, history, and social policy through philanthropy and public policy, as he has lived in Berlin for five years over his academic career. Germany has one of the largest nonprofit sectors in the world. It provides a great model of philanthropy and public policy because most basic needs are met through its extensive social welfare policies, thus leaving philanthropic organizations to concentrate on community building and social innovation. At the center of debates surrounding globalization, environmental change, European integration and humanitarian aid, Berlin provides the opportunity to explore many global trends.
After daily morning lectures on current European Public Policy issues, students take afternoon fieldtrips to leading policy institutions, philanthropic organizations, and governmental agencies in Berlin. The program also includes an excursion to Potsdam (Germany), where the Prussian king Frederick the Great spent his summers and the Potsdam Treaty was signed at the end of the Second World War. Other cultural excursions may include a boat tour on the Spree River, visits to an airport turned park and a Turkish market, a guided walking tour of the city, an optional trip to a concentration camp, and more.
Students will earn 3 credits through this course.
Undergraduate students will enroll in: PHST-P 330 Topics in Philanthropic Studies
Graduate Students will enroll in PHST-P 530: Topics in Philanthropic Studies
The available coursework is particularly suited for, but not necessarily limited to, the following academic interests: Philanthropic Studies and Public Affairs and Administration.
- Additional Information
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- HousingStudents will stay in double-occupancy rooms in a centrally located hotel with easy access to public transportation allowing them to explore all parts of the city. For example, last year students stayed at the Best Western Hotel am Spittelmarkt. Breakfast will be provided everyday with lunch provided on nine of the ten weekdays.
- Program Eligibility
You may apply if you:
All applicants must meet IUPUI’s minimum standard eligibility requirements. Additional requirements for this program include:
- Student must be enrolled at an Indiana University campus
- Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
- Graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Student cannot be on academic or disciplinary probation
Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are ineligible.
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