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Berlin + Prague Design Field School 2020

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EXPERIENCE - Bring to your studies renewed depth, purpose and global awareness.

Program Highlights and Travel Dates

Class sessions will be held on campus before and after the travel portion of the course. Pre-departure classes will focus on providing a solid foundation to understand the context within which we will be travelling (via research assignments, readings, etc.).

Destination

Prague, Czech Republic & Berlin, Germany

Itinerary

Historically significant sites, museums, galleries, top cultural attractions and key sites of interest related to Design:

  • Berlin, Germany
    • Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz
    • Berlin Wall & Checkpoint Charlie
    • Potsdam Palaces (Sanssouci & others)
    • Reichstag
    • Holocaust Museum, Sachsenhausen
    • West Berlin
    • Bauhaus
  • Prague, Czech Republic
    • Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Jewish Quarter
    • St. Wenceslas Square, Old Town, St. Nicolas Church,
    • Dancing Houses

Field School Dates 

Classes at KPU: Jan - Apr 2020 - Pre-departure orientations and classroom sessions at KPU Richmond before and after the field/travel experience*
Fly to Berlin, Germany**: April 24, 2020
Days in Berlin: April 25 - May 4, 2010 (10 nights)
Travel by train to Prague: May 5
Days in Prague: May 5 - 8 (4 nights)
Fly back to Vancouver from Prague: May 9

*Exact day/time for classes TBD. 
**Travel dates subject to minor adjustments pending final reservations.

Cost and Payment Details 

Program Fee

$2920

Additional costs to consider when planning for the field school your personal spending budget, and the KPU tuition (6 credits) which are not included in the program fee.

Overall costs

  PROGRAM FEE TUITION COST - 3 CREDITS    International FLIGHT  Total
Domestic Student  $2920 $509.30*  Estimated $1100-$1400***   $4609.30-$4903.30
International Student    $2920 See tuition estimator** Estimated $1100-$1400***   Depends on tuition amount

*Rate based on 3 credit charge through Tuition Estimator. Please verify the latest costs by viewing the KPU tuition estimator.  Additional fees may apply to your KPU account for the Multi-Pass and Kwantlen Student Association Extended Dental and Health Plan.     

**Due to a tuition increase for international students, tuition costs will vary depending on the program's start date.

***Costs are subject to change. For a more accurate estimate, please search for the field school flight dates (when updated) through your preferred provider.

Program Fee Payment Plan & Deadlines

   PROGRAM FEE Payment DEADLINE WHERE TO PAY?
Domestic Student & International students $500 non-refundable deposit* (Applied to the program fee)  November 15th, 2019   SES or OSS
2nd payment    $1210 January 10th, 2020 SES or OSS 
3rd Payment $1210 February 21st, 2020 SES or OSS

(Applicants are welcome to pay the full amount up-front if it's more convenient, otherwise, the smaller installments are due by the due dates that will be posted above.)

When applying, participants are required to make a non-refundable $500 deposit.

*According to the Field School guidelines, should a participant decide to withdraw from a field school after the deposit deadline, s/he will forfeit the non-refundable deposit and this money will remain in the Field School Fund.

** The fee payment deadlines are set according to the regular university fee schedule in the university calendar.
Payment of academic fees, due dates, withdrawal charges, refund policies, and associated policies for academic fees are set as per the university calendar.

Please note that should a decision be made by KPU to cancel a field school due to low enrolment or other academic/risk issues, participants will be entitled to a full rebate of any payments made including the deposit.

Tuition Payment Deadline

  Tuition Cost - 3 credits DEADLINE WHERE TO PAY? 
Domestic Student  $509.30

Currently TBD in January 2020

See Spring 2020 Semester Fee Payment Deadline*

SES or OSS
International Student See tuition estimator

Currently TBD in January 2020

See Spring 2020 Semester Fee Payment Deadline*

SES or OSS

 SES (Student Enrolment Services), OSS (Online Self-Service)

* The fee payment deadlines are set according to the regular university fee schedule in the university calendar.
Payment of academic fees, due dates, withdrawal charges, refund policies, and associated policies for academic fees are set as per the university calendar.

 

Field school scholarships and fundraising opportunities

Both scholarships and fundraising opportunities to help students pay for the field school are available.
Click here for information on scholarships and other financial assistance options.prague

Classes Offered and Pre-requisites

DESN 3100 Design Field School (3 credits)

Classes begin in January and are co-taught by Paola Gavilanez and Marlis Joller. Exact day/time for the pre-departure classes are TBD.

Pre-requisites

60 credits of 1100 level or higher courses, or with permission from field school instructors.

Note that no previous Design experience is needed to enroll in DESN 3100. 
All KPU students are welcome and are encouraged to apply.

If you are unsure of your qualifications, please contact the faculty leaders with your questions, including your student number, program, expected number of credits completed by Spring 2020, and a phone number you can be reached at.

Applicants from Institutions Other Than KPU

The Field School welcomes applications from college and university students outside of KPU. Applications from students outside
of KPU are encouraged and will be accepted and considered based on seat availability and compliance with prerequisites.

Please contact internationalprograms@kpu.ca if you have any questions about the application if you are a student from another institution.

Application Timeline

SEPT 25, 2019

Applications open

Nov. 15, 2019

Applications close & $500 Non-refundable deposit due

Dec 16, 2020

Confirmation of Acceptance

JAN 10, 2020 Second Payment towards Program Fee Due $1210
FEB 21, 2020 Third Payment towards Program Fee Due $1210
JAN 2020 Tuition Payment due by Spring 2020 Fee Payment Deadline

Applications from outside of KPU are encouraged and will be accepted and considered based on seat availability and compliance with pre-requisites.
Please contact internationalprograms@kpu.ca for more information.

Application Details and Deadline

Application Deadline

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Application Steps

You can apply to join us at the Prague and Berlin Design Field School by following 2 easy steps:

STEP 1: Fill out and submit your completed application online (Application is now closed)

STEP 2: Pay your $500 deposit towards your program fees for the field school by November 15th, 2019.

Start My Application! (application is now closed)

Contact Information

Faculty Leaders: 
Paola Gavilanez
Interior Design, Wilson School of Design  
Paola.Gavilanez@kpu.ca

Marlis Joller
Interior Design, Wilson School of Design  
Marlis.Joller@kpu.ca

KPU International:

Alex Leach & Daria Ursol
internationalprograms@kpu.ca
604.599.2289

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