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  • Locations: Potsdam, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Please follow the application instructions in the brochure below.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:


 The main objective is that SIU students spend 2 weeks to understand how America and the African American experience are perceived outside America, specifically in Europe and Germany.


Potsdam, Germany


June 1, 2019 to June 15, 2019

Program Highlights





  • Open to all disciplines.

  • 2.5 GPA or permission of instructor.

  • Students who are not already enrolled at SIU must be admitted to SIU in order to receive transfer credit (this is not the normal application process, but an abbreviated process which is much easier than the full admission)

  • No language or other prerequisites.

Educational Objectives

Student participants are to be exposed to intersectionality and multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary characters of American Studies, African American Studies, and Africana Studies.  The primary expectation is the international travel study brings into  focus for  them not only how America is viewed and studied, but also the African American experience within a global Africana peoplehood, the Black World, as exemplified by the Black experience  involving Germans and in Germany, including the Afro-German reality, and, therefore, captures a broader international scope of the human  experience and condition.  European, African, and people of African-descent interactions within historical, cultural, social, and economic contexts could be entry points on which to expand. 

Faculty and Contact Information

Dr. Leonard Gadzekpo
Africana Studies, Faner 4022
E-mail: or
Telephone: 618-351-7084 or 618-453-7147


Number of Participants

This program is based upon a minimum of ten participants.

Program Charge

Total Program charge is $2,880.

Cost Includes: To be announced.

Other Costs-What is not Included


Payment Plan
Installment 1 -  $150 due March 1st
Installment 2 - $1,000 due March 15th
Installment 3 - $1,730 due April 1st

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for SIU Carbondale students and requires full-time registration and other conditions. You should consult the Financial Aid office to get an estimate of what you might have available. Programs that take place at the end of the Fall semester are considered a part of the Spring term. Programs that take place after the end of the Spring semester are considered Fall term.

Study abroad has scholarships that are available for SIU undergraduate students.  You can apply for those here “Salukis Abroad Scholarship”.





Application Deadline and Procedure

Applications are due by March 1, although earlier application is advised. We cannot guarantee that spaces will still be available by this time.
Note:  We cannot guarantee that there will still be spaces available at this date.  Early application is advised.

There is a $150, non-refundable application charge due upon applying for this program and is included in the total program cost.  The application charge will need to be paid by check or money order at the Study Abroad Office in Woody Hall once you have submitted your application online.

To apply, click on “Apply Now” at the top or bottom of the program description and log in using your SIU network ID. 
Please contact Study Abroad Programs, or 618-453-7670 for assistance.


Cancellation Policy
The following cancellation policies apply to all programs with the exceptions noted:
90+ days before departure: $50 application charge plus any non-refundable charges
60+ days before departure: $100 plus any non-refundable charges
30+ days before departure: $150 plus any non-refundable charges
Up to day of departure: $200 plus any non-refundable charges
After departure: no refunds

Specific programs may have a different cancellation timetable which overrides the standard policy.

Programs, whether SIU Global Seminars or affiliated study abroad providers, may require an additional non-refundable payment. That should be listed in their program information and is considered as part of the non-refundable charges. Other non-refundable items include (but are not restricted to) such items as airline tickets, hotel deposits and similar items. Generally speaking, we can only refund what we can recover. All program rate are subject to change based on unavoidable cost changes.


Withdraw Policy

Please contact us immediately if you are unable to participate in a program. It is the applicant's responsibility to notify Study Abroad Programs and the instructor about withdrawals. This must be done in writing--e-mail is acceptable--as well as withdrawing through MyStudyAbroad. You will be considered as a continuing participant until you notify us. If you need to withdraw, it is in your best interests to withdraw as soon as possible and to verify that we have received your written notice. 

Please follow the application instructions in the brochure below.

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