Table of Contents
I. BERLIN PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION 3
II. BERLIN PROGRAM CALENDAR 2012/2013 4
III. GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION 4
I) ARRIVAL 4
II) BEFOREDEPARTURE 5
IV. IMMIGRATIONAND VISA MATTERS—GERMANY 6
I) GERMAN VISA REGULATIONS-‐-‐‐ FAQS 7
V. HEALTH ABROAD 9
VI. SAFETY AND SECURITY ABROAD 14
VII.SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION 18
I) BERLINPROGRAMACADEMICS 18
II) ARRIVALIN BERLIN 18
III) LIVING IN BERLIN 20
Helpful BOSP Contacts:
Tori Wilhelmsen Alyssa Poey
Orientation Coordinator Enrollment Services Coordinator
(visas, materials etc.) (applications, waitlist, etc.)
(650) 736-‐-‐-‐2038 (650) 725-‐-‐-‐6769
BOSP Fax Number: (650) 725-‐-‐-‐7355 Website: http://bosp.stanford.edu/orientation
I. Berlin Program Contact Information
STANFORD IN BERLIN PROGRAM
14195 Berlin, Germany
Tel: (49) (30) 834 096 330
Fax: (49) (30) 834 096 340
Dr. Karen Kramer, Director
firstname.lastname@example.org-‐-‐-‐berlin.deTel: (49) (30) 834 096 333
Maria-‐-‐‐Elisabeth Biege, Associate Director
email@example.com-‐-‐-‐berlin.deTel: (49) (30) 834 096 331
Georg Eppenstein, Hausmeister and Technology Assistant
firstname.lastname@example.org-‐-‐-‐berlin.deTel: (49) (30) 834 096 334
Dr. Wolf-‐-‐‐Dietrich Junghanns, Internship Program Coordinator
email@example.com-‐-‐-‐berlin.deTel: (49) (30) 834 096 332
Edeltraut Krüger, Financial and Facilities Officer
firstname.lastname@example.org-‐-‐-‐berlin.de Tel: (49) (30) 834 096 337
Jutta Ley, Student Services Coordinator and Internship Assistant
email@example.com-‐-‐-‐berlin.deTel: (49) (30) 834 096 338
Faculty in Residence
Winter Quarter 2012/13
Orrin Robinson, German Studies
II. Berlin Program Calendar 2012/2013
Arrival Date: Thursday January 3
Orientation: Thursday – Monday January 3-‐7
First Day of Classes: Monday January 7
Last Day of Classes: Friday March 15
Final Examinations: Monday-‐-‐-‐ Wednesday March 18-‐20
Last Night of Residence: Wednesday March 20
Date of Departure: Thursday March 21
III. General Program Information
You are responsible for making and paying for your own flight arrangements. BOSP recommends
that you book a round-‐-‐-‐trip, not just a one-‐-‐-‐way, reservation. Having a round-‐-‐-‐trip ticket will help you
with immigration and visas. Immigration officials may require seeing some evidence that you are
leaving the country at the end of your stay.
You are required to arrive on or before the stated arrival date and depart on or after the stated
departure date. See above program calendar for those dates. In most cases it is not possible to make
special arrangements for other travel plans to arrive late or depart early.
Detailed arrival instructions for your program are located farther down in this
packet. Luggage and Packing
Always plan to pack lighter than what you think you will need. It is most often possible to purchase
items in abroad. Please check ahead of time how many pieces of luggage you are allowed to bring
and/or how many kilos or pounds of luggage will be transported free of charge by your airline. This
is especially important if you choose to travel around by plane either before arrival, or before
returning home. Within Europe, carriers often go by kilos (limit is 20 kilos), whereas
transcontinental flights usually allow a certain number of pieces. There may be extra charges for
excess kilos, and rates for this service tend to be high.
Travel and Transportation
Avoid very reduced airfares on risky airlines with little or no flexibility, reduced hostel/room costs
in unsafe conditions, credit card use while traveling (cloning, etc.), eating in unhygienic conditions,
all just to save a couple of dollars. This is particularly important when making reservations before
traveling with insufficient information. Many students arrive with horror stories of delayed or
cancelled flights, lost luggage, airport transfers and shady hostels when they ignore this advice.
Understanding local transportation is the responsibility of the student. Research the available
reliable transportation options and understand the limitations, such as when the last bus leaves for
the evening. Do not hitchhike or accept rides from strangers.
Because of the risks associated with driving under unfamiliar road conditions (including
signage and rules of the road), Stanford strongly advises against driving abroad.
For information on traffic-‐-‐-‐related safety conditions in countries abroad, including bus safety
information in your host country, please consult the Association for Safe International Road Travel
All students must have cell phones that operate in their abroad locations. Most students purchase
these cell phones upon arrival. Newer U.S. mobile phones that can operate on any of the three
wireless frequencies in place worldwide are becoming more common in the US. However, global
roaming rates still remain quite high, so be sure to check with your phone company to learn all of
the rules before you go abroad.
ii) Before Departure
Remember that your family and friends would love to share in your overseas experience. Therefore
it is absolutely necessary that you create a regular communication plan before you go abroad! It
is a good idea to figure out a reliable method of communication (such as e-‐-‐-‐mail, phone, or mail) with
your loved ones so that they can contact you easily. Host families will not allow their student to make
long distance calls from their family phone. Students in the past have used weekly emails, Skype or
even Facebook to update their friends and family about their whereabouts and their study abroad
BOSP complies with federal law regarding privacy of student’ records (The Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act of 1974), which means that we communicate directly with you, the student,
and cannot discuss any details about your overseas experience with your parents without your
written consent. We are delighted that your parents are interested to share in your BOSP experience.
However, if they have questions or concerns, please have them share them with you and then you, as
the student, can contact us directly. To keep them informed, please refer them to the “Parents and
Family” section of the BOSP website located at:
You should have more than one source of money while you are studying abroad. Bring at least a
major credit card and/or an ATM card. Make sure your credit cards and ATM cards are
activated for international use. Inform your bank of your itinerary, and in what countries and
cities you will be likely to access your accounts. Write down all of your credit card numbers and
keep these numbers separate from your cards. Leave a copy of the numbers (along with a copy
of your passport and any visas) with someone you trust and whom you can easily reach while
you are abroad. Savings accounts are very difficult to access from abroad. If possible, arrange
for web access to your bank accounts. Do not carry all of your cards and cash in the same wallet
and consider using a money belt or pouch to protect your valuables. Research the currency and
bank practices of the country such as what time banks close and what currency is accepted. Do
not exchange money with an individual on the street and do not provide complete credit card
information on-line or via fax.
IV. Immigration and Visa Matters—Germany
It is the responsibility of the student to understand the laws and immigration regulations
of the host country for their respective citizenships and to abide by all such laws and
A passport is a travel document that functions as an official form of identification and allows the
bearer to enter and leave most foreign countries. Every BOSP participant MUST have a signed
passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the scheduled RETURN date from the overseas
program. In some cases, such as for programs that require visas, the length of validity may be longer.
If you need to apply for a U.S. passport, please request expedited service to ensure that your passport
will arrive before the required materials deadline. To apply for or to renew a U.S. passport, go to
http://travel.state.gov/. Do not forget to make a photocopy of your passport before you depart and
leave it at home with family or friends in case your passport is lost or stolen overseas.
Non-‐-‐-‐U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents:
Please make sure that you notify the Orientation Coordinator in the BOSP office of your nationality
shortly after you are accepted to the Program. Visa applications for non-‐-‐-‐U.S. citizens often involve
a processing time of up to three months; you may also need a visa for the country to which the
group will travel on the “Will Trip on European Expansion”.
All participating non-‐-‐-‐US citizens who are studying at Stanford on a F-‐-‐-‐1 or J-‐-‐-‐1 status, need to
equest a “travel signature” on their DS-‐-‐-‐2019 (formerly IAP-‐-‐-‐66) or I-‐-‐-‐20 from Bechtel International
Center before departure. You will be permitted to re-‐-‐‐enter the US on the same student status
only if you get this signature before you leave. For more information go to the Bechtel
International Center at Stanford University website:
A visa is an endorsement or stamp inserted by consular officials of a foreign country into a passport
that legally authorizes the bearer to visit, study, reside, or work in that foreign country for a
specified time period. For the purposes of the Bing Overseas Studies Program, the majority of visa
applications made by Stanford students are student visas.
BOSP Centers where a visa is SOMETIMES REQUIRED:
Berlin, Florence, Madrid, Paris, Cape Town
BOSP Centers where a visa is ALWAYS REQUIRED:
Australia, Beijing, Kyoto, Moscow
Non-‐-‐-‐U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents:
Depending on their nationality, non-‐-‐-‐U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States are
normally required to apply for a visa for all of our overseas programs. With a typically longer
processing time of at least 6-‐-‐-‐8 weeks, it is essential that non-‐-‐-‐U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent
residents notify the Orientation Coordinator of their immigration status as early as possible in the
Orientation Quarter in order to facilitate the visa application process.
i) German Visa Regulations-‐-‐‐ FAQs
The following answers are not BOSP policies, they are immigration regulations. U.S. citizens
should consult the webpage on the US Dept. of State website specific to U.S. travel in Germany,
Who does NOT need a visa ?
U.S. citizens (and a few other nationalities—please consult the German Consulate website or
contact the Orientation Coordinator at BOSP) may travel to Germany (and the Schengen area) for
up to 90-‐-‐-‐days without visa.
U.S. citizens have a visa waiver with the Schengen area (see appendix for Schengen Fact Sheet) that
allows you to travel in the Schengen area without a visa for 90 days in a 180-‐-‐-‐day period. You
CANNOT overstay the 90 days. Our program is 78 days which means you can remain in the
Schengen area for a total of 12 additional days in the same 180-‐-‐-‐day period without a visa. Any
travel beyond 90 days is at your own risk. You should know that you could be detained and fined at
passport control upon departing the Schengen area if you've overstayed the 90 days.
Only students participating in the Krupp Internship and those staying an additional quarter in Berlin
will get a “Permit to Stay” upon arrival in Berlin and will be able to stay in the Schengen area beyond
the 90 days.
Who needs a visa ?
Non-‐-‐-‐US citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents need visas to enter Germany. They need to apply for
their visa for Germany far in advance. Please check with the BOSP Orientation Coordinator and the
German consulate. Please make sure to also apply for the appropriate visa for your group’s Will Field
Trip (these trips usually go to new EU member countries, and EU candidate countries – the BOSP
Orientation coordinator will be able to give you details.) Please know that you will need to apply for
two different visas, and that processing time will be involved – time during which you will not have
I am planning to stay in Berlin for a second quarter of study, AND/ OR will participate in the
Krupp Internship Program later – what do I need to do?
To stay longer than 90 days for either a Krupp internship or second quarter in Berlin, you will
definitely need a visa.
1. If you are a U.S. citizen, you will be able to apply for a “Permit to Stay” in Berlin, soon after
your arrival. Berlin Center staff will assist you in the application process on site if you
intend to stay on for a subsequent quarter and/or participate in the Krupp Internship
Program. The Berlin staff WILL NOT assist students who are not participating in a second
quarter in Berlin or a Krupp internship apply for a “Permit to Stay.”
Please note that the application for a “Permit to Stay” requires that you provide a proof of
health insurance for the entire time span – from the beginning of your first quarter(s) of
study in Berlin all the way through the final day of your Krupp Internship (even if you will be
outside of Germany for a period in-‐-‐-‐between). For example, if you will be studying in Berlin in
the Fall, but won’t start your internship until the Summer, your proof of health insurance
must cover Fall Quarter and extend over the entire time span including the summer of the
following year. The ID card issued by your health insurance provider will not be sufficient for
the “Permit to Stay” application process. A formal letter from your health insurance
provider is required. Please make sure to procure it early enough, i.e., before you leave
2. Non-‐-‐-‐U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents: Since you will need a visa to enter
Germany in the first place, make sure that you apply for a D (National) Student visa. A D
(National) Student visa will allow you to extend your stay in country to participate in a
Krupp internship. If you would like to do more than one quarter of the academic program in
Berlin, you would note that on your visa application. DO NOT INCLUDE THE DATES OF
YOUR KRUPP INTERNSHIP IN YOUR VISA APPLICATION!
Who obtains the visa?
You do. BOSP will issue the letter of enrollment needed for the visa application.
What kind of visa should I get?
You should apply for a D (National) Student visa in most cases, though in very few cases you can
apply for a C (Schengen) Student visa. If you are concerned about which visa you should apply for,
please contact the Orientation Coordinator.
How do I apply for the visa?
You make an appointment with the German consulate in San Francisco. You will need to take a
letter of enrollment (issued by BOSP Orientation Coordinator only if requested by the student)
and some other documentation as outlined in the consulate’s website.
How long does the visa process take?
It can take up to three months or longer to process, so please notify the Orientation Coordinator at
BOSP right away in order to get your letter of enrollment so that you can apply early.
German Consulate Phone (415) 353-‐-‐-‐0303 (Visa Section)
1960 Jackson St. Fax (415) 353-‐-‐-‐0340
(Visa/Passport) San Francisco, CA 94109 Website:
Visa regulations are subject to change at any time with no advance notice. You are
responsible for knowing and abiding by all current regulations.
V. Health Abroad
Health Insurance Coverage
As a participant in the Bing Overseas Studies Program, you are required to have medical insurance
• International coverage for medical treatment for the entire duration of your program and
for all countries in which you intend to travel
• Medical evacuation
• Repatriation of remains
Coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation of remains pays for transport to your home
country in case of severe illness, injury, or death. The latter two clauses may not be part of your
regular policy, and may have to be purchased as a supplement. Students can fulfill the health
insurance requirement by purchasing one of the two choices of coverage listed below:
Cardinal Care Coverage
Students who are covered under Cardinal Care will sufficiently satisfy the three categories of
coverage listed above.
Coverage begins on September 1st. Every student will be enrolled automatically in this plan for the
full year unless waived via Axess.
For more information go to http://vaden.stanford.edu/insurance.html
Insurance Office Location: Vaden Health Center, 866 Campus Drive
Office Hours: Mon-‐-‐-‐Fri, 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Private Health Insurance Coverage
Students who are covered under a private health insurance plan must make sure that they satisfy
the three categories of coverage listed above.
In most cases, private health insurance only satisfies the first category, “International Coverage for
Medical Treatment.” In order to satisfy the other two categories, “medical evacuation” and
“repatriation of remains,” a BOSP participant can purchase an International Student Identity Card
(benefits outlined below) or supplemental insurance of your choice that covers the last two
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) can be purchased online or at the Overseas Resource
Center in Bechtel (cost: approximately $24). The ISIC card provides some very basic travel insurance
in addition to student discounts on plane tickets, museums, and other amenities. The following
benefits and services are included with your ISIC card.
Please see: https://www.myisic.com/MyISIC/Travel/Main.aspx?MenuID=5004 for more
information about these following benefits and services.
a. $300,000 Emergency Evacuation
b. $25,000 Repatriation of Remains
c. $25,000 Accident Medical Expense
d. $5,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment – Air
e. $1,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment – All Other
f. $500 Lost Document Replacement (includes your ISIC card)
g. $165 Per day Sickness & Hospital Benefit (up to 61 days)
h. $100 Baggage Delay
i. $100 Travel Delay (domestic ONLY)
j. Included – Travel Guard Assistance
During the Program
It is important to know that all medical expenses abroad are paid out of pocket by the student.
Please consider how you would access funds to pay for such expenses.
If at any time you need to seek medical care during the program you should contact the program staff.
The staff in the program center will provide you with information about local medical facilities during
If you are in need of medical assistance, let your program staff know as soon as possible. The
conditions of overseas medical facilities and how health care is afforded often have marked
differences from U.S. practice. The concept of when expert attention and medical intervention is
warranted may be different than in the United States. If you need a doctor’s attention while you are
traveling away from the campus overseas, you may ask for a “western style” hospital in order to
eceive western-‐-‐-‐style care.
Non-‐-‐-‐emergency visit: If you need to be seen for a non-‐-‐-‐emergency visit, you should contact the
program staff first who can refer you to a local medical facility. If you are on Cardinal Care you must
coordinate care with On Call International, the travel insurance provider. If you are privately
covered, go to your appointment, save all receipts and contact your insurance provider about
reimbursement. In most cases, the cost for a non-‐-‐-‐emergency visit will be less than your deductible
and therefore not reimbursable.
Medical emergency: Students on Cardinal Care must contact On Call International to coordinate
care. Claims for services not arranged by On Call International will NOT be accepted or reimbursed.
Students with private insurance should coordinate emergency care with International SOS.
It is the student’s responsibility to know the terms of their insurance policy and understand the
claim procedure and reimbursement process.
Health Planning and Risks
Students on international programs should be aware that attitudes toward medical
conditions, disabilities, and psychological conditions vary by culture and under the laws of the host
countries. These differences impact the level of treatment and accommodation available abroad.
Students should give serious consideration to their health and personal circumstances when
accepting a place in a program.
Because Stanford wants you to enjoy a successful and rewarding study abroad experience, we
encourage you to disclose your medical conditions and or accommodation requests at the time of
acceptance and no later than the Required Materials deadline (the third Friday of the quarter). The
information you provide is considered confidential and will be shared only with those individuals
who will need to know. If you choose not to request an accommodation, Stanford will not be able to
provide you with arrangements after the start of the program.
Stanford will work to assure reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities
(e.g. physical, learning, psychiatric, visual or hearing conditions). If you presently require such
arrangements, please let us know so that we can work towards making suitable arrangements while
you are abroad. Students with medical conditions should consult with their families and personal
physicians for ways to manage their conditions while overseas.
Physical and Psychological Considerations
Studying abroad can be stressful. Mild physical or psychological disorders that may be under
control at home can become serious under the additional stresses of adjusting to a new culture. If
you have a physical or psychological concern that requires constant treatment or surveillance by a
doctor, you should consult with your physician about the prospect of studying abroad and the
consequences of cultural adjustment and different medical practices. If you are concerned about
these issues, you are welcome to speak with the BOSP Residence Dean, Arcadio Morales. He can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and at (650)-‐-‐-‐723-‐-‐-‐3297.
If you have had psychological difficulties currently or in the past, talk with someone at Counseling
and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Vaden Health Center before deciding to study abroad.
Consultation with CAPS is confidential, unless you specifically ask that Overseas Studies be alerted.
You can reach CAPS 24-‐-‐-‐hours a day at (650) 723-‐-‐-‐3785. Finally, please notify the on-‐-‐-‐site program
director or staff of any illness/medical condition so that they are informed and can help you in case
of an emergency.
Thinking About Alcohol and Drugs Abroad
As soon as you leave the United States you are subject to the laws of the country you are traveling to.
Alcohol and other drug laws will vary depending on where you study abroad. Some countries are
stricter than others when it comes to public intoxication and drug use. The best resources for finding
out local laws and policies will be your local program staff, the American Embassy/Consulate in your
host country, and the US Department of State Travel website. Check out this site for specific
information about laws for the country you will be visiting:
As you know, even though you’re not on the farm, you’re still expected to uphold the Fundamental
Standard, the Honor Code AND the Student Alcohol Policy at all times while you are away. As Stanford
students, you are always representing Stanford University no matter where you go.
Top things to consider when drinking alcohol abroad
• Consider how laws regarding alcohol and other drug use vary by country and are often times
more severe than in the US.
• Alcohol concentrations might be stronger in some countries. For example, one beer made in
Belgium might have a stronger effect on you than the same brand of beer made in the US.
• Keep in mind that students are representing Stanford University while abroad and the purpose
of this experience is to provide students with a rich learning environment.
Whether you choose to drink or not, it is important that you stay safe and look out for one another. At
Stanford we have a culture of taking care of one another. It is important to continue that culture at
each of our abroad programs. Be sure to stick together and don’t be afraid to say something to your
friend or the local program staff if your friend is engaging in harmful behavior.
Fill all your prescriptions before you leave and make sure you bring a sufficient supply to last during
your time overseas, along with a doctor’s note or the original prescription to avoid problems with
customs. Discuss this in advance with your doctor and insurance provider before you go. You cannot
have prescription medications mailed to you overseas. Be sure to take a copy of the full prescription
drug name (preferably generic, if possible) with you in your hand luggage in case your medication is
stolen, or expires.
*See the website of the embassy for your program location for common prescriptions that are
banned from your program location. *
Make an appointment early in your Orientation Quarter with the on-‐-‐-‐campus Vaden Health Center
Travel Clinic at (650) 498-‐-‐-‐2336 ext. 1 or your personal doctor to discuss any health concerns you
may have before going abroad. Plan to do this early, because you may choose to have immunizations
that need to be administered several weeks before you leave in order to be effective. Depending on
the vaccinations administered, costs for Cardinal Care students range from $0-‐-‐-‐$260. If you are not
covered under Cardinal Care and wish to have a vaccination done at the Vaden Health Center, add on
approximately $30 for each scheduled vaccination cost. You should ask for “International Certificates
of Vaccination” (yellow pamphlet). They may also be ordered by calling the CDC at 202.512.1800.
Keep this with your passport while overseas to show what vaccinations you have had and leave with
your family at home.
If you are traveling from your BOSP destination to another international location be aware of local
health conditions abroad. You should be especially aware of any public health service
recommendations or advisories. For current health conditions and recommended vaccinations
contact the country desk at the State Department (202.647.4000), or the Centers for Disease Control
at http://www.cdc.gov/. Some countries may require an AIDS test before letting you enter. Please
check into this before you arrive at the airport because they will turn you away if you do not have the
*It is your responsibility to obtain the proper vaccinations. *
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Lack of adequate protection in situations where you could contract a sexually transmitted
disease can lead to serious complications. If you think that you may have contracted an STD, see
a doctor recommended by your program. Do not put this visit off because you are unsure or
because you are embarrassed; the doctor has treated such problems before.
If you intend to be sexually active overseas, please bring your own supply of contraceptives.
Condoms, diaphragms, and other contraceptive devices may be difficult to obtain overseas. The
program staff and/or local doctor can assist you in finding appropriate information. Any
discussion with the staff will be confidential.
If you have specific allergies which are debilitating or life-‐-‐-‐threatening, or have a medical condition
that is not immediately apparent or easily identifiable (such as diabetes, allergies to drugs, epilepsy,
etc.), wear a Medic Alert bracelet obtained from the Medic Alert Foundation, 2323 Colorado Ave.,
Turlock, CA 95382-‐-‐-‐
2018; (800) 432-‐-‐-‐5378 or http://www.medicalert.org. Notify the director of your program, the
office administrator, and friends traveling with you.
***Internship Participants: All students who participate in the Krupp Internship Program will need
to provide a proof of coverage letter to secure a permit to stay and internship permit. Students on
private insurance must contact their provider and request a letter that states they are covered
internationally for the time span they spend abroad.
VI. Safety and Security Abroad
The BOSP staff are familiar with Stanford University’s safety and security policies. In addition, they
keep a close watch on the situation in their specific location. Their knowledge of locale and long
experience in hosting Stanford students overseas make them an excellent source of advice on
behaviors you may want to avoid and situations in which you should be careful. Do not hesitate to
call on them for information.
In general, keep the following guidance in mind:
• Do not walk in unfamiliar areas of the city at night or accept rides from strangers.
• Be careful with money in public.
• The less you stand out the safer you will be.
• Never leave your bags or any personal belongings unattended. If anything is lost or
stolen report it to the local police. It is also necessary to report the loss of travelers
check to the nearest issuing office and passports to both the local police and then to
the consulate to apply for a new one
• Be sure your program director knows where you will be traveling and when, in case
you must be contacted.
The US State Department’s website (see links below) is a resource for information on issues related to
US citizens traveling internationally.
In compliance with Stanford’s International Travel Policy, BOSP will not send undergraduate
students to countries for which the State Department has issued a Travel Warning. This
applies to program locations as well as to field trip destinations.
Worldwide Assistance & Emergency Evacuation Services
All Stanford students on BOSP programs will be covered by International SOS Worldwide Assistance
& Emergency Evacuation Services. The services provided by International SOS range from telephone
advice and referrals to full-‐-‐-‐scale evacuation by private air ambulance for medical necessity. This
coverage does not provide health and medical coverage overseas. You remain responsible for
ensuring that you have such coverage in the countries and for the duration of your travels.
In case of emergency, International SOS information can be found at:
Further information about ISOS and Stanford University is available at:
Please be aware that some of ISOS’s services carry additional charges. Should you request a service
which has an additional charge, ISOS will inform you in advance and will require a credit card
number in order to activate the service. If, in the event of an emergency, Stanford provides the
financial guarantee to ISOS on your behalf, the University will bill you for this charge upon receipt of
the actual amount by ISOS. Please know that such charges may not be billed until after you return
from the trip abroad.
Cultural Issues and Perception
Don’t assume you know and understand the local culture. Try to learn about your host culture’s
values, customs, popular culture, etc. as much as possible. Most people will experience some
difficulties adjusting to their new country and culture. This is totally normal, and should be expected.
Cultural adjustment comes in stages and people react differently to the changes. Try to look at things
from their perspective. For every behavior you don’t understand, try to figure out what its
underlying value is.
Cultural difference in interactions on romantic or sexual levels can be a problem area: some
behaviors might be very inappropriate in the US, but considered perfectly acceptable in the culture in
which you are living, and vice-‐-‐-‐versa. Sexual harassment is a particularly difficult area because of the
extreme variance in acceptable behavior between cultures. In some cultures it is difficult or
impossible for non-‐-‐-‐sexual relationships to exist between men and women. Until one is fully aware of
the cultural norms combined with the verbal and non-‐-‐-‐verbal clues that he or she is sending, one
must be very mindful of the emotions and expectations that are evolving. You are encouraged to
contact center staff to report any behaviors that you feel are sexually harassing. They will assist you
in resolving the situation in a culturally appropriate way.
Compliance with Laws
When you are in a foreign country you are subject to its laws and not protected by U.S. laws.
Ignorance of the law is not an excuse. It is important that you learn about local laws and
regulations and obey them. You are responsible for obeying all host countries’ laws and
regulations, which can be both different and stricter than in the United States. Do not assume that
you will be treated gently because you are an American.
If you become involved in a legal problem, please contact center staff immediately. Please note,
however, that it is unlikely that BOSP can intervene on your behalf if you are arrested for an illegal
Do not use illegal drugs while you are abroad. Most countries have very strict drug laws and
enforcement can result in prison sentences and even the death penalty. If you attend a party at
which others are using drugs, leave immediately. If you are arrested for drugs, the US consular
officer cannot get you released from jail.
Upon your return you may have trouble re-‐-‐-‐assimilating into American culture and campus life.
Students may have difficulty readjusting to the schedule on campus or life at home. The challenging
period of re-‐entry is inevitable and even the best prepared will have some adjustment issues.
Adjustment is a process which already starts abroad as you are planning your return; by getting
prepared for your trip back home (buying gifts for the ones you leave behind and for those back
home), and by thoughtfully and realistically getting adjusted to the different life you will have to
expect upon your return, you may take the process of “saying goodbye” and “hello” as a valuable
part of your abroad experience. Take the time to adjust and remember how you adapted when you
All programs arrange a “telephone tree” so that any urgent messages from the director can reach
all students. You will receive a copy of an emergency card, which includes phone numbers of the
program location and staff members. Emergency procedures will be explained to you during
If your physical safety is threatened and you have not been able to reach your director or the local
police in your host country, call the Stanford Operator, (650) 723-‐-‐-‐2300, and they will connect you to
the appropriate University office.
U.S. Department of State Websites:
Bureau of Consular Affairs— http://travel.state.gov/
Travel Tips for Students:
Travel with Disabilities: Mobility International: http://www.miusa.org/
Students Abroad: Disabilities:
Students Abroad: For GBLT Travelers:
International Lesbian and Gay Association:
NAFSA Rainbow SIG Student Resources http://www.indiana.edu/~overseas/lesbigay/student.htm
Students Abroad: For Women Travelers:
Advice for the Woman Traveler
Register Your Trip
If you are a U.S. citizen going abroad, you should register your trip with the U.S. Department of State
Keep a printout of this registration with you overseas.
BOSP Participation Agreement, Fundamental Standard, and Honor Code
In signing the BOSP contract, you agreed to uphold the Fundamental Standard and Honor Code while
abroad. A copy of these documents is included in the Appendix for your reference.
VII. Specific Program Information
i) Berlin Program Academics
The academic objective of the Berlin Program is to offer students an in-‐-‐-‐depth perspective into
the historical and contemporary dynamics of this ever-‐-‐-‐changing city.
The Berlin Program’s Krupp Internship Program (full-‐-‐-‐time, paid internships during any quarter
following a quarter of study in the Berlin Program) aims to give students access to a rich
international experience, contributing to future career goals, language development, and an
enhanced understanding of the world.
Courses and Course Credit Information:
For information about courses and course credit, students should consult this section of the
program’s website for further details:
Course Syllabi and Other Course Details
Students can find available course syllabi after enrollment opens on the following website:
For other details on the courses for this quarter, please email the center staff directly.
Research & Internship Opportunities:
The Program encourages students to stay for more than one quarter, and offers mentored
internships and research opportunities to students intending to spend more than one
quarter in Berlin. Please consult this section of the program website:
and the Berlin Program website:
ii) Arrival in Berlin
As soon as you have your flight or train information, please let the housing coordinator,
Edeltraut Krueger, know about your arrival date and time: email@example.com-‐-‐-‐berlin.de
On the "Day of Arrival" the center opens at 9 a.m. You are expected to arrive no later than 2
p.m. on the arrival date. Please come directly to the Center with your luggage, to meet staff,
and receive Orientation materials. Arrangements for transfer to your home stay will be made.
Contact your family at home immediately upon arrival to let them know you have arrived
For your pre-‐-‐-‐arrival preparation, we recommend the “Distributed Campus” portal. You will
find Berlin Program-‐-‐-‐specific materials prepared by the Stanford Center´s staff, and general
resource materials about living and studying in Berlin prepared by the Freie Universität. Please
fill in the registration form available under http://www.distributed-‐-‐-‐campus.organd choose
“Stanford Berlin” at “Study Abroad Program”, and a wealth of information will become
available to you.
Getting to the Stanford Center in Berlin
Best resource: the Berlin Public Transportation Authority’s (BVG) website:
http://www.bvg.de/index.php/en/index.html -‐-‐-‐ detailed information available in English.
An “Einzelfahrschein” (single ticket) will be valid for 2 hours and includes transfers, on any
means of public transportation (bus, tram, S-‐-‐-‐Bahn, U-‐-‐-‐Bahn) , going in one direction.
Closest U-‐-‐-‐Bahn (subway) station to the Stanford Center: Podbielskiallee, on U-‐-‐-‐Bahn line 3
(directions: Krumme Lanke/Nollendorfplatz). As you exit at U-‐-‐-‐Podbielskiallee, turn left into
“Im Dol”, walk about 5 minutes, until you hit the traffic light, then turn to the right onto
Pacelliallee. Entrance to the Stanford Center is through a white door on your right.
With luggage, it may be easier to come by taxi or by bus, since it is a shorter walk to the
Stanford Center from the bus station than from the U-‐-‐-‐Bahn station. Therefore, the following
instructions concentrate on bus connections.
From Flughafen Berlin Tegel (TXL)
Tegel Airport will be operating throughout 2012. The new Airport in Schoenefeld will only open
in mid-‐2013, so you will still be landing at Tegel Airport, which is located approximately 7 miles
northwest of Berlin. Taxis are available and cost 15+ euros to reach central Berlin. There is also a
JetExpressBus “TXL” which takes you downtown – to connect to bus 110, you get off at U-‐
Adenauerplatz (U-‐7) and take bus 110 heading to OSKAR-‐HELENE-‐HEIM. The Center is located at
stop “IM DOL”. When you get off the bus, just walk a few steps back and cross the street at the
junction. The entrance to the Center is a white wooden door on Pacelliallee, house ‘ 18-‐20).
From the main train station, Berlin-‐-‐‐Hauptbahnhof
Option 1) Cab will cost about EUR 25.00 – please get a receipt (“Quittung”), since the Center
will reimburse you for one arrival taxi ride, either for the cab from the airport to the Center,
OR for the cab from the Center to your home stay.
Option 2) Public transportation: Buy a “single ticket” (Einzelfahrschein) at the BVG public
transportation window and take any S-‐-‐-‐Bahn going West from “Hauptbahnhof” to the station
“Zoologischer Garten” Get off the S-‐-‐-‐Bahn here, and find the BVG bus stations in front of the train
station. Take Bus 110 going in direction “Oskar Helene Heim”. Then please follow instructions
If you should arrive at either Schönefeld airport, or any of the other train stations, take
any S-‐-‐-‐Bahn going to Bahnhof Zoo (Zoologischer Garten) and then take the bus as described
If you arrive before the scheduled day of arrival and seek temporary accommodation (or any
other type of information about Berlin), please consult http://www.Berlin.de for information
on hotels, bed-‐-‐-‐and-‐-‐-‐breakfasts, youth hostels, guesthouses and private hostels. Private hostels
are particularly popular with students and anyone traveling on a budget.
As an exception, it may be possible to move into your housing a day or two earlier. If you
would like to see whether there is a chance that this can be worked out with your home stay
host, please contact the housing coordinator, Frau Edeltraut Krueger, well ahead of time.
Hotel close to the Stanford Center
Hotel am Wilden Eber,
Warnemünder Str. 19
14199 Berlin Tel. ++49-‐-‐-‐30-‐-‐-‐897-‐-‐-‐77990, Fax ++49-‐-‐-‐30-‐-‐-‐
iii) Living in Berlin
The Berlin Center arranges home stays for all students. Most of these are with individuals,
rather than with traditional families. Housing is provided from the official Day of Arrival until
and including the Last Day of Residence, as listed in the Program Calendar.
Some Berliners have been hosting Stanford students for over 15 years and some will be hosting
students for the first time the quarter you come to Berlin. Hosts are found mostly via word-‐-‐-‐of-‐-‐-‐
mouth and private recommendations. We carefully screen all prospective hosts and try very
hard to match you with the host that seems to suit best the preferences indicated in your online
orientation form. A successful home stay depends a lot on good and frequent communication
with your host and with the Housing Coordinator, Edeltraut Krüger -‐-‐-‐ especially during the first
couple of weeks. Frau Krüger is here to assist you, and to act as a mediator between students
and hosts. Our group of hosts is composed of:
• Single parent, child or children
• Single person (male, female)
• Couple, no children
• Couple with child(ren)
Berlin is a conglomerate of many different urban centers with their own complete
infrastructure, i.e. townhalls, weekly markets, shopping areas, recreation centers, movie
theaters, etc. Geographically speaking, most of our hosts live in central areas of Berlin. Some
live closer to the Stanford Center, i.e. in the vicinity of the Freie Universitaet. All areas have
public transportation access. You will be commuting and need to budget time for this (up to 50
minutes). Upon arrival, you will receive a public transportation pass for the first month of stay,
and funds to purchase two further monthly passes. This pass will enable you to commute from
your home stay to the Stanford Center, and it allows unlimited use of all public transportation
Each student will have a single room. Just as each one of our hosts is unique, so are their
homes, and so are students´ rooms. While there is a wide variety of home stays which differ
significantly from one another, all of our hosts must meet a strict set of standards and are
carefully and closely monitored and mentored.
Sharing a home
Both you and your host are likely to lead very busy lives, and your hosts understand that you
may not be able to spend a lot of time at home. Living in a metropolis means being “on the go”.
We do our best to ensure Internet access at all home stays. Meals are not included – you will
be responsible for your own meals, and will receive “Essensgeld” (meal money) to cover
breakfast, lunch and dinner. Laundry should be done at the Center (free of charge), rather
than at the home stay.
Basic home stay guidelines (same for all home stays and students) are displayed in each
student room. Please read them carefully and ask your host for clarification if needed.
Additionally, your host may have his or her own set of expectations. Recycling and energy
conservation play a big role in German homes. It goes without saying that one should always
behave in a courteous and respectful manner and remember that one is a guest in someone
else’s home, and that assumptions and customs may differ from those one is accustomed to.
Linens, Towels and Personal Items
Both linens and towels are provided in the homestay. There is no need to bring either with you.
Keep in mind that the voltage level is 220V, so small appliances (hairdryers, alarm clocks, etc)
that do not have an attached converter will not work there. Those items can be bought in
You will be required to open a local student bank account; your "Essensgeld" (meal money) for
the entire quarter will be deposited at the beginning of the quarter onto that account.
Essensgeld (meal money) is calculated at 14.00 per day, with the Day of Arrival and the Last
Day of Residence counting as half-‐-‐-‐days. Students sometimes cook simple meals at the Center,
but it is recommended to eat lunch at the Freie Universitaet Student Union, only three bus
stops away; a good place to meet local students. -‐-‐-‐ A variety of fast food places can be found in
nearby Dahlem-‐-‐-‐Dorf. The downtown restaurant scene is as diverse as the city itself, and
restaurant or “Imbiss” (fast food) meals are quite affordable.
A limited amount of part-‐-‐-‐time work is available: a) Assistant to the Language Partner
Program and b) Hashing Manager for the student kitchen. Preference given to students on
Fianancial Aid. If interested, please apply to Maria Biege upon arrival in Berlin
Digital Library Resources
All of Stanford University’s digital library resources are available to you while you are at the
overseas campus. These resources include e-‐-‐-‐journals, e-‐-‐-‐books, and digital image collections.
These e-‐-‐-‐resources can be searched from:
Center cluster computers should be already set up to access these resources. For personal
computers, please read on for directions below.
Off-‐-‐-‐campus Access to Stanford Library's Online Databases and Journals
To use restricted databases and journals from computers outside the Stanford network, you
must connect through Stanford's authenticated proxy server. The proxy server stands between
your computer and a remote server, providing an Internet address that the server recognizes
as part of the Stanford domain and sending remote data back to your browser.
Please use the following instructions for off campus access should you want to
configure Firefox (Mac/PC) or Internet Explorer (PC) on your personal laptops if you
have not already done so: http://library.stanford.edu/apcproxy/.
Once you have configured your web browser, you can access online databases and journals from
Stanford libraries website, http://library.stanford.edu.
Monthly public transportation student passes are subsidized by 100%. A ticket for the first
month, and funds for purchasing two additional passes for the ensuing months, will be
disbursed at the beginning of the quarter. Transportation related to required course-‐-‐-‐related
activities outside Berlin, and transportation to Krupp internship interviews, are also covered
entirely by the Program.
Any cultural activities that are an integral part of courses are free of charge to students enrolled
in these courses. “Committed auditors” who are not enrolled in the course, but commit to take
part in all course-‐-‐-‐planned events/performances throughout the quarter, will receive a ticket
subsidy. – The Berlin Program Culture Subsidy is available to encourage everyone to take
advantage of Berlin´s rich High Culture offerings; subsidy options will be described on site.
Most cultural institutions in Berlin offer student reductions; an international student I.D. (ISIC)
There will be a modest co-‐-‐-‐payment toward the purchase of tickets for donor-‐-‐-‐sponsored Bing
Cultural Events (2.50 € for each of two events), and a modest contribution to any non-‐-‐-‐class-‐-‐-‐
related overnight field trips organized by the Center, such as the Will Field Trip which takes
students to member or candidate states of the European Union each quarter. If this presents a
financial hardship, an additional subsidy may be possible, if agreed upon by the Director.
Textbooks and Readers
Students in the Accelerated Beginning German Courses: please bring the appropriate German
language textbook and workbook along with you. The specific textbook and workbook are
listed on the course syllabus. For other courses, books and readers will generally be available
in Berlin. A limited number of textbooks for E40 and 50W will be on Reserve. At the end of the
quarter, during “Financial Checkout”, you will be billed for books and course materials
(copying and permission costs for readers, etc.) received during the quarter.
Any package received in Berlin from abroad with a declared value of above 40 Euros is
automatically subject to customs fees (which need to be paid by the recipient, i.e., YOU). This
is true even if the goods contained already belong to the recipient, or are used. The monetary
value declared by the sender on the package is what counts. Therefore, we strongly
recommend that you inform friends and family, or anyone likely to send a package during your
stay, that they will save you a lot of trouble and expense by only sending packages with a
declared value below 40 Euros.
Personal expenses are your responsibility and include books and related course materials, and
photocopies. Personal expenses also include extra clothing, cultural activities, photography,
dry cleaning, optional travel, cell-‐-‐-‐phones and long-‐-‐-‐distance phone charges. Especially these
latter items make it difficult to estimate a fixed amount that you will need to cover the personal
expenses of one quarter on
an overseas studies program.
The figures below are meant to give you an idea of what certain items cost in Germany. You
need to try and estimate yourself, how often you will purchase any one of these items. Good
sources of advice on this matter are the student advisors who have recently returned from your
Price per unit in Euro (EUR)
Mail a postcard home (Airmail) 0.75
A letter (Airmail) 20 grams 0.75
A local phone call 0.20
A 10 minute call to USA Pre-‐-‐‐paid card: 0.30-‐-‐‐0.50
Taxi from airport/train station to center 25.00
Train fare for a weekend 50.00 -‐-‐‐ 200.00
Public Transport within city (one month pass) 72.00
Transportation to nearest major city 50.00
Youth hostel accommodation 25.00
Museum admission as individual 10.00
Concert admission 20.00
Theater admission 20.00
Movie admission 9.00
Dinner, inexpensive 10.00
Dinner, expensive 35.00
Night club entrance fee
Athletic facility fee
80-‐-‐‐90 Euros for membership in
Sandwich at café 3.50
Cup of coffee 3.00
Beer at bar/pub 3.00
Snacks between meals 3.00
Bottle of water/soda 1.50
The Appendix now follows:
i. 2012/13 BOSP Participation Agreement
ii. The Fundamental Standard
iii. The Honor Code
iv. The Student Alcohol Policy
v. The Schengen Fact Sheet
vi. CDC Travelers’ Handout-‐-‐-‐Germany
viii. Fellowships and Grants Handout
2012-‐2013 BOSP Participation Agreement
This agreement applies to students who are studying abroad.
All students must sign the Bing Overseas Studies Program (“BOSP") Participation and Assumption of Risk,
Release of Claims, Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement (“BOSP Agreement”) as part of their
application. The parties to this agreement are the student (“Participant”),Participant’s parents or legal
guardian if Participant is under 18 years of age (all referred to hereafter jointly and severally as “Participant”)
and the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, its officers, trustees, faculty, agents,
representatives, volunteers, students and employees (collectively referred to hereafter as “Stanford”).
Participant enters into this agreement in consideration for being permitted to voluntarily participate in a Bing
Overseas Studies Program, seminar, internship, Consortium Program or activity that involves travel or
residency off the Stanford University campus (“Program”). Please read the contract carefully so that you fully
understand before signing. If you have any questions regarding the agreement you can email us at
The BOSP Agreement contains important information about the obligations and responsibilities you assume
when you are accepted to or waitlisted for a Bing Overseas Studies Program. For your application to be
complete, you or your parent or guardian if you are under the age of 18 must sign this online agreement
below, indicating that you have read and understand this agreement and agree to abide by all its terms and
If accepted or waitlisted to a Bing Overseas Studies Program. I agree to all of the following terms and
conditions. I understand that if my circumstances change and I am no longer able to meet the obligations and
responsibilities described in this the BOSP Agreement, I must notify the Bing Overseas Studies Program
immediately and that, as a result, I may be required to withdraw from the program and to pay late
1. Standards: I will uphold and abide by all Stanford policies, rules, and regulations, including but not limited
to Stanford's Honor Code, Fundamental Standard, and Code of Conduct. I understand that any perceived
violations of the above policies may give rise to a complaint being filed with the Judicial Affairs Office for
possible investigation. I also understand and agree to abide by the policies of collaborating institutions (if
any). I promise to act responsibly and will become informed of, and will abide by, all such laws, regulations,
policies and standards. I agree that Stanford has the right to enforce all standards of conduct described above.
I also understand that I am subject to the laws and immigration regulations of the host country and agree to
abide by all such laws and regulations. I am responsible for completing all the necessary steps to obtain a visa
(if required) in a timely manner and am responsible for associated costs and for complying with the term of
the visa. I understand that I am fully responsible for the visa process and Stanford University cannot
guarantee that the appropriate visa will be issued to me. It is further understood that in the event of arrest
Stanford University has no obligation to provide legal assistance and, based on local laws and practices, any
assistance Stanford University may elect to provide may be limited. I understand that my acceptance into the
program may be withdrawn or I may be dismissed from the program for reasons including, but not limited to,
if 1) I violate University policy, 2) I present a substantial risk of harm to self or others or engage in actions
endangering to others or myself, 3) my conduct is considered to be disruptive, detrimental or incompatible
with the best interest and welfare of the program; 4). I am unable to participate meaningfully in education
activities; and/or (5) I require a level of care from BOSP that exceeds the resources and staffing that BOSP can
be expected to provide. I further agree, if dismissed from the program, to be responsible for all costs incurred
in returning to the United States or my country of origin.
2. Eligibility: I also understand that I am not eligible to participate in any Bing Overseas Studies Program
while a freshman (44 or fewer academic units, less than one year in residence) or if I am on provisional
registration or on University suspension for any reason. If I am on probation, my participation requires the
approval of a professional advisor at Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR), a Residence Dean, and the
Bing Overseas Studies Program. I am ineligible to participate in an Overseas Seminar if I have previously
participated in an Overseas Seminar.
3. Participation Requirements: I will complete and pass the minimum language or academic prerequisite
prior to the first day of the quarter in an overseas program or the arrival date for an Overseas Seminar,
Special Program, and/or Consortium Program. I will be in good academic standing prior to the first day of the
start of my overseas program. I understand that if I cannot meet these prerequisites I must immediately
notify the Bing Overseas Studies Program. I understand that if I fail to provide timely notice or at the sole
discretion of the Bing Overseas Studies Program after providing timely notice I may be involuntarily
withdrawn from the program and subject to late withdrawal penalties. I will attend all scheduled BOSP
orientation sessions (or scheduled make-‐up sessions). I will submit all required materials by the deadline
established by the Bing Overseas Studies Program. I understand that if I fail to attend a scheduled orientation
session or fail to submit all required materials to BOSP by the established deadline, I must immediately notify
the Bing Overseas Studies Program. I understand that if I fail to provide timely notice or at the sole discretion
of the Bing Overseas Studies Program after providing timely notice I may be involuntarily withdrawn from
the program and subject to applicable late withdrawal penalties.
If participating in the Krupp Internship Program, I declare that I commit to completing an internship in
Germany and that I will not apply concurrently for other internships in the United States or elsewhere.
I attest that I am physically and mentally capable of participating in the Program and living or traveling
outside of the United States and have no known health restrictions that might jeopardize my safety or health
or the safety or health of others during their participation in the Program.
4. Academic Requirements: I will enroll in and will complete a minimum of 12 units of coursework from
courses offered by the Program each quarter, including the appropriate language coursework where
relevant. I will enroll in and complete all predetermined required courses offered by the Program during the
quarter; in Australia, this includes all five courses, 16 units, in the set curriculum. I will be responsible for the
costs of any instruction outside of the normal framework of the Program.
If participating in an Overseas Seminar, I will enroll in any required prerequisite course(s), enroll in the
seminar and will complete 2 units of coursework, as determined by the Seminar Leader. I will be responsible
for the costs of any instruction outside of the normal framework of my seminar.
If participating in a Special Program, I will enroll in any required prerequisite course(s), enroll in the program
and will complete the required units of coursework, as determined by the Program Leader. I will be
responsible for the costs of any instruction outside of the normal framework of my program.
5. Insurance: I agree to obtain and maintain in effect for the full duration of my Bing Overseas Studies
Program (and, if asked, provide proof in documentation acceptable to Stanford University) Stanford Cardinal
Care (student health insurance) or health insurance coverage equal to or greater than that offered by the
Stanford Cardinal Care plan. Said coverage shall, at a minimum, include coverage for medical care and
treatment outside the United States and coverage for both medical evacuation and repatriation of remains. I
will be solely responsible for payment-‐in-‐full of all costs for medical care I may receive overseas and/or for
medical evacuation and/or repatriation of remains and waive any right to hold Stanford University and its
agents and employees responsible for any such costs.
6. Medical Emergency Authorization: I understand and agree that if, during participation in the Program,
Stanford learns that I am experiencing serious health problems, have suffered an injury, or an otherwise in a
situation that raises significant health and safety concerns, Stanford may contact the person whose name I
have provided as an “emergency contact.” I hereby give permission for Stanford or its representative to
provide immediate and reasonable emergency care should it be required.
7. Tuition, Housing, and Fees:
Bing Overseas Studies Programs (quarter-‐length programs):
For each quarter I am enrolled in a full quarter Bing Overseas Studies Program, I will pay regular,
undergraduate Stanford tuition and the Overseas Fee (room, board, and program costs) by the Stanford
home-‐campus payment deadline. BOSP will make arrangements for my housing for the duration of the
program, from the scheduled arrival date through the last day of residence for each quarter of my program
and will provide for approximately 19 meals per week, either as meals or as a meal stipend. It shall be the
sole discretion of BOSP whether I am provided with meals or a stipend, and the amount of the stipend, if any. I
am responsible for meals and lodging costs at all other times including inter-‐quarter breaks. I am fully
responsible for all incidental costs incurred while participating in a BOSP program, including but not limited
to airfare to and from the program location.
For participation in an Overseas Seminar, I will pay the published Overseas Seminar Fee, or arrange to have it
covered in part or in full with funds provided by the Financial Aid Office. While attending an Overseas
Seminar, BOSP will make arrangements for my housing from the scheduled arrival date through the last day
of the seminar, and will provide for approximately 19 meals per week, either as meals or as a stipend. It shall
be the sole discretion of BOSP whether I am provided with meals or a stipend, and the amount of the stipend,
if any. I am responsible for meals and lodging costs at all other times. I am fully responsible for all incidental
costs incurred while participating in an Overseas Seminar, including but not limited to airfare to and from the
For participation in the Special Program, I will pay the published Special Program Fee, or arrange to have it
covered in part or in full with funds provided by the Financial Aid Office. While attending a Special Program,
BOSP will make arrangements for my housing from the scheduled arrival date through the last day of the
program, and will provide for predetermined number of meals per week, either as meals or as a stipend. It
shall be the sole discretion of BOSP whether I am provided with meals or a stipend, and the amount of the
stipend, if any. I am responsible for all incidental costs incurred while participating in a Special Program,
including but not limited to airfare to and from the program location.
For participation in a Consortium Program, I will pay regular, undergraduate Stanford tuition and program
fees stipulated by the Consortium Program by the Stanford home-‐campus payment deadline and/or the
payment deadline established by the respective Consortium Program, whichever is earlier. I am fully
responsible for all incidental costs incurred while participating in a Consortium Program, including but not
limited to airfare to and from the program location.
8. Arrival and Departure: I will arrive at the designated overseas site no later than the designated arrival
date specified by BOSP unless I have advance, written permission from the Program Director to arrive at a
later time. Such requests should be made no later than sixty (60) days prior to the designated arrival date. I
will depart the designated overseas site no earlier than the last day of residence specified by BOSP unless I
have advance, written permission from the Program Director to depart at an earlier time. I understand that
Stanford University, the Bing Overseas Studies Program, and the overseas program staff assume no
responsibility for knowing my whereabouts at any time. If participating in an Overseas Seminar, I will arrive
at the seminar site no later than the designated start date and stay until the designated seminar end date.
9. Assumption of Risk: I expressly understand and agree that the Program presents risks to me and my
property and that Stanford cannot guarantee my safety. I understand and agree that the Program activities
may be dangerous and may involve risks to personal safety and physical risks which can range from (but are
not limited to): minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, and sprains to catastrophic injuries, including
paralysis and death. I understand and agree that the Program involves international travel and may involve
unfamiliar or different terrain, customs, climate, food and drink, laws, social and sexual mores, sports
practices, rules and regulations, communications, criminal and law enforcement activities, disability access,
driving practices and road conditions, premises conditions and/or maintenance. Risks may also include:
disease, inadequate health care, natural disasters, acts of God, war, civil unrest, terrorism, kidnapping and
assault, physical violence, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, short and/or long term disability, loss of income and/or
career and earning opportunities.
I am responsible for researching and evaluating the risks I may face and am responsible for my actions. Any
activities that I may take part in, whether as a component of the Program or separate from it, will be
considered to have been undertaken with my approval and understanding of any and all risks involved. This
includes, but is not limited to, risks associated with the consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or drugs or
other intoxicants, property loss, injury to person or property, or death arising out of traffic accidents, assault,
and theft or other activities. I acknowledge that I have reviewed the advisories posted by The United States
Department of State currently located at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_1168.html and
by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control health advisory at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/.
I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to take every precaution to safeguard my health and personal
belongings from damage or theft. I acknowledge that Stanford recommends that I never travel alone,
particularly at night.
It is Participant’s intention that this assumption of all risks shall be legally binding and a complete bar
to Participant, Participant’s heirs, personal representatives, relatives and assigns. This assumption of
risk applies to all activities arising out of, associated with or resulting directly or indirectly from
Participant’s participation in the Program and residing and traveling outside of the United States,
including but not limited to those risks listed above.
I further recognize, understand and agree that Stanford does not assume responsibility for any liability as
regards damage or injury that may be caused by my negligence or willful acts committed prior to, during or
after participation in the Program, or any liability, damage or injury caused by others, including other
participants. I agree that Stanford shall not be subject to claims or suit to be made by or on behalf of me or my
heirs, representatives or assigns as a consequence of my participation in the Program.
10. Release of Claims: In consideration of being accepted into and/or participating in the Program, I agree
for myself and on behalf of my heirs, executors, administrators, employers, agents, representatives, insurers,
and attorneys, to release and discharge Stanford of and from any and all claims which may arise from any
cause whatsoever, including any negligent act or omission by Stanford or others. I further release and
discharge Stanford from liability for any accident, illness, injury, loss or damage to personal property, or any
other consequences arising or resulting directly or indirectly from my participation in the Program. I
acknowledge and agree that Stanford assumes no responsibility for any liability, damage, or injury that may
be caused by my negligent or intentional acts or omissions committed prior to, during, or after participation
in the Program, or for any liability, damage, or injury caused by the intentional or negligent acts or omissions
of others, including other participants.
I intends that both the assumption of risk and the release of claims be complete defenses to any and all
actions, claims or demands that I, my heirs or legal representatives have or may have for injuries to person or
property, including death, as a result of activities for which the I have assumed risks and/or released and/or
11. Indemnification and Hold Harmless: I hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Stanford
from any injury, loss or liability whatsoever including reasonable attorneys' fees and/or any other associated
costs, from any action, claim, or demand that I, my heirs or legal representatives, have or may have for any
and all personal injuries I may suffer or sustain, regardless of cause or fault as a result of, arising out of,
associated with, or resulting directly or indirectly from my voluntary participation in or decision to
participate in the Program, travel to and from the Program and any and all related activities. I will be
responsible for all damages, losses, and/or charges for extra services in my room. I will further be
responsible for all damages, losses, and/or charges to any that are caused or contributed to by me to common
areas and grounds of my housing and my Center. I understand that Stanford University, the Bing Overseas
Studies Program, the onsite overseas program staff, seminar/program leaders, internship host organizations,
and/or Consortium Programs assume no responsibility and do not provide insurance or other financial
protection for me, my guests, or any personal property. This indemnification and hold harmless
agreement is intended to be all encompassing.
12. Activities Outside the Program: I acknowledge that should I choose enter or remain in a foreign country
before or after participation in the Program, Stanford will not be acting as a sponsor for me during this time.
Should I withdraw from the Program voluntarily or involuntarily, Stanford will cease to act as my sponsor
thereafter. In the event of either of the foregoing, this agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
13. Change of Status: Once I have been accepted to a particular program for the specified quarter(s), and
have agreed to enroll in the program for those quarters, I understand that the conditions and penalties shown
below apply if I change my status and/or if I fail to meet the prerequisites and/or participation requirements
outlined above. I will provide the Bing Overseas Studies Program with written notice of any change in my
status and understand that an email sent by me by the deadlines listed below and acknowledged by Overseas
Studies will be considered sufficient notice. Deferral of admission is not permitted under any
circumstances. Withdrawing from a quarter or the first quarter of a multiple-‐quarter stay will result
in withdrawal from all subsequent quarters and I must reapply for admission. BOSP may waive fees
only under extreme, unforeseen, and/or extenuating circumstances.
14. Withdrawal Policy: I understand that if I notify the Bing Overseas Studies Program prior to the end of
the business day on May 31 (for Autumn Quarter programs), October 31 (for Winter Quarter programs), or
February 15 (for Spring Quarter programs), I will not be penalized. If I give notification between June 1 and
July 31 (for Autumn Quarter programs), November 1 and November 30 (for Winter Quarter programs), and
February 16 and March 15 (for Spring Quarter programs), I will be charged 25% of the Overseas Fee. If I give
notification on or after August 1 and prior to the first day of classes for the program I am participating in
abroad (for Autumn Quarter programs), on or after December 1 and prior to the first day of classes for the
program I am participating in abroad (for Winter Quarter programs), or on or after March 16 and the first day
of classes for the program I am participating in abroad (for Spring Quarter programs), I will be charged 50%
of the Overseas Fee. If I give notification on or after the first day of classes for the program I am participating
in abroad, I will be charged 100% of the Overseas Fee. Please note the Kyoto, Krupp Internship Program, Asia
Internships, Overseas Seminars, Special Program, and Consortium Program withdrawal policies below.
For the Overseas Seminars, the following withdrawal policy applies: I understand that if I notify the Bing
Overseas Studies Program prior to the end of the business day on April 15, I will not be penalized. If I give
notification on or after April 16, I will be charged 100% of the Seminar Fee.
For Special Programs, the following withdrawal policy applies: I understand that if I notify the Bing Overseas
Studies Program prior to the end of the day on March 15, I will not be penalized. If I give notification on or
after March 16, I will be charged 100% of the Special Program Fee.
For the Krupp Internship Program in Germany, the following withdrawal policy applies: I understand that if I
notify the Krupp Internship Coordinator after formal application but prior to formal placement (for whatever
reason), I will be charged a fee of $200. If I withdraw after formal placement as determined by the Krupp
Internship Coordinator, I will be charged a fee of $400.
For Consortium Programs, the following withdrawal policy applies: I understand that if I notify the Bing
Overseas Studies Program prior to the end of the day on March 15 for Autumn Semester or October 15 for
Spring Semester, I will not be penalized. If I give notification on or after March 16 for Autumn Semester or
October 16 for Spring Semester, I will be charged a fee of $400 in addition to any nonrefundable payments
made directly or indirectly to the Consortium Program and/or tuition payments made to Stanford based on
the Stanford campus tuition refund schedule established by the Office of the University Registrar.
PLEASE NOTE: These deadlines are based on the academic calendar of the home campus. Stanford
University's regular tuition refund policy applies in all cases.
I grant permission to BOSP to release only my name and email address to other Stanford students accepted or
waitlisted to the same program(s) to which I am applying. If I do not want my name and email address
released, I understand that I must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to withdraw my consent within a
week of my acceptance.
Registration as a student and attendance at or participation in classes and other campus and University
activities constitutes an agreement by the student to the University's use and distribution (both now and in
the future) of the student's image or voice in photographs, video or audio capture, or electronic reproductions
of such classes and other campus and University activities.
If any student in a class where such photographing or recording is to take place does not wish to have his or
her image or voice so used, the student should raise the matter in advance with the instructor.
I hereby grant Stanford University permission to use my name, photographic and/or videographic image of
myself and photographic and/or videographic images of my work product (research posters, final
presentations, speaking engagements), if applicable, provided or captured as part of The Office of the Vice
Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) programs, or by VPUE, in any way, in all media now known or
later invented for any educational or publicity purposes. I understand that Stanford intends to make
information about or images of me available on the Internet for public access and information, and I hereby
grant permission for such publication and use. I further grant permission to the photographer /videographer
who captures any such image/footage described above to include the photograph or video in a portfolio (in
any form in any media) of the photographer's/videographer's work.
I release Stanford and Stanford's assigns and licensees from any claims that may arise regarding such
specified use of my image and/or biographic information, including any claims of defamation, invasion of
privacy, rights of publicity or copyright. Stanford is permitted, although not obligated, to include my name as
a credit in connection with the image. Further, I understand and agree that Stanford is not obligated to utilize
any of the rights granted in this Agreement.
I understand that any academic projects produced while participating in a Bing Overseas Studies Program
may be used for publicity purposes and/or as a resource for prospective students.
I understand that by submitting an application, Stanford accepting the application and my confirming a space
if admitted or waitlisted I am expressly agreeing to the above terms. I further understand that my
participation in the program is contingent upon acceptance of the above terms and that Stanford’s agreement
to allow me to participate in the program is in reliance on my acceptance of the above terms.
15. Program Modification and Cancellation: Stanford reserves the right to cancel or modify the Program
before or during its operation for any reason, including natural disasters, emergencies, low enrollment, or
unavailability of facilities or personnel or compliance with the University travel policy at
16. Severability: It is understood and agreed that, if any provision of this agreement or the application
thereof is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this agreement which
can be given effect without the invalid provisions or applications. To this end, the provisions of this
agreement are declared severable.
17. Governing Law and Venue: This agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, the
laws of the State of California. The venue for any action arising out of this Agreement shall be the County of
Santa Clara, State of California. The parties agree to submit to jurisdiction in Santa Clara County, California.
18. Construction and Scope of Agreement: The language of all parts of this agreement shall in all cases be
construed as a whole, according to its fair meaning, and not strictly for or against any party. This agreement is
the only, sole, entire, and complete agreement of the parties relating in any way to the subject matter hereof.
No statements, promises, or representations have been made by any party to any other, or relied upon, and
no consideration has been offered or promised, other than as may be expressly provided herein. This
Participation and Assumption of Risk, Release of Claims, Indemnification, and Hold Harmless Agreement
supersedes any earlier written or oral understandings or agreements between the parties.
Participant acknowledges that he/she has read this Participation, Assumption of Risk, Release of
Claims, Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement, understands its meaning and effect, and
agrees to be bound by its terms.
The Fundamental Standard http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/print/4182
Published on Student Affairs (http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu)
The Fundamental Standard
What the Fundamental Standard Is
The Fundamental Standard has set the standard of conduct for students at Stanford since 1896. It states:
Students at Stanford are expected to show both within and without the University such respect for order,
morality, personal honor and the rights of others as is demanded of good citizens. Failure to do this will be
sufficient cause for removal from the University.
Violations of the Fundamental Standard
Over the years, the Fundamental Standard has been applied to a great variety of situations. Actions that have been found
to be in violation of it include:
Property damage; attempts to damage University property
Theft, including theft of University property such as street signs, furniture, and library books
Forgery, such as signing an instructorʼs signature to a grade change card
Sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct
Charging computer time or long distance telephone calls to unauthorized accounts
Misrepresentation in seeking financial aid, University housing, discount computer purchases, or other University
Misuse of University computer equipment or e-mail
Driving on campus while under the influence of alcohol or drugs  [1.1.1]
Sending threatening and obscene messages to another student via e-mail, phone or voice-mail
Penalties for Violating the Fundamental Standard
There is no standard penalty that applies to violations of the Fundamental Standard. Infractions have led to penalties
ranging from formal warning and community service to expulsion. In each case, the nature and seriousness of the
offense, the motivation underlying the offense and precedent in similar cases are considered.
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Honor Code http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/print/4185
Published on Student Affairs (http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu)
What the Honor Code Is
The Honor Code is the University's statement on academic integrity written by students in 1921. It articulates University
expectations of students and faculty in establishing and maintaining the highest standards in academic work.
Honor Code Text
1. The Honor Code is an undertaking of the students, individually and collectively:
1. that they will not give or receive aid in examinations; that they will not give or receive unpermitted aid in class
work, in the preparation of reports, or in any other work that is to be used by the instructor as the basis of
2. that they will do their share and take an active part in seeing to it that others as well as themselves uphold the
spirit and letter of the Honor Code.
2. The faculty on its part manifests its confidence in the honor of its students by refraining from proctoring
examinations and from taking unusual and unreasonable precautions to prevent the forms of dishonesty mentioned
above. The faculty will also avoid, as far as practicable, academic procedures that create temptations to violate the
3. While the faculty alone has the right and obligation to set academic requirements, the students and faculty will work
together to establish optimal conditions for honorable academic work.
Violations of the Honor Code
Examples of conduct that have been regarded as being in violation of the Honor Code include:
Copying from anotherʼs examination paper or allowing another to copy from oneʼs own paper
Revising and resubmitting a quiz or exam for regrading, without the instructorʼs knowledge and consent
Giving or receiving unpermitted aid on a take-home examination
Representing as oneʼs own work the work of another
Giving or receiving aid on an academic assignment under circumstances in which a reasonable person should have
known that such aid was not permitted
Penalties for Violating the Honor Code
In recent years, most student disciplinary cases have involved Honor Code violations; of these, the most frequent arise
when a student submits anotherʼs work as his or her own, or gives or receives unpermitted aid. The standard penalty for
a first offense includes a one-quarter suspension from the University and 40 hours of community service. In addition,
most faculty members issue a "No Pass" or "No Credit" for the course in which the violation occurred. The standard
penalty for multiple violations (e.g. cheating more than once in the same course) is a three-quarter suspension and 40 or
more hours of community service.
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STUDENT ALCOHOL POLICY
This document clarifies the University’s expectations and approach related to the use of alcohol
The Fundamental Standard has set the standard of conduct for students at Stanford since
1896. It states: “Students at Stanford are expected to show both within and without the
University such respect for order, morality, personal honor and the rights of others as is
demanded of good citizens.” Implicit in the Standard is the understanding that students are
responsible for making their own decisions and accepting the consequences of those decisions.
The University is committed to the health, safety and well-‐being of each member of the
Stanford community. In order to further student learning, development and success and to
promote the University’s academic mission, Stanford fosters an environment of personal and
collective responsibility and respectful citizenship. This means that all members of the
university community—students, faculty and staff—have a role in safeguarding a healthy
learning environment free of the consequences of alcohol misuse. The University also strives to
create a culture that supports students who do not use alcohol and students who use alcohol in
a safe, legal and responsible fashion.
Members of the Stanford community are expected to abide by all federal, state and local laws,
including those governing alcohol consumption and distribution. Under California law, it is
illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase alcohol or to possess alcohol in a public
space. It is also illegal for anyone to furnish alcohol to an individual under the age of 21. Other
state laws governing the use of alcohol are listed below.
While it is not the responsibility of most Stanford officials to enforce state law, it is the
responsibility of the University’s Department of Public Safety, and accordingly they enforce all
state alcohol laws when they encounter violations. All community members should understand
the law and, as individuals, ensure that they themselves do not violate it.
In addition, it is the responsibility of all community members to ensure that the University does
not, through their actions, violate the law. Accordingly, official University functions, including
events held by registered student groups, are not allowed to provide alcohol to those under 21,
and no University funds may be used to purchase alcohol for that purpose. Violations of this
requirement can result in both criminal prosecution and University administrative action,
including dismissal from the University.
Responsible Alcohol Use
Stanford students are expected to behave responsibly, both in the classroom and outside, both
on campus and off. In particular, the University does not tolerate reckless drinking—lawful or
unlawful—and its consequent harmful behaviors. The University is especially concerned about
the misuse of distilled alcohol products (“hard alcohol”), and the dangers that arise from that
All students should understand the physical and behavioral effects of alcohol misuse, and
should avoid such misuse themselves. In addition, they are expected to do their part to ensure
the safety of fellow students whom they perceive to be engaged in reckless drinking behavior
or to be suffering from its consequences.
The University provides educational resources to assure that students understand the effects of
alcohol misuse and know how to respond when they perceive others to be engaged in
Reckless drinking and encouraging reckless drinking are violations of University policy, and may
be subject to disciplinary action. Extreme or repeated violations may result in dismissal from
More generally, students are expected to make healthy, responsible choices concerning their
personal use of alcohol and the University supports them in this endeavor through education
and other resources. The University sponsors activities and programs focused on students who
choose not to drink or to drink lightly, as well as resources and services to assist students who
need help for themselves or others related to alcohol use.
Authority, Application and Enforcement
Responsibility for application of the Student Alcohol Policy resides with the Vice Provost for
Student Affairs. The Office of Alcohol Policy and Education reports to the Vice Provost for
Student Affairs and is expected to coordinate and implement alcohol programs. (The
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University’s Controlled Substances and Alcohol Policy is also applicable. The full text is
contained at: http://adminguide.stanford.edu/23_6.pdf).
The Stanford University Department of Public Safety enforces federal, state and local laws
among students, other community members, guests and visitors.
Alcohol Policy Violations
The Office of Alcohol Policy and Education will work with the following offices to address
violations of the University’s alcohol policy as determined by the specifics of each situation.
• The Office of Residential Education for undergraduate students, residential groups,
fraternities and sororities
• Graduate Life Office (GLO) for graduate students
• Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) for voluntary student organizations
• Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) for student
athletes and athletic groups
• Such other offices as are appropriate under particular circumstances
Violations may be referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs (for individual students) and
the Organization Conduct Board (for student groups). The Dean of Student Life may take action
as well in certain circumstances.
Getting Help: Resources Available to Students
Students have access to a variety of University resources.
Additional University Regulations
• Students living in University residences sign a residence agreement that outlines
housing policies and expectations for conduct. Violations of the residence agreement
can lead to loss of housing. [http://www.stanford.edu/dept/rde/shs/res_agree.htm]
• All parties must be registered with the University, and availability of alcohol is regulated
by party planning guidelines coordinated by the Office of Alcohol Policy & Education
Other restrictions apply to particular circumstances
• Frosh Housing -‐ Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all-‐frosh house events in common
• University Funds and the Purchase of Alcohol -‐ No University funds or funds collected by
the University may be used in a way that violates the alcohol policy. In student
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esidences, house funds (funds collected by Student Financial Services or other
University offices) may not be used to buy alcohol. Any decision to use student-‐collected
funds to buy alcohol must be made lawfully, thoughtfully, fairly and in a way that
respects the views of all students. Students must not be required to contribute to the
purchase of alcohol.
• Dining Halls – Students may not possess or consume alcoholic beverages in Stanford
Dining Halls during meal times and food service. University Dining staff can deny
admission, access or meal service to anyone who is believed to be intoxicated by the
Dining Management staff.
• White Plaza -‐ Alcoholic beverages in White Plaza are prohibited.
• End of Quarter Period and Finals Week -‐ No registered parties (with or without alcohol)
can occur during the End of the Quarter Period (dead week) or Finals Week.
• Athletic Facilities -‐ No alcohol is permitted inside Stanford athletic facilities public spaces
during athletic events.
• Stanford Conferences and University Facilities -‐ The University requires that event
sponsors and student groups wishing to offer alcoholic beverages at their programs and
events operate within state and local laws as provided by the Department of Alcohol
and Beverage Control (ABC). Alcohol service is not allowed in classrooms.
• Admit Weekend -‐ Stanford students are prohibited from providing, serving or in anyway
making alcohol available to any prospective frosh (ProFro). All student
groups/organizations and residences may host only alcohol-‐free parties or events during
Admit Weekend. This specifically means that no alcohol is to be present, served or
consumed at any student group/organization and/or dorm function during Admit
• New Student Orientation (NSO) Period -‐ At no time should any Stanford student provide,
serve or in any way make alcohol available to any new, incoming undergraduate student
(freshman or transfer). All undergraduate student groups/organizations and residences
will host only alcohol-‐free parties or events during Orientation. This specifically means
that no alcohol is to be present, served, or consumed at any student group/organization
and/or dorm function during NSO.
California State Laws
Students should be familiar with California laws governing the consumption of alcohol. The
following summarizes those laws most relevant to individuals.
o It is illegal for persons under the age of 21 to possess an alcoholic beverage in
any public place or any place open to the public (CA Business and Professions
o Any person who furnishes gives or sells any alcoholic beverage to someone
under the age of 21 is guilty of a misdemeanor (CA Business and Professions
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o Any person under the age of 21 who attempts to purchase an alcoholic beverage
is guilty of an infraction (CA Business and Professions Code 25658.5).
o Any person under the influence of alcohol in a public place and unable to
exercise care for one’s own safety or that of others is guilty of a misdemeanor
(CA Penal Code 647(f)).
o It is illegal for persons to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of
alcohol or other intoxicants or with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher (CA
Vehicle Code Section 23152). NOTE: A golf cart is a motor vehicle.
o It is unlawful for a person under the age of 21 years who has 0.05 percent or
more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle (CA Vehicle
Code Section 23140(a)).
o It is illegal for a person under the age of 21 to drive a vehicle when he or she has
a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .01% or higher (CA Vehicle Code Section
o It is a misdemeanor to ride a bicycle under the influence of alcohol, drugs or
both (CA Vehicle Code Section 21200.5).
o It is an infraction to possess an open container of an alcoholic beverage while in
a motor vehicle (CA Vehicle Code Section 23223).
o It is an infraction for an owner or driver of a motor vehicle to allow an open
container of alcohol in the passenger area (CA Vehicle Code Section 23225).
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Schengen Fact Sheet http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4361.html
Schengen Fact Sheet
There are 25 European countries that are party to the Schengen Agreement, which eliminates all
internal border controls between them. Once you enter one Schengen country you may travel
continuously for up to 90 days within the member countries. Within the Schengen area, you do
not show your passport when crossing country borders.
If you are traveling for business or tourism:
You don’t need a visa for the initial entry into the Schengen area, but you must have a
passport valid three months beyond the proposed stay.
For example, for a two-week business trip, the passport must be valid for four months; for a
two-month holiday the passport must be valid for five months.
Note: Travelers for business or tourism are permitted to stay in the Schengen area for 90 days
within a six month period. Once the 90 day maximum is reached, leaving for a brief period and
re-entering the area does not entitle a traveler to 90 more days within the Schengen states. The
traveler would have to remain outside of the Schengen zone for 90 days before reentering without
a visa. Immigration officers at the port of entry have the right to determine whether your planned
activities are consistent with business or tourism. You should check with the Embassy or Consulate
of the country to which you are traveling if you have questions about whether your proposed trip
qualifies for visa-free travel. U.S. Embassies cannot intervene on behalf of U.S. citizens who are
denied entry into a foreign country.
If you are traveling for reasons other than business or tourism (such as employment, study,
you may need to obtain a visa before you leave the U.S. depending on the host country and
port of entry to the Schengen Zone. Check with the Embassy or Consulate of the country or
countries to which you are traveling for their specific requirements. The State Department’s
Foreign Embassy website page contains our most updated list.
Although European Union regulations require that non-EU visitors obtain a stamp in their
passports upon initial entry to a Schengen country, many borders are not staffed with officers
carrying out this function. If you want to be sure your entry is properly documented, you must ask
for a stamp at an official point of entry. Without the stamp, you may be questioned and asked to
prove how long you have been staying in Schengen countries when you leave.
The member countries of the Schengen agreement are:
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Health Information for Travelers to Germany - Travelers' Health - CDC http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/germany.htm
Travel Notices in Effect
Health Information for Travelers to Germany
Measles Update (/travel/notices/outbreak-notice/measles.htm) June 25, 2012
Human Infection with Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus: Advice for Travelers (/travel/page/human-infection-avian-flu-h5n1advice-for-travelers-current-situation.htm)
December 14, 2011
Guidelines and Recommendations: Interim Guidance about Avian Influenza (H5N1) for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad
(/travel/page/avian-flu-americans-abroad.htm) January 13, 2011
Safety and Security Abroad
Registration of Traveler Emergency Contact and Itinerary Information (/travel/page/register-contact-info.htm) January 13,
Transportation Security Administration (http://www.tsa.gov) (http://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html)
U.S. Department of State (http://travel.state.gov/) (http://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html)
Preparing for Your Trip to Germany
Before visiting Germany, you may need to get the following vaccinations and medications for vaccinepreventable
diseases and other diseases you might be at risk for at your destination: (Note: Your doctor or
health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history,
areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities.)
To have the most benefit, see a health-care provider at least 4–6 weeks before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take
Even if you have less than 4 weeks before you leave, you should still see a health-care provider for needed vaccines,
medications, and information about how to protect yourself from illness and injury while traveling.
If your travel plans will take you to more than one country during a single trip, be sure to let your health-care provider know
so that you can receive the appropriate vaccinations and information for all of your destinations. Long-term travelers, such as
those who plan to work or study abroad, may also need additional vaccinations as required by their employer or school.
Be sure your routine vaccinations are up-to-date. Check the links below to see which vaccinations adults and
children should get.
Routine vaccines, as they are often called, such as for influenza, chickenpox (or varicella), polio, measles/mumps/rubella
(MMR), and diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) are given at all stages of life; see the childhood and adolescent immunization
schedule (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm) and routine adult immunization schedule.
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Vaccination or Disease
Hepatitis B (/travel/yellowbook
Recommended if you are not up-to-date with routine shots,
such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine,
diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus
Recommended for all unvaccinated persons who might be
exposed to blood or body fluids, have sexual contact with the
local population, or be exposed through medical treatment,
such as for an accident, even in developed countries, and for all
adults requesting protection from HBV infection.
Rabies vaccination (/travel/yellowBookCh4-Rabies.aspx) is only recommended for travelers involved in any
might bring them into direct contact with bats. These travelers include wildlife professionals, researchers, v
adventure travelers visiting areas where bats are commonly found.
Items to Bring With You
Medicines you may need:
The prescription medicines you take every day. Make sure you have enough to last during your
their original prescription bottles and always in your carry-on luggage. Be sure to follow security guide
(http://www.tsa.gov) (http://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html) , if the medicines are liquids.
Note: Some drugs available by prescription in the US are illegal in other countries. Check the US Departme
Consular Information Sheets (http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html) (http://www.cdc.gov
/disclaimer.html) for the country(s) you intend to visit or the embassy or consulate for that country(s). If you
allowed in the country you will be visiting, ask your health-care provider to write a letter on office stationer
medication has been prescribed for you.
Other items you may need:
See suggested over-the-counter medications and first aid items for a travelers' health kit (/travel/yellowBookC
Note: Check the Air Travel (http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/index.shtm) (http://www.cdc.gov/Other/dis
section of the Transportation Security Administration (http://www.tsa.gov/) (http://www.cdc.gov/Other/dis
website for the latest information about airport screening procedures and prohibited items.
Other Diseases Found in Western Europe
Risk can vary between countries within this region and also within a country; th
in-country surveillance also varies.
The following are disease risks that might affect travelers; this is not a complete list of diseases that can be p
Environmental conditions may also change, and up to date information about risk by regions within a coun
always be available.
Tickborne encephalitis (TBE) (/travel/yellowBookCh4-Tickborne.aspx) occurs in warmer months of the southe
nontropical forested regions of Europe.
Leishmaniasis (/travel/yellowbook/2010/chapter-5/cutaneous-leishmaniasis.aspx) (cutaneous and visceral) is fou
countries bordering the Mediterranean, with the highest number of cases from Spain, where it is an import
infection in HIV-infected persons.
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updates from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (http://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUE
Asia.htm) (http://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html) .
Staying Healthy During Your Trip
Prevent Insect Bites
Diseases, like tickborne encephalitis (/travel/yellowBookCh4-Tickborne.aspx) (TBE) and leishmaniasis (/travel/
/2010/chapter-5/cutaneous-leishmaniasis.aspx) are spread through tick and sandfly bites respectively. One of th
is to prevent such bites by:
Using insect repellent with 30%-50% DEET. Picaridin, available in 7% and 15% concentrations, needs t
Wearing long-sleeved shirts which should be tucked in, long pants, and hats to cover exposed skin. Wh
with ticks and fleas, wear boots, not sandals, and tuck pants into socks.
For detailed information about insect repellent use, see Insect and Arthropod Protection (/travel/page/insect
Prevent Animal Bites and Scratches
Direct contact with animals can spread diseases like rabies or cause serious injury or illness. It is important
bites and scratches.
Be sure you are up to date with tetanus vaccination.
Do not touch or feed any animals, including dogs and cats. Even animals that look like healthy pets can
Help children stay safe by supervising them carefully around all animals.
If you are bitten or scratched, wash the wound well with soap and water and go to a doctor right aw
After your trip, be sure to tell your doctor or state health department if you were bitten or scratched du
For more information about rabies and travel, see the Rabies chapter (/travel/yellowBookCh4-Rabies.aspx) of t
(/travel/page/home-2010.htm) or CDC's Rabies homepage (http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/) . For more information
protect yourself from other risks related to animals, see Animal-Associated Hazards (/travel/yellowBookCh6-
Be Careful about Food and Water
Diseases from food and water are the leading cause of illness in travelers. Follow these tips for safe eating a
Avoid unpasteurized dairy products.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially before eating. If soap and water are not availab
alcohol-based hand gel (with at least 60% alcohol).
Diseases from food and water often cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Car crashes are a leading cause of injury (http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/yellowBookCh6-Injuries.aspx) among trav
yourself from these injuries by:
Not drinking and driving.
Wearing your seat belt and using car seats or booster seats in the backseat for children.
Following local traffic laws.
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After You Return Home
If you are not feeling well, you should see your doctor and mention that you have recently traveled. Also tel
were bitten or scratched by an animal while traveling.
Important Note: This document is not a complete medical guide for travelers to this region. Consult wit
specific information related to your needs and your medical history; recommendations may differ for preg
young children, and persons who have chronic medical conditions.
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any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning the lega
country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or bound
Approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement are generally marked.
Page created: August 29, 2008
Page last updated: June 25, 2012
Page last reviewed: January 13, 2011
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