IPAM will offer RIPS-Berlin for the first time in summer 2010. Eight U.S. students and eight European students will work on cross-cultural teams on four projects, each sponsored by a company based in the Berlin area, or a U.S. company with a presence in Berlin. The basic format of the program is the same as RIPS-LA.
RIPS students from the United States and Europe will form close professional and personal relationships and live, work and socialize together over the summer. The students will have offices at the Zuse Institut Berlin (ZIB), located on the campus of the Freie Universitaet (FU) Berlin. MATHEON will provide technical support as well as some social activities, informal German lessons, and occasional guest lectures. Students stay in a nearby dormitory.
Berlin is among the most vibrant and exciting cities in Europe. It is Germany’s center for government and culture, offering colorful nightlife, world-renowned museum, countless smaller galleries, three world-class opera houses, the Berlin Philharmonics, and many other exciting cultural attractions. Due to its central location, weekend trips to many European destinations are possible.
Like RIPS-LA, all expenses are paid, including round-trip travel from your residence or home institution to Berlin, accommodations, and most meals. In addition, students will each receive a stipend of $3,000 for their full participation. Also like RIPS-LA, graduating seniors are eligible.