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Study abroad in Berlin and take advantage of all there is to explore in this city full of modern innovation and rich avant-garde culture.

An average day could include a visit to the Berlin Wall before checking out a new music venue or art exhibition, since in Berlin, the past really does meet the present. Modern architecture and vibrant youth culture surround the historical sites that you read about in textbooks. Now let history surround you and dive into the vibrant cultural scene of Germany’s capital and largest city.

People from all over the world come to study in Berlin, making it the perfect place to study abroad. From international affairs and security to language studies—or even a full-time internship, one of our programs will provide you with the ultimate Berlin study abroad experience!

Programs

Berlin - Language & Area Studies

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 or more semesters of college-level German
Estimated Cost: 
$18,145
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Berlin - Metropolitan & Urban Studies

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,145
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Berlin - Security Studies & International Affairs

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,145
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Berlin Summer - Internship

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
2 semesters of college-level German
Estimated Cost: 
$5,350
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Berlin Summer - Language & Culture

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$6,050
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Berlin Summer - Metropolitan & Urban Studies

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$6,050
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Berlin's Top Five

Relax in Parks & Green Space

Although the city is known for its vibrant arts and culture, Berlin has more than 2,500 parks and gardens to stroll, cycle, swim, picnic, or just unwind in.

Visit Neighborhoods

From the fantastic art and fabulous nightlight of Kreuzberg to the trendy shopping of Charlottenberg to the hub of sites, attractions, and cafes that make up Mitte, the city's neighborhoods give Berlin its unique character.

Explore Museums

Whether you are into art and design, ancient or modern history, or even currywurst, Berlin is a city full of excellent museums.

Observe the Architecture

Though it was nearly destroyed during World War II, Berlin has rebuilt, with restored historic buildings juxtaposed with some of the world's most breathtaking modern structures.

Check Out the East Side Gallery

The longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall is now an outdoor art exhibition, featuring the work of more than 100 artists.

Take a Virtual Tour

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The Latest from Berlin

May 12 1:26pm
Berlin

The Rain in Spain

by Sophia

My semester is nearly over, and I pack up to leave Berlin in under a week. I’ve used the last few weeks to explore Berlin, fit in some last-minute museum trips, and I took my final weekend trip. Last weekend, I met my friend Sierra in Barcelona for three days of anticipated sunshine and fun.

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Apr 30 2:08pm
Berlin

Trains, Trams, and Subways

by Sophia

If you’ve kept up with my blog posts this semester, you might have picked up on how often I mention taking the subway or train. Berlin is a sprawling city, and I live about 45 minutes from the neighborhoods I spend the majority of my time in. Because of this long commute, it sometimes feels like I live on the subway. I grew up in a city with a single-line subway, which I normally only utilized when going downtown.

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Apr 25 10:14am
Berlin

IES Abroad Trip To Poland

by Heather

I am very happy that IES Abroad took my program group to Poland. Warsaw and Wrocław are not places I would have sought out and gone to myself, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. It had a lot of old architecture and history found in most European cities without it being overly touristy, expensive, and crowded. 

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Apr 24 5:09am
Berlin

A Sunny Weekend in Berlin

by Sophia

After a few weeks of what felt like non-stop travel, I’ve spent the last two weekends in Berlin. Berlin has transformed into a seemingly new city these past few weeks, since the grey skies that have loomed since I landed in February have moved aside for blue skies and sunshine. As someone who grew up in Buffalo, New York, I am no stranger to the urban shift that occurs when Spring suddenly arrives. Experiencing Spring in Berlin has shown me a new side of this city.

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Apr 14 2:36pm
Berlin

The Sites of Berlin

by Heather

I am very fortunate and thankful that I chose to study in Berlin. The city has so much to offer in the form of history, music, food, and activities. One thing to note is that Berlin prefers transactions the old-fashioned way: with cash instead of credit card. Make sure to always have euros ready because many places do not take credit card.  It is almost overwhelming how much there is to do especially when the weather is getting warmer.

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