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!
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.
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.
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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We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit $5 million to our scholarship and aid programs.
Going home has been a bittersweet event. After almost four months, I am ready to see my family. However, I have made a lot of really good friends with people in my program and am sad to leave them. They live all over the U.S., so it will be convenient to have people to stay with if I ever decide to visit! It was especially hard to leave when the weather is getting hotter and more consistently warm.
My semester abroad is about to come to an end. I do not feel like I have done everything in Berlin, but that gives me an excuse to visit again. I have made some really good friends on the program and enjoyed traveling and exploring Berlin with them.
Our weekend agenda for Paris was a very ambitious one. It was definitely not a relaxing trip because we wanted to see so much. We walked around 15 miles every day and tried to get in as many sites as possible. I would suggest waiting to go to Paris until you have the German residents permits because then you can get into most museums and churches for free. This makes Paris a more affordable travel option for students.
London was my first solo trip as a traveler. I went alone, but I met friends that were studying in London. It is nice to have friends studying abroad in other cities so that you can visit them and they can show you around. One of my favorite things we did was take free tours. This helped me get to know the city. Also, if you get tired of walking, renting bikes is a fun and quick way to get around and see a lot!
There are so many different types of activities to do in Berlin. For instance, the botanical garden is only three euros if you bring your student ID. Each district in Berlin is unique and is definitely worth exploring. In Mitte, there is a place called museum island where most of the museums in Berlin are located. However, there are also museums in the different districts such as a GDR museum in Prenzlaur Berg.