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Study abroad in Germany and expand your education to a global context as you experience the country’s heritage of world-class education firsthand.

What’s it like studying abroad in Germany? Daily life could mean checking out the street art in Berlin’s famous Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain neighborhood or enjoying mountain views in Freiburg. Whether you choose Berlin or Freiburg, your host city will become your classroom. Our world class faculty, field trips and excursions, and city-unique courses will complete your German study abroad experience, as you order bratwurst from a local vendor or spend weekends visiting world famous sites like the Black Forest, Neuschwanstein Castle and the Berlin Wall.

From studying environmental studies in Freiburg, a smaller city committed to environmental sustainability, to pursuing metropolitan studies or even a full-time internship in Berlin, Germany’s capital and largest city, we can give you the best experience studying in Germany on one of our many programs!

Cities

Berlin

A globalized capital city with a historic past, Berlin is Germany’s largest city is full of modern innovation and rich avant-garde culture.

Our Programs

Berlin - International Affairs & Security Studies

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$12,000
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Berlin - Language & Area Studies

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Language prerequisites: 
4 or more semesters of college-level German
Estimated Cost: 
$17,675
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Berlin - Metropolitan Studies

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,330
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Berlin Summer - Internship

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Summer 2018
Language prerequisites: 
2 semesters of college-level German
Estimated Cost: 
$5,195
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Berlin Summer - Language & Culture

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Summer 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$6,050
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Berlin Summer - Metropolitan & Urban Studies

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Summer 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$6,050
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Top places to see in Berlin
  • Reichstag

    Since 1872, the Reichstag has been the parliamentary building for Germany. It was here that Berliners celebrated the reunificiation of the country in 1990. In 1999, a magnificent dome was added to Reichstag.

  • Alexanderplatz

    Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transportation intersection in the central Mitte district, near the Fernsehturm.

  • Brandenburger Tor

    When it was originally constructed in the 17th century, the Brandenburger Tor symbolized peace. During the 1960s, it separated East and West Berlin and signified Germany's division. After the Wall fell in 1989, the Branderburger Tor became the symbol of a unified Germany. 

  • Berlin Wall

    The 1960s marked the peak of the Cold War, and the Berlin Wall was the ultimate symbol of separate Germany. East Berliners could not travel to the West, or their punishment could be death. In 1989, the Wall finally came down, and Berliners celebrated throughout the city.

Freiburg

Located in the southwest of Germany, Freiburg is small university town bordered by mountains and known for its progressive culture and commitment to sustainability.

Our Programs

European Union

Freiburg
,
European Union
Length: 
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,990
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European Union Summer

Freiburg
,
European Union
Length: 
Summer 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,695
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Freiburg - Environmental Studies & Sustainability

Freiburg
,
Germany
Length: 
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,990
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Freiburg - Language & Area Studies

Freiburg
,
Germany
Length: 
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level German
Estimated Cost: 
$17,675
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Top places to see in Freiburg
  • Schlossberg

    An entire day can be devoted to exploring Schlossberg.  Originally a French fortress, Schlossberg today is a serene and beautiful area to climb, relax, eat, or drink in the famous beer garden. The Schlossberg tower was built in 1997, and allows for beautiful views 1300 feet above the city.

  • Münster Cathedral

    The Münster is a magnificent late Romanesque and Gothic cathedral that rises 116m over the city. Intricate stained glass, hundreds of candles, and a depiction of the Last Supper are just a few of the treasures inside.

  • Black Forest

    Expanding to the east of Freiburg, the famous Black Forest is home to quaint, fairy-tale villages and a wealth of hiking trails and slopes for winter skiing.

  • Sustainable Communities

    Sustainability and green technology are important parts of Freiburg's culture and have inspired several sustainable communities in the city, including the innovative Vauban neighborhood and the solar estate of Schlierberg.

  • Augustinermuseum

    Located in the former St. Augustine church, the Augustinermuseum holds more art than any other museum in Freiburg. Some of the objects are older than 1000 years. The original statues from the Munster Cathedral are housed in Augustinermuseum. 

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