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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, you can make living and studying in Germany your reality 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 - Language & Area Studies

Berlin
,
Germany
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
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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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: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$20,050
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European Union Summer

Freiburg
,
European Union
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,900
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Freiburg - Environmental Studies & Sustainability

Freiburg
,
Germany
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$19,600
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Freiburg - Language & Area Studies

Freiburg
,
Germany
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level German
Estimated Cost: 
$18,990
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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. 

The Latest from Germany

Jun 16 10:20am
Freiburg

Tips and Tricks for Mental Health while Abroad

by Becky

Mental health is something that is very important to me, and this week I present to you some tips and tricks that I personally use to help keep myself mentally healthy. Sometimes it is easier said than done to keep up with my mental health, but these tools are ones I always come back to.

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May 26 5:07am
Berlin

Bye, Bye Berlin

by Sophia

It has officially been a week since my study abroad program ended, and I am still en route back home to Buffalo, New York. The day after my program ended, I packed up and flew to Ispica, Sicily with my grandfather. We spent six days living on the coast and exploring the local towns. Leaving bustling Berlin for serene Sicily was a tonal shift, and it better prepared me to return home.

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May 23 6:15pm
Berlin

Departure Post

by Heather

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.

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May 23 5:52pm
Berlin

Last Days in Berlin

by Heather

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. 

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May 22 5:47pm
Berlin

Paris on a Budget

by Heather

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. 

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