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!
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 is a large public square and transportation intersection in the central Mitte district, near the Fernsehturm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This past Monday, I finally finished my mid-term exams. This mid-term period caused me stress not in the sense that it was challenging but rather because I had limited time to prepare for them due to frequent traveling. The European Union program is centered around travelling throughout Europe, allowing students to learn outside of the classroom.
The day started like any other day. I woke up, took the train to school, went to class, stopped at the grocery store, and took the train back home. But instead of ending my Thursday by meeting friends for dinner or doing homework, I packed a bag and went to the airport. After a very quick, two-hour flight, I landed in London.
If you didn’t know, the Berlin—Language & Area Studies program doesn’t start until March 5th, and all my soon-to-be-classmates and I have been home since the end of winter exams. I always knew the start date of the program, but I didn’t really think much about the break until I was experiencing it.
For some students, volunteering while studying abroad may not be possible because of limited time in their schedules or they prefer to use their spare time to travel with friends on the weekends. Prior to coming to Freiburg, volunteering was not on my list of things to do while abroad. If you recall from my first blog post, the only goal I had in mind to achieve while abroad was to visit the Anne Frank Museum and the Eiffel Tower.