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.
I have officially lived in Berlin for a week, so now that the jetlag has worn off, I’m awake enough to write my next post. Before boarding the plane a week ago, I had so many worries running through my head. What if my luggage is lost? What if I can’t navigate the public transportation, and I board a bus going in the completely wrong direction? What if I don’t get along with my host mom? What if I hate Berlin?
I will be on a plane headed to Berlin in twenty-four hours from now. I have repeated the phase “I am going abroad this semester” with ever-increased frequency to family and friends. However, I do not think the idea has really sunk in that I am going abroad until now. Of course, I have been preparing for months now with filling out the necessary paperwork, and buying and organizing all the necessary items for my trip.
I will be studying abroad this spring in Freiburg, Germany. From speaking only German to going hiking in the Black Forest there is a lot I am excited about! If you want to learn more about Germany, see some beautiful pictures, and maybe learn a little German along the way join me as I study abroad in Freiburg, Germany!
Hallo! As you can see by my use of hello in German, I am finally in Freiburg! In fact, I have been in this beautiful city for approximately three weeks! I have been so busy with orientation and classes that I was not able to write a second post until now. So far, I have been enjoying my new home!