Berlin, Germany

Language & Area Studies

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment, Experiential Learning, Part-Time Internship
Length:
Spring, Academic Year, Fall, Calendar Year

At a glance

Housing:

Apartment, Homestay, Shared Housing

Credits:

16 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

German

Language Prerequisites:

4 semesters of college-level German; enrollment in a German course in the last year

Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

About the Program

Berlin will be your classroom. Imagine learning about German politics and policy making in class and then taking a quick walk to visit the German Parliament. Or discussing Berlin migrant literature and then touring one of the city’s bustling Turkish neighborhoods. Wherever possible, our courses take advantage of the city’s many historical, artistic, and cultural sites, and several courses include course-related trips.

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Improve Your German

With all German-taught courses.

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Study at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Enroll in at a local university and choose from a variety of disciplines.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Participate in an internship placement and accompanying seminar.

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Travel throughout Germany

Journey to Munich, Leipzig, or Potsdam.

Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Program dates:

August 30 - December 16

Application Deadline:

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Zhanè Vanderbilt

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.955.2300 ✉️ study@iesabroad.org

About the Destination

Why Berlin?

The minute you step off the plane in Berlin, you’ll feel its energy. It’s a place of new ideas, where sustainable technology and modern design are a way of life, and art galleries can be found on nearly every corner. But don’t forget, Berlin has also been at the center of modern European history--from the intellectual foundations of Socialism and the introduction of the modern European welfare state to the catastrophe of two world wars that divided the continent: Berlin has no equal for leaving its imprint on the political, social, and cultural history of the 20th century. We invite you to study the historical and cultural heritage of this vibrant city. 

Learn More About Berlin

Get to Know Your New City

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Relax in Parks & Green Space

Stroll, cycle, swim, or picnic in one of Berlin's 2,500 parks.

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Visit Neighborhoods

The city's neighborhoods give Berlin its unique character.

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Observe the Architecture

See restored buildings juxtaposed against modern structures.

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Check Out the East Side Gallery

The Berlin Wall is now an outdoor art exhibition.

The Student Experience

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Housing

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  • Apartment

Apartment

Apartment - You will live in a single studio with a private bathroom and either a private or shared kitchenette. Students typically prepare their own meals in their housing or dine in student cafeterias or affordable restaurants. No meals are provided with this housing option. All studios include high-speed internet. Laundromats are available at extra cost.

Living with Locals - We offer you the unique experience of living with local residents throughout the city. You will live in a single room in a shared apartment with single adults, single parents, or families. Students typically prepare their own meals in their housing or dine in student cafeterias or affordable restaurants. Meals are not included in the program cost. All apartments include high-speed internet.

Shared Apartment - Live with other IES Abroad Berlin students in mixed-gender student apartments with separate rooms and shared living room, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom. No meals are provided with this housing option. All studios include high-speed internet. Laundromats are available at no extra cost.

Academics