Even though your adventure starts in Berlin, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. These trips are subsidized by IES Abroad, though extra costs may apply. Past destinations have included:
2 days | Fall & Spring
Visit the Saxon capital which is called “the Florence of the North,” and see the Zwinger palace, the Baroque Königsstrasse, the Frauenkirche, and museums full of countless art treasures.
1 day | Fall & Spring
Visit the capital and crown jewel of the state of Brandenburg, and admire Sanssouci’s fabulous palaces and surrounding gardens.
This program also includes one course-related trip per semester, which allows you to learn first-hand about the challenges facing dynamic cities such as St. Petersburg, Russia and Paris, France. Course-related trips are required, integral academic components of this program, and include activities and assignments that are specifically related to the courses that you are taking in Berlin. Most costs of the course-related trips are included in the IES Abroad program fee.
St. Petersburg, Russia
7 days | Spring
Tour St. Petersburg, visit the Hermitage Museum, attend a ballet performance at Mariinsky Theater, explore the architecture of Basil Island, and meet with Russian university students and faculty.
7 days | Fall
Visit Warsaw, Krakow, and Wroclaw and explore European history as well as urban developments in historical and contemporary perspective.