Berlin, Germany

Metropolitan & Urban Studies

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

At a glance

Housing:

Apartment, Homestay

Credits:

15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English

Language Prerequisites:

None

Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

About the Program

Using Berlin as a case study, this English-taught program examines issues relevant to major cities today. Through comparative and interdisciplinary courses, you explore complex problems like gentrification, climate change, or migration and inequality and how cities seek to tackle those challenges.

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Explore Germany and Beyond

Travel to Hamburg, Leipzig and more!

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Berlin Will Be Your Classroom

Courses take advantage of Berlin's historic and cultural sites.

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Study in the Historical Center of Berlin

Which has vibrant cafes, restaurants, and galleries.

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Connect with Your Program Advisor

Your IES Abroad advisor is your #1 resource for preparing to study abroad.

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?

Are you ready to explore the urban landscape of a city that is truly diverse, creative, and innovative? Built on a tumultuous past and rebuilt over the past century, Berlin constantly changes and keeps reinventing itself. Today, the city is a hot spot for the arts, sciences, and alternative lifestyles. At the same time, Berlin is a lab for urban planning, sustainable architecture, and environmentally friendly mobility. Study abroad in Berlin and experience the energy and excitement of this amazing 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