Berlin, Germany

Metropolitan & Urban Studies

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

At a Glance


Apartment, Homestay


15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:


Language Prerequisites:


Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:


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'll study topics such as cultural identity, popular culture, and urban development to better understand the modern city and its culture. 

Berlin will be your classroom. Imagine touring Berlin's neighborhoods and exploring the city's architecture as you learn about urban development and sustainable mobility, or attending and then discussing a local theatre performance as part of your pop culture class. Wherever possible, our courses take advantage of the city's many historical, artistic, and cultural sites. 

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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 2024

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

August 28 - December 14

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Program Dates:

January 22 - May 10

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Sabrina Wu

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!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

An arial view of Berlin, Germany.

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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A student apartment in Berlin with a view overlooking the city
  • Apartment
  • Living with Locals


Small Studio 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.

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.