Berlin, Germany

Summer - Metropolitan & Urban Studies

Study Abroad

At a Glance




6 to 9 per Summer

Language of Instruction:

English, German

Language Prerequisites:


About the Program

As a city that has both rebuilt and redesigned itself over the past century, Berlin remains a city of contrasts—and of innovation. . As part of your coursework, you might tour Berlin's memorials and monuments to explore the politics of memory in the urban landscape, or even trace the local sites of a Berlin-based movie you analyzed in your film class. Come and study abroad in Berlin and experience the energy and excitement of this amazing metropolis

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Berlin Will Be Your Classroom

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

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Travel throughout Germany

Discover the culture and traditions of your host country.

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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.

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.

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.