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Brandenburg Gate lit up with an orange glow at dusk in Berlin, Germany.

Program at a Glance

Free University of Berlin

Country or area Germany
City Berlin
Class Level Jr, Sr, Gr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 2.85
Term Spring Semester, Year, Fall Semester
Taught In German, English
Language Prereq varies
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About The Program

Berlin is buzzing with creative energy, evidenced with its booming economy, foodie culture, and eclectic street art. Attend Free University Berlin, where excellent academic opportunities are available in art history, communications, economics, international relations, and psychology. You can also take courses in German culture and history that are specifically designed for international students. During spare hours, tour Berlin by bike, hike the Black Forest, and see historical sites like Brandenburg Gate and the remnants of the Berlin Wall up close.

Where you'll study

Built to uphold values of truth, justice, and freedom, Free University Berlin is a young institution with a rich history of reform. After WWII, German students and professors advocated for, and won, a college free from political influence. From the beginning, Free University nurtured relationships with the world's top scientific institutions—an internationalization strategy that quickly became the university's key to success. Today it is one of eleven elite status universities in the country. The campus is located in Dahlem, a charming neighborhood in southwest Berlin. With its 100+ university partnerships around the world, the student-friendly campus has a highly international feel.


The study center arranges field trips and activities to introduce the local culture and special features of your host country. There may be other optional excursions, which you can explore after arrival.

<p>Night at the theater (with English subtitles) by the Berliner Ensemble</p>

Night at the theater (with English subtitles) by the Berliner Ensemble

<p>Guided street art tour of Berlin</p>

Guided street art tour of Berlin

<p>Visit German parliament in session at the Bundestag</p>

Visit German parliament in session at the Bundestag

<p>Soccer match at Olympia Stadium</p>

Soccer match at Olympia Stadium

<p>Walking tour of Berlin commemorative sites</p>

Walking tour of Berlin commemorative sites

<p>Picnic at the historic Tempelhofer recreation area</p>

Picnic at the historic Tempelhofer recreation area

The exposure to creative processes, critical analysis, and professional versatility this internship provided has helped me achieve my goal of integrating into a different society and gave me skills applicable to both my studies and my career ambitions.

Jay Titterud UC Davis Managerial Economics Germany

Beyond the technical skills I developed and the insights I gained, the clarity I found through my internship experience has been invaluable and indescribably impactful.

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