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A panoramic view of the German Parliament Building and the River Spree at sunset in Berlin, Germany.

Program at a Glance

CIEE, Berlin

Country or area Germany
City Berlin
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type International
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Fall qtr, Fall sem, Winter qtr, Spring sem
Taught In English, German
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Expand your understanding of German culture, history, and politics in the capital of Germany. Berlin is saturated with exceptional landmarks and a youthful cultural scene that’s somehow both experienced and relaxed. This program is ideal for students interested in everything about Germany: the people, the history, the customs, and the lifestyle. This innovative program offers a different approach to study abroad with a controlled yet flexible curriculum that you can customize to your academic program. Short academic blocks, each focused on a different theme, let you immerse deeply into specific topics and engage with local experts and resources. The program’s structure makes it a good choice for students seeking an enriching study abroad experience and the option to gain professional experience on an internship. Hop on the underground subway—U-Bahn—for a short ride to gaze upon the Doric columns of the famous Brandenburg Gate and stroll along Unter den Linden Boulevard to the Tiergarten. Take a tour and learn the history of the underground bunkers and air raid shelters built during World War II. Don’t miss Museum Island, which consists of five museums that can be explored for free on the first Sunday of every month.

Where you'll study

In Kreuzberg, the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Global Institute is a model of a joint learning and living center. With easy access to the rest of Berlin, the institute's site offers high-tech classrooms, bright common areas, and comfortable study areas. The residence halls, classrooms, study, and dining spaces coexist in a vertical campus. Filled with repurposed local furniture mixed with vintage Bavarian pieces and edgy Berlin art, the aesthetic maximizes social engagement. The campus’ central open-space common room has multiple seating areas, comfortable couches, a marble bar, and a huge fireplace.