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Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall) in Berlin, Germany.

Program at a Glance

Free University of Berlin

Country Germany
City Berlin
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Themed
Minimum GPA 2.85
Term Fall sem, Spring sem
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

After being split in two then reunified after the Cold War, Berlin has been on a fast-track of cultural, economic, and social change. Walk past the graffitied remains of the Berlin Wall or Brandenburg Gate, triumphant witness to revolutions, invasions, and moments of hope. Travelers interested in social sciences and humanities will gain rich insights while in a supportive and familiar educational setting. A weeklong trip to Prague, Luxembourg, or Warsaw offers a broader view of contemporary Europe. You can practice German language skills in a buddy program with German college students. On your own, explore Berlin’s art scene and museums or take in the city’s buzzing nightlife. 

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.