Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany

Study Abroad in Berlin: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Fall or Spring Semester $14,995

Program Fee Includes:

Pre-Departure

  • Personalized assistance—from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
  • Pre-departure resources—including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
  • Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect

On-Site

  • Tuition up to 15 semester credits
  • Housing in a homestay or a self-catering student apartment
  • Meals Homestay students receive daily breakfast and dinner. All students receive a Mensa card for use in the subsidized University cafeterias across Berlin. Apartment students receive a meal allowance to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals at the student cafeterias
  • Cultural and social activities including a day trip to Potsdam, a week-long excursion to a city in Europe such as Cologne, Copenhagen, Kraków, Nuremberg, Prague or Warsaw (to be determined just prior to the start of the semester) as well as trips in and around Berlin such as the Chancellor’s Office or the former Nazi concentration camp at Sachsenhausen
  • Museum Pass for the Foundation of State Museums in Berlin
  • Transportation pass for use on Berlin’s public transportation system of subway, bus or city train
  • Resident Director and student service staff to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Berlin
  • Orientation workshops to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in Germany and help you to adjust to the culture
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • AIFS Office provides study and travel resources
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service so that you can reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by Freie Universität Berlin
  • Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
  • Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs

Optional Components

  • AIFS Flight Package (see below)

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable application fee and $250 refundable damage deposit. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

AIFS Program with Optional Round-Trip Flights and Airport Transfers

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Fall or spring semester

Flights

  • U.S. to Berlin
  • Berlin to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Atlanta$1,440
Boston$1,420
Buffalo$1,420
Charlotte$1,580
Chicago$1,660
Cincinnati$1,480
Columbus$1,520
Dallas$1,480
Denver$1,600
Des Moines$1,480
Detroit$1,480
Houston$1,480
Los Angeles$1,720
Miami$1,460
Minneapolis$1,480
New York$1,360
Orlando$1,540
Philadelphia$1,360
Phoenix$1,500
Pittsburgh$1,420
Raleigh/Durham$1,420
San Francisco$1,640
Seattle$1,540
St. Louis$1,480
Washington$1,440

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)