Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany

Overview

Spend a semester or academic year in the dynamic and artistic city of Berlin, Germany, with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin). A leading research institution, FU Berlin attracts a student enrollment of almost 30,000. The campus is located in a charming, quiet section of the city that is conveniently close to Berlin’s lively downtown area.

Academic Program Options in Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin)

European Studies Program, GermanPlus+ Program

Volunteer opportunities available

What’s Included

  1. TUITION

    Up to 15 semester credits depending on program and course selection
  2. courses

    Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and German
  3. HOUSING

    Homestay or student apartment
  4. MEALS

    Homestay students receive breakfast and dinner daily. All students receive a Mensa card to use in subsidized university cafeterias across Berlin. For apartment students this is pre-loaded with a meal allowance for lunches
  5. EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS

    Day trip to Potsdam, a day trip to Quedlinburg or Dresden, a week-long excursion to a destination within Germany or Europe such as Hamburg, Weimar, Warsaw, Vienna, Prague, Brussels or Copenhagen (to be determined just prior to the start of the semester) and two overnight trips in Germany as well as trips in and around Berlin such as the former Nazi concentration camp at Sachsenhausen
  6. CULTURAL & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    City tour, boat trip, German cooking class, visit to Topography of Terror, visits to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Museum Island, walking tours, group dinners, visit to the Reichstag (German Parliament), picnics and social events
  7. HEALTH & SAFETY

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  8. ON-SITE RESIDENT DIRECTOR

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
  9. Unique to Berlin

    • Transportation pass
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Museum pass
    • Local AIFS Office provides study and travel resources
  10. Optional Components

  11. AIFS FLIGHT PACKAGE >>

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
    Airport and hotel transfers to and from campus

Visa

U.S. citizens do not need to apply for a visa before traveling to Germany and can enter Europe on a 90-day “tourist visa” which is provided on arrival in Germany. AIFS staff will then assist students in applying for a student visa. If you are a non-U.S. citizen you may need to apply for a Type - D national visa before traveling to Germany. Please contact the AIFS Admissions Officer for further information.

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