Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany

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Study Abroad in Berlin: Cultural Excursions

Included in your program fee is a range of activities which will take you outside Berlin and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Germany. Students have the opportunity to be partnered with a German student, to practice their German and to get to know locals.

Week-Long European City Excursion

Included in program fee

Explore Europe during an exciting mandatory trip that includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Entrance fees and professionally guided tours
  • Accompanying representative from Freie Universität Berlin
  • Students have a choice of three excursions, each of which travels to two European cities. Exact locations are announced prior to the start of the semester.

Potsdam (day trip)

Included in program fee

Take a trip to the royal city of Potsdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site and former summer residence of the German Emperors. Visit includes:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Guided tour and entrance fees

Dresden (day trip) – Fall only

Included in program fee

Visit the well-known and picturesque city of Dresden (which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site), situated near the Czech border in a valley on the River Elbe. Visit includes:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Entrance to a museum
  • Famous sites in the old city such as the opera house “Semperoper,” and the reconstructed church “Frauenkirche”
  • Striezelmarkt Christmas markets

Quedlinburg (day trip) – Spring only

Included in program fee

Discover the quintessential medieval German town of Quedlinburg. Visit includes:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Guided walking tour
  • Entrance to castle and cathedral

Weekend Excursion to the Baltic Sea (2 days)

Included in program fee

Spend two days in Stralsund and Rügen during a trip from Berlin that includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Sightseeing and walking tours
  • Entrance to the Oceanographic Museum

Weekend Excursion to Leipzig and Weimar (2 days)

Included in program fee

Enjoy two days in Leipzig, located in the heart of Germany, on a trip that includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Breakfast throughout
  • Guided walking tour
  • Visit to Weimar and Duchess Anna Amalia Library, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Free time to explore

Optional Excursion to London, England (2 nights)

Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only

Check Buckingham Palace off your bucket list with a trip to London on your way to campus. Visit includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfasts
  • Guided sightseeing tour past major sights such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Tower of London
  • Free time to explore on your own

Dates and itineraries for all excursions are tentative and subject to change.