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

Volunteer opportunities available

What’s Included

  1. TUITION

    Up to 15 semester credits
  2. COURSES

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

    Homestay. Additional housing options are available
  4. MEALS

    Homestay students receive breakfast and dinner daily and a Mensa card to use in subsidized university cafeterias across Berlin
  5. EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS

    Day trips to Potsdam, to Quedlinburg or Dresden, a week-long excursion to a destination in Europe such as Warsaw, Kraków, Vienna, Prague, Brussels or Copenhagen (to be determined just prior to the start of the semester) and one overnight trip in Germany or Poland as well as trips in and around Berlin such as the former Nazi concentration camp 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. ON-SITE RESIDENT DIRECTOR

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
  8. HEALTH & SAFETY

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  9. PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Optional Components

AIFS FLIGHT PACKAGE >>

  • Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
  • Airport transfers to and from campus
  • Green Initiative – Providing carbon offsetting for all flights

EXCURSION >>

  • Hamburg (3 days)

HOUSING SUPPLEMENT >>

  • Student apartment including Mensa card allowance for lunches

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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