Study Abroad in Berlin, Germany - Internship Program

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Intern Abroad in Berlin: Living Abroad

AIFS in Berlin Resident Director, Summer Program

AIFS Resident Director

Nele Thomsen

Phone: (49) 176 2333 1584

Guten Tag und Herzlich Willkommen. I would like to extend a warm welcome! Originally from Hamburg, I studied in Berlin and Potsdam and spent time abroad in England and Spain. Berlin has been my home for 20 years now. I love it and am sure you will too! Whatever your interest, Berlin offers a niche for everyone, from the clubber to the historian, from opera to street art. On your program you will glimpse historic German towns, sample local specialities and experience Berlin like a native. It will be my pleasure to help you during your time abroad.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

AIFS Campus Staff with First Aid Training

Because health and safety are top priorities at AIFS, at least one member of the staff at this campus has taken a first aid course in order to be available to help any student until a doctor or nurse can provide help. This is just one of many services that we provide to our students.

Housing and Meals


All apartments are conveniently located within an easy commute to Freie Universität and central Berlin by public transport. The Berlin transport system is frequent, quick and efficient. Wi-fi access is available in the apartments.

  • Single or double rooms
  • Bathroom and fully equipped kitchen
  • Washing machine


  • Mensa card which can be used in the subsidized university cafeterias at FU Berlin and at university cafeterias across Berlin
  • Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Berlin


You will receive a transportation pass for the duration of the program. This includes all public transportation such as subway, bus or city train, day and night, 7 days a week and enables students to travel easily between their accommodation, the university and their internship placement.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of German culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. The Resident Director organizes a variety of activities which usually include:

  • Traditional welcome dinner
  • Visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island
  • Boat trip
  • Visit to Memorial of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • Explore Berlin’s street art scene
  • Visit to the outdoor museum “Topography of Terror”
  • Evening at an open-air theater
  • Group dinners

Please note that students may pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above. Due to internship schedules students may not be able to attend all activities.

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