Spend January Term in the modern and trendsetting city of Berlin, Germany, with AIFS! Choose from a variety of course options offered at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the city’s oldest university. The University occupies a former royal place and was host to 29 Nobel Prize winners, including Albert Einstein.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
3 semester credits. More credits are available for an additional fee
Courses in cultural studies, education, ethics, geography, German language, history, international studies, Jewish studies, law, political science, religious studies, sociology, urban planning
Double and single rooms in a university apartment
A pre-loaded meal card to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals in the university cafeterias
The German Bundestag, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin Wall Memorial, ice-skating and a day trip to Potsdam
To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round trip flights U.S.-Berlin-U.S.
Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas
Warsaw, Poland (3 days)
You will live independently in a shared university apartment with two or three other AIFS students. Included is a pre-loaded meal card for use in university-subsidized student cafeterias or to purchase lunches at heavily subsidized prices. The apartment includes:
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Berlin.
Public transportation makes it easy to get around Berlin, as it is well integrated, cheap, and efficient to use. Your daily commute will most likely be via the metro (U-Bahn), local train (S-Bahn), bus and/or on foot, so make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes.
Berlin has been at the heart not just of European politics and culture but also world affairs for several centuries. As a city reunified in 1990 it combines a tremendous variety of experiences from fine historical museum to cutting edge modernism, to a vibrant club culture and sprawling parks.
Moin Moin und Hallo! Welcome to Berlin. I am from Hamburg originally, but have lived in Berlin for almost 20 years. I studied history, art history and English in Berlin and Potsdam and worked as a tour guide. I have also lived abroad in England and Spain. It is a pleasure to accompany students on their journey to broaden their horizons, to explore the city and museums with them or to just find new spots and cafés to discuss the U.S. – German friendship.
I love the ever-changing way of the city, its vibrancy and the laid-back attitude. Berlin has something to offer everyone from museums, to clubs or historical sites like the Berlin Wall. And not far away you will find Potsdam and Dresden, with stunning palaces and gardens.
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of German culture, various activities will be organized such as:
Guided tour of the royal city of Potsdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site and former summer residence of the German Emperors. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees.
Visit Poland during a trip to its historic capital city, Warsaw. Includes a guided tour of Warsaw Old Town, the market square and Royal Route, a visit to the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, and free time to explore the Warsaw Ghetto, the Palace of Culture and Science and take in the town.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more