Spend a semester in the dynamic and artistic city of Berlin, Germany, with AIFS! Study a variety of academic subjects at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the city’s oldest university and host to Marx and Engels as well as 29 Nobel Prize winners, including Albert Einstein. The university offers engaging and high-quality course material alongside immersive study abroad experiences and a diverse cultural program.
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
Up to 15 semester credits
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and German
All students receive a Mensa card to use in subsidized university cafeterias across Berlin. The card is pre-loaded with a meal allowance for lunches
Day trips to Potsdam, to Quedlinburg or Dresden, and one overnight trip in Germany or Poland as well as trips in and around Berlin such as the former Nazi concentration camp at Sachsenhausen
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Hamburg (3 days)
Apartments are located in a residential neighborhood and students should expect to travel on public transport to get to campus and downtown.
All students receive a Mensa card to use in subsidized university cafeterias across Berlin. The card is pre-loaded with a meal allowance for lunches.
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.
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 specialties 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.
In addition to excursions a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Berlin life. Typical activities, tours and visits may include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.
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 famous sites including the Semperoper opera house and the reconstructed Frauenkirche church. Experience the Striezelmarkt Christmas Markets. Includes round-trip transportation and museum entrance fees.
Guided walking tour with free time to explore. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations and castle/cathedral entrance fees.
Sightseeing and walking tours around Stralsund and Rügen. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, daily breakfast and entrance to the Oceanographic Museum.
Take a guided walking tour, visit the World War II underground bunker system, and spend free time exploring. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations and daily breakfast.
Take a guided boat tour and spend free time exploring. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, daily breakfast and museum entrance fee.
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.)