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 Meal card to subsidize lunches in the low-cost university cafeterias
All students receive a travel pass for Berlin.
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; all students receive a travel pass for Berlin during their entire stay
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Sierra, an AIFS Study Abroad Alumni Ambassador from Chatham University, took over our official AIFS Instagram story the other day! Check out the recap of what she shared about her study abroad in Berlin, Germany during the Spring 2018 semester.
You will live in an apartment, sharing a kitchen and bathroom with 1 or 2 other AIFS students. They are located close to the subway within easy commuting distance of Humboldt-Universität. Apartments have single rooms, equipped with bed, desk, chair and wardrobe. Some have balcony access. The apartments are in a residential area within easy commute by public transport to campus.
All students receive a meal card to access subsidized lunches in the low-cost university cafeterias, near the main campus and apartments. They will receive a meal allowance.
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.
All students will receive a museum pass for the State Museums Berlin for unlimited visits to the UNESCO World Heritage of Museum Island and other institutions in Berlin.
Public transportation makes it easy to get around Berlin, as it is well integrated and efficient to use. You will receive a transportation pass to ride the metro, buses and trams.
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, and castle or cathedral entrance fees.
Take a walking tour, visit the World War II underground bunker system, and spend free time exploring. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations and breakfast, and a group dinner.
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.
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Please note this program will not be running in Spring 2024.
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.)