Spend a summer in the cosmopolitan city of Berlin, Germany with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the city’s oldest university and home to over 32,000 students. Located in the central borough of Mitte, the university is associated with 55 Nobel Prize winners.
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 6 semester credits per session (subject to session and course selection)
Courses offered in computer sciences, conservation, culture, ecology, economics, geography, German language, history, law, literature, politics, religion, social sciences, sociology
Shared university apartments
Meal card to subsidize lunches in the low-cost university cafeterias
Day trips to Potsdam, Baltic Sea and Dresden
Visit to World Heritage site Museum Island, themed walking tours on topics like Queer or Black Berlin, a boat trip, cinema, East Side Gallery Wall Memorial and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
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
Warsaw, Poland (3 days) Session 1 only
Prague, Czech Republic (3 days) Session 2 only
You will live in a university apartment sharing with 2 or 3 other students located close to the subway within easy commuting distance of Humboldt-Universität.
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 1989 it combines a tremendous variety of experiences from fine historical buildings to cutting edge modernism, to modern shopping in traditional markets.
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.
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:
Please note that students may need to pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.
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.
Sightseeing and walking tour. Visit the medieval Church of St. Mary. Includes round-trip transportation.
Guided tour. 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.
Guided tour of the Malá Strana, Hradcany Castle complex, and 14th-century Charles Bridge. Visit to Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free time to explore on your own. Includes round-trip transportation, daily breakfast, and accommodations.