Columbia University: Berlin - Berlin Consortium for German Studies / BCGS Program

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The Berlin Consortium for German Studies is an academic-year or spring semester program dedicated to helping students improve their German language skills by providing intensive language training, encouraging them to function independently in the ... read more

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Going abroad was the best experience I have ever had!! It was a challenge, especially as a Neuroscience Major, but with enough credits and determination, it is most certainly doable. - Barnard College View Entire Review
I feel as though my year abroad has been a challenge, but it was completely worthwhile. Getting a visa, finding an apartment, and adjusting to the university were all difficult at the time, but I got used to things, and now I can feel truly independent and capable of anything, even in a foreign language. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My decision to study abroad was the best decision I have ever made. As trite as it sounds, it really opened up my world in a way that you can't get just from traveling. I lived in Berlin and now consider it a second home. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I looked at it more as a personal growth type of experience. I realized what I wanted to do with my life and discovered other outlooks on life. I also met others who had similar and not so similar passions. As cliche as it sounds, it really did open my eyes to other interests and experiences. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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The Berlin Consortium for German Studies is an academic-year or spring semester program dedicated to helping students improve their German language skills by providing intensive language training, encouraging them to function independently in the German university system, and offering a program that allows them to fully experience German life, customs, and culture.

The Berlin Consortium for German Studies at the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin is a once in a lifetime chance to fully immerse yourself in another culture and academic world, and to see life through an entirely different lens. Enroll directly in a German university, live with German hosts for the first month and then move in with other German students or young professionals. You can even consider an internship. Just dive into a life that you would otherwise never have had the opportunity to experience.

The academic year program runs from September to July, while the spring semester program runs February to July. There is no fall semester option.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • German Studies
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