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Berlin is a modern city rebuilt on a tumultuous past. Let history surround you in Berlin, as you see the future boldly reflected in the architecture, innovation, and culture that characterize this great city today.Programs in Berlin:Berlin Summer ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.1
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I gained more independence since I had to be responsible for what I was doing and also taking care of my finances. It was very worthwhile and I would recommend it to others who are thinking about going abroad. - Austin College View Entire Review
Past Review Wunderbar
I learned what it was like to live abroad and it proved to myself that I could adjust and be happy in a completely different setting. It taught me to be more open to new experiences to care less about what others think about me. Berliners really do things for themselves and aren't worried about others' perceptions of them. My ti... - George Washington University View Entire Review
Berlin was not as much a German city as it was a multi-cultural city. It is a place where all nations are represented, including people, food and architecture. There were so many people from all over the world and all walks of life. Every time I was on the U-Bahn (metro) or the S-Bahn (city-train) I would here languages ranging ... - Harvard University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Berlin - IES Abroad in Berlin
My experience abroad changed the course of my life entirely, no exaggeration. I feel like I have found more of a purpose in my life because of this trip and Berlin is an incredibly adequate place to do so. - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
Past Review Spring In Berlin
I was able to be immersed in a German-speaking environment, which alone made the experience worthwhile. Meeting many people of various backgrounds and ideas was also a valuable experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a sense of independence, freedom, as well as a love for travel and new experiences, such as opera, classical concerts, electronic dance music, etc. - Emory University View Entire Review
The world is awesome - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Es Lebe Berlin!
I gained cultural fluency and the ability to speak another language. The experience was definitely worthwhile and I would recommend the program to anyone that wants to improve their German and spend a semester/year in one of the coolest cities in the world. - University of Rochester View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent! - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned how to communicate when I did not know words in another language, and how to navigate a city with a very complex public transportation system. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Considering I was there for less than 2 months, I learned a lot. I came to a new understanding of German culture, and grew a lot personally. - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
It was certainly worthwhile. My German improved, I met some great people, and I learned a good deal about the German culture - Austin College View Entire Review
Past Review Invaluable
language skills and different perspectives; yes it was worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of confidence in myself as a student, traveler, and ability to be independent. - Lawrence University View Entire Review
Oh my goodness I learned how to be myself and not worry about what other people think of me, and I learned so much more about international relations and making friends and growing as a person. I could go on forever, but yes it was so worth it. - University of California - San Diego / UCSD View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Berlin - IES Abroad in Berlin
I attended community college for 4 years part time before finally transferring to the University of Pittsburgh for my junior year. Since I only had 2 years left at my new school, I wanted to make the best of it and take advantage of every opportunity that presented itself. I chose IES Abroad Berlin because I wanted to practice m... - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I got to know how Germans live and their cultures. It is worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Exposure to the local Jewish community, met interesting and amazing people, made important friendships - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I enjoyed being abroad, but being that far from family and friends made me just wanting to go home after 3-4 weeks. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Very interesting topics covered in course; great feel for local culture and experiences; very skilled and independent travel now - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I gained a global perspective that changed the way I think about things in my everyday life. This experience was entirely worthwhile. I became more independent, traveled to new places and met new friends. - Lawrence University View Entire Review
I learned to be independent, to figure out how to navigate and feel at home in a big city, and to balance school work with fun. It was most definitely a worthwhile use of my summer. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Gained a lot of independence and became more city-savvy. I also became conversationally fluent in German. This program was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned how to live in a foreign country and how to navigate a large city. - University of Virginia View Entire Review
First of all, my German language skills improved drastically, though I still wish I had spoken more. But I also learned so much about the German people through living and interacting with them on a day-to-day basis. I also learned much about myself in being able to live independently in a busy city. It was completely worthwhile,... - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Berlin is a modern city rebuilt on a tumultuous past. Let history surround you in Berlin, as you see the future boldly reflected in the architecture, innovation, and culture that characterize this great city today.

Programs in Berlin:



  • Berlin Summer - Internship: Experience Berlin—the economic and political center of Germany. This capital city also boasts a thriving arts scene (with more than 175 museums and galleries) and some of the world’s most spectacular architecture. When you intern in Berlin, you’ll be able to walk, bike, or take a bus, tram, or train (U-Bahn) to work. Over lunch, stroll through one of Berlin’s countless parks and gardens. At night, enjoy live music or theater in this Kulturhaupstadt (cultural capital) of Germany. Interning in Berlin will boost both your résumé credentials and your cultural competence. An IES Internship in Berlin develops your professional skills and your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.


  • Berlin Summer - Language & Culture: This program combines the development of language skills with English- and German-taught courses that expose you to Germany’s fascinating history and present-day culture and society. German language courses are available at the beginning and intermediate level. A German-taught Literature course is offered for advanced-level students. Course-related excursions plays a central role in the program, taking you outside the classroom to discover the rich heritage and contemporary culture of Berlin and Germany.


  • Berlin Summer - Metropolitan Studies & Architecture: This English-taught program explores topics in Urban Studies, Architecture, and Environmental Studies in Berlin, a city that has both rebuilt and redesigned itself over the past century. Course-related excursions are integrated to provide a first-hand look at Berlin’s architectural innovations, methods for integrating sustainable design, and various historical and political movements. Excursions to other cities in Germany round out the program, and allow you to explore the culture and architecture of Germany in a comparative context.


  • Berlin - International Affairs & Security Studies: Our Berlin - International Affairs & Security Studies Program is part of our 12 for 12 for 12 programs. The city of Berlin has a fascinating geo-political history: its destruction in World War II, its hostile division in the Cold War, the fall of the Wall, the reunification of Germany, and the growth of Germany as a major cultural, economic, and political force in the 21st Century. This history and its present importance make Berlin the ideal place to study International Relations, Security Studies, Sociology, Business, and Economics, as well as Culture, Film, Art, and German Language.


  • Berlin - Language & Area Studies: The minute you step off the plane in Berlin, you’ll feel its energy. It’s a place of new ideas, where sustainable technology and modern design are a way of life, and art galleries can be found on nearly every corner. But don’t forget, this dynamic city is also a center of modern European history—it has no equal for leaving its imprint on the political, social, and cultural history of the 20th century. We invite you to study in Berlin and to explore one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Specially designed to improve your German language skills, this program draws upon Berlin’s rich culture and traditions to connect your coursework with the living history of the city. IES Abroad courses are taught in German by local faculty, and a variety of academic options are available at local universities. You can also add international work experience to your résumé while earning credit by participating in an internship placement and accompanying academic seminar.


  • Berlin - Metropolitan Studies: Stroll through the streets of Berlin and around one corner you’ll see soaring modern buildings that incorporate cutting-edge sustainable technology. Around the next corner, you’ll see art galleries, cafés, and shops lining old cobblestone streets. As a city that has been built and rebuilt over the past century, Berlin remains a city of contrasts—and of innovation. Come and study abroad in Berlin, and experience the energy and excitement of this amazing city.


  • Berlin Spring Quarter - Business, Sustainibility & Innovation: This quarter program, which takes place from late March through early June, takes full advantage of the city’s entrepreneurial spirit and Germany's position as an economic powerhouse and global leader in sustainability. The English-taught courses in topics such as Business Ethics, Marketing, and Global Business are viewed through the lens of Berlin and Germany, using local startups and corporations as case studies.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • German
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Germanic Languages, Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • International Business
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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