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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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Past Review Awesome
That the way Germans live is way different and in my opinion way better then Americans. Yes it was. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
How to survive in a foreign culture and navigate in a foreign city and how to be independent. I thought it was entirely worth while. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I feel I became a much more mature and independent person from the experience. I walked away with a lot of fun memories and an appreciation for the "Berlin life style" if you can claim that such a thing even exists. Going to Berlin was definitely one of the best decisions I've made, and I'd like to go back again one day. - Austin College View Entire Review
Great friendships with local people, great contacts and experiences - College of Charleston View Entire Review
Past Review Enriching
I learned how to be independent and advocate for myself, and I experienced Germany's diversity, both in terms of landscapes and people. My experience was absolutely worthwhile and greatly enriching. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review I Love Berlin
I started learning a language that could help me with my future in the science field. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
spend more time in other places - Fordham University View Entire Review
I loved my study abroad experience, and I feel like I made great friends that I will keep for life. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It definitely broadened my worldview and opened my eyes to the richness of cities--just how much one building or site can signify, etc. I am interested in going back to Berlin because it has so much to offer for wannabe artists and writers. - Fordham University View Entire Review
It was inspiring and an incredible push toward independence, especially coming from a small liberal arts university where guidance is always provided/available. - Trinity University View Entire Review
YES! YES! YESSSSSS! - Miami University of Ohio View Entire Review
I immersed myself in a foreign culture and learned a completely new way of life. My experience taught me to be more independent and open to different things and people. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was without a doubt worthwhile, in fact I will be studying abroad again with IES this fall *2011* - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A different view of life. I'm from a small town in Texas. Berlin is one of the few places that just about anyone can fit in because no one is the same. I've never really experienced that before. It was worthwhile. - Austin College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, my limits, my goals and the sort of direction I want to try to take my life next. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to get around a big city, improve my German vastly. I learned so many things they are hard to list. It is definitely worthwhile! - Austin College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Berlin - IES Abroad in Berlin
Past Review Awesome!
How to have a good time. Yes. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review My Summer Abroad
Yes it was worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence and confidence, I feel like I can live on my own and function in a big city. My German also seems to have gotten more natural and much better. I love the city of Berlin, and I would go back in a heartbeat. It was definitely worthwhile, I would recommend this program to any German student, whether a... - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
I would love to live abroad again. This is the best thing I have ever decided to do. It really has given a new perspective on life. - Wartburg College View Entire Review
Absolutely. My entire outlook on life is changed. - Austin College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Berlin - IES Abroad in Berlin
Past Review Life In Berlin
YES! - Trinity University View Entire Review
Helped me decide on my major concentration, Modern and Contemporary Art Made me realize some of my desires and changed how I view everyday situations, history (especially German and European), political events and people, art, Religions (especially Jewishness in Germany) - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes - Austin College 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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