Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Berlin

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Founded in 1959, the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Germany provides students with the opportunity to experience one of two diverse sites. By studying and living alongside their German peers, students have the unique chance to improve their Germa... read more

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OVERALL RATING 3.3
Based on 9 Reviews
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February 14, 2024 A Mixed Experience
I learned a lot about my personal preferences, goals and values. I learned how to spend time by myself, navigate new and complex situations alone, pushed my limits in many ways, and met new people. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
November 13, 2023 Great City, Mixed Bag
Learned a lot about myself being in Berlin on my own, which was worthwhile, but the lack of value I felt like I was getting from my courses made it hard. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot of important life skills while abroad and had plenty of opportunities to push myself out of my comfort zone. I gained a lot of confidence in my adaptability when navigating living in the city. I learned how to use the public transportation system, which I always felt intimidated by before the experience. I also l... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 30, 2023 A Winter Of Growth
I learned to make really good pasta, and yes, it worthwhile. I also learned about history and cultures of other European countries, since I have made a lot of international friends. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile for sure! I loved living in Berlin, it is an incredible city with many experiences to offer- there's really something for everyone here. I learned a lot in my classes and noticeably improved my German, which were after all my primary reasons for coming, so I'm by no means disappointed. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I became much more independent and comfortable being in situations that made me uncomfortable. I'm incredibly grateful I had this opportunity. - Freie Universität Berlin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Berlin
I learned a lot about myself and expanded my comfort zone a great deal while abroad. Coming from a small town of less than 8,000 people, I had never lived in a big city before. It was a massive change as well as having a deal with a foreign language at the same time. I was very overwhelmed when I first got there but after about ... - Freie Universität Berlin View Entire Review
I have an internship in Berlin for the summer. Yes it was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. - Kenyon College View Entire Review
It was initially terrifying to live in such a big city in a foreign country, but I quickly fell in love with Berlin and the diverse, international atmosphere. I learned a great deal on the art of independence and I improved my language skills. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Berlin
I learned a lot about German culture, city life, and being independent. It was very much worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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I learned how to live on my own in a foreign country and I think that that is a very valuable experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that I do not need an Institution as a mediator for my to live Abroad. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, but I do wish everything was on the same level as the quality of the program itself. The number one thing I learned is that I will never live in a dorm ever again - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I thought the local university and the city was amazing, however the disorganization and negligence of the local Middlebury staff overshadowed it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I think the biggest thing I can take away is the improvement to my German skills. Additionally, I think it was worthwhile for the experience outside the somewhat stressful academic setting. Having to adapt to German culture and just the expectations around how work, bureacracy, life, etc. gets done was also extremely valuable. - Williams College View Entire Review
September 24, 2022 Berlin Adventure
I gained a sense of independence and confidence in my language speaking ability. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My writing skills in German were greatly improved. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I became fluent in German and made life-long friends who I have been keeping in touch with back in the US. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to be independent. For the first time in my life, I was responsible my own living space. I was also forced to learn to cook. I left for Berlin feeling like a young adult and returned feeling like an adult. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. Best year of my life. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Academics wise most classes I took were of genuine interest to me, especially the two related to gender. I also gained exposure to knowledge about Europe from a European perspective. My favorite part of the program has to be my internship, where I got to practice my German in a more "real-life" setting and put my different langu... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I explored a lot. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot from being alone in another country and figuring out how to be independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
i can live in a city. i can learn to use public transportation. i can spend time alone. i can deal with bureaucratic systems successfully. i can navigate tough situations. i can travel alone. i can render my experiences meaningful. - Kenyon College View Entire Review

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Founded in 1959, the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Germany provides students with the opportunity to experience one of two diverse sites. By studying and living alongside their German peers, students have the unique chance to improve their German while choosing courses from the entire academic curriculum

In Berlin, students can enjoy a metropolitan experience in a city of 3.5 million inhabitants while taking courses at Freie Universität, one of the capital's two public universities. Enrolling in courses in any number of disciplines, students study and live in this very international, yet very German city.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • German
Language Requirement(s):
  • German
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Agriculture Business, Agricultural Management
  • German Studies
  • Germanic Languages, Literature
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
Minimum GPA:
2.67
Year Founded:
1959
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