I chose this program because of its heavy focus on learning the German language and on immersion. I was excited about the opportunity to take 12 hours of German per week and live with a host-family who could also help me learn more about German language and culture. I was also excited about the possibility to be in Berlin, a city which had a tremendous amount of history around every corner.
FU-BEST offered subject courses which allowed me to explore the city I was living in, like "Berlin: History, Memory, Literature" and "Architecture in Berlin". These courses were another driving factor of my choice--as they allowed me to better understand the rich history surrounding me in this amazing city!