• Germany
    • Berlin
Subject Areas
Business Conservation and Preservation Cultural Studies Ecology Economics Education European Studies Geography History International Relations Jewish Studies Law Linguistics Literature Political Science Religious Studies Social Sciences Theater Theology +9

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma Bachelors


Starting Price
Price Details
AIFS Abroad is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing, and over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS Abroad in the form of scholarships or grants. Coordinated AIFS Abroad Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Activities Classes Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Round trip flights, airport transfers and 2-night London stopover included for students on the optional AIFS Abroad Flight Package.

Apr 03, 2023
Jan 22, 2017
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About Program

Spend the J-Term, summer, semester or academic year in the modern and historic city of Berlin with AIFS Abroad ! You’ll earn up to 6 credits per session through a variety of courses studying at Humboldt–Universität. Courses are taught in English or German with no previous German language study required.

Live in a university apartment with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Not far from the subway, commuting to campus will be easy from your apartment. A meal card to subsidize the cost of lunches on campus is included in your program fee.

In Berlin, enjoy cultural and social activities such as:
• Museum tours
• Cultural and historical site visits
• A boat trip
• Day trip to Potsdam
• Day trip to Baltic Sea (Session 1 only)
• Day trip to Dresden (Session 2 only).
Optional excursions include a 3-day trip to Warsaw, Poland (session 1), and a 3-day trip to Prague, Czech Republic (session 2).

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Program Highlights

  • Earn up to 6 credits and transcript issued by Humboldt–Universität
  • Day trip to Potsdam
  • Excursion to Baltic Sea (session 1) or to Dresden (session 2)
  • Transportation pass and museum pass included
  • No previous German language study required

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We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS also offers internship and study abroad + internship blended programs to support the development of personal and professional skills.

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Program Reviews

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  • Academics 4.35
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.35
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 4.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

An Unforgettable Experience with Amazing Staff!

I studied in Berlin with AIFS in January of 2016, and my experience there has stayed with me in the year since my return. From adjusting to living like a German local to taking classes at one of the city's best schools, I really felt as though I could balance acting like a tourist and behaving like someone who lives in the city full time. The staff I encountered both through AIFS and at Humboldt University were enthusiastic and consistently helpful, and although I often opted to travel independently based on my own schedule, I always felt as though I could ask for support if I needed it. I also appreciated AIFS's all-inclusive fee--paying one price upfront included perks such as a transportation pass and a meal plan, and for an additional fee the program would even plan your travel. Having that support while you're adjusting to spending time in a new country is something that was incredibly useful, and I appreciate AIFS's willingness to help you as much or as little as you'd like.

What would you improve about this program?
There were some less exciting aspects of the housing situation, such as the lack of Internet connection and the fact that one laundry room was being shared by so many people, which made washing clothes exceedingly difficult. I understand that changing the housing is likely very difficult, so I think instead AIFS could benefit from clarifying all aspects of the housing beforehand and giving students tips on preparation.
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Yes, I recommend this program

There's a whole other world that I love.

This program was perfect for me. It was four weeks in the summer of 2014 when I went, and it was perfect because that didn't interfere with any of my classes during the year. The class that I took was called "Land in the City, Green in the City," and it explored all the ways that Berlin incorporates plants, trees and other greenery into the city. We spent maybe one day a week actually in class and the rest was spent exploring the various forests, parks, rooftop gardens, university greenhouses, and buildings with greenery inside or on the outside of the building. The rest of the time was spent exploring the city and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. I wouldn't have had so many delicious meals if I hadn't pushed myself. We also had excursions planned for three of the four weekends. We went to Potsdam, Dresden, and Prague in the Czech Republic. Our director was also super helpful with planning any additional trips, or even just to find the best food around. Leaving Berlin was just as hard as leaving my hometown to go to Berlin. More than anything, I feel like I left a piece of my heart there and I want to go back and visit very soon.

47 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Exploration and Beyond

This program allowed a lot more freedom and independence than I expected coming in. Mostly, I was pretty scared to to go abroad, so going off on my own wasn't an idea I'd thought about. But once there, I saw how easy it was to be anonymous and adventurous. There were several days out of the week I'd dedicate to exploring the city on my own. The classrooms are located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of some of the biggest attractions like the TV Tower, The Berliner Dome, and Museum Island. I ended up getting a year long museum pass and going to the museums after class several times a week. The trip allowed me to come back to America more open and independent than when I left.

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