FUBiS (Freie Universitaet Berlin International Summer and Winter University)
90% Rating
(2 Reviews)

FUBiS (Freie Universitaet Berlin International Summer and Winter University)

FUBiS classes make use of the vast historic, cultural, and political institutions and resources Berlin offers. Study and field trips to museums, memorials as well as politicial and cultural institutions are integral parts of the curriculum.

FUBiS arranges appropriate off-campus accommodation (dorm, single apartment, homestay) for the duration of the program as an optional service at the student's request.

Our goal is to provide a stimulating and rewarding experience - academically, culturally, and personally.

Locations
Europe » Germany » Berlin
Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Subject Areas
Art History
Cultural Studies
European Studies
Global Studies
International Business
Social Sciences
Degree Level
Bachelors
Timeframe
J-Term
Summer
Winter
Accommodation
Apartment
Host Family
Language
English
Steps
Online Application
Age Requirement
Language Requirement
Starting Price
$2,000.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Minimum costs include program fee and course tuition. Accommodation, excursions and insurance are optional. The program fee includes the official FUBiS transcript, a guided tour through the Reichstag Building and the Federal Parliament, a weekly movie time, Student ID, access to libraries and computing and printing facilities on campus, welcome and farewell buffet. The tuition fee includes, in addition to the class, the course-related field work and the course reading material. An overview of all costs can be found on our website.

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Academics
    85%
  • Support
    95%
  • Fun
    80%
  • Housing
    100%
  • Safety
    100%

Program Reviews (2)

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Guilherme
Male
24 years old
Brazil
Other

Excellent Experience

10/10

It was incredible! It was possible to learn a lot about the subject as also from other students who were from different countries. My professor was really good. She encouraged the students to participate and share backgrounds which was important to my learning. Therefore, we visited one prison and we could see the German reality about prisons. Also, we had an excellent support from staff's people. They were really nice and helpful.
I loved Berlin because it has good public transport (a little bit expansive, though) and all the city transpire history. Although my apartment was far from Berlin's downtown, it was close to the university.

How can this program be improved?

In my opinion, although we had people from different countries, it would be better if there were more diversity. I really think that different backgrounds can improve more the classes and the process of learning.

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Ty
Male
24 years old
Chicago, IL
DePauw University

A Truly International Experience

8/10

When I arrived at FUBiS, I was expected it to be another program filled with American students like myself. Boy, was I mistaken. I lived in shared housing with 25 other students that hailed from 5 different countries (Brazil, Columbia, Malaysia, Australia, and South Korea). In addition, I met students from the Caribbean, Mexico and Argentina. During my 3 weeks in Berlin, I learned more about different cultures than I ever knew before and connected with people that came from entirely different backgrounds than myself. I cannot stress enough how much I gained from this experience alone.

As for the academics, I found them to be fairly challenging, but not over the top. The professors and staff were incredibly helpful, and made sure to leave time outside of class to plan events together (Karaoke Night was my favorite!). Overall, I loved my FUBiS experience and I recommend it ot anyone that would like to spend time in one the world's best cities while getting a scholastic and cultural education.

How can this program be improved?

The living units had not been updated in years and were very far off campus (45 mins), making the commute pretty difficult.

Response from

With Berlin being the biggest German city, longer distances here are rather the rule than the exception. For locals it is completely normal to commute 45-60 minutes to get from A to B. Unlike in the US, student dorms in Germany are usually not located directly on campus. Amongst others, this is due to the fact that in general, German universities do not own student dorms, but work with housing providers like the Studentenwerk (student union). Therefore, being a commuter student like probably 99% of the students in Berlin is very usual.

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FUBiS classes make use of the vast historic, cultural, and political institutions and resources Berlin offers. Study and field trips to museums, memorials as well as politicial and cultural institutions are integral parts of the curriculum.

FUBiS arranges appropriate off-campus accommodation (dorm, single apartment, homestay)

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