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When you study in Berlin, you have one of the world’s most modern and diverse cities at your fingertips.
An average day could include a visit to the Berlin Wall before checking out a new music venue or art exhibition, since in Berlin, the past really does meet the present. Modern architecture and vibrant youth culture surround the historical sites that you read about in textbooks. Now let history surround you and dive into the vibrant cultural scene of Germany’s capital and largest city.
People from all over the world come to study in Berlin, making it the perfect place to study abroad. From international affairs and security to language studies—or even a full-time internship, one of our programs will provide you with the ultimate Berlin study abroad experience!
- Learn German during amazing IES Abroad language classes.
- Take part in IES excursions to other European cities such as Budapest, Vienna, and Dresden.
- Participate in optional internships to gain international career experience and to develop your résumé.
- Experience local culture through housing with local residents in apartments throughout the city
- Customize your schedule with courses options taught by world-class professors at our IES Abroad Centers and at prestigious local universities.
Specially designed to improve your German language skills, this program draws upon Berlin’s rich culture to connect your coursework with the living history of the city. Learn about German politics and policymaking in class and then visit the German Parliament or discuss multiculturalism in Berlin and then tour one of the city’s bustling Turkish neighborhoods. IES Abroad courses are taught in German by local faculty, and a variety of academic options are available at local universities.
Through comparative and interdisciplinary courses, you will study topics such as architecture, cultural identity, gender and sexual politics, multiculturalism, popular culture, and urban studies. Tour Berlin's neighborhoods and explore the city's architecture as you learn about metropolitan development and urban planning, or attend and discuss a local theater event as part of your pop culture class. Wherever possible, our courses take advantage of the city's many historical and cultural sites.
Berlin's geo-political history and its present importance make it the ideal place to study International Relations, Security Studies, Sociology, Business, and Economics, as well as Culture, Film, Art, and German Language. The English-taught courses delve into the pros and cons of the European Union’s open borders, strategies to combat terrorism, and the challenges and benefits that migration brings.
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. Field study plays a central role in the program, taking you outside the classroom to discover the rich heritage and contemporary culture of Berlin and Germany.
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. Courses integrate field study to provide a first-hand look at Berlin’s architectural innovations, methods for integrating sustainable design, and various historical and political movements. Field study trips to important sites within Germany round out the program.
IES Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial limitations shouldn't prevent you from studying abroad with us. That's why IES Abroad offers more than $6 million in scholarships and aid. IES Abroad offers a number of diversity scholarships and grants to provide opportunities for traditionally underrepresented communities in study abroad.