• Germany
    • Berlin
Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Architecture Business Cultural Studies Design Economics Finance Health Sciences History International Business International Relations Marketing Sociology +2
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Apartment Dormitory Host Family


Price Details
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE! Our high-quality programs include tuition, housing, on-site airport pick-up, field trips and cultural activities, 24/7 on-site professional staff, and automatic iNext insurance. There are no hidden charges or surprises when you arrive, and scholarships opportunities are available!
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Some Meals Travel Insurance
Jul 14, 2022
Aug 23, 2023
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About Program

Students are welcomed with open arms in Germany’s capital city, where the cost of living is reasonable, public transportation is excellent, green space is abundant, and businesses – from hip tech start-ups to international conglomerates – thrive.

The thriving global city of Berlin is home to nearly 3.5 million people. Live among the locals and see for yourself why Berlin is ranked among the top for global urban quality-of-life – with excellent public transportation, you’ll have no problem exploring the city’s parks, orchestras, museums, festivals, and historical landmarks.

Courses are available in English and German.

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Program Highlights

  • CIEE Berlin is conveniently located in the Kreuzberg district – a hub for the arts, music, and digital technology
  • Explore Berlin’s city life along the Spree River, well known for its numerous cafés, street musicians, beach bars, flea markets, boutique shops and pop up stores.
  • Practice your language skills with weekly activities organized in the residence hall and around the neighborhood, including cooking events, film nights, board-game evenings, and other opportunities designed to help you perfect your German while hanging ou
  • Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to volunteer or participate in an internship.
  • Do Berlin on your own terms by customizing your experience through the Open Campus program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your academic track from six options, then choose your courses from a wide range of subject areas.

Popular Programs

CIEE Berlin Summer Programs

Pack your bags and immerse yourself in the rich culture of one of Europe's most dynamic cities this summer. Art, music, and history in a historic backdrop all add to your summer study abroad experience.

CIEE Berlin Semester Programs

Architectural laboratory. Industrial giant. Cultural capital. Germany is the perfect setting to explore your passion – whether it’s art and architecture, business and economics, or German language and culture – or gain professional international experience.

CIEE Berlin January Programs

Berlin is the dynamic and fascinating capital city of a country with a complex history. As a center of German cultural and intellectual life, the influence of Berlin reverberates around the world. It offers an incredibly wide range of cultural offerings and has a moderate cost of living, making it an attractive place for artists and young people.


With CIEE's Open Campus Block Programs, you can design your very own study abroad program to include up to three different locations for 6, 12 or 18 weeks.

Stay in one city the entire time or spend other blocks at our other Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, or Sydney.



CIEE Scholarships and Grants

CIEE’s need-based grants offer support to students who face financial barriers to studying abroad. CIEE awards need-based grants based on students’ EFCs and program selection. The Gilman Go Global Grant offers students $750-$2,000 toward airfare, plus $2,500 toward semester program costs, or $1,000 toward summer program costs.

$500 - $2,500

Program Reviews

4.81 Rating
based on 32 reviews
  • 5 rating 81.25%
  • 4 rating 18.75%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Academics 4.15
  • Support 4.75
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.5
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE Global Internship Berlin

The CIEE building was located in an amazing part of Berlin with easy transportation around the city. Resources provided by the program were beyond helpful and aided in making the integration into the city as easy as possible. Berlin is a notably easy city to integrate into even without speaking any German. The transportation system and structure of the course made it incredibly easy to travel around the country with plenty of time to get back in time for class or internships. Internships were relevant to student's careers and were a great resume booster.

  • Easy for English Speakers
  • Good Location
  • Lack of Structure in Academic Classes
16 people found this review helpful.
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CIEE Global Summer Internship Abroad, Berlin

I'm so glad I did this program. I have no regrets! It was really expensive, but it's worth the money. I made so many great friends and memories during my 8 weeks here; and I've also grown a lot. When I told people I was doing study abroad in Berlin, they always asked why. This city is criminally underrated. Berlin summers are so beautiful because of the great weather and amount of greenery everywhere. The public transportation is also a bonus, making everything easily accessible. I recommend renting a bike from Swapfiets, as it's the best way to explore the city.

  • public transportation (bvg)
  • abundance of nature & lakes
  • kind, welcoming people (and diverse!)
  • you may feel a little homesick :(
24 people found this review helpful.
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CIEE Summer Global Internship

My experience was incredibly rewarding and culturally rich. If I hadn’t decided to do the program, I think I would have missed out on not only a great time but a wonderful career opportunity as well, as I have made so many interesting contacts along the way in my internship and academic settings. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to have a study abroad experience that is orientated toward future career interests, and also, who is curious about learning to work in a foreign job market.

  • Cultural learning
  • Food
  • Meet new people
  • Homesickness
  • Spending more time on your own
  • Expensive
27 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE is great!!

The CIEE staff is wonderful. We got to participate in excursions with our fellow students. We were able to learn about Berlin as well as travel to other cities in Germany. I felt comfortable and safe while living in the CIEE dorms. The student life team gave us recommendations of places to visit in Berlin as well as provided us with information on events that were going on each week. I would recommend the CIEE Study Abroad program to anyone who is looking for an adventure in a new country! I enjoyed it very much.

  • Able to make friends!
40 people found this review helpful.
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Sarah Grace
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Program Ever!

I was hesitant about studying in Germany because I have never been before and am a health science major. The CIEE staff was super helpful and consistent with reaching out. I was able to complete my major-required classes by doing one on one courses. The location seems scary from the outside but is beautiful on the inside. Students are outside the city's heart, providing excellent food and fun. You definitely have to get used to cooking for yourself because you live in an apartment-style building but share a kitchen with other students. I experienced a language barrier but quickly picked up on short phrases. At first, I was intimidated by the people, but they are friendly and most of them speak English. I had such a great time that I am already planning my next trip back!!

  • Great food
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Friendly and Helpful Staff
  • Langauge Barrier
  • Getting used to public transportation
  • Cooking for yourself
45 people found this review helpful.
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My experience in CIEE berlin for the winter break

Coming to CIEE in Berlin was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. Academically, I had a lot of fun learning about entrepreneurship and start-ups with a great professor who made the class a lot of fun and taught us a lot. On the personal level I had great time. I met a lot of cool people from either the United States or Germany and made great friends in a very short time. CIEE was also really helpful in that aspect as they organized some excursions that helped us explore more of Berlin and outside Berlin as we went to Leipzig.

  • Great people
  • Learning new culture
  • German food is not the best
43 people found this review helpful.
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Be Prepared to Change your Life!

If you've never been out of the country be prepared to immerse yourself in a fun culture! I knew beforehand I wanted to live in Germany and after coming to Berlin I knew this is definitely on the top 3 list of places I would want to live. The culture here both day and night is always alive with richness in history, art, and food. Every corner of the street is something new and a market to go to on Sunday with second-hand items such as clothing. The history is also something you should not miss out on learning if you come here, there are so many museums to explore! I highly recommend coming here to get out of your comfort zone and learn a new culture.

  • Amazing food everywhere!
  • Rich history city
  • Advanced Transportation System
  • Little to no Hispanic restaurants
43 people found this review helpful.
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CIEE open campus - Berlin

I had a great experience through CIEE. I did their open campus program, so I studied in Rome for 6 weeks and Berlin for 6 weeks. While ever program has their little weird rules or policies, CIEE made my time abroad wonderful. You always have a three day weekend, so you'll have plenty of time to travel on the weekends. The professors are great, but there was a good amount of work in the Berlin Study Center specifically. There are a couple different housing locations, one is on campus where all of your classes are held. The others are about a 20 min Ubahn ride away.

  • Great location
  • Great staff
  • Berlin
  • Attendance policy
  • Dorm Housing
  • Cold
45 people found this review helpful.

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