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Study abroad in
Germany

Flight Voucher $1,000 Flight Voucher when you apply with code by December 19, 2019

The Land of Poets and Thinkers

Study abroad in Germany, and discover historical sites and other fascinating attractions you can enjoy and learn from. Whether you see it in the blush of spring or blanketed with winter snow, Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle, will leave a lasting impression. For a trip further back in time, check out the Burg Neuleiningen castle ruins, dating to the 1600s. Feast your eyes on the extravagant palaces and gardens of Potsdam, where Prussian kings constructed a Baroque playground. Step into Cologne’s grandiose Kölner Dom, the tallest twin-spired cathedral in the world, after admiring it in the city skyline. In Berlin, Germany’s internationally loved capital, live at the intersection of turbulent history, cultural experimentation, sleepless nightlife, and an exploding start-up scene. In Munich, see the decadent interior of the 18th century Asam Church, surf the man-made Eisbach wave in the Isar River, and lounge in the green oasis of Luitpoldpark. In Hamburg, take a romantic walk across canal bridges, see a show in the recently opened Elbphilharmonie concert hall, and experience the annual Port Anniversary Festival on the River Elbe. Wherever your German adventure takes you, you’ll find something to delight all five of your senses.  Germany boasts some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Europe, from rugged mountains to lush green hills and valleys. Hike through the famous Black Forest to experience a fairy-tale atmosphere both mysterious and enchanting. Explore the Bavarian Alps on skis, on foot, or with a snowboard. Follow the Rhine River, a longtime key landmark, as it winds past old fortresses, storybook castles, fertile vineyards, and charming small towns. Trek through the Berchtesgaden National Park to the serene and secluded Obersee Lake for a perfect afternoon in the mountains. Go for a stroll through breathtaking wilderness on the Gorge Walkway in Garmisch-Partenkirchen ski resort. Swim in the azure blue waters of the Blautopf swimming hole in Blaubeuren. Go sailing off the coast of Kiel, in the Baltic Sea. Visit Munich’s Botanical Gardens next door to the gorgeous Nymphenburg Palace and step into the greenhouse complex for a taste of the tropics in the middle of Europe.

Cities of Germany

Cities of Germany

Berlin

Modern Berlin stands as a center of political power, economic strength, and technological innovation. Berlin is also home to hundreds of galleries and museums, brewpubs, and famous landmarks.
Population
3.5 Million
Summer Temp
71°F (22°C)
Winter Temp
33°F (0.5°C)
Geography
Urban
Sample Programs
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Thanks to Germany’s booming immigrant population, you’ll easily find food from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds here: Italian, Korean, American, and more. If you’re interested in traditional German food, start with the basics: sausage, called wurst in German; potato pancakes with applesauce; and giant soft pretzels freshly baked and sold from street carts. If you’re an adventurous eater, try your luck with noodle dumplings, chicken fricassee, or cabbage rolls. For dessert, authentic German black forest cake is a must!  Literature lovers can stay busy in Germany, whose most famous sons, the Grimm brothers, co-authored the world’s most popular fairy-tales. Visit Heidelberg, the city where Mark Twain finished writing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. If you’re an aspiring writer, don’t miss your chance to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair, the most important book fair in the world for international deals and trading. Looking for the perfect reading spot in Berlin? The Shakespeare and Sons Bookstore has you covered with their stock of English-language books and next-door bagel shop.  Germany gave the world many of the most talented and influential composers in classical music: Mozart, Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Haydn, Schubert, Handel, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Telemann, and Strauss. Today, this great musical legacy survives in the form of Germany’s contemporary music scene: the country has the largest music market in Europe and third largest in the world. High-tail it to Berlin for the best of German music, where talented street musicians coexist with techno and electronica clubs, live jazz played in bars, punk bands, classical musicians, and opera singers.   

Popular Programs

Popular Programs

European Business & Economics

European Business & Economics

Berlin School of Economics and Law

Attend class with other international and local students and hone your international business knowledge. Along with business and economics coursework, you’ll also take a German culture class.

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  • Starting at $5,195
European Union in a Global World

European Union in a Global World

Berlin School of Economics and Law

Designed for students who want to learn about the EU’s position in and approach to globalization, this summer course allows you to explore the challenges and opportunities of globalization. You’ll attend class with other international students and take a beginning German language course.

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German Language & Cultural Studies

German Language & Cultural Studies

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Spend a summer immersed in German language and culture. Designed for students at a high-beginning and above language level, you’ll delve into local culture while honing your spoken and written German.

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There are so many fun and memorable things to do in Germany, even once you’re done exploring the country’s history, art, and nature. Rent a car with friends and cruise the Romantic Road, Germany’s most scenic route, to see a series of captivating landscapes, picturesque small towns, and historic castles. Watch a live football game or spend an afternoon at the racetrack to see German drivers show off their motor sports skills. If you’re lucky enough to be in Germany during the fall, take part in Oktoberfest, a two-hundred year old tradition that brings millions of people to Munich each year.  When you study abroad in Germany, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your German language skills, attend class at distinguished universities, and experience a unique European culture. Take a chance and live in the country where the concept of wanderlust was born.    

Germany Points of Interest

Germany Points of Interest

  • Third Reich Bike Tour Explore Berlin as the capital of Nazi Germany on a Third Reich bike tour. Visit Gestapo Headquarters, bunkers, air-raid shelters, and the spot where von Stauffenberg and his co-conspirators were executed by firing squad after a failed attempt to assassinate Hitler, known as Operation Valkyrie.
  • Bowie’s Berlin David Bowie made Berlin his home in the late 1970’s. While living on Hauptstraße in the Schöneberg district, he produced three albums— “Heroes,” “Low,” and “Lodger”— known as his “Berlin Trilogy.” In a recent song entitled “Where are We Now?” Bowie looked back with nostalgia on his productive period in Berlin, as well as his favorite nightclub, the Dschungel on Nürnberger Straße 53, a popular haunt of Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed.
  • Currywurst Every year, 70 million currywursts are consumed in Berlin, making it the city’s #1 fast-food item. (It’s so famous that it has its very own museum!) A contender for the title of best currywurst in town, Konnopke's Imbiss (snack bar) in Prenzlauer Berg serves these delicious sausages with or without skin, topped with generous helpings of famous spicy sauce.
  • Karl-Marx-Allee At two miles long and 300 feet wide, Karl-Marx-Allee is the longest architectural monument in Europe. Formerly known as Stalinallee, it was created in 1949 to celebrate Stalin’s 70th birthday. Dubbed 'the first Socialist road of Germany,' it now plays host to the Berlin Beer festival, where you can sample 2,000 beers from all around the world every August.