The World Endeavors Study in Germany program takes place at Freie Universität Berlin. Located in former West Berlin, Freie Universität was founded in 1948 by students and scholars interested in conducting research without the watchful eye of Soviet influence. Today, the university continues to be a world-renowned research institution. Freie Universität highly values and supports innovative research and development projects; with fifteen broadly-conceived departments, over 100 academic programs are offered here, and it is one of Germany’s most respected universities. Students will enjoy courses in a variety of subjects taught by expert faculty in addition to German language instruction. Berlin, with its vibrant city life, is an ideal location for students of all disciplines. The German capital is an eclectic city, with street performers, museums, and seemingly endless lakes and parks. World Endeavors students studying at Freie Universität have no trouble finding entertaining attractions and events during their free time.
The World Endeavors Study in Germany program at Freie Universität Berlin is the perfect program for students in all disciplines who are interested in learning or improving their German language skills while gaining a greater understanding of German culture and history. Berlin is a fascinating metropolis offering students an abundance of opportunities to get out and explore not only the city, but Germany as a whole.
There is never a dull moment in Germany’s capital and largest city. Divided at the end of World War II until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, this modern metropolis is a central European hub for culture, science, media, and politics. With its extensive transportation system of trains, trams, and buses, the city is easily accessible. Students can watch talented street performers, visit the Berlin Zoo, taste the ever-popular Currywurst, and gain extensive knowledge of the city’s storied past. Fans of architecture will enjoy the eclectic assortment of buildings, while those interested in spending sunny afternoons outside can frequent a number of parks and green space. Anyone keen to peruse museums and monuments will have plenty of options at their fingertips. No matter their interests, visitors to Berlin will surely find entertainment around every corner.
“What I remember most vividly about Germany is the gorgeous natural scenery and buildings, the sound of church bells and town clocks, and connecting with Germans through a common enjoyment of watching World Cup soccer. The amazing food and wine, strikingly beautiful towns, rivers, mountains, and forests, and friendly people make Germany a great place to visit!”
- Shannon, Operations Assistant
After successful completion of the program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by Freie Universität Berlin, a fully accredited, state-recognized German institution of higher learning.
The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.
Students applying to this program should have:
• A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
• Fluency in English. No German language proficiency is required.
• Students must be 18 years of age or older.
TYPICAL COURSE LOAD
Students will enroll in an average of 15 credits per semester. Enrollment in German language courses is mandatory at all levels. The majority of non-language courses are taught in English.
Students will spend their semester in Berlin living with a local host family. This is an excellent way to learn more about the culture and practice German speaking skills. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the home stays. Single occupancy studio apartments may also be arranged for an additional fee. Accommodations are easily accessible by bus or train to the university and Berlin’s city center.
FALL SEMESTER: August 30 – December 16, 2016
– Application deadline: March 15th, 2016
SPRING SEMESTER: January 31 – May 18, 2017
– Application deadline: October 1st, 2016
Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.
|Study In Germany (Freie Universität Berlin)||$12,990|
- Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
- Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
- Week-long excursion to a European destination
- Cultural activities in Berlin
- Museum pass for Berlin’s state museums
- Textbook and other course materials
- Semester public transport pass
- Academic transcript from Freie Universität Berlin
- Home stay accommodations with 2 meals per day included
- Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
- Student services and learning support
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Student housing accommodations
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Berlin
- Additional meals
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.