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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 12/06/2019 01/22/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 12/06/2019 01/22/2020 TBA TBA
Spring 2021 12/06/2019 01/22/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Areas of Study: Culture, European Studies, German, History, International Relations, Literature, Philosophy, Politics
Language of Instruction: English, German Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay
Internship: Yes
Program Description:
Program Highlights:Berlin
  • An academic calendar consisting of two regular American-style Fall (September-December) and Spring (February-May) semesters
  • Mandatory enrollment in German language, offered at all levels, during the Fall and Spring semesters (6-8 credit hours for intensive instruction at all levels and 3-4 credit hours for non-intensive instruction at the beginner level). The FU-BEST program does not require knowledge of German prior to enrollment.
  • A menu of non-language courses (3 credit hours) taught mostly in English by expert faculty, covering such topics and disciplines as cultural studies, art history, comparative literature, the European Union, German history, German and European politics, sociology/psychology, film studies, legal studies, architecture, environmental studies, transatlantic relations, business, music history, and philosophy.
  • A special package of advanced German language courses and German-taught subject courses for advanced German Studies students or students of other subjects with advanced German language abilities (GermanPLUS+)
  • Local field-trips as integral component of many of the courses, in addition to individualized assignments when feasible.
  • A week-long excursion to Poland, Munich, Vienna, Dresden, Prague, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Budapest, Paris, London or other destinations (varying from semester to semester).
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