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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Language of instruction: English, German Program type: Exchange
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing option: Apartment style, Home stay
Program Description:
Freie Univ BerlinThe FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) Program seeks to educate responsible, global citizens by promoting intercultural sensitivity in a multi-faceted environment. The program aims to provide an intensive and diverse study abroad experience to its participants. Combining mandatory German language instruction and a varied menu of subject courses taught in English and German, FU-BEST is intended to be an accessible opportunity to a wide range of potential participants. Using its concept of the “extended classroom”,  the program’s goal is to link high-quality academic instruction with a broader international experience, encompassing elements of culture, society, history, and politics, in Berlin, in Germany, and in (Central) Europe generally. Small classes and the availability of day-to-day guidance and support are designed to enable students to make the most of a unique educational opportunity.

Students have the option to participate in an internship at the end of their semester program. Visit the website above for more information.

Program Highlights:
  • Visit the Chancellor's Office (Bundeskanzleramt)
  • Full-week excursion
  • Visit the site of the former Nazi concentration camp at Sachsenhausen
  • Attend a concert, opera, and/or soccer match
  • Former prison complex in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, East Germany’s state security police (Stasi)
  • Museum Pass
  • Choice of housing options (homestay or single apartment)



This program is currently not accepting applications.