Study Abroad in Berlin

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Explore Berlin, Germany

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.

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Study abroad students in Berlin playing frisbee in the beach
Study abroad friends taking a picture in Berlin

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion.

In Berlin, past excursions have included:

  • Visits to historical sites in Dresden, Weimar, and Prague
  • Guided tours of the East Side Gallery, Holocaust
  • Memorial, or Tempelhof Airport Park
  • Performances at the Deutsche Oper, the Berlin State
  • Opera, and the Komische Opera
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CIEE Berlin
Our center in Berlin  is part of the CIEE Open Campus Block Network. Berlin is located in the heart of the Kreuzberg district and offers students easy access to a large public market hall, restaurants and cafés, and a variety of shops.

Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL)
BSEL focuses on building business, management, and administration skills for private and public sectors and enrolls 9,100 students. BSEL and six other German universities are
committed to quality and the international perspective through the USA7 Alliance for Excellence. The multinational campus is in the vibrant Schöneberg neighborhood.

Study abroad students in Berlin group photo in front of graffiti wall


Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Berlin, students can volunteer at local organizations, youth centers, schools, and more.

In addition, students can build new skills and intercultural competencies with an internship and become an active member of the Berlin professional environment.

Study Abroad Programs in Berlin

Pocket Guide to Berlin

  • Currency

    Spoken Languages
    German, English

    Available Transportation
    U-Bahn underground trains, S-Bahn regional trains, feet

    Famous Local
    Katarina Witt, Olympic Gold Medalist in figure skating, 1984

  • Climate
    Four seasons – cold winters, hot summers, mild spring and fall

    Places to Explore
    Brandenburg Gate – 18th century neoclassical monument that symbolizes both Germany’s division and reunification

  • Airport
    Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)

    Social Norms
    In Germany, if you’re not on time, you’re late, and they’re insulted

    What to Pack
    Backpack, comfortable shoes, sunglasses

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What People are Saying

  • "I love it here! Teachers are accomodating and there are so many events that one can attend to get to know Berlin. I also really enjoyed the study tours."

    Olufolakemi O., Howard University
  • "CIEE Study Abroad has always offered me a wonderful experience professionally, academically, personally, and culturally."

    Shine K.,
  • "CIEE was very helpful throughout the whole abroad process. "

    Elle S., Denison University
  • "Berlin has great accommodations and is very flexible to make the program work for participants. I attended interesting classes taught by qualified professors."

    Aine F., Gettysburg College
  • "CIEE provided many excursions and it was a great program."

    Hae Wann K., Carnegie Mellon University