Berlin, Germany

Summer in Berlin

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Information for term Summer in Berlin

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Jun 17, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Jul 15, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jul 15 – Aug 11, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 15, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Aug 11, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 11, 2019 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Pack your bags and immerse yourself in the rich culture of one of Europe's most dynamic cities. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements. Through coursework in a wide range of subjects, excursions, and cultural events, you’ll gain critical insight into contemporary Germany and Europe.

Unique Experiences

  • Go mobile!

    Stay in Berlin for the duration of your study abroad or add on blocks in other Open Campus locations in London, Rome, Madrid, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, and Paris.

  • Explore

    Explore Berlin’s architectural masterpieces and world-class arts scene.

  • Language Experience

    Increase your language skill in a single summer.

  • bridges

    1,700
  • artists painted the East Side Gallery

    118
  • Berlin is parks, recreational areas, woods, and rivers

    445

Location & Culture

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Home to 3.5 million people and countless small business, Berlin offers affordable living costs, excellent public transportation and services, easy access to parks and playgrounds, and a multitude of universities, research institutes, orchestras, museums, festivals, and historical landmarks to explore. It’s no wonder it’s ranked among the top of global urban quality-of-life indexes. Even better, the CIEE Global Institute is in the heart of the Kreuzberg neighborhood, steps from sidewalk cafés, colorful shops, street festivals, waterfront access, and lively cultural life — plus landmarks like Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum, and Berlin’s historic “Mitte” district.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Visit the famous Reichstag, Germany’s iconic parliament building.
  • Walk along the East Side Gallery, the longest existing stretch of the Berlin Wall.
  • Visit the headquarters of a German political party and talk about the future of the European Union.
  • Go on an overnight trip to another German city, like Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dresden, or Munich.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Residence Halls: Students live in a residence hall in double, triple, or quad rooms with en suite bathrooms and shower facilities. Students can prepare their own meals in the full kitchens. Lounges and kitchens in the residence hall allow students to mix and mingle over meals, cultural activities, study groups, and special events.

  • MEALS

    Residence hall: Meals are not included.

Berlin, Germany

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE GLOBAL INSTITUTE – BERLIN

    Located in the heart of the Kreuzberg district, one of the most popular neighborhoods in Berlin, our campus contains the best of both worlds, with a U.S.-style residence life program within a local German neighborhood. The campus also offers easy access to a variety of shops, markets, restaurants, and cafes.

  • B

    Getting Around

    Berlin Central Station. Modern train station on historic railway site, with long-distance, regional & U-Bahn services.

  • C

    Brandenburg Gate

    Restored 18th-century gate & landmark with 12 Doric columns topped by a classical goddess statue.

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What you need to know

The program details

Summer Open Campus in Berlin allows you to focus on one course in a four-week session with integrated and optional opportunities to explore German society and culture. CIEE helps you get the most out of your stay even before you leave home. Pre-departure orientation is followed by extensive on-site introductions to Berlin, German culture and habits, health and safety information, and academic preparation. 

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are for CIEE students only. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is quick and the workload demanding. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday

  • GRADING

    The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and mid-term and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Each four-week course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Sophomore standing or above at time of participation Must maintain full-time student status while participating in the program and must have matriculated full-time at your home university at least three months prior to application Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming matriculation details Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process

Curriculum

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 semester / 4.5-6 quarter hours per session (Students choose to enroll in one, two, or three sessions.)Explore architecture, history, the European Union, and the German language with our course offerings. Each session, students enroll in:

  • One CIEE area studies course (45 contact hours for 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits) An optional Communicative German language course (15 contact hours for 1 semester / 1.5 quarter credits, may be taken once per student)

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Berlin society and culture, and the CIEE academic program.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Jun 17, 2019
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,708 **

Housing = $975 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $850

International Airfare = $1,150 ††

Local Transportation = $90

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $625

Total Estimated Costs = $2,790

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

Summer Session I and II 2019 8 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$7,470
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $5,053 **

Housing = $1,950 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,700

International Airfare = $1,150 ††

Local Transportation = $180

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $1,250

Total Estimated Costs = $4,430

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees, per session

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2019 12 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$10,790
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $7,398 **

Housing = $2,925 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $10,790

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,550

International Airfare = $1,150 ††

Local Transportation = $270

Books & Supplies = $225

Visa Fees = $65

Personal expenses = $1,875

Total Estimated Costs = $6,135

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees, per session

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

Summer Session II 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,708 **

Housing = $975 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $850

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $90

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $625

Total Estimated Costs = $2,790

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** no meals included

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

Summer Session II and III 2019 8 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$7,470
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $5,053 **

Housing = $1,950 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,700

International Airfare = $1,150 ††

Local Transportation = $180

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $1,250

Total Estimated Costs = $4,430

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees, per session

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

Summer Session III 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,708 **

Housing = $975 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $850

International Airfare = $1,150 ††

Local Transportation = $90

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $625

Total Estimated Costs = $2,790

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

for students in apartments; students in the homestay option should budget 300 for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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